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Offices in:  Cambridge, Mississauga & Grimsby (Ontario, Canada)

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Emotional, Physical & Spiritual Health Correlation

 

    It would seem that we are each a "whole" human being, in such a way that our body, emotions & spiritual dimension are intricately intertwined. 

    The medical profession's treatment of mood disorders (depression, bipolar, anxiety/panic, phobias, obsessive compulsive, ADD/ADHD), schizophrenia, etc. with antidepressants & other medications, is based on our emotions being bio-chemical responses in our bodies. Chemical imbalances whether brought on by heredity, malfunction or disease (internal/endogenous), or by emotional reaction to external events or thoughts (reactive/exogenous), each seem to have the same bio-chemical/emotional effects on us.

    It might also be wise at times to test for food allergies with your MD & a naturopath (they each do different types of tests). Children's mood swings & tantrums are sometimes thought to be related to this.

    Since our perceptions / emotional reactions seem to affect our internal bio-chemical system as much as this happens visa versa, it is therefore very likely that chronic negative emotional states affect our immune system, susceptibility to disease, cancer (?) & premature aging. Our bio-chemical emotional state would also likely affect our ability to "be still" & sense / hear God's movings in us. It is probably safe to assume that our spiritual dimension affects our emotional perceptions & therefore our bodies bio-chemically in this way as well. A few scriptures related to these things would be : Proverbs 3:7-8, 12:4, 14:30, 15:30, 16:24 & 17:22. Bone marrow is important for healthy blood cell balance, etc..

    The upshot of all of this is that if we don't take care of ourselves physically, emotionally or spiritually, it is going to bio-chemically affect each of the other dimensions as well. Our emotions are not always solely just reactive responses to our perceptions & environment as counseling / counselling once thought. Our bio-chemical physical state will affect our emotional & spiritual perceptions if we don't take care of our bodies. It is therefore very important to exercise & eat properly if we want our emotions to be balanced, as both of these things affect our bodies bio-chemically.

 

    Phone counseling / counselling, Online audio / video, email or LiveType Chat Instant Messaging etherapy sessions are available for working through issues as an alternative to the standard Office appointments we also offer (see Online & Phone Counseling).

     In our Resources section we have a number of links, books, articles, essays & seminar notes that may be of help as a supplement to counseling.

 

Context of our Value Base

     Our counseling services are available to both Christians & non-Christians alike (as per our Mission Statement), & for both we integrate our spirituality only to the degree that people request & are comfortable with.  We are respectful of others being in somewhat different places than we are in the life journeys we walk out, & are also aware that many have been hurt or offended religiously by others in their past.

    We do not try to force our Christian value base or beliefs on others, although it can at times affect what goals we feel comfortable about being able to work on with others, because there are a handful of moral & spiritual issues where we will not be comfortable in counseling contrary to our beliefs. These issues generally do not tend to come up in most people's counseling though.

    We come from a spiritual, biblical perspective so when requested we also function as pastoral counselors / counsellors in addition to being professional counselors, marriage & family therapists.  We are very comfortable with prayer & the inclusion of scripture where this is requested & desired, yet even then it will be integrated only to the degree that people are comfortable with.

 

Who we are : MSW MDiv 20+ years counseling experience

Please feel free to book Online & Phone counseling appointments as an alternative to our Office appointments

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