Posts Tagged "addiction"

Introducing Meg, our new Psychotherapist

Posted by on Mar 4, 2014 in Featured, Health, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Introducing Meg, our new Psychotherapist

Welcome! If you are reading this, you are perhaps considering finding a psychotherapist to support you through the challenges and changes that you may be experiencing in your life. Considering the prospect of therapy can feel intimidating, and I respect and commend your courage in taking this first step. Should you decide to work together, I think you’ll find my approach to be open, empathic, non-judgmental, and supportive. I believe that self-compassion is an important foundation for lasting change, and that much can be gained through drawing our attention to the moments in which we often...

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New Year Resolutions: Achieve Your Goals for 2014

Posted by on Jan 1, 2014 in Featured, Health, How-To's | 0 comments

New Year Resolutions: Achieve Your Goals for 2014

This New Year it seems that, yet again, everyone is making resolutions. Do you have a resolution for 2014 but aren’t sure how to see it through? Choosing a method or strategy for reaching your goals can be overwhelming.  Not to worry, though, Source Centre is here to help you achieve your New Year’s resolutions. Read on for a list of common New Year resolutions, and what Source Centre can do to help you accomplish your goals for 2014. Lose Weight and Get Fit As the most common New Year resolution, the commitment to getting fit is the reason why it is impossible to snag a treadmill at...

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Notes on a Cleanse

Posted by on Jun 19, 2013 in Featured, Health, Quotes & Thoughts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Notes on a Cleanse

We recently co-ordinated a community-wide cleanse at Source Centre . I created a guideline of foods to eat or avoid, along with some tips regarding lifestyle and approach. We constructed a wall display in the form of a vegetable garden; if someone signed up for the cleanse, they would put their name on a construction paper vegetable, and place it on the wall, signifying their commitment. To my delight, over 25 people signed on to cleanse in some way. This result in itself was very encouraging, as many folks broke out of their comfort zone and agreed to cleanse for the first time. It was...

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Pain – The Good, the Bad and the Chronic

Posted by on Apr 2, 2013 in Featured, Health | 0 comments

Pain – The Good, the Bad and the Chronic

Tell me if this sounds familiar or if you can relate: Peter is having a down day. His back is aching really badly, more than normal. There’s no will to get up from bed. Before she left their apartment for work, Peter’s wife Jackie gave him the daily pep talk, “Oh, come on, I know you can do this!” When Peter looked away, she told him it’s all in his head, and to “just deal with it.” As Jackie closes the door behind her, Peter angrily throws the pillow in her direction. Peter took his last pain-killer last night. He can barely hold the thought to get a refill at the pharmacy. It just...

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Acupuncture for Smoking Cessation

Posted by on Oct 11, 2011 in Health | 0 comments

Acupuncture for Smoking Cessation

Acupuncture is often used in the treatment of addictions.  It works by increasing the levels of endorphins and brain neurotransmitters that are integral to the central nervous system. These shifts help to decrease the desire for the addictive substance. Over the past decade clinical research studies have shown that acupuncture is effective in helping people quit smoking.  A 2010 study in the Journal of Neurological Research studied the effects on 29 smokers. They found that the acupuncture group experienced a significant decrease in withdrawal symptoms compared to the placebo group. In...

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