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02/14/2017

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8/29/2016

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Advice for parents on how to return their children to a regular sleep schedule as classes start up again 


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11/10/2015

News 770 Tune in to Tessa’s interview with Peter Watts from News 770 on
PTSD to honor vets on Remembrance Day


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9/9/15

660 NewsTessa Martin, Owner/ Registered Psychologist at Serenity Now, discusses
The Increase in Addictions During Economic Downturns


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Available Healing Services For Canadian Veterans

November 4, 2015, Calgary, Alta — Veterans are very strong individuals, but when dealing with mental health concerns, especially PTSD it is important to get support. After returning from service many veterans experience some form of mental health concerns. This may range from loss of identity to depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). They may also struggle with substance abuse as a coping strategy to deal with some of their mental health concerns.

It’s not as simple as just changing your thoughts. Tessa Martin, Serenity Now Wellness director says, “Since many of the concerns that Veterans are experiencing are being experienced by both their mind and their body, the healing is so much more than just making you think differently.” As a provider for Veterans Affairs Canada, Martin is able to do assessments to understand the severity of the post-traumatic stress disorder as well as screen for concerns for depression, anxiety, stress, and addiction. Once the assessment is completed, they can work on learning grounding strategies to manage any invasive thoughts or feelings, teach relaxation strategies to manage anxiety and stress, as well as address any thoughts and feelings that may be arising in regards to any of the mental health concerns that are present.

Martin explains, “Veterans Canada is very dedicated to helping. Veterans have the ability to use their extended health benefits to be able to access services, often without the wait times.” For family members, it can also be helpful to seek support on how to deal with the person you love. There can be a lot of stress on those around the veterans who are struggling because often they are witnessing drastic changes in personality.

If you see a veteran on Remembrance Day, it is important to remember that the day can be filled with mixed emotions. They are remembering friends that they lost or contemplating the changes they have been experiencing since their service. Martin says, “Since Remembrance Day can be very difficult for many veterans, a simple “Thank you for your service” can be sufficient. Try to stay away from any conversations about what they saw while they were serving or if they killed anyone, as these can be very triggering conversations.

Here are useful links to the support Veterans can receive:

http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/services/health/mental-health/other-services/action-plan http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/services/health/mental-health/other-services/action-plan/oag


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Outpatient Program For Addicts To Heal the Pain And Create Freedom

Aug. 19, 2015, Calgary, Alta — Addiction comes in a lot of forms, but the defining characteristics are the same. When it comes to looking for recovery, the treatment must fit the patient. Serenity Now Wellness is launching an outpatient program in September that works with people struggling with addictions to alcohol, drugs, food and technology.

This is an opportunity for those who find their addiction has been interfering with their lives, but they are still functioning enough to be able to work. Tessa Martin, Serenity Now Wellness director says, “Many people who struggle with addiction need a lifestyle that encourages recovery. It is not just about not using, it is about healing pain and creating a feeling of freedom in your body that will make recovery sustainable.”

An outpatient program is highly effective for early-stage addicts because it focuses on techniques for overcoming addiction. The first goal is to get rid of the stigma that is preventing people from having the conversation and then getting treatment. The first signs of addiction can be subtle and easy to overlook, but for those who are fortunate enough to recognize these signs, an outpatient program is an effective option.

Serenity Now Wellness’ outpatient program will take place at various locations in inner-city Calgary. They have on board naturopaths, osteopaths, massage therapists, chiropractors, yoga instructors, nutritionists, nurse practitioners, personal trainers and psychologists. This outpatient program will work on creating a new lifestyle through exercise, diet, thoughts and beliefs.

Managing mental, emotional and physical aspects of life requires a multifaceted approach. The goal is to uncover the underlying causes of the dependency and lead to a more balanced life.


For media inquiries, please contact Tessa Martin.

Tessa Martin
Registered Psychologist
tessa@serenitynowwellness.ca
403-519-6142
serenitynowwellness.ca


About Serenity Now Wellness

The practitioners at Serenity Now have a wide range of skills and experience. They are dedicated to creating total body wellness by providing the tools and treatments required to move from distress to health and wellness. The team of wellness experts are dedicated to crea

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1/2/2016

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Strategies to Help Children De-Stress


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11/10/2015

News 770 Tune in to Tessa’s interview with Peter Watts from News 770 on
PTSD to honor vets on Remembrance Day


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9/9/15

660 NewsTessa Martin, Owner/ Registered Psychologist at Serenity Now, discusses
The Increase in Addictions During Economic Downturns


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Available Healing Services For Canadian Veterans

November 4, 2015, Calgary, Alta — Veterans are very strong individuals, but when dealing with mental health concerns, especially PTSD it is important to get support. After returning from service many veterans experience some form of mental health concerns. This may range from loss of identity to depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). They may also struggle with substance abuse as a coping strategy to deal with some of their mental health concerns.

It’s not as simple as just changing your thoughts. Tessa Martin, Serenity Now Wellness director says, “Since many of the concerns that Veterans are experiencing are being experienced by both their mind and their body, the healing is so much more than just making you think differently.” As a provider for Veterans Affairs Canada, Martin is able to do assessments to understand the severity of the post-traumatic stress disorder as well as screen for concerns for depression, anxiety, stress, and addiction. Once the assessment is completed, they can work on learning grounding strategies to manage any invasive thoughts or feelings, teach relaxation strategies to manage anxiety and stress, as well as address any thoughts and feelings that may be arising in regards to any of the mental health concerns that are present.

Martin explains, “Veterans Canada is very dedicated to helping. Veterans have the ability to use their extended health benefits to be able to access services, often without the wait times.” For family members, it can also be helpful to seek support on how to deal with the person you love. There can be a lot of stress on those around the veterans who are struggling because often they are witnessing drastic changes in personality.

If you see a veteran on Remembrance Day, it is important to remember that the day can be filled with mixed emotions. They are remembering friends that they lost or contemplating the changes they have been experiencing since their service. Martin says, “Since Remembrance Day can be very difficult for many veterans, a simple “Thank you for your service” can be sufficient. Try to stay away from any conversations about what they saw while they were serving or if they killed anyone, as these can be very triggering conversations.

Here are useful links to the support Veterans can receive:

http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/services/health/mental-health/other-services/action-plan http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/services/health/mental-health/other-services/action-plan/oag


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Outpatient Program For Addicts To Heal the Pain And Create Freedom

Aug. 19, 2015, Calgary, Alta — Addiction comes in a lot of forms, but the defining characteristics are the same. When it comes to looking for recovery, the treatment must fit the patient. Serenity Now Wellness is launching an outpatient program in September that works with people struggling with addictions to alcohol, drugs, food and technology.

This is an opportunity for those who find their addiction has been interfering with their lives, but they are still functioning enough to be able to work. Tessa Martin, Serenity Now Wellness director says, “Many people who struggle with addiction need a lifestyle that encourages recovery. It is not just about not using, it is about healing pain and creating a feeling of freedom in your body that will make recovery sustainable.”

An outpatient program is highly effective for early-stage addicts because it focuses on techniques for overcoming addiction. The first goal is to get rid of the stigma that is preventing people from having the conversation and then getting treatment. The first signs of addiction can be subtle and easy to overlook, but for those who are fortunate enough to recognize these signs, an outpatient program is an effective option.

Serenity Now Wellness’ outpatient program will take place at various locations in inner-city Calgary. They have on board naturopaths, osteopaths, massage therapists, chiropractors, yoga instructors, nutritionists, nurse practitioners, personal trainers and psychologists. This outpatient program will work on creating a new lifestyle through exercise, diet, thoughts and beliefs.

Managing mental, emotional and physical aspects of life requires a multifaceted approach. The goal is to uncover the underlying causes of the dependency and lead to a more balanced life.


For media inquiries, please contact Tessa Martin.

Tessa Martin
Registered Psychologist
tessa@serenitynowwellness.ca
403-519-6142
serenitynowwellness.ca


About Serenity Now Wellness

The practitioners at Serenity Now have a wide range of skills and experience. They are dedicated to creating total body wellness by providing the tools and treatments required to move from distress to health and wellness. The team of wellness experts are dedicated to creating a peaceful, relaxing experience while you work through some of the concerns in life. Visit http://serenitynowwellness.ca.

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