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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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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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Is Reverence The Next Big Thing?

My role is to stay informed about what is influencing the world of psychotherapy. The changes keep coming. Always have. Always will. In this century there are many positive and exciting developments. Among these are integrating ideas about mindfulness, self-compassion presence, and kindness. These are not “therapies “but more attitudes and the encouragement of awareness. I think […]

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Remembering Michael Stone

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it. – Helen Keller – I first met Michael around 2005. I received a call from a young man. He said he would like to talk about the possibility of presenting a workshop about mindfulness for Leading Edge Seminars. At […]

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How Do You Find The “African Violet” Part Of People’s Lives?

Milton Erickson remains a towering figure in the history of psychotherapy. An American psychiatrist and hypnotherapist, he died in 1980 but his approach and creativity continues to influence generations of therapists after him. I had the fortunate opportunity of a six-day training with him and five other therapists in his small converted garage office adjacent to his […]