Promote the achievement of one's full potential through brain-based self-regulation techniques. To help further the exploration and development of advanced technologies to improve one's health and wellness as well as self-regulation, self-awareness, and knowledge of the self.
Provide personal empowerment as well as health and performance enhancement to health care consumers. To assist with cost savings to the health care industry through clinically efficacious biofeedback and other natural health therapies.
Develop and evaluate effective training, protocols and procedures.
Identify, conduct and publish clinical research on more effective health care approaches. Provide parent and consumer education and support to families, medical professionals and educational organisations.
Encourage the development and integration of effective EEG biofeedback assessment and training practices with other clinical approaches.
Gather and disseminate comparative clinical findings and efficacy data.
Promote the awareness and expansion of clinical services and public access by collaborating with care providers.
Expand research knowledge and the application of non-invasive, drug-free health approaches into a range of specialities and paramedical fields.
Build and maintain a solid understanding of the application of EEG Biofeedback, Neurofeedback and Neurotherapy for people worldwide.
We are located at
110-651 Moberly Road, Vancouver, BC,
V5Z 4B2, Canada
18 The Getaway, Gooseberry Hill, Western Australia, 6076
Born in Montreal and raised in Vancouver, Teresa graduated in 1998 from Trinity Western University with a Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Sciences and a Thesis in Biopsychology. Teresa collaborated with leading researchers in Epilepsy from UBC's Graduate Neurosciences program, Dr John Pinel and furthered the research of Dr Jun Wada, the founder of the Sodium Amytal test for brain lateralization from UBC/VGH Dept of Neurology.
Her passion for furthering treatment methods while maintaining low, or if possible, no side effects and improving treatment success was fostered from her own personal experience having lived with epilepsy since a baby. However, after years of unsuccessful treatment, trying new investigational drugs in clinical trials, and struggling with increasing seizures and intensity, Teresa considered brain surgery.
By May 1995, following 2 years of research and brain mapping, neuropsychological and brain lateralization tests, Teresa shaved her head and underwent a temporal lobectomy to remove the epileptic focus in her right mesial temporal lobe. This neurosurgery performed by BC's leading neurosurgeon Dr Barry Woodhurst and the Vancouver Epilepsy Clinic team was an event which changed her life forever.
The surgery being a success, despite the odds, left her seizure-free and a motivating speaker, mentor and leader in Vancouver's wholistic medical and clinical research professionals. Featured on CBC for Epilepsy Awareness Week in June 2000, Teresa has developed new medical therapies and diagnostics for AD and other neurological conditions with Synapse Technologies and continued on with UBC Dept of Medicine supporting the Dean of Medicine and expanding her education endeavours to include research on Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, ALS as well as epilepsy. She was involved in developing a model for testing pharmaceutical therapies for the above conditions and continues to attend international events, seminars and medical neurosciences conferences.
Teresa has collaborated with UBC, VGH and BC Children and Woman's Hospital Neurology departments and coordinated clinical research on the efficacy of EEG Biofeedback and Neurofeedback for epilepsy, ADD/ADHD, anxiety, and trauma (traumatic brain injuries) non-responsive to traditional medicine. She is a Board Certified Neurotherapist and licensed EEG Biofeedback provider in addition to being trained in Homeopathic Medicine by the College of Natural Nutrition. She actively accepts new clients seeking to improve their quality of life, health, attention, focus, concentration and performance while minimizing or elevating undesired medical symptoms.
Masters in Business Administration, Health Care Management, Meritus University February 2009-August 2011
How to Integrate Heart Rate Variability into Your Biofeedback Practice, AAPB, January 20, 2011.
Reiki Master, Reiki Master Peggy MunCaster Fall 2009
Advanced Hand & Foot Reflexology, Pacific Institute of Reflexology July 2008-Sept 2009
Japanese Shiatsu Massage Therapy, Canadian College of Shiatsu Massage Sept 2008-Jan 2009
Reiki Level I & II, Reiki Master Peggy MunCaster Fall 2004
Hands on Healing/Healing Touch, St Andrew Wesleys United Church of Canada Fall 2008
Dreams & Dream Interpretation in Counselling & Psychotherapy, Alfred Adler Institute Nov 2008
Brain Gym Educational Kinesiology, Brain Gym Institute Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Spring 2008
Brain Anatomy & Physiology for BF/NF Therapists, AAPB February 2009
Biograph Infinity Introduction for Biofeedback, Thought Technology April 2008
Headache & Migraine Management using Biofeedback, AAPB 2008
Incontinence Control Using Pelvic Floor Biofeedback, AAPB 2008
EEG Spectrum Conference, Cairns, Queensland, Dr Moshe Perl/Rob Bushkens, Sebern Fisher, Gary Schummer Jun-Jul 2, 2006
Biofeedback Certification Institute of America, Certification exam April 2, 2004
Fundamentals of EEG Neurofeedback, Dr Lynda Thompson AAPB Conference April 4, 2004
Biofeedback, Neurofeedback, & Psychotherapy, Dr James Spira AAPB Conference April, 2004
Neurofeedback: Theoretical Models & Clinical Implementations, Dr Siegfried Othmer April, 2004Quantitative EEG & LORETA Analysis, Joel Lubar AAPB Conference April 2, 2004
Technical Certification in Period 3, Zengar Institute July 24-26, 2003
Tools for Personal Transformation (NCP), Zengar Institute July 27-28, 2003
Neurotherapy Board Certification August 13, 2003
EEG Neurofeedback Certificate, Stens's Corporation, New Jersey June 5-10, 2003
Homeopathic Medicine Certificate, Canadian School of Natural Nutrition April 2003
Masters of Science, Medicine, University of British Columbia (qualifying yr) 2000 - 2001
Neuroscience Thesis: The development of neurodegenerative disorders upon exposure to the cycad neurotoxin.
Clinical Research Professional Certification, BCIT 1999 - 2000
Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Sciences (Honours), Trinity Western University 1992 - 1998
Biopsychology Thesis (UBC Collaboration) & Languages Minor
Thesis: Effects of kindling epilepsy in the amygdala, stereotaxic surgery & associated behavioural/neurological changes.
Semester Abroad, International Exchange, Seoul, Korea & Tokyo, Japan. Nov 1998-Jan 1999
PAPERS, PRESENTATIONS & CONFERENCES
Choosing a Health Care Provider: Regulations. What to look for, where to go, & what to ask. Canadian Mental Health Association Conference. May 28, 2009.
EEG Biofeedback, Reflexology, Shiatsu massage and other natural medical approaches. Vancouver Coastal Health Child & Youth Services Health Forum, Vancouver Technical Secondary School, Vancouver, BC. April 16, 2009
EEG Biofeedback & Neurotherapy. An alternative approach to treating mental illness. Canadian Mental Health Association Conference. April 8, 2009
A National EEG Biofeedback Image: Business, Marketing & Advertising Site Operation Model. July 1, 2006
Canadian Healthstyle Radio broadcast, CHUM CFUN 1140 am, Laura Lindstrom & Susan Anwell. Sept 19, 2004
Association for Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback Conference, Colorado Springs, CO. April 2-4, 2004
de La Boursodière, T., Khabazian, I., Shaw, C.E. Incidence of Neurodegenerative Disorders: Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Disease & ALS on the Island of Guam. UBC Medical Thesis. June 2001.
International Society for Neurosciences Convention, New Orleans, LA. Poster Presentation. Effects of the Neurotoxin Cycad on causing ALS, AD, PD and Epileptic seizures. October 12-15, 2000.
de La Boursodière, T. and Dr. Jones, Michael Senior Epileptologist from VGH. The effects of a Temporal Lobectomy in treatment of Epilepsy: The hope neurosurgery and new treatment methods provide. CBC Feature in French with leading specialists. Epilepsy Canada, Epilepsy Awareness Week. March 21, 2000.
American Epilepsy Foundation Conference, Seattle, WA. September 1998.
de La Boursodière, T., Barnes, S.J. & Pinel, P.J. The interictal changes resulting from kindling epilepsy in the amygdala and the effects of lesioning. June 1998
Faculty of Applied & Natural Sciences Research Seminar. The effects of kindling epilepsy in the amygdala. Trinity Western University. March 8, 1998.
Vancouver General Hospital & Trinity Western University. A Review of the Functions of the Mesial Temporal Lobe: Effects of Excising Tissue in Temporal Lobectomies. 1997
Study of patients receiving Emergency treatment for an Acute Myocardial Infarction previously diagnosed with another condition: Strategies to improve treatment quality and reduce missed disagnoses or missing of diagnoses. Chilliwack General Hospital Medical Team. August 1996.
Professional & Volunteer Associations
Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, Member 2003-Present
International Society for Neuronal Regulation, Member 2003-Present
Biofeedback Association of North America, Member 2003-Present
Canadian Association of Electroneurophysiology Technologists, Member 2010
BC Children's & Women's Hospital, Neurological Outpatient dept 2003
BC Epilepsy Society, Peer Treatment Support/Children's Hospital Ambassador, Member 1992-Present
Epilepsy Society of America, Active Member/Conference Coordinator 1998-Present
Association of Clinical Research Professionals, Registered Member 2001-2003
Clinical Research Professionals of BC, Active Member 1999-2003
Women's Enterprise Society of BC, Member 2004-Present
University Women's Club, Vancouver Chapter 2000-Present
Federation of Canadian Artists, Active Member 2000-Present
International Order of Job's Daughters, Presiding Officer/HQ 1990 - 1997
University College of the Fraser Valley, Science & Technology Representative 1995 - 1996
Sarah is a Registered Acupuncturist who completed 5 year Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine program at the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Vancouver. In 2009 she pursued her internship at the TCM and Acupuncture hospital of China Medical University in Taichung, Taiwan. There she followed a number of renowned Chinese medicine doctors so she could observe and learn from their field of expertise.
Sarah will address the causes of illness and pain instead of simply treating the symptoms. She believes that true health and wellbeing is attainable by attending to all aspects of the body, mind, and spirit. Through combining all of her acquired skills, extensive training, experience, and intuition, her clients will experience a compassionate and effective treatment.
She believes that we can transform our bodies naturally, safely, and harmoniously. In 2009, at the school of Massage for Health in Chiangmai, Thailand; Sarah completed the professional Thai massage course. Thai massage combines elements of bodywork, yoga, and energy systems. It is great for increasing range of motion, calming the mind, and relieving stress and tension.
Sarah is also certified as a Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist (2008); Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, taught by Virginia Doran (2008); TCM Approach to the treatment of Poor Ovarian Reserve, taught by Brandon Horn & Wendy Yu; and Acupuncture in Pregnancy and Childbirth, taught by Debra Betts.
Sarah attained her Bachelor of Commerce at University of Alberta in 2002.
Cindy Hayto, Occupational Therapy & Physiotherapy
The British Medical Association officially approved the use of Hypnotherapy in 1955. American and Canadian Medical Associations followed official approval in 1958 and 1965 respectively.
Your Hypnotherapist will guide you through mental exercises that lead you into a deep relaxation. In this focused state, you are more responsive to ideas and images. This does not mean that a hypnotist can control your mind and free will. Although you are more relaxed and focused, you are fully awake and aware of everything going on around you. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis. The techniques we teach will enable you to master your own state of awareness so you can better regulate your own physiological functions and psychological responses and achieve your personal goals.
Aldus began working in private practice for 20 years and received his certification in Clinical Hypnotherapy at the Proactive Teaching Institute in Maple Ridge in 1991. Aldus co-authored a four part self-hypnosis training seminar taught to students through the Psychology Futures Network while studying psychology at Simon Fraser University. Since then, Aldus has forged alliances with the American Institute of Hypnotherapy and the Charles Tebbetts School of Hypnotherapy where he has been a guest lecturer.
Tanja Demajo, MD (Serbia), Biofeedback Technologist, Counsellor
Tanja has extensive experience supporting and counselling families who have experienced difficult situations, are new immigrants, marginalised and those with developmental, psychiatric, neurological, physiological or other complex conditions. She works at Pine Tree Lodge facility in Vancouver and other local family support resources including the Immigrant Services Society helping families navigate new cultural settings & settlement in Canada.
Our Naturopathic Doctor supports clients in their journey to better health by empowering them with information, education and choice. Individualized holistic care is the basis our practice and we believe in creating a multidisciplinary healthcare team to improve client's quality of life and wellness.
In addition to extensive naturopathic training, our Naturopath has Mesotherapy, IV therapy and Chelation Therapy training. We treat individuals of all ages, peak performance goals and health concerns. We maintain a special interest in women's health, pediatrics, gastrointestinal health as well as acute and chronic pain, sports related injuries, concussions and performance enhancement. Our treatments include acupuncture, botanical medicine, homeopathy, nutrition, and physical therapies. We also have a growing passion to work with chronic diseases such as arthritis, autoimmune disease and cancer.
Anti-aging protocols include natural aesthetic procedures, non surgical facelift and facial rejuvenation, cellulite treatment, and breast firming.
Mesotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that is widely used all over Europe and elsewhere. In addition to being an alternative cosmetic procedure, it is used to treat various injuries and medical conditions. It is a non-surgical solution targeting problem areas with microinjections of either homeopathic or FDA approved conventional medicines such as vitamins, minerals, plant extracts, enzymes and amino acids. Small amounts of these products are delivered directly into the mesoderm (the middle layer of skin) that are highly specific to the condition being treated. Among its many applications, Mesotherapy can be used for eliminating cellulites and local fat deposits, promoting weight loss and provide natural support in the anti aging process as well as treating acute and chronic sprains, strains, muscular aches and joint problems.
Bowen Therapy is a form of muscle and connective tissue therapy. This technique involves a series of gentle, rolling motions sometimes referred to as "soft tissue manipulation" that stimulate the body to heal itself. The Bowen technique usually results in relief of many health problems and specific injuries both acute and chronic. This is done using the body's innate healing power, through the practitioner delivering signals to the nervous system at specific locations on muscles, nerves, tendons or ligaments.
The Bowen technique addresses the entire body by restoring balance via the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS). Most people today live in a state of ongoing stress or sympathetic ANS over stimulation (fight or flight). Healing generally occurs when people are in a more relaxed or parasympathetic dominant state. Fortunately, Bowen technique helps create this sympathetic to parasympathetic shift. This is why patients often enter a deep relaxation or fall asleep during sessions. Each treatment consists of sets of soft tissue manipulations, with 2 minute pauses in between to allow the body to adjust and integrate the changes.
Some of the conditions that often respond well to Bowen work are:
- Back pain and sciatica
- TMJ problems
- Hip, knee, ankle and foot problems
- Neck and shoulder problems
- Carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow
- Groin pain, pelvic tilt and uneven leg length
- Sports and other traumatic injuries
- Menstrual and hormonal problems
- Respiratory problems
- Digestive and bowel problems
Intravenous Therapy. Diet plays a big role in health. Our diet these days mostly provides the basic needs of the body, however it has been shown that certain nutrients have much stronger effects when given at higher doses. IV therapy allows for the rapid delivery of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants, by bypassing the digestive tract and going directly into the blood stream. This way we'll reach pharmaceutical doses that would otherwise impossible to attain through oral intake. IV therapy is considered an effective and powerful treatment for conditions such as:
- Acute bacterial & Viral infections
- Muscle spasm
- Migrain headache
- Crohn's disease
- Ulcerative colitis
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Post surgery
- Slow recovery from illnesses
Chelation Therapy. Chelation therapy is an effective alternative therapy in treating many chronic and degenerative illnesses caused by heavy metal toxicity. Chelation therapy involves the intravenous infusion of chelating agents such as DMPS or EDTA. EDTA (Ethylene Diamine Tetra-acetic Acid) removes toxic heavy metals, mainly lead, as well as excessive metalic ions such as iron from the body, therefore cleansing the blood and improving circulatory and metabolic functions of the body. It has been shown that EDTA can effectively be used in the treatment of many cardiovascular and circulatory diseases such as carotid artery disease, atherosclerosis, venous stasis disorders, cerebral vascular disease, peripheral vascular disease, coronary artery disease, as well as other degenerative disease such as multiple scelorosis, alzheimer's disease, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and autoimmune disorders. DMPS is a sulfur based compound mainly used for removal of mercury, however it does have an effect on the removal of other heavy metals, such as lead, arsenic and cadmium.
Teresa's Art Gallery
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is not related to I.Q. Some parents are convinced that if their child has ADD or ADHD they will never be "normal" and continually ostracized. ADHD can be treated effectively. There are several effective treatment options available ranging from pharmacology, to cognitive behavioural therapy within psychological services, as well as biofeedback. Even nutrition is believed to play a role and the FeinGold diet is well used for ADD/ADHD.