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Fear And Anxiety – from a Neuroscientist

Fear And Anxiety – from a Neuroscientist

This neuroscientist is proposing a new theory and it’s right in line with the way that SRT (Self Regulation Therapy) works with the brain… particularly for fear and anxiety. Both the unconscious and the conscious in SRT work are aligned with this… “effective treatments would have to […]

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Self Regulation Therapy & Supplements – a complementary approach to mental health

Self Regulation Therapy & Supplements – a complementary approach to mental health

This topic is now being offered as a free talk in the Okanagan. If you are a clinic owner, retail outlet, or other organization that would like to offer your staff, customers, clients/patients this information, don’t hesitate to contact me for more information or to book an […]

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Here’s What You Missed about Sports Performance & Recovery

Here’s What You Missed about Sports Performance & Recovery

If you missed my lecture last week on Optimizing Sports Performance and Recovery along with my colleague, classically trained homeopath Christy Zettl, here’s a brief synopsis. We will be offering this lecture in the fall as well and would love to know if you’re interested in attending. […]

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Why I Do What I Do …the Way that I Do It!

Why I Do What I Do …the Way that I Do It!

I often get asked why I’m in private practice focusing on one on one therapy and why I use SRT (Self Regulation Therapy) my practice despite other options for both employment and treatment modality. These two questions from colleagues, clients, and others are certainly the most popular and […]

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Johann Hari: Ted Talk on Addiction

Johann Hari: Ted Talk on Addiction

If we don’t bond with others in a healthy way – we will bond with alcohol, cannibis, pornography, gambling, cocaine… If we cannot bond with others because of trauma or other events, we will find something else to bond with. Addiction -he says – is a result […]

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Using the Mind to Heal the Body – Sports Injury Recovery

Using the Mind to Heal the Body – Sports Injury Recovery

Great article on the use of imagery to enhance healing through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology: Using the Mind to Health the Body for Injury Rehabilitation The tips in this article are a good starting point for anyone recovering from a sports injury – or any injury […]

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We Aren’t Supposed to Be Happy All the Time

We Aren’t Supposed to Be Happy All the Time

And sometimes we forget… in trying to avoid feeling uncomfortable and in trying to ‘fix’ our moods that a normal healthy life includes experiencing an entire range of emotions consistent and in proportion to life’s events. We aren’t supposed to feel happy all of the time, in […]

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Optimizing Sports Performance & Recovery: Event!

Optimizing Sports Performance & Recovery: Event!
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The need for publicly funded therapy

The need for publicly funded therapy

A recent article in the Globe and Mail making a case for publicly funded psychotherapy highlights an issue that I encounter almost every day in my practice. The need and desire for individual psychotherapy to produce lasting healing and change weighed against the cost of this investment. […]

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Your Brain on Porn. Same as Drugs.

Your Brain on Porn. Same as Drugs.

Let’s talk about porn. And not just porn addiction, because often addiction is the extreme and most people discount their own activity if they don’t feel they are addicted. Pornography consumption, in non addictive levels, impacts the brain and our relationships in negative ways. In fact, it runs […]

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