Eastern philosophy teaches that we are not just our bodies – we are energy. Quantum physics teaches us that we are a very complex system of energetic patterns. As a result, we are learning that we cannot isolate one thing from a complex pattern without creating an impact on the whole system. A symptom does not necessarily signify one specific problem, but rather that something is out of balance within the whole body.
Energy work honours the body’s wisdom by looking at the entire body and its energy field, called an Aura. We know that if there are blocks to a person’s energy field it can create problems physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually. Energy work practitioners, also called Holistic Energy Practitioners, are trained to find the blocks in the body’s energy field and then assist in gently releasing the blocks so that the body is free to balance and heal naturally.
Energy work is provided by Holistic energy practitioners who have been trained and certified in energy techniques called modalities. The modalities offered at the Paradigm Centre are: Therapeutic Touch, Total Body Modification (TBM), Biocomputer Operating System (BOS), Energy Psychology, Medical Intuition, Channeling, Reiki, Body Talk and Integrated Chakra and Meridian Balancing.
Please note: That energy work offered by the Holistic Energy Practitioners is not conventional nor is it a substitute for a traditional medical or allopathic medical care. Energy work is not suitable for anyone undergoing extreme psychiatric distress or anyone who has been or is receiving medical assistance for extreme psychiatric distress.
Registered Massage Therapy
Massage therapy consists primarily of hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, specifically, the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints for the purpose of optimizing health.
Massage therapy treatment has a therapeutic effect on the body and optimizes health and well-being by acting on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems.
Physical function can be developed, maintained and improved; and physical dysfunction and pain and the effects of stress can be relieved or prevented through the use of Massage Therapy.
Modern massage techniques can be traced back to the 1700′s and the development of Swedish massage, the first systematic method of therapeutic massage based on physiology. Today’s Massage Therapists use their knowledge of anatomy and physiology to combine traditional Swedish and modern Massage Therapy techniques with exercise and other therapies to treat their clients.
Advanced Registered Massage Therapy
This type of therapy incorporates techniques learned throughout five years of the Manual Osteopathy program at the Canadian College of Osteopathy. It includes craniosacral techniques, soft tissue release, fluidic techniques, and joint mobilizations (all techniques are within the scope of Massage Therapy).
Each session includes a comprehensive intake and assessment as well as treatment, with the goal of uncovering the root cause of any pain or dysfunction you may be experiencing.
Helpful for conditions such as headaches, TMJ dysfunction, dizziness/vertigo, back pain (upper/mid/lower), pelvic dysfunction/hip problems, sinus problems, whiplash injuries, stress/anxiety, digestive issues, respiratory issues, acute or chronic pain/injuries.
EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
Supria Karmakar, is a Clinical Social Worker who uses EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing as one of the ways to assist individuals to process traumatic or distressing life events. It is an effective therapy for the treatment of various traumas, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), assault, car accidents, bullying experiences, and other distressing or emotional experiences including anxiety, depression, childhood adversity, grief and loss.
Sometimes life’s events can create an imbalance, where the memories and emotions become ‘stuck’ and/or ‘blocked’, the brain wants to naturally heal these places where the memories are blocked. EMDR uses detailed and evidence based protocols and procedures to help activate the brain’s natural healing processes to re-process these traumatic memories helping you to feel free of these painful incidents, bringing back calm and clarity, and assisting you to enjoy your life again.
For more information visit: www.emdr.com
Reiki Energy Therapy
A gentle hands-on healing technique originating in Japan, Reiki helps to restore energetic flow to blocked areas of the body. This unique and comforting treatment can help to relieve pain, awaken insight, and take you to new levels of relaxation!
Good for stress, anxiety, relaxation, meditation, enhancing mind/body connection, awakening insight, improving sleep, pain relief, feeling more grounded, centered, and calm.
Counselling – Individual, Couples, Families and Groups
provides a supportive space for individuals to be heard, find hope, gain greater awareness, and learn strategies to manage distress and improve their relationships.
working with children and supporting families to understand and connect with one another. It helps families come closer together, repair ruptures in their relationships, and develop or rebuild emotionally secure relationships.
aims to help couples become closer, learn to address conflict productively, and build a life of shared meaning together.
working with groups helps to capitalize on the power of shared experience while integrating the principles of mindfulness, the practice of yoga, and the techniques of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) to help individuals manage the symptoms of anxiety and depression.