Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Health Lecture Series


             Health Lecture Series 2010
North and West Vancouver Branch
MARCH 3
JOURNEY FROM OUR HEAD BACK TO OUR HEART
In 2009 Brock did a 12,000 km bicycle journey called kindness…Cycle it forward across the US and Canada.  He did this to raise awareness about the importance of kindness and inspire people everywhere to take positive action in their lives, in their homes, communities and workplaces.
Brock Tulley is an author of 8 books, survivor of two epic journeys aver 10,000 miles each, producer of World Kindness Concerts events, songwriter, musician and album producer, counselor and psychologist at crisis and drug rehabilitation centres. 
MARCH 10 THE USEFULNESS OF REST: YOGA AND PSYCHOTHERAPY
This will be a learn-by-experiencing introduction to Restorative Process Therapy (RPT). RPT is a form of psychotherapy that integrates gentle yoga postures, breathing exercises, mindfulness meditation, and creative journeying to illicit mind-body wholeness and wellbeing. During this time, you will inwardly experience a little of what happens in an RPT session, with time to discuss the exercises and ask questions about the process.
Marlise Meilan, MA, RCC, Buddhist Psychotherapist, and Certified Yoga Teacher. She originated the Restorative Process Therapy work to help people reduce suffering around issues of anxiety, depression, stress, and personal growth as a result of her own healing experiences in yoga, meditation, and counselling. You can visit her website at www.ContemplatePsychotherapy.com.
MARCH 17
OPTIMUM NUTRITION FOR HEALTH AND WELL BEING
Nutritional Therapy can help anyone who wants to enjoy better health and vitality.  Do you want to have a healthy immune system, optimal digestive and cardiovascular flow and live a life that is nutritious and delicious? We will discuss these areas and the overall aim of a healthy diet.  www.balance-nutrition.com
Maya Rowson is a highly qualified  Nutritional Therapist and Consultant.  She is the Director of Balance Nutrition Consultancy with is based in Vancouver.  After graduating from Nutriheal College with a Practitioner Diploma in Nutritional Therapy she now has a clinic in North Vancouver. 
MARCH 24
MARCH 31
STRESS, ANXIETY AND MEMORY RECALL
Do you want to have a better understanding of how stress contributes to anxiety and memory difficulties? We will discuss tools to help you manage stress and improve your memory functioning.  These tools are evidence based in that they have been proven to be effective in scientific research.
Dr. Andrew Miki is a registered Clinical Psychologist with expertise in Cognitive
Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and memory rehabilitation. He practices at the North Shore Stress and
Anxiety Clinic and holds a Post Doctoral Fellowship with Baycrest Hospital in Toronto. www.mentalfitness.ca
JIN SHIN DO/BODYMIND 5 ELEMENT ACCUPRESSURE
Jin Shin Do Bodymind Acupressure uses the power of touch to release emotional and physical pain and tension in acu-points that present on the surface of the body.  This ancient healing art is combined with western principles of body focusing techniques, breath work and psychotherapy.  The 5 elements correspond with our yearly seasons providing a framework upon which to better understand the changes that occur in an around us at different times of year.  You will have a hands on experience of neck and shoulder release.
Registered Jin Shin Do Accupressurists from our local community.  See the website jinshindofoundation.org
EVERYONE WELCOME! EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 7:00pm – ADMISSION BY DONATION
LOCATION: 2nd Floor of John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West 1st Street, North Vancouver
For information, call 604-987-6959 or visit www.northwestvancouver.cmha.bc.ca