Month: September 2018

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Not so happily ever after?

If online dating has left you feeling jaded, if married life is turning out to be not so happily ever after after all, come and spend an evening with Sue Johnson, relationship guru, best-selling author of Hold Me Tight, and the founder of one of the most empirically supported couples therapy method: Emotionally Focused Therapy. […]

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How do stop your partner from cheating?

With her characteristic insight, Fall 2018 speaker Esther Perel breaks down the context of affairs and opens a way forward for those who have been cheated on and yet want to stay on in the relationship. Click here or below to watch the video. Spend a day with Esther Perel in Toronto on October 26! […]

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Clinical Applications of Cannabis: Prescribed Opioids vs Cannabis

According to StatsCan, an estimated 43% of Canadians have tried marijuana, 33.5% have used it more than once and at least 10% of Canadians have used it in the past year. Despite this widespread exposure, cannabis use is still associated with much stigma and plain outright misinformation. In this video discussing client concerns about potential […]

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Love and Relationships with Esther Perel: It’s All Up For Grabs

“The quality of your relationships is what determines the quality of your life.” And with that declaration, upcoming Fall 2018 speaker and internationally acclaimed couples therapist Esther Perel directly identifies why there is so much cultural anxiety around romantic relationships and intimacy. In this 2018 SXSW talk, Esther surveys the modern landscape of romance and […]

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Recruiting your own nervous system in therapy

Okay! This is what you’ve been waiting for! You know why the Polyvagal Therapy is important from video 1, you understand how it can be applied to help resolve traumatic triggers in video 2 and in this last video of our Deb Dana series, she describes the process by which your OWN nervous system is […]

The Three Organizing Principles of the Polyvagal Theory

In the second of three videos, Deb Dana gives a flash overview of the Polyvagal Theory and how current therapy experience can remap your clients’ nervous system by helping them resolve those micromoments of dysregulation when they are triggered. Click here or watch below for more. Learn to reliably and effectively work with the power […]

What is the Polyvagal System and why should therapists care?

The Polyvagal system is a part of the autonomic nervous system and as upcoming Fall 2018 speaker Deb Dana explains in the first of three videos, “the autonomic nervous system is actually a system of relationships. It’s shaped by experience and so we can reshape it by your experience of the therapy relationship.” Click here […]

Being Heard as a Person with Autism

What you need to do to be heard as a person with autism depends on the spectrum of abilities and communication challenges that are unique to you. But guess what? That’s the same answer for people who are neurotypical! As John Elder Robison so eloquently points out here, many of the strategies that people with […]

Neurodiversity vs Special Ed?

In terms of the services offered by a neurodiversity program as opposed to a special ed program,John Elder Robison says there’s not much difference. People on the spectrum “are part of a variant of humanity that has been with us forever… if you see it that way, rather than seeing a kid or young person […]