What is Emotional Freedom Technique, EFT?

According to the National Emotional Freedom Techniques Training Institute(NeftTI). EFT is a form of energy psychology. Energy psychology is a branch of psychology that addresses the mind and body systems in tandem in order to address the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. EFT is an advancement in our ability to help ourselves and others […]

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Customized Exercise Programs

The Rose Remedy customized exercise programs are suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels, including, but not restricted to, older adults. We offer exercise for rehabilitation, chronic-disease management and prevention, prevention of falls, as well as general health and fitness to improve the quality of life. A physiotherapy assessment determines specific goals and […]

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Qigong

Qi (pronounced chee) means life energy. Gong (pronounced gung) means work/practice. So Qigong means “working with the energy of life.” Qigong is a system of self-healing that has been used in China for thousands of years to boost health and longevity. Gentle, yet powerful exercises combine four elements — abdominal breathing, slow movement, visualization and […]

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Laughter is the Best Medicine

Here is another great article on the benefits of laughter by Melinda Smith, M.A., and Jeanne Segal, Ph.D. Humor is infectious. The sound of roaring laughter is far more contagious than any cough, sniffle, or sneeze. When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness and intimacy. Laughter also triggers healthy physical changes in […]

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Laughter relieves stress, and maybe helps memory

This article originally appeared in the ICAA Research Review Newsletter, Vol. 14, No. 14 Stress can raise levels of the hormone cortisol, and cortisol has been shown to affect memory and learning ability among older adults. Laughter and humor are ways to relieve stress. A presentation at the Experimental Biology annual meeting reported that a group of […]

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Open Hearts

When we feel loved and supported, our body benefits. We all intuitively know that our emotions and our state of mind influence our physical health. When we are in a state of conflict or anger, we can feel the drain on our body and on our energy level. Conversely, when things are “going well” (our […]

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What is the Relaxation Response?

The Relaxation Response, discovered by the inspirational author and Harvard cardiologist, Herbert Benson, M.D., represents an antidote to stress/ the fight or flight response . The Relaxation Response corresponds to a physical portion of the brain (located in the hypothalamus) which—when triggered—sends out neurochemicals that almost precisely counteract the fight or flight response. The benefits […]

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What is stress?

Stress is the way we react physically, mentally and emotionally to various conditions, demands and changes in our lives. There are work-related and personal stressors. Not all stress is bad. Positive stress can challenge us to act in creative and resourceful ways and optimize performance. When stress becomes so great that it overwhelms us, negative […]

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