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Communication as a Post-Trauma Therapy

 “I started to lose confidence in myself and the people around me. I saw myself looking for danger in my surroundings. I lost my purpose in life, lost my direction, life lost its value.” Individuals living in a post-traumatic state, or suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), often face persistent, frightening thoughts and memories of...

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Garden Therapy

Conservation horticulturist Melanie Priesnitz spends a great deal of time in the garden. She has been helping the visitors of Acadia University’s Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens unplug and connect to nature, for years. Recalling her career, in Ontario, working in office buildings she says, “I was wistfully looking out the window, wishing I was outside...

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Project feeding the soul

A day of self-care is something many people have on the books but never get to do. Now a group of therapists from Pictou County are making it easier to indulge yourself in healing, relaxation and self-care. I am Worth It is a project started by Lisa McNiven a doctor of naturopathic medicine, Jeanette Gormley,...

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