Emotion-Focused Therapy

Emotion-focused therapy (EFT) is an approach to therapeutic treatment based on the premise that our emotions are a key to our identity and a guide for individual choice and decision making. This type of therapy assumes that when we lack awareness of our emotions or avoid unpleasant emotions, we are unable to use the important information provided Read more about Emotion-Focused Therapy[…]

Ecotherapy Activities and Techniques

Since ecotherapy is an umbrella term for nature-based approaches to healing, the types of interventions used are many. Some activities take place with the guidance of a therapist while others are carried out individually. Some interventions are done in groups while others require a one-on-one setting. Additionally, while some ecotherapy sessions take place within the Read more about Ecotherapy Activities and Techniques[…]

What to Expect from Yoga Therapy

When a person decides to initiate yoga therapy, the therapist will first conduct an initial assessment. This assessment is designed to do the following:   Identify health problems Assess lifestyle and physical capability Discuss reasons for seeking therapy Create a course of treatment Once the treatment plan is established in this first consultation, the frequency Read more about What to Expect from Yoga Therapy[…]

Practice and Benefits of Yoga Therapy

Yoga therapy is practiced in a wide range of formats. Physical therapists, for example, often implement yoga techniques in their delivery of massage and other treatments. Yoga therapy practice can resemble physical therapy, rehabilitative therapy, and/or psychotherapy. Unlike a standard yoga class, yoga therapy sessions are typically conducted in one-on-one or small group settings. Yoga Read more about Practice and Benefits of Yoga Therapy[…]

Heading footballs may cause short-term brain changes

“Heading a football can significantly affect a player’s brain function and memory for 24 hours, a study has found,” BBC News reports. The news is based on a small experimental study involving 19 amateur footballers. The players were asked to head a football 20 times. Memory tests and sensitive tests of their brain-muscle pathways were completed Read more about Heading footballs may cause short-term brain changes[…]

Fat storage problems may increase diabetes risk

“Inability to store fat safely increases diabetes risk,” BBC News reports. Researchers have found links between genetic variations known to affect the storage of fat in the body and type 2 diabetes, as well as heart attacks and strokes. People can store fat tissue in different ways, such as in their legs and arms. While Read more about Fat storage problems may increase diabetes risk[…]

Yoga for RA , Fibromyalgia and other inflammatory conditions

Yoga is a popular activity which may be well suited to some individuals with specific rheumatic disorders. Regular yoga practice can increase muscle strength and endurance, proprioception, and balance, with emphasis on movement through a full range of motion to increase flexibility and mobility. Additional beneficial elements of yoga include breathing, relaxation, body awareness, and Read more about Yoga for RA , Fibromyalgia and other inflammatory conditions[…]

Homeopathic medicine

Also referred to as homeopathic remedies, this treatment in natural and non-toxic, making it safe for all ages. The remedies are prepared by specialist homeopathic pharmacies. The preparation involves a process of dilution and succussion – a vigorous type of shaking. Remedies are most commonly prescribed in tablet, liquid or powder form. As they are Read more about Homeopathic medicine[…]

What to expect when you see a homeopath

Seeing a practitioner generally follows this format: the initial consultation prescription follow-ups. Below we go into more depth about each stage. Initial consultation As with most therapists, homeopaths will invite you for a consultation before treatment begins. This may take one to two hours and allows the practitioner to gain a clear understanding of your Read more about What to expect when you see a homeopath[…]

What to expect in a chiropractor session

When you first meet with a chiropractor, you will undergo an assessment. He or she will ask you a series of questions about your medical history, diet and lifestyle. This will help them to form a picture of your current health, circumstances and of any past injuries or surgeries. This knowledge will be factored into your Read more about What to expect in a chiropractor session[…]