Categories: Doctor’s Journal

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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Art Therapy is Not Only for the Artist

The New Year brings about opportunities to try something fresh and healthful for you. Many people have heard the term art therapy but not many people know what it involves and who can benefit from it. Adults in particular may feel uncertain to try this type of therapy because of the term art is in […]

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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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Your Fertile Thyroid.

By Jasmine Sufi, Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner Did you know that the thyroid gland weighs only 20 grams and is responsible in regulating the body’s metabolism, energetic system and when healthy can improve fertility while when in dysfunction can cause recurrent miscarriage? It is responsible for regulating the function of every tissue in our bodies! […]

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Breast Massage for New Moms

By Patti MacGregor, RMT The postpartum period is a time of many physical and emotional readjustments. After childbirth, a woman’s body undergoes many structural and physiological changes in order to heal from the rigors of labour. Adapting to life with a new baby that demands 24 hour care can be extremely difficult, for a new […]

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Debunking Those Therapy Myths

By Talia Singer, RN, Psychotherapist There’s an old therapy joke that says if you arrive early for an appointment, you’re anxious. If you arrive late for an appointment, you’re anti-social. If you arrive exactly on time for an appointment, you’re obsessive-compulsive. The joke goes with an image of a long couch and a therapist sitting […]

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