February is Psychology Month. It's a good time to learn about psychology, psychologists and psychological associates. Mental Health statistics are dire. Here are some fast facts: There is an enormous cost in lives lost if we consider the families and communities that are affected when one person takes their life. The economic cost is also [...]
"Do you meditate?" It's a common question these days. Almost everyone I speak to has taken a mindfulness program or is looking for a place to learn how to meditate. It's an exciting time as well because, as healthcare professionals, we're finding ways to help people that seem to be making a difference in their lives. [...]
A Summer retreat perfect for learning mindfulness. Click on image to go to the registration page or download PDF here: MBSM Retreat flyer (2) Retreat costs may be partially covered by extended health care insurance.
Siobhan Nearey, Registered Psychotherapist and OMC-trained mindfulness teacher, has opened her private practice! Please visit Viewpoint Psychotherapy for information on the terrific workshops she will be offering. DE-STRESS YOUR SPRING Three one-hour talks with Siobhan Nearey, Registered Psychotherapist, about reducing your stress and putting the spring back into your step! Special rate: All three talks for [...]
Mark Coleman, mindfulness teacher and psychotherapist has gifted us a powerful set of directions that liberate from that most insidious part of ourselves: the inner critic. In Make Peace with Your Mind (New World Library), the inner critic is revealed in its history, purpose and misguided intentions and Coleman makes it completely accessible. So let me start [...]
At the start of our Mindfulness Based Symptom Management (MBSM) program, I ask the participants what they think mindfulness is. They usually say some version of "Being in the Now" or "The Present Moment". I ask again at the end of the eight weeks and typically they say, "It's being aware" or "It's knowing that everything [...]
Siddhartha's Brain, written by science journalist James Kingsland, opens with what would be a somewhat shocking quote from Ajahn Amaro, a Buddhist monastic in the UK. We are all mentally ill. While this should not quite raise the eyebrows of mental health professionals, it is a rather bald (apologies to Ajahn Amaro!) statement to make in [...]