Anxiety disorders are the most prevalent mental health condition in Canada, affecting at least one in four Canadians at some point in their lives (Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada). Everyone experiences anxious symptoms from time to time such as nervousness, worry or fear. When these symptoms are more severe, ongoing and interfere with various levels of functioning, they become anxiety disorders warranting treatment. Various treatment models try to decrease anxiety with a whack-a-mole approach: only addressing one cause at a time and sometimes creating unwanted side-effects.
The Anxiety Explained Program is unlike any other workshop addressing mental health as it addresses all causes of anxiety in the four dimensions of a person’s life: biological, psychological, social and spiritual. Understanding anxiety from a holistic perspective empowers those struggling with anxiety by teaching manageable coping strategies. The program is delivered in four, 90-minute evening workshops, and is perfect for:
Those struggling with anxiety who are interested in a holistic, integrative approach to decreasing symptoms and improving overall wellbeing
People interested in holistic, non-pharmaceutical solutions to anxiety
Professional health care providers who see integrated, holistic care as the missing link in their practice
The Anxiety Explained Program was developed by a team of experts passionate about integrated, holistic health care. Dr. Joanna Rosenfeld (Naturopathic Doctor, Holistic Nutritionist) and Dr. Bryn Hyndman (Family Physician and Naturopathic Doctor) from Qi Integrated Health will present biological solutions to anxiety including dietary guidelines, beneficial exercises and vitamin/mineral supplementation. Registered Clinical Counsellor Jennifer Hollinshead from Peak Resilience will present psychological, social, and spiritual solutions to anxiety using various tools including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Social Learning Theory, Existential Psychology and Yogic principles. We believe:
Treating mental health holistically dramatically improves outcomes
As experts, it’s our job to support, inform and empower individuals to take charge of their health and wellbeing
Small, incremental changes lead to lasting, drastic results
“This program teaches participants that anxiety is not all in their heads, it’s a whole body/mind/spirit process that must be addressed holistically to achieve lasting relief from symptoms.” - Jennifer Hollinshead, MA, RCC, CCC
FREE Information Session: Wednesday, September 21, 2016- 7:30-8:30pm
Biological Exploration of Anxiety: Wednesday, October 5, 2016- 7:30-9pm
Psychological Exploration of Anxiety: Wednesday, October 12, 2016- 7:30-9pm
Social Exploration of Anxiety: Wednesday, October 19, 2016- 7:30-9pm
Spiritual Exploration of Anxiety: Wednesday, October 26, 2016- 7:30-9pm
Participants receive six hours of instruction, a resource package with information and tools to address anxiety, snacks and tea each session, and a surprise gift bag for completing all four sessions! Gift bag will include products that can be used as tools to relieve anxiety symptoms.
Professionals: This program is eligible for continuing education credits. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Register at peak-resilience.com/workshops
Peak Resilience is a leading counselling practice in Vancouver, BC focusing on empowering women to live their best lives. We are a team of experienced Registered Clinical Counsellors dedicated to providing the best quality, ethical and integrated care to those experiencing mental health symptoms including but not limited to: anxiety, depression, PTSD, eating disorders, body image issues, low self-esteem, addiction and stress management.
Qi Integrated Health, Vancouver’s Centre for Modern Healing, takes a multidisciplinary approach to healing our patients. Through our integrated service offering – which includes Acupuncture, Chiropractic Care, Registered Massage Therapy, Naturopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and more – we are able to give our patients the full spectrum of modern care. Many of our patients choose only a single treatment type / modality, while those who are experiencing chronic pain find relief by integrating several modalities into their healing process.