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Dr. Patrick Keelan, Psychologist

Counselling Offices in Calgary and Cochrane

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  • COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

March 30th, 2020|

During the difficult and stressful period of the coronavirus pandemic, in the name of social distancing, I am offering both 50-minute counselling sessions and free 30-minute consultations by video (FaceTime, Skype and Zoom) and by telephone.

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Counselling during the coronavirus pandemic: Alternatives to in-person sessions

March 29th, 2020|

In this article, I discuss how you can receive counselling during the COVID-19 pandemic while adhering to best practices regarding social distancing. In my last article, I discussed strategies you can use to cope with your anxiety as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately, at a time when it is especially helpful to meet with a psychologist to help you learn and practice these strategies, recommended and in some cases mandatory social distancing practices preclude the usual option of having sessions at your psychologist’s office. Fortunately, there are ways to having counselling sessions other than by meeting your psychologist at their office...[more]

Managing anxiety when there is a reason to be anxious: Coping with the stress of the coronavirus pandemic

March 15th, 2020|

In this article, I discuss strategies you can use to manage your anxiety amidst the stress of the coronavirus pandemic. Sometimes it takes me a while to decide on a topic for my blog article. In this case, there was no hesitation. The coronavirus pandemic is the primary concern of the vast majority of people so focusing on it in my blog article was an obvious choice. My goal in this article is to give you strategies to help you manage your anxiety during this difficult time...[more]

But I don’t want to give that up! How to make it easier to form a new habit

March 1st, 2020|

In this article, I discuss ways you can be OK with giving up benefits of a current habit when you are trying to change to a new habit. I recently made several changes to my diet in order to be healthier, lose weight and enhance my performance in a 12-k swim event in which I will be competing this August. Among the changes was what I put in my two cups of coffee each day. For years, my habit would entail adding milk and two teaspoons of sugar to each cup of coffee. Then a few years ago my sweet morning indulgence became even sweeter when I began adding four tablespoons of vanilla syrup to the sugar I was already stirring into each cup. This sugary Xanadu became a thing of the past for me when I recently stopped putting sugar and vanilla syrup in my coffee...[more]

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Swimming blind: A demonstration of coping with adversity by an Olympic legend

February 16th, 2020|

In this article, I discuss how to deal with unexpected challenges as demonstrated by Michael Phelps. In the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, American Michael Phelps sought to make history by becoming the first swimmer to win eight gold medals in a single Olympics. While this was a daunting challenge in and of itself, it became even more so when he was faced with adversity while swimming for the gold in his strongest event--the 200 meter butterfly. In the following sections, I will describe the magnitude of the challenge presented to Mr. Phelps, how he dealt with it and the lessons you can learn from his experience on how to cope with adversity...[more]