Treatment option offers relief from pain and anxiety

People suffering from chronic pain and stress now have a new treatment option on the North Island. Comox-based brain health expert and registered clinical counselor, Dr. Tom Diamond, has expanded his brain-changing practice to include Virtual Reality (VR) for pain, stress and anxiety management, and

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How to Help a Loved One Who Is Stressed

Everyone experiences stress; some more often than others, and we all react in different ways.  Unfortunately, we often don’t know how to deal with our own stress and emotions when they pile up and cause us to break down. As a result, it’s important for

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Relaxation Is Not Selfish

Someone out there needs to hear this today: relaxation is not selfish. re·lax·a·tion /rēˌlakˈseiSH(ə)n/ noun the balancing of your body’s cortisol levels. Relaxation seems so frivolous when we are immersed in such a fast-paced world based on productivity. We can’t make time for it because

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Neurofeedback VR Meditation

Three worlds colliding: Neurofeedback, Virtual Reality, and Meditation. Technology is changing quickly, and it’s becoming more mental health-friendly. Imagine being able to sit in a chair, visually in the most serene environment, all while training your brain to be less anxious and more positive. Now

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Bigger Hippocampus = Better Health

Did you know that you can grow your hippocampus? This is a small but critical part of your brain that is responsible for memory, learning and forming brand new brain cells! Yes that’s right. Your brain grows about 700 new cells every day. Eventually all

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First Nation Health Authority Benefit Program

We are pleased to announce that we are a registered service provider with the First Nation Health Authority Health Benefits Program: Crisis Intervention Mental Health Program and the Indian Residential School Resolution Health Support Program (IRS-RHSP). If you have first nations or native status, you may

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Regulation of Counsellors – Health Professionals Act

We recently sent a letter to the Health Minister Mr Adrian Dix and copied our local MLA’s Ronna Rae Leonard, Rachel Blaney and Gord Johns in support of regulating BC Counsellors.  Fact BC has been seeking this recognition for over 20 years.  This will not only bring

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