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Isolation and Depression

Virtual Lunch Together presenter and anxiety/depression expert, Margaret Wehrenberg, is discussing the risks of isolation during this time. Whether you have depression, supporting someone with depression or feeling the effects of staying at home during social-distancing, this article is a definite read! As Margaret Wehrenberg suggests: 'If you are already depressed: Stay in contact with [...]
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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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Elder Little Brown Bear, the Junos and Us

Hello, This is Michael Kerman. As some of you may know, Max Kerman of The Arkells is my son. His act of reconciliation at the Junos this year in London, Ontario encouraged me to write this. On  April 25 and 26, we are honoured to host Elder Little Brown Bear for a two day workshop: […]

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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 […]