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Tattoos and Art Therapy

Tattoos and Art Therapy

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Art therapy and Psychotherapy with Canadian Veterans

Psychotherapy for Veterans

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Stories from the Front Line: Working in Highly Stressful Careers

Stress

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Mental Health Awareness Week: Therapy on Film: Good Press or False Advertising

Therapy on Film

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Art Therapy and Brain Injury

By: Talia Singer, Psychotherapist National Geographic’s recent two part feature on art therapy and traumatic brain injury (http://www.nationalgeographic.com/healing-soldiers/) is a vivid and powerful account of using art in the place of words to express the profound. Art can be a concrete representation of one’s internal organization (or disorganization for that matter). There are many examples […]

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Trauma and Art Therapy

By Talia Singer, Psychotherapist The words trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are words that are being used a lot in mainstream conversations and the media, but what does it really mean? According to the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), the criteria for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) […]

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Art Therapy: A Tool to Mitigate Professional Burnout

By Talia Singer, Psychotherapist This is the classic story of burnout, told by one but shared by many. At first it may feel like exhaustion, such as, I should have gotten more sleep because Mondays are a killer. Then it seems like every day is a Monday and getting to work is a chore. Next […]

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Thyroid function and Psychological Wellbeing

By Talia Singer, Psychotherapist The relationship between thyroid function and psychological wellbeing was established well over two hundred years ago (Hage & Azar, 2011). Sciences of the body and mind recognize that fluctuations in thyroid functioning can significantly affect emotions and thoughts. Both an excess of thyroid hormone (hyperthyroidism) and a depletion of thyroid hormone […]

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Psychosomatic Pain: A misunderstood Reality

By Talia Singer, Psychotherapist We all experience aches and pains in our lives, some physical pain resolves by itself and sometimes it becomes chronic. Chronic pain can be debilitating and hinder our daily routine. When this happens, feelings of helplessness, depression and anxiety are common. The word “psychosomatic” has gotten a bad rap over the […]

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ABC’s of Inflammation

By Jennifer Redding, Acupuncturist What do Alzheimer’s, Asthma, Celiac, Crohn’s Disease, Eczema, Rheumatoid Arthritis, B owel disturbances, and Chronic Fatigue have in common?  They’re all diseases, true, but the best answer is that they are all caused by or associated with inflammation. Inflammation is controlled by hormones called prostaglandins, some of them promote inflammation, and […]

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