Transform Your Work and Family Culture...
How do we create and live not only the picture of health in our work and home life? How do we live congruent with our beliefs and values? We're bringing together Elan's ideas on wellness, education, family and whatever comes up along the way-a little Waldorf and Steiner, a little Network community, and any other gurus that we meet along along the way to help our family and office in transformation.
Gratitude & Priming
Scott's Thoughts: Gratitude in November~ it's perception month at Elan Family Wellness Centre! Thanks to Scott Hutchison, RMT and Allergy Practitioner at our office (and founder of Energy Rich Day!!) for this information on Gratitude and Priming.
And swoosh... November has blown in for it's yearly visit. As we start to shiver and wonder where our wonderful summer went, it's a great time to look back early and say thanks for an amazing year! Around our neck of the planet, we shoot for a daily practice of Gratitude.
A study was once done around effect of external stimulus on the emotional preconception of our environment. Shortly, something as simple as temperature (even brief but extreme exposure) could have lasting emotional colouring in ones day. Knowing this trick of the mind and body, we can hack our day to look for opportunities of gratitude. Imagine taking just 10 minutes to set your nervous system and brain/body antenna to tune into areas in your life to feel gratitude for others. We set the computer of our being to tune into this perception and to omit, delete, or even simply overlook that which takes us out of that state of gratitude. (Side note: this process takes practice. Like anything... you need to put in the work but as you practice anything, it becomes easier.)
The process I like to use is called Priming. Tony Robbins uses this system, therefore I use this system. I could take the rest of this newsletter to explain it... or you can follow this simple video. It will tune you to Gratitude and you will be happy to see how long it will last into your day! (Josephene and I do it first thing... most days.) ~ Scott
would like to introduce to you the newest addition to our family at
Elan! Please welcome Jodey
Sharman, Registered Psychologist.
started working as an Occupational Therapist and returned to school
to get her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology in her 40’s.
She works comfortably with people with both physical and mental
health conditions, complex diagnoses such as Bipolar Disorder, and
difficult relationships including recovery from past and present
abuse. She has experience helping individuals with medical leave from
work and addiction recovery and relapse prevention. Jodey is
practicing and training in Somato Respiratory Integration (SRI),
intuition development, and Medical Intuition. Many of Jodey’s
clients talk about working through being disconnected and lacking energy and
fulfillment. Jodey is excited to use psychological therapies to
help clients who are practicing SRI move through the 12 Stages of
Healing from suffering to wholeness and connection. She enjoys
Thank you to Dr Robert Clarke, Chiropractor at Elan Family Wellness Centre in Bowness, for this article on Community. Dr Rob practises Network Spinal Care and 12 Stages of Healing Somato Respiratory Integration.
Human nature craves community. For some it’s a small intimate circle of friends, for others it’s a large group of friends, coworkers, relatives and the people connected to them. Regardless of size it is an essential element in our health and happiness. There are books and seminars on building community, but really it’s as simple as, talking to your neighbors, calling a friend or cashier at your grocery store. It’s about reaching out. A fun way to engage is having a potluck; it used to be the way people connected in the past, sharing food, conversation and helping each other. In our modern times we are almost too independent, in the past we had to help each other to survive. Now it is essential for us to thrive. Our successes are better when shared; our burdens are lessened when…
Ten days of eating Vegan are under way. This is the food experiment I am dreading the most, but I will try my best.
Why am I wanting to try Vegan? Amount of Protein. I am curious if I am getting too much protein with my usual carnivore diet. I haven't convinced myself that I will be calculating my daily protein consumption, but maybe this will give my body a break if I am getting too much. So far, I'm sticking to my grazing-3 meals and 3 snacks a day & will try to balance them all with protein, fats and carbs.Alkaline State. Vegan diets support your body being in an alkaline state, which is better for us for many reasons and if I find the time that would be a blog post alone. I threw this comment out to a practice member and she suggested we get some pH strips to measure, so we did. (Just from our Health Food Store, but apparently you can also get them at Home Care Centres.)Inflammation. Too much of the wrong types of fats can lead our body into the Inflammatory Pr…