Month: August 2018

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Staying up-to-date—Learning the Language of Cannabis

In these two videos, Fall 2018 presenter Zach answers the two questions that are most commonly asked by clients in clinical settings. And if you want to spend an entire day with Zach learning even more, he is presenting The Cannabis Primer: What Every Mental Health Professional Needs To Know… NOW! in both Toronto and […]

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Getting Ready for the Legalization of Cannabis on October 17

Are you prepared for a whole new conversation about cannabis?  Cannabis is already part of the lives of many Canadians, and many health professionals work with clients who either already use cannabis or are cannabis-curious. Understanding cannabis, its many applications and the indications associated with different strains will become part of the standard lexicon of […]

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Why Do We Cheat? Esther Perel Answers!

Michael, Kim and I still vividly remember when Esther Perel joined us in Cuba 2009 for an international conference that brought Leading Edge Seminars speakers and mental health professionals from North America and Cuba together. After a long day at the conference, a bunch of us were unwinding with some Cuban rum when Esther rushed […]

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Happy National Relaxation Day!

Life can be stressful and many of us see the stresses our clients face. Adding the many stresses that our clients present with our own personal stresses can get overwhelming at times. A recent twitter trend was celebrating National Relaxation Day (#nationalrelaxationday) which is vital for maintaining overall physical and mental health. This got me […]

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Changing Your Genes

In the second video of our John Arden series, John introduces the fascinating and compelling subject of how daily self-care behaviour can influence epigenetics, the mechanisms through which some genes are expressed and others are suppressed! Click here for more or watch below:

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The Blurring Line Between Mental Health and Health Care

Studies increasingly show significant relationships between immune system function, stress, insecure attachment, anxiety, depression, poor nutrition, bad quality sleep, physical inactivity, and neurophysiological dysregulation. But learning how immunology, physiology and brain science can inform psychotherapy and mental health interventions can be daunting. WE HAVE A WORKSHOP FOR THIS! Spend 2 days with John Arden learning […]