Clean up your diet. Create some art. Do some yoga. Feel ahhhh-mazing!

I'm a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, professional artist, and restorative yoga facilitator. And you know what I've discovered over the years? Combining all three of them makes me feel f**king good. My workshops and classes combine all three facets to help those dealing with anxiety, panic attacks, depression, and stress to feel better! Learn more about them below. Disclaimer

Holistic Nutrition

 

restorative yoga

 

meditative art

 

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Holistic Nutrition

Holistic nutritionists recognize that food is so much more than calories, fats and proteins, and even more than the vitamins and minerals that it contains. Where, when, and how food was grown, the process it underwent to get to your plate, and the physical and psychological state you are in when you eat it all determine what kind of effect that food will have on your overall health! A Holistic Nutritionist recognizes that each and every one of us has unique needs and biochemical differences. One type of diet may provide astounding results for one person while doing little to help the other. 

Western medicine has overlooked how the food we eat has a profound effect on our mental health, but thankfully that is starting to change. Everything from blood sugar issues to food intolerances are linked to anxiety, depression, panic attacks, and other mental health issues.

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Restorative Yoga

Restorative yoga is a gentle, therapeutic yoga practice that uses different postures and supportive props in specific sequences to draw our sensory experience “inward”, which allows the body’s own healing capabilities to awaken. Restorative yoga postures are different than more active forms of yoga in that they have a greater influence on the internal organ systems than the superficial muscles. These postures stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for the relaxation response. It is through this mechanism that restorative yoga can be so effective for the symptoms of stress, panic, and anxiety, and even pain.

Because restorative yoga is so gentle, it is suitable for virtually everyone and postures can always be modified to adapt to motility issues. Stress is essential to life, however, when stress becomes chronic and dominant, illness eventually sets in. Every single illness can be tied back to stress. Modulating our response to stressful situations is an important step to good overall health, and along with exercise and good nutrition, restorative yoga is an excellent tool in helping us to manage stressful situations with greater clarity and compassion.

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Meditative Art

The beauty of art-making is that it can either transport you to another place, or bring you into the present moment. When we are looking for an escape from reality, we can do creative exercises to stretch our imaginations and go on a vacation from the daily stressors of life.

When we want to improve our ability to live in the present, we can do creative exercises that increase our focus and bring ourselves back into our bodies.

Bringing both of these practices into your life, whether you have any artistic ability or not, can be extremely beneficial to your mental wellbeing. 

Meditative Art is especially helpful to those who have difficulty with sitting meditation.

DISCLAIMER

Mental illness is serious business, just like any other illness. If you are dealing with any mental health issues, the services offered by Ti-An · Artist & Mood Healer are NOT meant to be a replacement for seeking help from a general practitioner, psychiatrist, psychologist, or any other medical health professional. Our services are meant as complementary therapeutic tools ONLY.

If you are thinking about suicide, please visit https://suicideprevention.ca/ if you are in Canada or dial 911 if you are in crisis. 

If you are not in Canada, please visit http://ibpf.org/resource/list-international-suicide-hotlines for your local number.