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Jin Shin Jyutsu for Your Horse

April 26, 2019, 8:30 am – 5 pm. This intro to Jin Shin Jyutsu for you and your horse enhances your bond with your horse, aids in its healing, and reduces its pain and anxiety. Windhorse Retreat, Bluffton, AB. Call 403-343-7899 or email to register or for more details. $149 inc. text.

Relationships in Motion Program

Relationships take skill and energy to manage successfully. If you’re feeling bogged down by the relationships in your life, consider taking the Red Deer PCN program, “Relationships in Motion.” Participants will learn skills to increase communication, better understand themselves, focus on the positive, and take responsibility for their roles within various interpersonal relationships. This group program is interactive and gives opportunities for self-reflection and skill development. Participants must be 18 of age or older and can self-refer or be referred by their family physician. Call 403-343-9100 to register. Visit website to learn more.

Agency Profile

Youth HQ empowers youth by fostering a community of support and seeks to instill young people with confidence in their unique identities and abilities, while providing safe environments and opportunities. Youth HQ aims to address the unique needs of youth and develop social skills, life skills, work skills, or self-esteem. Programs and services include Boys & Girls Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Camp Alexo, 49th Street Youth Shelter, Mentorship Programs, After School Clubs, and the Canadian Tire Jumpstart and Subsidy Programs. Youth HQ,

Say Goodbye to IBS with Acupuncture

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is irritating to have. Physically, very little if anything appears to be wrong with the digestive tract, yet people develop uncomfortable symptoms. Acupuncture can help relieve and even eliminate the symptoms of IBS. Because acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine, each person is treated on a case-by-case basis, and the treatment will target the stomach and large intestine meridians. As the body’s energy system (Qi, pronounced chi) rebalances, it naturally begins to balance hormones, heal inflammation, and ultimately get rid of the symptoms of IBS. There are no side effects and most people find the treatments completely painless.

Release the Emotions with Tapping

Imagine that our minds and bodies are like a swimming pool. Each time in our life when we have been hurt, fearful or traumatized; we add a “ball” to our pool. Too many balls in our pools, and we may start to experience anxiety and overwhelm; we may be quick to anger or tears or a myriad of other non-serving emotions. For some, these trapped emotions may show up as physical ailments. Gently release the emotions attached to the balls in our pool with Tapping/EFT and enhance your emotional wellness. Ease or eliminate pain and stress. Create peace, joy, calm, confidence & clarity.

The Ozone Therapy Difference

Ozone therapy has been used for years as a modality for a variety of dental conditions. Ozone is a wonderful addition to many dental treatments, because it’s natural, safe, and effective energized oxygen achieves excellent results with no risk of allergic reaction or contraindication. Ozone is also thought to have a balancing effect on the immune system, aiding healing by calming aggravated immune cells. Ozone therapy has many applications in the dental office such as treating periodontal disease, root canals, surgical procedures, reduce sensitivity and help repair the early stages of decay.

Product Review: Monashee Spring Water

Nestled 300 feet below the Monashee Mountain Range near Valemount, British Columbia lies a natural spring. Monashee Water is true spring water and it contains no chemicals or additives, only essential minerals. It’s also slightly alkaline, which many health practitioners believe helps balance your body’s pH and, as a result, enhances the body’s ability to heal itself. Experience the natural spring water difference.

Meet the Professional

Robin McKay has a BSc in Nursing, a Masters in Organization Behaviour, and over 35 robust years of experience working in health and human services. She has been studying and practicing energy work and Jin Shin Jyutsu for over 15 years. Robin teaches workshops for meditation, breath work and self-help Jin Shin Jyutsu. Her practice now extends to the treatment of animals as they also suffer from stressors and trauma. Her personal mission is to help individuals, and now animals, reach their highest potential by relieving anxiety and removing energy blockages to achieve their greatest state of wellness.

A Sense of Belonging

How can you tell whether a retirement living community fosters a sense of belonging? “We are very happy and thrilled with The Hamlets at Deer Park! The staff are absolutely wonderful in every way! My mom has adjusted there very well because everyone has made her feel so welcomed. The residents are all very kind and helpful. My mom loves the food, the entertainment and has only good things to say. Thank you for my mom’s special care and how you make all the family feel so welcomed and that you can’t do enough for us!” – S. Knopp

Meet the Practitioner

Stephen Roberts, born and raised in Alberta, has had a passion for helping people since adolescence. He received his MA in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University in 2014. He uses cutting-edge, research-based therapies that involve both brain and body for the most effective, long-lasting results. One such therapy, Brainspotting, is a tool to access the deeper brain to target and release maladaptive connections to enhance creativity, focus and sports performance. Stephen works with local athletes to treat underlying causes using various therapies together with other practitioners in the Udaya Wellness Clinic and community.