Our September Newsletter is now Available

Topics for the September 2017 newsletter include: Babywearing Workshops by Dr. Anne Stacey - read more Practitioner Away Dates - read more Addition of RMT Sharon Jackson to clinic - read more Expansion of Acupuncture Services to now include Traditional Chinese Medicine Useful Health App feature: Mindshift Read Newsletter.  

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MindShift App

We wanted to share some apps and digital health "helpers."  For many, mobile Apps are an easy, affordable way to keep both physical and mental health practices top of mind. Today we'll be looking at one developed in BC called "Mindshift." MindShift is an app that was designed in collaboration between AnxietyBC and BC Children's Hospital. It provides information on learning to relax, making new ways of thinking, and practical steps to take charge of anxiety. Areas it covers include...

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September Away Dates

Our office will be closed on September 4th, 2017 for Labour day. We will be open Tuesday, September 5th at 8am. Dr. Marina Liarsky will be away from September 25th-27th, and will return to the office on September 28th. Dr. Anne Stacey will be away on Friday, September 22nd. Anika Cornish will be away from September 26th to October 10th, and will be returning to the office on Thursday October 12th. Please call 604-251-2435 to arrange an appointment, or book online at...

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A New Mom, a New Identity

As we continue our mother's day promotion until the end of May, we wanted to shed some light on some important mental health components of motherhood. This article, titled "The Birth of a Mother" written by Dr. Alexandra Sacks, looks at the significant shifts in identity that new mothers experience.  This article summarizes that main points of what psychiatrist Daniel Stern identifies as "matrescence," which is what some anthropologists call this "shift into being a mother." The main shifts include: Changing...

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What is a Consultation? What should I expect?

Did you know that we offer complimentary  consultations?  We offer free 10 minute consultations for our chiropractors Dr. Anne Stacey and Dr. Liarsky. Additionally, 20 minute consultations are available with Anika Cornish, Registered Clinical Counselor, and Stefan Chang, Registered Acupuncturist. We offer free consultations with each of our practitioners here at Eastpoint knowing patients have three main questions in mind:  WHAT DO YOU DO? Consultations allow us to educate our client or patient on our approach, practice style, and clinic...

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A 2-minute Stress Buster

  "When stress hits, you can feel it in your body. You might notice tightness in your chest, shallow breathing, holding the breath, tension in the shoulders or neck, or a nervous stomach. You might also notice a foggy mind or difficulty concentrating. What does your body feel like when it's stressed?" Anika Cornish, Eastpoint's Registered Clinical Counsellor, offers some simple and quick ways to help the body relax and soothe the mind with breath. Read her most recent article titled "A 2 Minute...

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How to Choose a Counsellor?

Many patients are tentative about booking in with a new practitioner. We believed that it is especially important to be conscientious about selecting a counselor or therapist to work with, because of the sensitive nature of the work that they will be doing with you. It's important to find the right fit for you. This article by Psychology Today outlines some of the main considerations when choosing a counselor. However, all these points are applicable to your other healthcare providers....

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Resolve to Connect More This Year

With the start of a new year comes the talk of resolutions and fresh starts. If you're someone who likes the challenge of resolutions or if you're someone who simply wants to lean into actions and attitudes that can positively impact your mental health, I have a suggestion: consider moving towards more connection this year. Deeper connection with others and with ourselves can have a tremendous effect on our sense of wellbeing. Here are 3 ways to up your sense of connection...

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