Dr. Joti Samra – What to do in an awkward restroom situation with your boss

(Haley Hinkle – Chicago Tribune)   Q: You’re about to use the restroom at work, but your boss walked in right before you. What do you do now?   “Chalk this up to one of the top awkward — but not life- or career-affecting — workplace situations. A few things to consider: What kind of […]

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Dr. Joti Samra on News 1130 – Canucks fans will recover from disappointing season

(by Mike Lloyd)   VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – There are only ten games left until Canucks fans can put a hugely disappointing season behind them, including a lot of lacklustre play from the team though this final stretch.   Psychologist Dr. Joti Samra says it can be painful for a lot of people. “Loyal devout […]

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Dr. Joti Samra interviewed on News 1130 on Counselling for Canucks fans as regular season winds down

(by Mike Lloyd)   VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Hey Canucks fans, take heart! There are only 10 games to go in a season that has been absolutely painful for loyal followers of the team.   “I’m not happy, to be honest with you,” says one longtime fan. “I don’t think they are playing the way […]

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How to get along with your In-laws

(By Lisa Bendall)     Cheryl Embrett has known her mother-in-law, Bel, for more than three decades. When they met, they had differences—Bel was religious and a traditional homemaker, while Cheryl was not at all religious and had a feminist outlook—but they found common ground in a shared East Coast background and a love of […]

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Dr. Joti Samra interviewed on Global News by Jennifer Palma – are Vancouverites doing a good enough job Recyling

(By Justin McElroy)   While Vancouver has made significant strides this decade to increase recycling and decease waste, the city says there’s still one area that could use serious improvement.   Single-use garbage from fast food outlets and coffee shops – including coffee cups, plastic bags, and styrofoam food boxes – are still being put […]

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Dr. Joti Samra interviewed by CTV evening news today with Michelle Brunoro on Sullivan Heights Youtube video Fights

(CTV Vancouver – Published Monday, February 1, 2016)   Short videos of Surrey high school girls kicking and slapping each other are being published on YouTube, something psychologists fear could have a lasting impact on those involved.   The disturbing videos, which appear to have been filmed at Sullivan Heights and Enver Creek secondary schools, […]

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Dr. Joti Samra interview on Global TV with Nadia Stewart about Shuswap Parents guilty of assault on 14 year old Girl with Skipping Rope

(Global News)   SALMON ARM – The parents of a 14-year-old girl who used a used a plastic hockey stick and a skipping rope to spank their daughter have been convicted of assault with a weapon.   In the incident two years ago, the Salmon Arm couple were punishing the girl for sending nude photos […]

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Dr. Joti Samra interviewed by News 1130 on Anger, Panic and Hoarding: A look at why people reacted so strongly to the power outages

(by Mike Lloyd – Posted Sep 1, 2015)   METRO VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Anger hurled at BC Hydro, panic through the storm and power outages, and stress as products like ice disappeared from store shelves — Why did so many people react so strongly to Metro Vancouver’s weather troubles over the weekend?   And […]

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Dr. Joti Samra interviewed by News 1130 – cutting down on screen time for kids

(by Kenny Mason – Posted July 16, 2015)     VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – The fight to get kids to put down that iPad or smartphone can be difficult.   Dr. Joti Samra believes if you want kids to take some time away from their toys, you need to, as well.   “Ensure that you have […]

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Time for Action on Psychological Wellbeing

Psychological wellbeing has been an issue upon HR’s radar for some time, and for good reason: by 2020, depression will be the second leading cause of world disability, according to Canada’s Mental Health Commission.   Dr. Joti Samra, a television psychologist with her own clinical practice, has been working with the University of Fredericton to […]

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Dr. Joti Samra interviewed by News 1130 – Puerto Rico considers fining parents of obese kids; psychologist calls it ‘shaming’

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – It’s no secret child obesity is a growing problem, both here and in the US.   Puerto Rico is taking a controversial approach when it comes to combating the issue. The island territory is mulling over legislation that would hit parents with fines starting at $500 for their obese children.   “This […]

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Dr. Joti Samra interviewed by Global BC1 Re: Toronto girls hockey league tells coaches they cannot touch players on the bench — not even on the helmet

(Natalie Alcoba | February 3, 2015)   A Toronto girls hockey league has told coaches they cannot touch players on the bench — not even on their helmets — in a zero-tolerance policy that critics say may be doing more harm than good.   Following a complaint about a congratulations doled out by a volunteer […]

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The best cure for holiday hangover is return to routine

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Will Germ concerns mark the Death of the Handshake

(By Gordon McIntyre, The Province December 26, 2014)   Beware that handrail, watch out for door knobs — and be leery of the outstretched hand. There are tiny bugs everywhere and some of them can make you really sick.   “Every surface is covered with a thin film of microbial filth,” Dr. Danuta Skowronski of […]

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Dr. Joti Samra interviewed by Renee Bernard, News 1130 on Why A Human Victim of Crime rarely triggers the type of Anger we see after a Crime Involving a Pet

(Renee Bernard November 14, 2014)   VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – It’s not unusual for hundreds of people to gather for a vigil held in honour of dog that died due to some violence or negligence.   This week, we were reminded of those large vigils, when the man who beat his German shepherd and left him […]

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Dr. Joti Samra interviewed by The Province about the Sunday Blues – when the Rest day is a day of Stress

(By Dana Gee, The Province November 7, 2014)   What was once often identified as a day of rest is now a day of stress for many people.   Whether you call it the Sunday blues or Sunday sadness, the last day of the weekend leaves many people feeling down in the dumps or even […]

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Dr. Joti Samra interviewed by News 1130 – Ottawa Shooting raises Questions for Kids

(Alison Bailey October 26, 2014)   VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – Wednesday’s shooting in Ottawa has led to a lot of questions, posts on social media, and continuous TV and radio coverage.   It is virtually impossible to keep a child from hearing about it, so, how do you explain it all to them?   Dr. Joti […]

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Dr. Joti Samra interviewed by News 1130 – More “lone wolf” attacks expected: Foreign Affairs and Defense Expert

(Joanne Abshire October 23, 2014)   VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – A Foreign Affairs and Defense expert says more acts of “terror” like in Ottawa are expected. SFU Professor Douglas Ross says there are several hundred young men identified by CSIS or the RCMP as radicals, and about 90 of them had their passports taken away.   […]

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Dr. Joti Samra speaks to News 1130 about how to Speak to your kids about Ebola

(Alison Bailey and John Streit October 16)   VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – As Dallas, Texas considers a local state of emergency to beef up its response to the Ebola scare, there are also plenty of people concerned on this side of the border.   A team of public health experts is now on standby in the […]

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Dr. Joti Samra speaks to Sonia Aslam, News 1130, about PTSD Among First Responders

(Tristin Hopper | July 17, 2014)   Six years after Vince Li beheaded a Greyhound passenger, another death: Mountie at the scene commits suicide   One of the Mounties who responded to the 2008 Manitoba bus beheading committed suicide on the weekend after years of suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.   “It was a very rapid […]

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