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Having lost my mom 10 years ago, growing and birthing two kids (6 & 3 yrs old), running a business for the last 9 years, and just plain getting older, I have progressively gained more and more weight. I was never an active athlete, and have always struggled with gaining weight. I know that I should dedicate more time to my own health and wellness, but I just couldn't seem to find that time or make it a priority. Until I signed up for the weight management support from our hypnotherapist Taryna.

I have always loved using wine as my stress reliever...socially acceptable, makes me more funny and so much more easy-going, and takes the edge off. But the side effect of that choice is hard on my liver (which detoxifies my blood) and inevitable ...

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Everyone knows that nutrition plays a vital role in the health of our bodies, but just HOW important is it? And which plan is right for you?

We saw there was a definite need for this service in our team of holistic practitioners, so I am thrilled to announce Sannya Benson is our certified holistic nutrition consultant! Sannya is trained in the bio-mechanics of nutrition and how very important proper nutrition really is for your body's optimal health and wellness.

So what exactly can you expect from a nutritional consult, and how do you know it is something you need?

Well, for starters, if you are like me and think chocolate is a food group, then you need a nutritional consult. But for those who live a fairly healthy lifestyle, seeking the g...

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The change of season from summer to fall kicks my ass, every year.

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What is Hakomi?

Hakomi Mindfulness-Centred Somatic Psychotherapy is a mindfulness based, body-centred approach developed by Ron Kurtz, which combines somatic (body) awareness with experiential techniques to promote psychological growth and transformation. Hakomi is an elegant integration of Eastern mindfulness and non-violence and effective and unique Western therapeutic methodology. It’s core principles stem from Buddhism and Taoism. Western therapeutic influences include general systems theory and body-centered therapies such as Gestalt, Psychomotor, Feldenkrais, Structural bodywork, Focusing, Ericksonian Hypnosis, Neurolinguistic Programming and Bioenergetics.

Hakomi theory uses somatic (body) indicators as a window to unconscious psychologica...

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