Dr. Samra is the newly elected President of the BC Psychological Association, as she enters her fifth term with the Board. Since 1938, the BC Psychological Association (BCPA) has represented psychologists in British Columbia. It is a voluntary body…
The question: My mother criticizes my weight every time I see her. I am overweight, but am well aware. Her comments do not help! How can I deal with her? The answer: Our relationship with our mother can be one…
The question: I have to give a presentation at work but I'm terrified of public speaking. There's a lot riding on this presentation for me professionally. How can I be prepared? The answer: Public speaking is one of the…
Dr. Samra interviewed by CBC's Matthew Lazin-Ryder about Blue Monday and how to cope with what is considered to be the most depressing day of the year.
Dr. Samra interviewed by CBC's Joanne Roberts for the program "All Points West" about Blue Monday - considered to be the most depressing day of the year.
Dr. Samra interviewed about Blue Monday by St. John Alexander on CTV.
I keep having violent dreams that wake me up in the middle of the night. What’s going on?
We don’t understand very well why we dream, whether dreams have meaning, and why some people have vivid dreams, while others rarely can remember having a dream at all.
We do know from studies that look at dream content that we tend to consistently have and remember more negative dreams than positive ones. Some theories suggest that there is an adaptive function to having threatening dreams – it helps us simulate threatening events and situations (in a safe environment) with the result of helping us be more cognitively prepared for threats when they come up in real life.
Dr. Samra interviewed by Lee Moller on BC Skeptics call-in segment about animal hoarding.
Dr. Samra interviewed by Patricia Dignart on seasonal affective disorder for online Portugese magazine, Superinteressante.