Saturday, 25 February 2012

Next Meeting March 18th

We are very excited to have psychologist Patrick Myers come and speak with our group. Dealing with chronic illness affects our whole selves, not just the physical body. This will be an open and safe place to come and hear about how chronic illness affects you emotionally and mentally.

When: March 18th from 4:00-6:00pm
Where: St. Pauls Hospital in room 4007 in the providence building, next to the cafeteria. 1081 Burrard st. Vancouver

There is a brief description of his work and history below. You can also see his website here:

If stress (work, relationship, life) is making life difficult for you, then I hope to help you re-energize and rediscover your sense of balance and joy. People who come to see me may have difficulties with:
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Panic
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Self-esteem
  • Relationship issues  
  • Chronic Pain
  • Insomnia
  • Addictions

I like use a collaborative approach in order to meet your therapeutic needs. I draw on a variety of therapeutic approaches, trainings and life experiences. Some of the approaches that I use include:
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Gottman Relationship Therapy
  • Sensori-motor Processing or EMDR for trauma
  • Mindfulness

I am registered with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia #1850. I have completed a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology major) from the University of British Columbia, a Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology from Acadia University, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Counselling Psychology from the University of Alberta. 

Friday, 10 February 2012

Next Meeting February 19th

We are very excited to have a naturopath, Dr. Juliet Ghodsian from the Sage Clinic come and speak with our group on February 19th

Here is a brief biography for Dr. Ghodsian:

From a very young age, Dr. Ghodsian has had a passion for helping others. She spent a year after high school as a volunteer teacher for indigenous children in the mountains of Ecuador. She then pursued an undergraduate degree in Social Work, accepting an internship in case management for children and adolescents with cerebral palsy, autism, and other developmental disabilities. She then completed the four-year naturopathic medical degree programme at Bastyr University, and two years of clinical training at the Bastyr Centre for Natural Health. During her medical training she pursued certification in Craniosacral Therapy Levels I, II and III. She continued on to receive advanced training (approximately 100 hours) as a preceptor with three different doctors who specialize in Craniosacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation. She has trained with both the Integrative Body Work Institute and the Upledger Institute. She continues to expand her skill set in this area through continuing education studies.

In her practice, Dr. Ghodsian blends her expertise in counselling therapy, Kundalini yoga breath-work, and bodywork techniques with naturopathic modalities such as: homeopathic remedies, bio-therapeutic drainage, botanical medicines, nutritional supplements, and diet/lifestyle counseling; creating a simple, personalized treatment plan for each patient. She strives to uncover and treat the true cause of disease, whether physical, emotional, mental or spiritual.