Seminars

The naturopathic doctors in our clinic and other health professionals within the community provide seminars, mostly free-of-charge, for patients and the public as a way of teaching the basics of conscious living and achieving optimal wellness.  

As seating is limited, please register for our seminars or workshops by calling 905-940-2727  or email us at info@naturopathicfoundations.ca

Upcoming Events

December 2018 Seminars 

December 4th at 6:30pm by Dr. Denis Marier, ND, MA

The Practice of Mindfulness 

With the end-of-year holiday season fast approaching, and the hustle, bustle, and
stress that invariably comes along with it, Dr. Marier offers some insight on how to
stay grounded and present this holiday season and enjoy it to the max with
minimum stress.

Topics covered include

leaf.jpg What is mindfulness and why is it important?

leaf.jpg  How to stay in the moment when everything is going so quickly

leaf.jpg  Useful and practical tips to avoid getting burnt out and over-stressed 

 

December 6th at 6:30pm by Dr. Denis Marier, ND, MA

Indigenous Series: The Four Shields of Life 

Dr. Marier draws upon his own Métis heritage, education, and participation with the Indigenous culture to explore the teaching of the Four Shields of Life as a way of finding balance in our lives. The Four Shields teach us how to balance our physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual selves. Learn about the Medicine Wheel and the Four Seasons and how we are all walking the Sacred Hoop from birth until death.

 

2019 Seminars

January 8th at 6:30pm by Dr. Iva Lloyd, ND

The Lost Art of Goal Setting 

Too often these days the focus is on living in the moment. Although there are times when that is beneficial, knowing how to set realistic goals is also a valuable skill.  This seminar will:  

leaf.jpg  show you how to set realistic and impactful goals

leaf.jpg  teach you the value of goals and how they help to direct the mind

leaf.jpg  help you determine the most effective goals for you.

 

January 17th at 6:30pm by Dr. Denis Marier, ND, MA

Varicose Veins and Compression Therapy

Do your legs ache? Do you have varicose veins? Are you an athlete? The concept of compression therapy lies on a simple and mechanical principle: the application of an elastic garment around the leg.

 Compression Therapy assists with and treats:

leaf.jpg varicose veins
leaf.jpg lymphedema
leaf.jpg lower limb swelling
leaf.jpg tired, achy legs
leaf.jpg enhancing athletic performance
leaf.jpg venous conditions associated with pregnancy

Join Dr. Marier as he goes over the principles of graduated compression therapy and its health benefits. Dr. Marier is a certified Sigvaris fitter and can take your measurements and order compression therapy garments for you. Take a look at the exciting catalogue of compression garments made from the finest merino wool, Sea Island cotton, and natural microfibers.

 *** Most extended health insurance plans cover the costs of compression therapy garments ***

 

January 22th at 6:30pm by Dr. Leena Athparia, ND

Healing with Ayurvedic Spices

Spices have long been treasured additions to cooking – for their taste as well as their medicinal properties.  This seminar will introduce you to some of the common and more exotic spices you may have in your cupboard. You will learn how to incorporate them into your daily diet for their medicinal benefits, and you will be introduced to which spices can be used for which Ayurvedic constitutions (Vata, Pitta, Kapha).  This seminar teaches:

leaf.jpg  The traditional uses of spices

leaf.jpg  Current research and modern uses of the most common spices

leaf.jpg  Choosing spices to complement your Dosha (Ayurvedic constitution)

leaf.jpg  Cooking methods for optimal therapeutic benefit

 

February 5th at 6:30pm by Dr. Iva Lloyd, ND

Distractions and Responsibilities 

Do you ever get a sense that you are always busy, but not necessarily fulfilled.  It is important to take time every now and then and to determine if you are doing what you need to do to be happy and healthy.  This seminar will: 

leaf.jpg provide the tools to look at your life and determine what is a distraction
leaf.jpg assist you in understanding what is a true responsibility 
leaf.jpg help you determine what are you doing (or what you need to do) that nurtures your heart and soul.

 

February 26th at 6:30pm by Dr. Leena Athparia, ND

Breathing - the life force

Breathing is the vital source of life and defines life itself. Breathing reflects changes in our thoughts and mood and improper breathing is associated with a number of symptoms and conditions including anxiety, heartburn, muscle pain, insomnia and others.  Come and learn how to assess your breathing and be more in tune with your breath.

 

March 5th at 6:30pm by Dr. Iva Lloyd, ND

The Need for Anchors 

Life is easier when you have goals and targets that help pull you through the difficult times in life.  Anchors are future goals, targets or role models that help guide you through life. This seminar will:

leaf.jpg explain the value of anchors and how the mind uses them to make decisions

leaf.jpg teach you how to set healthy anchors that keep you focused on your goals and your future

leaf.jpg explain how anchors can help you move through difficult times in your life

 

March 19th at 6:30pm by Dr. Leena Athparia, ND

Managing Arthritis

Chronic arthritis older adult can be challenging - significant pain, frustration and fatigue can leave you feeling discouraged. Even if you are on medications, naturopathic medicine can provide additional support for arthritis. In this seminar, we will help you understand how you can manage arthritic pain with natural solutions. This seminar will cover:

leaf.jpg Lifestyle factors that contribute to arthritis 

leaf.jpg The role of nutrition in arthritis 

leaf.jpg Methods to help cope with pain

leaf.jpg Naturopathic treatment options (acupuncture, herbs, ayurvedic therapies)

 

May 7th at 6:30pm by Dr. Iva Lloyd, ND

The Importance of Anticipation 

We live in a world where most things are at our fingertips and communications with others are often immediate.  There are advantages to this, but there are also many disadvantages.  The mind does better when life involves anticipation and waiting.  This seminar will: 

leaf.jpg discuss the role of anticipation as it relates to mood, cognition and relationships

leaf.jpg discuss the importance of having daily, weekly, monthly and future things to look forward to

leaf.jpg explain the link between anticipation, gratitude and joy

 

Past Seminar List