Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD for short, is a type of depression that is brought on by a change in the seasons. SAD begins around the same time each year. It starts in the fall as the days start getting shorter, and it is alleviated in the spring when the sun shines longer during the…Read More →
The whole idea behind ‘mind body soul’ is that your health and well-being are a result of mental health, spiritual health, and physical health. Mainstream medicine is very focused on the physical health part, providing solutions for direct symptoms. At Mind Body Soul, we practice a more wholehearted healthy living approach. Our naturopathic treatments and therapies serve to benefit the person as a whole, improving overall health instead of just a set of symptoms.
Focusing on the Mind portion of the Mind-Body-Soul triad, we’ve designated a section of our blog to mental health and well-being. From managing anxiety and depression to seasonal affective disorder and ADHD. This category of posts focuses on the nervous system and the topics surrounding it.
Many of the therapies at Mind Body Soul benefit the mind, even when the target seems physical. Take massage therapy for example. Treatments from an RMT can help with pain management and physical mobility, but they also release neurohormones. These include dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin and endorphins, just to name a few. These neurotransmitters help to promote relaxation and feelings of wellbeing. Massage therapy is just as important to the mind as it is the body, and can be a healing complement to any therapy.
Learn more about what we can do for your mind at Mind Body Soul!
It may surprise you to learn that teenagers report higher levels of stress than adults. In 2013, the American Psychological Association’s annual report concluded that while stress among Americans was not new, teenager stress is growing, and teenagers cite school as the highest contributing factor. Recently, some schools have turned to mindfulness-based programs as a…Read More →
Massage therapy may be your solution for winter blues! One of the many effects that massage has on our bodies is stimulating the release of some key neurohormones. What are neurohormones you ask? They are simply hormones that are produced by our nervous system and secreted into our bodies for circulation. Let’s take a quick…Read More →
When some people think of the winter holidays, they picture a happy time celebrating old memories and creating new ones. But it’s not all perfectly wrapped presents and cozy sweaters for everyone; the holidays can actually be very difficult for many. If you are having a difficult time in your life already, the holidays can…Read More →
The Fall can mean hibernation for many with the dark and dreary days of winter approaching in the Okanagan. The lack of sunlight and colder weather can have a severe impact on our mood. It can leave us feeling tired, depressed, detached and unmotivated. Like everyone, you may notice a cooler night here, maybe a…Read More →
Know that feeling of your heart beating faster in response to a stressful situation? Or your palms getting sweaty when you are confronted with an overwhelming task or event? That’s anxiety – our body’s natural response to stress. A little bit of anxiety can actually be helpful. It can spring us into action when there…Read More →
Spring has arrived! How fitting that a month of flowers blooming, sun re-emerging and birds singing, is the same month celebrating a profession that encourages growth and renewal. The American Counselling Association has appropriately named the month of April Counselling Awareness Month to celebrate this profession and bring awareness to the necessity and benefits of…Read More →
New York Times best-selling author and professor of Social Work at the University of Houston, Brené Brown, has written a powerful and inspiring book. It explores how we can cultivate courage, compassion, and connection to embrace our imperfections and recognize that we are enough. Every day we are flooded with images and messages from society and…Read More →
It is very difficult for children to learn when they struggle to sit still or pay attention. By taking a whole-body approach to treating ADHD, symptoms can improve. Nutrition is a good place to start to ensure adequate intake of essential brain nutrients. Children with attention problems are often deficient in vital compounds such as…Read More →