What is Yoga Therapy?

We are so excited to announce the introduction of a new program to our Seattle clinic! Beginning next week, we’re offering a six week Yoga Therapy workshop. Yoga therapy is where mind and body meet. It combines traditional concepts of yoga with Western psychological knowledge and it’s part of our expanding wellness services. Yoga Therapy joins programs … Read more

Spirituality – What’s the Big Deal?

The destructive nature of addiction By Lee Hausmann, MA, ICCAC Originally published in the Summer 2015 issue of Moods Magazine,  http://www.moodsmag.com/moods/index.php  As an addiction therapist and a person who has been directly impacted by addiction, I have been involved in the treatment of people struggling from this mental health disorder for over 20 years. Addiction comes in many forms: … Read more

Intensive Outpatient Programs: Early Intervention Can Mitigate the Need for Residential Treatment

The American Society of Addiction Medicine defines addiction as a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry. Similar to other chronic illnesses such as cancer and diabetes, addiction, if left untreated can develop into a more severe condition over time.  The negative impact of addiction can range from physical and emotional … Read more

Play It Forward for Mental Health Awareness

  Henri Matisse said that creativity takes courage.  That’s exactly how you would describe Shelley Marshall – courageous and creative.  Hilarious is another word you might use.  She’s a comedienne, a mother and a mental health warrior.  And she’s partnered with the Edgewood Health Network to bring her award winning autobiographical play Hold Mommy’s Cigarette across Canada. … Read more