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Parents of teens, research supports our teens need us….Understanding the teen Brain

Good news, both psychologists and neuroscientists agree our teens need us, however, both warn not to be controlling, “helicopter parents” or “bull doze parents”. Dr. Robert Epstein, a senior research psychologist at the American Institute for Behaviour Research and Technology states?”as parents we should facilitate entry into adulthood”.?While neuroscientist, Dr. Frances Jensen, encourages parents to?, […]

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KidSport KW…so all kids in KW can play

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KidSport? is a Canadian non-profit organization that provides support to under-resourced children and youth 18 years of age and under by removing financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport. We were there to help create awareness and ?donations. Tex along with Kitchener Rangers, Connor Bunnaman, Jacob Cascagnette and Sean Allen were at the […]

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Stomp Out Stigma and Defeat Depression

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(Drawing from former patient on CAIP or YAP) Wednesday, July 8 was Stomp Out Stigma BBQ, with many community partners such as Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention, Waterloo Regional Homes for Mental Health APSGO, CCAC, CSCMOW. There was great music, and a Dr Dance. This event was hosted by Grand River Hospital. A special thank you […]

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The 8 Things No One Tells You About Doing Yoga

The essential lessons every yogi should learn. 1. It?s called a ?practice? for a reason. 2. It?s not just about stretching and being flexible. 3. Using a block, strap or other prop doesn?t make you a D-list yogi. 4. You can take breaks whenever you need to or want to. 5. Doing a handstand as […]

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We know Yoga helps in recovery, but how? Mel’s Story

Yoga My Savior: Mel’s Story Jayne Hembruff currently offers a wonderful inpatient yoga program at Grand River Hospital on the Specialized Mental Health Unit. Jayne applies trauma?sensitive? and therpaeutic principles to design a class that fosters self-awareness, self-care and self-regulation. Classes are welcoming and enjoyable. Individuals who have experienced it report benefiting from a trauma-sensative […]

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Seniors Chair Yoga….90 & 86 year old

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?? 90 and 86 year old celebrate their birthday at Community Seniors Chair Yoga class at Emmanuel United Church, 22 Bridgeport, Waterloo. Wednesdays 10:30-11:30 yoga, followed by snack 11:30-12noon This class will continue until June 17, 2015 ?? This is a FREE class, however, we do request a donation to help keep it going. https://twitter.com/InnovativeWell/status/598522597463035904/photo/1

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SLOW DOWN, breath and enjoy the worlds most relaxing video

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SLOW DOWN: In our fast paced cyber based world it is so important to remember to slow down. Serina Ryder captures this well when she sings?”Slow down; open up your big brown eyes.Feel the rhythm in your heart“. Eddie Cantor also states?”Slow down and enjoy life. It?s not only the scenery you miss by going […]

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2015?Minds in Motion KW Walking Classic on May 10, 2015

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Mark you calendars to participate in?the 8th Annual Minds in Motion KW Walking Classic on Sunday, May 8th, 2016 2015, May 10th Congratulations to everyone who participated; especially all the first timers. Kuddos to everyone who achieved their personal best Thank you to everyone who donated to help grow the shoe fund and all the […]

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What kind of Parent Calls the Police on their child?

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Mental Health?challenges the entire family. To get an insider view, read some of stories?in Friday, March 6, 2015 Star article. http://www.thestar.com/life/2015/03/06/what-kind-of-parent-calls-the-police-on-their-child.html If you or a loved one is experiencing mental health challenges, try to incorporate some type of self care into your day. Innovative Wellness will bring yoga to you at your home if it […]

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Report examines burden of mental illness and addictions on Ontario kids

Excellent article and research(click on link or read article below). Now let’s join forces to help our children, adolescents with strategies and tools to help them with mental wellness. Our YOGA-TASTIC Model helps develop self awareness, self care and self regulation. Contact us to help. Parents please do not discount your own mental and physical […]

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