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When old traditions become new innovations

How do you help someone in distress? In the world of psychotherapy we continually strive to improve our knowledge and skills to help people change distressing habits of emotion, behavior, thinking, spirit, and feeling. We will never stop asking how to best help others. Sometimes we act as if ideas about helping others were invented by [...]
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Mental Health Now a Part of Health Education in Schools

Mental Health Now a Part of Health Education in Schools… in New York State. According to this article, as of this July, New York state schools will now include mental health as a part of health education classes. Apart from promoting awareness of common conditions like depression and anxiety, the curriculum will also emphasize helping […]

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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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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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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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Celebrate Leading Edge’s 25th Anniversary!

If you’re reading this there’s a good chance you’ve been to a Leading Edge Seminars workshop. And if so, there’s also a good chance that you may have come more than once over the past 25 years and while you have grown as a mental health care professional and helper of people, Leading Edge Seminars […]