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Dr. Gabor Maté makes a convincing case for psychotherapy professionals to adopt a Childhood Trauma analysis when it comes to chronic illness.What I’ve observed over decades of experience in mental health is this: the longer that people have lived with anxiety, depression or any so-called mental illness, the more likely they are to report conditions of physical disease such as fibromyalgia, IBS, arthritis, cancer or chronic pain. And, there is always childhood trauma in these cases.
For our 7th year in a row, Daybreak Training is running Winter 2019 retreats in two beautiful and sunny locations: Costa Rica and Cabo San Lucas! This year, we’re offering both personal and professional development retreats at our favourite “summer places in winter time.” Our professional training retreats are focused on foundational, refresher and mastery…Read More
I recently had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Gabor Maté on the role of integrative psychotherapy within our mental health and addictions service sector. Specifically, I was interested in his view of the future for mind-body-spirit connections in the healing of mental and emotional suffering. In addressing a system-wide reluctance to discuss whole-person healing…Read More
When it comes to integrative healing in psychotherapy, Dr. Carolyn Daitch is leading the field forward by leaps and bounds. She is able to expertly weave clinical hypnosis and mindfulness into a trauma-informed therapeutic approach that truly uplifts and inspires. I recently had the opportunity to chat with Carolyn about her love for and practice of working with the unconscious in psychotherapy.Read More
Unless you’re an enlightened guru living in a cave somewhere in Sedona or the Himalayas, I’ve got some bad news: you’ll never be entirely free from worry. You can, however experience freedom OVER worry. The good news is that no matter how chronic or severe the anxiety may be, you absolutely can live happily ever after (more or less) on your own terms, in a way that has you cherishing life much more than you fear it.Read More
The most powerful forms of psychotherapy to one extent or another all use trance. Clinical Counselling Hypnotherapy can assist us in engaging our deepest, primordial sense of knowing and healing. I’ve been in the helping profession for over 30 years, and I know of no greater tool for accessing this natural healer within.Read More
It was not so long ago that I fell in love with Costa Rica. Specifically, I fell in love with an off-the-grid, self-sustaining community located in the heart of mountainous rainforest.Read More