February 12, 2013

Medical Hypnosis - A Powerful Tool for Healing and Change

When mentioned in conversation, the topic of hypnosis can give rise to many different reactions and opinions.  From stage hypnosis to past-life regression, it is not uncommon to hear of this technique being used for entertainment purposes.  However, the applications of hypnosis in a medical setting are extensive, and as the research indicates, very effective.  Hypnosis can be defined as an altered state of mind that bypasses the critical conscious mind and allows direct access to the subconscious.

November 4, 2011

Shedding the light on fall/winter blues

Are you one of many Vancouverites that feel great during the summer, but dread the rainy, dark fall and winter?  For many people, decreased light levels mean lower energy, depression, oversleeping, overeating, and carbohydrate cravings.  It is thought that imbalances in melatonin, cortisol, vitamin D, and various neurotransmitters are responsible for this condition, known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

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