For many of us, the holidays bring lots of joy and excitement which is often coupled with jam-packed schedules and maybe a little too much socializing. As are most things in life, the holidays are often a push and pull, both the good and bad. We often think about how to get through the holidays in terms of logistics – where do I need to be and when, what’s the perfect gift for everyone, and can I really justify making three desserts for this meal? When we have an overwhelming number of things that we want to do, we may experience high levels of stress and be unable to enjoy the richness that comes with the holidays.
I’d encourage you to think about when you’ll take some time for yourself. If your holiday is filled with connecting with friends and family, you may feel compelled to spend all of your time with these people. While it can be meaningful, important and positive to do so, we also need to listen to ourselves, and our bodies. Listen to tension or stress in yourself and recognize when you need to take a break. I’d suggest you think about, before starting the holiday season, of when you’ll have some downtime. If you don’t have any, consider making some! You may need to schedule some time to take care of yourself.
During all of the events and busyness that comes along with holidays, we may be rushing from one thing to the next without sitting to enjoy the company or the effort everyone may have put into the holiday. Practicing mindfulness means being in the present moment and observing, non-judgementally. If you find yourself thinking only of what’s next, take a moment to “pull” yourself into the present – focus on one person or object and fully explore it. Look at all the curves and shadows, consider all of the beauty and imperfections. Sit in the moment and allow whatever you observe to exist. It’s much easier said than done, but the holidays are meant for human connection, so let’s try to remain connected to ourselves in the present moment.
Best of luck remaining connected and mindful during this holiday season. As the New Year approaches, many people plan to work on themselves through New Year’s resolutions. If you’ve had resolutions before that you’ve given up on, or you notice there’s always something that gets in the way, consider booking an appointment with me in the New Year and we can work to make those goals a reality.
Your friendly neighbourhood therapist,
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Campbell Care Centre is now offering Physiotherapy services!
What is a physiotherapist’s expertise?
Physiotherapists study the science of movement. They learn how to pinpoint an injury’s root causes.
When should I go see a physiotherapist?
Think about getting physiotherapy if you have an injury, or chronic pain that affects how you function everyday. A doctor may refer you to physiotherapy after surgery such as a hip replacement, or an event such as a heart attack or stroke.
What problems do physiotherapists treat?
Physiotherapists focus on both prevention and rehabilitation. Treatment can be for problems caused by injury, disease or disability. Here are some examples:
Neck and back pain caused by problems in the muscles and skeleton
Problems in the bones, joints, muscles and ligaments, such as arthritis and the after-effects of amputation
Lung problems such as asthma
Disability as a result of heart problems
Pelvic issues, such as bladder and bowel problems related to childbirth
Loss of mobility because of trauma to the brain or spine, or due to diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis
Fatigue, pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of muscle strength, for example during cancer treatment, or palliative care
What can I expect at physiotherapy?
Your session will be unique, because it is all about you and your particular needs. In general, here’s what happens:
The physiotherapist learns about your medical history
The physiotherapist assesses and diagnoses your condition
You receive a treatment plan that sets goals for you
You are prescribed a course of exercises and any assistive devices needed
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Campbell Care Centre is proud to announce that we now offer counselling services!
People access counselling services for many reasons. If you believe that you could benefit from developing new skills and realizing new insights to better your everyday life, regulate your emotions or meet your full potential. Many people access counselling well before they feel out of control to help themselves build capacity to cope with change and challenge.
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I tend to find that people who have neck and back also have another problem that I talk about in this video. When this issue is corrected, the neck and back pain tend to heal a heck of a lot faster. Check out my video below to learn more and learn some ways that you can help yourself.