You’re invited to Reiki Share!

You’re invited to Reiki Share!
Thursday November 16th 7-9 pm

Location: Dr. Ellen Simone ND & Associates, 1390 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa, K2C 3N6
Hosted by Ellen Simone, ND, Kelly Sabara, RM and Tanys Coughlin, RM

Reiki share is an evening event where community comes together to learn more about, practice and enjoy Reiki. Reiki share night open to the general public, Reiki practitioners and Reiki Masters.

You are invited to connect with healing energy in a group setting, learn and participate in Reiki healing techniques and have a hands-on Reiki treatment from multiple practitioners attending the Reiki share night.

If you are new to Reiki, this is a great way to learn what Reiki is.  If you are a Reiki practitioner, this is a great way to practice the techniques you have learned in your Reiki course and to further your development with Reiki energy.

Cost: $10 (cash only)

Space is limited so please contact info@kellysabara.com to reserve your spot!

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Relationship and Post-partum Health Workshop 

Relationship and Post-partum Health Workshop 
Saturday, October 21st 4:30-6:30 pm
Hosted by Nathalie, ACC & ECPC – Owner and Coach at MamaCoach

Location: Dr. Ellen Simone ND & Associates, 1390 Prince of Wales Drive, Suite 205, Ottawa, K2C 3N6

How has your relationship changed after baby arrived?  Are you wishing that things could be different – more intimate, more fun, more relaxed…?

Join MamaCoach for a two-hour workshop on relationships, where we will discuss common issues that couples experience after having a child.  You will also create your very own strategies to begin to immediately improve your relationship.

Come alone – or with your partner – and gain lots of information and insight from both within and from the group.  And as always – babies are most welcome!

Cost: $20 per person or $30 per couple

Space is limited so please contact nathalie@mamacoach.ca to reserve your spot!

Meet Nathalie Laurin at MamaCoach!

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Stress and Relaxation Workshop ***Back by popular demand!

Stress and Relaxation Workshop ***Back by popular demand!
Saturday October 21st 2-4 pm
Hosted by Dr. Ellen Simone, Naturopath and Kelly Sabara, Reiki Master

Location: Dr. Ellen Simone ND & Associates, 1390 Prince of Wales Drive, Suite 205, Ottawa, K2C 3N6

The workshop includes the following:

  • Learn about the importance of relaxation and stress management and how it affects your physical and emotional health
  • Find emotional balance through 10 strategies for reconnecting with yourself
  • Learn about reiki and how it creates relaxation and a state of healing through calming and rebalancing your energy
  • Participate in a guided meditation exercise to Reconnect with Your Emotions
  • Connect with the universal Ki/QI energy available to all of us for healing
  • Learn about 3 essential oil blends for relaxation
  • Learn about the healing properties of 5 crystals

Special Bonus: Make your own personalized essential oil and crystal spray for emotional balance! Using the info provided on the 3 essential oil blends and 5 crystals you will use your intuition and creativity to create a unique spray to support the unique person that you are!

Join us for an afternoon of relaxation!

Cost: $20 (includes materials)

Space is limited so please contact ellen@drellensimone.com to reserve your spot!

You’re invited to Reiki Share at Dr. Ellen Simone ND & Associates!

You’re invited to Reiki Share at Dr. Ellen Simone ND & Associates!

Reiki share is an evening event where community comes together to learn more about, practice and enjoy Reiki.

Reiki share night is open to the general public, Reiki practitioners and Reiki Masters.

You are invited to connect with healing energy in a group setting, learn and participate in Reiki healing techniques and have a hands-on Reiki treatment from multiple practitioners attending the Reiki share night.

If you are new to Reiki, this is a great way to learn what Reiki is.

If you are a Reiki practitioner, this is a great way to practice the techniques you have learned in your Reiki course and to further your development with Reiki energy.

The cost is $10 (cash only)

Space is limited so please R.S.V.P to info@kellysabara.com

Location: Dr. Ellen Simone ND & Associates, 1390 Prince of Wales Drive, Suite 205, Ottawa, K2C 3N6

The next Reiki share night is: Thursday, October 12th at 7-9 pm

Self-Care – Your Unique Way Workshop

Self-Care – Your Unique Way Workshop 
Sunday, October 8th 9 – 11 am
Hosted by Nathalie, ACC & ECPC – Owner and Coach at MamaCoach

Location: Dr. Ellen Simone ND & Associates, 1390 Prince of Wales Drive, Suite 205

Are you feeling tired, overwhelmed, maybe a little depleted?  Would you like to find your very own way to feel happier, healthier and more balanced?

Join MamaCoach for a two-hour workshop on self-care where we will explore why self-care is important, how your entire family benefits from it and what it means for you.  You will then create your own priorities and strategies to get you unstuck and feeling better.

In addition to investing in yourself, you will get to meet other moms just like you.  And as always – babies are most welcome!

Cost: $20

Space is limited so please contact nathalie@mamacoach.ca to reserve your spot!

Meet Nathalie Laurin, owner of MamaCoach!
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DIY Make your own natural essential oil rollers & deodorizer spray workshop!

DIY Make your own natural essential oil rollers & deodorizer spray!

Monday, September 18th 7:30-8:30 pm

Join Kayla Robinson, RHN and Kelly Sabara, Reiki Master for another DIY workshop!

Inform yourself about the common chemicals found in your everyday body care products and how they can affect your health.  Learn how to incorporate natural alternative products into your home and reduce your toxic load.  Find out how you can use essential oils to make your own safe body care products and.  Make your own deodorizer spray and essential oil roller!

Cost: $20

Limited seats available. Please contact ellen@drellensimone.com to save your spot!

Back to school with ADHD: Natural tips to help with the transition

It’s back to school time and for those parents whose children have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) this can be a challenging time of transition.  It is a time for establishing new routines and adjusting to the structure of the school system.

Pharmaceutical medications are helpful for many children, however often parents come to my office looking for some natural options. Choosing medication is a personal decision based on the needs of your child, family and teachers. The following is a list of natural tips to help support your child with the back to school transition, regardless if they are on medication or not.

Nutrition:

  1. Stay hydrated! Equip your child with a water bottle and encourage them to finish it throughout the day. Dehydration contributes to lack of concentration and information processing.
  2. Avoid artificial chemicals: Pack lunches full of whole foods versus packaged foods which often contain artificial colours, flavours and preservatives. These chemicals stimulate the nervous system and contribute to restlessness and mood changes.
  3. Add more protein: Protein keeps blood sugar levels from fluctuating. High and low blood sugar levels lead to hyperactivity, difficulty concentrating and mood changes such as irritability and anxiety.

Check out these Healthy nut-free snacks for back to school which are high in protein!

Vitamin and mineral supplements:

  1. Consider zinc supplementation for hyperactivity and impulsivity. Always speak to your doctor or naturopath before taking supplements to figure out if they are needed and what the appropriate dose should be. Try adding more zinc containing foods to the diet such as chicken, turkey, fish, pumpkin seeds or pumpkin seed butter (great replacement for peanut butter!).
  2. Additional B vitamins can be helpful for improving cognitive function.  B vitamins are essential for producing neurotransmitters that influence mood and can be helpful for anxiety and depression. A B-complex is generally safe because the body breaks down these vitamins and you urinate them out daily.  Make sure you take a b-complex vitamin with meals to prevent nausea.  It is best to take it in the morning with breakfast because it also helps improve energy throughout the day.
  3. A fish oil supplement is the best way to get an appropriate dose of omega-3 fatty acids.  The two major types are ecosapentanoic acid  (EPA) and docosahexanoic acid (DHA).  A combination of EPA and DHA is important for supporting nervous system function leading to improved learning, attention and concentration in the classroom.  Nourishing the brain with omega-3 fatty acids is essential for improving mood.

    Fish oil is available in liquid or capsules.  You can freeze the capsules to prevent it from repeating or purchase an enteric coated brand.  Liquid fish oil is great for children because it can be mixed into a smoothie or juice.  There are even delicious gummies and chewable capsules for the picky eater!

    If you follow a vegan diet or are allergic to fish, omega-3 fatty acids can be found in flaxseed oil, chia seeds and hemp seed.  However, much higher doses are needed to absorb the same amount that is found naturally in fish oil.

Botanical medicine:

  1. Calming lemon balm or lavender tea: Brew a batch of lemon balm (aka Melissa officinalis) or lavender tea and store in a glass jug in your fridge. It can be added as a smoothie base, as a popsicle base, frozen into ice cubes and added to your child’s water bottle, or mixed in with a little juice. These are all creative ways to have your child experience the calming effects of lemon balm and lavender without having to drink the hot tea directly.
  2. Chamomile tea has digestive healing properties in addition to a calming effect. Paired with ginger root, licorice root and peppermint tea, these make a great addition if your child suffers from ‘nervous stomach’ or is experiencing digestive side effects from their medication.
  3. Concentrated herbal tinctures: Teas are generally safe because they are very dilute. However, if you are looking for something with a stronger effect a herbal tincture where the herbs have been soaked in alcohol and the medicinal properties of the herbs have been extracted is another option. There are many options at the health food store such as St. Francis brand Tilia Calm. Be sure to read the instructions based on your child’s weight and avoid herbal tinctures if your child suffers from allergies to any of the ingredients.