Inherited family trauma and healing through Family Constellations

By | 2017-12-22T22:35:10+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Categories: Therapies|Tags: , |

If you don’t know what it is you’re looking for, how could you possibly find it? Anxiety, fear, financial worries, depression, illness and unhappy relationships can all be forms of inherited emotional trauma. Our current therapeutic models rarely identify the unconscious family dynamics that underlie many of the physical, emotional and psychological symptoms that we ...

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Tapping

By | 2016-08-26T18:14:21+00:00 August 26th, 2016|Categories: Therapies|Tags: |

Have you heard of EFT Tapping? Emotional Freedom Technique is “hot” right now because people across the globe are experiencing the powerful effects. It’s a magnificent way to shift emotion and our brains, now that we know our brains and even our genes can be transformed. This is super exciting, since it is estimated that ...

7 Step Process to Finding Happiness in Relationships – Introduction

By | 2017-12-23T10:43:08+00:00 June 29th, 2016|Categories: Therapies|Tags: |

What is Relationship Counselling? Relationship counselling is a powerful method for successfully working through issues in all types of of relationships. In fact there is no issue that cannot be resolved in any relationship when we have support and guidance to see beyond our idea of what we think the issue or problem is. We ...

Mother’s Day – Presence Not Presents

By | 2017-12-23T10:46:54+00:00 May 3rd, 2016|Categories: Special Events|Tags: |

Mother's Day. I am struck by how often there are deep feelings of grief that arise for some of us on Mothers Day. I want to acknowledge that grief. Even the word “mother” can deeply affect or triggered some women. There may be traumatic events, deep longings to be mothers or recent rows. There may ...

Creating Healthy & Happy Workplaces – Paola Ardiles

By | 2017-12-23T10:48:30+00:00 May 2nd, 2016|Categories: Special Events|Tags: , |

“We don’t have the answers, but we can collectively find the solutions,” … begins Paola Ardiles, social innovator, local visionary and founder of Bridge for Health, in her talk at Empower Health Clinic.  Paola’s credentials are long, and she is well known for her involvement in public health in this province.  She is also a ...

Parenting ABCs with Ishtar Beck

By | 2017-12-23T11:04:14+00:00 March 21st, 2016|Categories: Health Education|Tags: |

"The drive to connect is in all of us and that's the Nature part that kids come in with," says Ishtar Beck, "but the attachment itself is all Nurture... what happens in the world makes a big difference. What happens in the home makes a big difference." Most parents can easily recount the transition from the post-birth ...

Dr. Gabor Mate on the real cause of emotional eating, anorexia and more.

By | 2017-12-23T11:06:05+00:00 February 12th, 2016|Categories: Conditions|Tags: , |

"I have never met an anorexic or bulimic who was not a traumatized person," said Dr. Gabor Mate, renowned Vancouver physician and best-selling author, to a captive audience in the intimate Studio Space of Empower Health Clinic.  "[You] have a person who is desperately trying to exert some control over themselves." According to Dr. Gabor ...

You can’t talk your way out of Anxiety!

By | 2017-12-23T11:06:37+00:00 January 28th, 2016|Categories: Conditions|Tags: , , |

Does this sound like you?   High anxiety.  Too many things to do.  Financial troubles.  Stress of deadlines or family pressures.  Recent accident or surgery.  Sleepless nights. Overly tight muscles or pain.  Think you might have PTSD? It may feel like your concentration is gone, and you can’t sleep. Your chest is tight or your throat feels ...

Start 2016 With a Bang

By | 2017-12-23T11:09:15+00:00 December 11th, 2015|Categories: Empower Team|Tags: , , |

2016 is full of new classes and offers! View the full calendar here.  Monthly "Nervous System Reset" Series:  Taught by Jane Courtney, Resident Trauma Specialist, using techniques in TRE (Tension & Trauma Release Exercises and Somatic Experiencing) Wednesday Evening "Nervous System Reset":  the first 3 Wednesday's of each month Thursday Morning All Women's TRE Healing ...