Year: 2019

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Treating the New Social Anxiety and Disrupting Rumination

This fall, Margaret Wehrenberg presents: Disrupting Rumination: Changing the Thoughts that Underlie Anxiety and Depression (November 7) and The New Social Anxiety: Managing the Impact of Social Media, Gaming, and 24/7 Internet Access (November 8). Peg is one of Leading Edge Seminar’s most popular speakers and she continues to be an invaluable resource to experienced […]

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Gabor and Daniel Maté on Adult Children-Parent Relations

Once again, Gabor Maté proves prescient in his clinical focus and writing. Leading Edge Seminars is honoured to present his newest workshop Hello Again: A Fresh Start for Parents and Their Adult Children. Gabor and his son Daniel will be co-presenting an evening talk (Oct. 18) and a weekend workshop (Oct. 19-20) in Toronto. Attachment […]

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The Power of Breath

We have all been breathing for our entire lives but perhaps we have been doing it wrong. Naturally, we are very shallow breathers and the benefits of deep breathing is substantial. Incorrect breathing can lead to many ailments and Dr. Richard Brown discusses this and how to change this. Learn more: Want to learn more [...]
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Workplace meetings: AIM HIGHER

According to TedTalks presenter Jason Fried, “meetings are just toxic, terrible, poisonous things during the day at work”. So in this TedTalk, he describes creative ways to NOT have meetings. Alternatively, you could learn to run better meetings. In her upcoming Fall workshop, Ruth Armstrong will help you: Improve problem-solving, decision-making and collaborations by focusing on group […]

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Doug Smith – Grief

We are thrilled that LES Fall 2019 presenter, Doug Smith, is returning to Toronto to present Rewriting Stories of Loss and Grief: Effective Counselling Skills in Difficult Situations. Drawing on both personal and professional experience, we asked Doug to answer some commonly asked questions. Grief is traditionally an emotional response to loss. How do you work [...]
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Take my picture! I want to be on a Postcard

This past winter, LES Speaker, Deirdre Faye, travelled to India to attend an Ayurvedic Retreat. Along the way, she encountered a band of women tea pickers and was reminded once again of our shared humanity: A note for you from Deidre's e-newsletter:   There are things we all need, so common to our humanity that we [...]
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EMDR with Roy Kiessling: What you need to know

We are very pleased that Roy Kiessling is returning to present the 5 day Basic EMDR training in BOTH Toronto and Vancouver. We recently sat down with Roy to ask him frequently-asked questions about EMDR training and here are his answers! It is important to understand how the EMDR trainings work and the importance of [...]
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3C’s for Healthy Relationships

Relationships that are 50/50 are flatlined. Relationship dynamics will go up and down based on communication, compromise and commitment, the 3C's. Spring 2019 Speaker Elder Little Brown Bear discusses how to use the 3C's to build healthy relationships within romantic relationships and non-romantic relationships alike. These can also be used in business and with clients.
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Working with Anger

While preparing to meet with Elder Little Brown Bear, an email popped up from NPR titled "How Inuit Parents Teach Kids To Control Their Anger" about the use of calming strategies and storytelling from childhood leading to less angry adults. While Elder Little Brown Bear is from a different region, we had to ask him about [...]