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.
Before attempting any movement practice, please follow the advice you have been given by your physician, physical therapist, or any health care professional about your range of motion, injuries, and physical limitations. Recognize that this is your practice. You must listen to your body and only work to your level of ability. If the practice [...]
I am often told, “I know meditation is good for me, but I just can’t sit still!” Well, here is some good news for all of you twitchy would-be meditators: sitting still is not the only way to meditate. In fact, mindfulness meditation, which focuses greatly on the body, pairs extremely well with movement. When [...]
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 [...]