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Clearing the Mental Locker

For most students, school is back in full swing with homework piling up, backpacks filling up and desks and lockers accumulating forgotten objects. Do you know some teens who could use some help in managing their mental lockers? Leading Edge presenter Gina Biegel has some practical tips and great worksheets for you in this article. […]

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Helping Teens Handle Stress

Anxiety is quickly becoming the common cold of mental illnesses that affect teens and young adults. Understandably many parents do all they can to diminish stress in their children’s lives. But as this New York Times article indicates, stress has an important role in the development of teenagers. Learn how to help teens transform their […]

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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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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 […]

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 […]

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The Power of Brainspotting and other Eye-Movement-Based Therapies

If you’re up to date on the latest research about trauma interventions, you will have likely heard about eye-movement-based trauma therapies such as Brainspotting and EMDR. However you may still be wondering: How can eye movements possibly alleviate severe trauma symptoms? In this video, brain injury and chronic pain specialist Rob Scaer explains how the […]

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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 […]

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The End of Solitude

The impact of technology on our lives is growing and will only grow increasingly more. Within the last few years, our workshop presenters are expounded about the effects of the Internet on clients and all of us. It seems to account increasing anxiety and depression. At least some of the time. Some can have many […]

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Best Approach for Insomnia?

New York Times reports on research for treating depression through insomnia…  again Depression continues one of the main conditions which causes people to seek therapy. What if there was an effective treatment for depression which did not primarily focus on the depression itself? The New York Times reports: “An insomnia therapy that scientists just reported […]