Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Managing ADD without Medications. Is It Really Possible?

Sailboat: Painting by Dimitri Karailias
A series of paintings of a talented autistic teenager
Dimitri Karailias presented at The Art of life CHC

"Essentially when you spend a lot of time meditating, the brain shows a pattern of feeling safe in the world and more comfortable in approaching people and situations, and less vigilant and afraid, which is more associated with the right hemisphere."
~ Emiliana Simon-Thomas, science director for the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley.
Source: sfgate.com: Stanford studies monks' meditation, compassion: Medical research

Mindfulness and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

When it comes to child behaviour, including how children should initiate, respond to and participate in learning and play activities, there is no universal guide and playbook. However, in the current age, it seems like ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) have become commonplace terms attempting to pin complex child behaviour into a psychiatric definition. When did we start identifying certain child behaviour as problematic, and moreover, when did we turn a behavioural problem into a medical one?

A child, having a sensitive and rapidly developing brain and personality, should be approached with the utmost care, gentleness and calmness. All children and teenagers require a stable, nurturing and safe environment to experiment and sometimes act out their grievances at the world, at themselves, peers and parents. Hence, we have to be very careful not to try to push medications and therapies, striving to get rid of unwanted behavioural characteristics.

The modern health community recommends a combination of counseling, life style change and medications to manage ADHD symptoms. However, will the approaches proposed by mental health organizations effectively transform these behaviour issues into positive behavioural outcomes, or just suppress natural but atypical development?

There is, however, a much more gentle, non-invasive, non-interfering tool available to children and their parents, without any long-term side effects, but only life-long benefits: Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy!

Meditation Science

Mindfulness-based Meditation derives from the ancient Buddhist tradition of meditation and has been adapted specifically for ADD/ADHD youngsters in the form of Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy.

By sustained effort and regular practice, participants fall in to a state of non-judgmental awareness of the inner and outer world. This is a much-desired, advantageous position from which many struggles lose their intensity, bringing in clarity and ability to face the world, without over-stressing the consciousness, brain and nervous system.

The more this ability improves, the better we will be able to glide through the storms of life. And this is accessible to any human being of any age through Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction therapy – MBSR.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Therapy

The physical benefits are numerous, as the body thrives much better when the mind is at peace. Functional MRI scans of the brain have revealed that “when you spend a lot of time meditating, the brain shows a pattern of feeling safe in the world and more comfortable in approaching people and situations, and less vigilant and afraid.”  [Source: sfgate.com: Stanford studies monks' meditation, compassion: Medical research]

When it comes to helping children with ADD/ADHD, the responsibility lies with parents to stretch all of their cognitive and intuitive faculties in order to really understand the underlying causes of their children's actions.

Mindful parenting is a form of mindfulness training and is defined  defined by Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction founder Jon Kabat-Zinn as: "paying attention to your child and your parenting in a particular way: intentionally, here and now, and non-judgmentally" [amazon.com: Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting, by Myla Kabat-zinn and Jon Kabat-Zinn, 1997].

Mindful Parenting

In Mindful Parenting, parents learn to pay attention to their children non-judgmentally, increase awareness of the present moment with their child, and reduce automatic (negative) reactions to the child (Lehtonen and Bögels, submitted) [Source: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov: The Effectiveness of Mindfulness Training for Children with ADHD and Mindful Parenting for their Parents].

This training will help parents bring in more patience and understanding into the relationship with their children, creating a more peaceful and stable home environment.

Meanwhile, through specialized mindfulness training, children will be learning to focus and self-regulate. There is no doubt, that the benefits increase tremendously when parents and children practice mindfulness together.

Multidisciplinary Program for Children and Families

The Art of Life Community Health Centre is pioneering a multidisciplinary ADD/ADHD diagnostics and management program for children and their parents, based exclusively on natural remedies and methods involving:
  • Detailed computer diagnostic of the microelements, neuromediators and vitamins deficiencies in the body;
  • Homeopathic treatment program;
  • Cellular level detoxification;
  • Mindfulness Based Behavioural Therapy for children;
  • Mindful Parenting program for their parents.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program,  Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Art of Life Community Health Centre 8-week Mindfulness Based courses

Three 8-week Mindfulness Based courses start on Thursday, September 11th at 7:00 p.m. with FREE introduction:
  • Mindfulness Based program for teens for managing ADD/ADHD without medications. 
  • Mindful Parenting, aimed at effectively teaching parents to handle the intensity of raising youths with ADD/ADHD.
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program for general public.
The Art of Life Community Health Centre

885 Don Mills Road, Suite 121, Toronto Ontario

phone: 416-449-6747.

e-mail: office@theartlife.ca.
web: theartlife.ca

Get a map and/or directions:
885 Don Mills Road, Toronto, Ontario
At the North-East corner of Don Mills Road and Eglinton Avenue East
Entrance to the free parking is from Gervais Drive via Wynford Drive

Taking public transit?
Take the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line to the Eglinton station and transfer to the Eglinton East (route 34) bus. Get off at Don Mills Road.
Or, take the Bloor-Danforth subway line to the Pape station and transfer to the Don Mills (route 25) bus. Get off at Wynford Drive.

Our neigbours are the Ontario Science Centre and Celestica International Inc. manufacturing site in Toronto, Ontario.

Please come, meet our doctors, ask questions and learn about our Centre.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Open House Invitation: Rejuvenate your health naturally, July 30, 2014

The Art of Life Open House: Rejuvenate your health naturally

Poster: Open House: Rejuvenate your health naturally for energetic glow & youthful appearance
Lecture by Kyrill Biba, PhD, Registered Acupuncture Practitioner and Homeopath; July 30, 2014


The ART of LIFE Community Health Centre

Invites you to attend our
Open House

Rejuvenate your health naturally for energetic glow & youthful appearance

You can feel young and active at any age!

Day: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Lecturer: Kyrill Biba, PhD, Registered Acupuncture Practitioner and Homeopath


The educational lecture will cover the following topics:

[ V ] How to find and eliminate the roots of the problems in our body;
[ V ] Understanding the connection between health and beauty;
[ V ] Men's and women’s health issues and their path to true well-being;
[ V ]
How to feel young and active at any age.

Restore your health and feel happy again!

Come and win 50 % off 5 sessions of Lymphatic Drainage or 50 % off 5 Ionic Detox sessions!

Bring friends and family,
We look forward to meeting you!

Location: Suite 121, 885 Don Mills Road
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3C 1V9

Entrance to the free parking is from Gervais Drive via Wynford Drive

If you need more information,
give a call to Ludmila at 416-449-6747
or send us an e-mail at office@theartlife.ca
or check our web-site: www.TheArtLife.ca


Monday, July 14, 2014

Radial Shock Wave Therapy Toronto: Video

Video: Radial Shock Wave Therapy Toronto
Fighting Pain with Radial Shockwave Therapy: Back Pain, Shoulder Pain, Heel Pain, Knee Problems, Tennis Elbow, Ligamentous Damage, Arthritis

After our Open House on Shock Wave Therapy last month, we were asked to publish a link to our detailed presentation about the Extracorporeal Radial Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT).

Here it is:

YouTube: Radial Shock Wave Therapy Toronto Published Art of Life Community Health Center

Image: The Art of Life Health Centre & EMS Swiss Dolorclast®
Extracorporeal Radial Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) in conjunction with the Swiss DolorClast® method is effective for all musculoskeletal problems - even if other therapies proved ineffective
 

Find more:

What Is Radial Shock Wave Therapy and It’s Benefits

Frequently Asked Questions: Radial ShockWave Therapy

THE NEW PAIN THERAPY SWISS DOLORCLAST® METHOD: NO PAINSwiss DolorClast® Patient - Brochure (FA-209/EN)

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Open House: Fighting Pain with Radial Shockwave Therapy (RSWT), June 26, 2014

Open House: Shockwave Therapy, The Art of Life Health Centre Toronto, poster:
Poster: Open House: Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) Method of Treatment for Multiple Tendonopathies
There is a way out of your pain!
Lecture by Alireza (Ali) Aminlari, MSc, Registered Physiotherapist, June 26, 2014


The ART of LIFE Community Health Centre

Invites you to attend our
Open House

Shock Wave Therapy

Day: Thursday, June 26, 2014
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

You will get FREE coffee, tea, pastries and 
educational lecture that will help you to learn how unique equipment and high level of professionalism in our centre will assist you in curing the following illnesses:[ V ] Heel Spur (Calcaneal Spur)
[ V ] Plantar Fasciitis
[ V ] Tendinitis and Calcium Deposition
[ V ] Frozen Shoulder
[ V ] Tennis Elbow
[ V ] Golfer Syndrome
[ V ] Others


Lecturer: Ali Aminlari, M.Sc., Registered Physiotherapist  (RPT)

Enjoy your life without pain!

Come and win FREE Initial Physiotherapy Assessment!
We look forward to meeting you.

Location: Suite 121, 885 Don Mills Road
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3C 1V9

Entrance to the free parking is from Gervais Drive via Wynford Drive

If you need more information,
give a call to Ludmila at 416-449-6747
or send us an e-mail at office@theartlife.ca
or check our web-site: www.TheArtLife.ca


Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) - Non-surgical Way out of Orthopedic Conditions!
Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) - Non-surgical Way out of Orthopedic Conditions!

About Our Physiotherapist, Alireza Aminlari

Alireza has his Masters of Science in Physical Therapy, Diplomas in Acupuncture and Cardiac Rehabilitation.

He has completed various courses to compliment his education, which includes  Principles of Pharmacology in Rehabilitation, Kinesiology Taping, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Lumbar Sacroiliac Joints Assessment and Treatments.

Alireza is also the Founder and Program Director of the Iranian Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Association.

He has delivered multiple presentations with a strong emphasis on Cardiac Rehabilitation and was awarded the Best Lecturer in the Physiotherapy Field in 2009 in the 16th Congress of Iranian Society of Cardiac Surgeon.

More info:

ymc-9212.tumblr.com: Yonge Medical Centre: "Physio Rehab Clinic Inc - Introduction" Alireza Aminalri – Clinic Director

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Open House: Feel Young and Active: Regain Your Well Being — the Natural Way, May 13, 2014

Poster: Open House: Regain your wellbeing the natural way!
Learn about Detox, Rejuvenation, Immunity Strength, and Weight Loss through the Purification of Your Lymph
Lecture by Liudmyla Gerus, ND, May 13, 2014

Regain your wellbeing the natural way!

The ART of LIFE Community Health Centre

Invites you to attend our
Open House

Detox, Rejuvenation, Immunity Strength, 
and Weight Loss through the Purification of Your Lymph

Day: Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Lecturer: Liudmyla Gerus, ND


The educational lecture will cover the following topics:

[ V ] The importance of the lymphatic system in our body;
[ V ] Understanding the connection between immunity and lymph and immune system function;
[ V ] What is detoxification's role in your body's true wellbeing;
[ V ]
How weight loss and eliminating fatty cells will make you feel young and active.

Enjoy your summer with rejuvenated health!

Come and win 50 % off 5 sessions of Lymphatic Drainage and Infrared Body Wrap or 5 Ionic Detox!
We look forward to meeting you.

Location: Suite 121, 885 Don Mills Road
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3C 1V9

Entrance to the free parking is from Gervais Drive via Wynford Drive

If you need more information,
give a call to Ludmila at 416-449-6747
or send us an e-mail at office@theartlife.ca
or check our web-site: www.TheArtLife.ca


Poster: Naturopathic Medicine Week Canada: May 12-18, 2014

Press Release:

The Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors Presents Naturopathic Medicine Week: May 12-18, 2014

PROMOTING HEALTH AND PREVENTING DISEASE ACROSS CANADA

TORONTO, May 12, 2014 /CNW/ - Interested in your health? Want to learn more about preventing disease naturally? The Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors is offering a great opportunity to discover the many benefits of naturopathic medicine and natural approaches to health promotion and disease prevention. During the week of May 12-18, 2014, naturopathic doctors (NDs) across Canada will be conducting free public events at local book stores, community venues and in their own clinics. Presentations include: managing diabetes, stress reduction, digestive health, pregnancy, women's, men's and children's health and how naturopathic medicine can enhance your life. For a complete listing of presentations in your area, please visit www.NaturopathicMedicineWeek.ca.

All workshops and lectures are given by qualified naturopathic doctors, primary health care providers with a minimum of seven years' post-secondary education, including four years of full-time study at an accredited naturopathic institution.

Media Information
For more information about naturopathic doctors, naturopathic medicine or the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, please visit www.cand.ca.

SOURCE Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND)

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Toronto Center for the Arts: Michael Kazinik & Vyacheslav Zubkov "In Search of Immortality" Charity Concert: May 24 - Postponed

Poster: Charity Classical Music Concert "In Search of Immortality" 
Presenting by Michail Kazinik, Vyacheslav Zubkov, and Boris Kazinik
Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 7 pm; George Weston Recital Hall
Toronto Centre for the Arts; 5040 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M2N 6R88  
Supported by The Art of Life Community Health Centre

Update
Postponed: Michael Kazinik and Vyacheslav Zubkov

This concert has been postponed - new date TBD.
Tickets may be used on the new date (once confirmed). Refunds at point of purchase only.
Check back soon for event info.
For more information on the Toronto Centre for the Arts visit www.tocentre.com

You are invited to discover a whole new world of classical music through live performances, with exclusive brilliant commentaries from Mikhael Kazinik, author of ''The Secrets of Genius"

Michael Kazinik (violinist) in Toronto with his new concert

In Search of Immortality

featuring the internationally recognized pianist Vyacheslav Zubkov
In participation with
violinist Boris Kazinik

When:  Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 7 pm

Where:  George Weston Recital Hall at the Toronto Centre for the Arts
Location: 5040 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M2N 6R8  

Purchase Tickets Online at Ticketmaster

More information: theartlife.ca/kazinik
416-449-6747


Image: Toronto Centre for the Arts, George Weston Recital Hall
Michael Kazinik & Vyacheslav Zubkov; May 24, 2014; 7:00 pm

Michael Kazinik (Sweden) is a virtuoso violinist and musicologist. He is also a social activist, educator, critic, professor at the Dramatic Institute in Stockholm and the Nordic Graduate Business School of Scandinavia, a researcher in the field of music therapy, actor and director of the Stockholm theater Teatrstudio Lederman, and an author of articles and studies on musical perception.

Michael Kazinik accompanies Vyacheslav Zubkov
- a brilliant and graceful pianist.  He has a rare technique, romantic and passionate performing style and impeccable taste in music.


Published by Arthur Vereshaka

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Open House: Degenerative Joint Disease or Ostheoarthritis, April 3, 2014

Poster: Open House: Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD) or Ostheoarthritis
There is a way out of your pain!
Learn about Pain Of Osteoarthritis, Causes, Prevention, and Cure of DJD
Lecture by Ali Aminlari, MSc, Registered Physiotherapist, April 3, 2014


The ART of LIFE Community Health Centre

Invites you to attend our
Open House

Degenerative Joint Disease or Ostheoarthritis

Day: Thursday, April 3, 2014
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Lecturer: Ali Aminlari, MSc, Registered Physiotherapist


The educational lecture will cover the following topics:

[ V ] What is DJD;
[ V ] What can cause DJD;
[ V ] How we can prevent DJD;
[ V ]
The role of exercise in prevention DJD;
[ V ] What else can prevent our joint from DJD;
[ V ] How can we cure DJD.

Enjoy your life without pain!

Come and get 50% off your initial assessment for PT 
or win 30 % off five PT treatments!

We look forward to meeting you.

Location: Suite 121, 885 Don Mills Road
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3C 1V9

Entrance to the free parking is from Gervais Drive via Wynford Drive

If you need more information,
give a call to Ludmila at 416-449-6747
or send us an e-mail at office@theartlife.ca
or check our web-site: www.TheArtLife.ca