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Childhood Regulation and Neuroscience by Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S

Everything that applies to kids also applies to adults as we were all once children. By the age five 90% of a child’s brain has already developed. In the first few years of life children primarily encode information through the right brain which dictates that any experience encountered is approached in a very present-centered way…. Read More

Ketamine in Psychotherapy: Opportunities to Explore by Will Van Derveer, MD

Default mode network is a survival mechanism that protects us, looking for what’s not right in the situation. The role of meditation experience is associated in DMN activity and connectivity shows that the medial frontal and posterior cingulate cortex were relatively deactivated in experience meditators across all meditation types. DMN works subconsciously which implies that… Read More

Functional Medicine Approaches to Sleep by Ashwin Mehta, MD

Sleep is a state of letting go or surrender. The harder we try or strive to sleep often times lends itself to diminishing sleep quality. The importance of sleep is the fact that it aids in reversing damage that we incur during wakeful hours, reversing oxidative stress, repleting energy stores and more importantly is the… Read More

Nutrition and Mental Health by Mary Rondeau, ND

Looking at a wide variety of population studies it has been seen that traditional diets which is mostly wholefoods based seem to reduce depression and anxiety. Dr. Mary Rondeau discusses how balanced and proper diet aids in bettering sleep and a person’s over all mental health. Looking at experimental sleep restrictions and physiological hormonal behavioral… Read More