Health and Wellness - Centre for Mindful Therapies
Company: Centre for Mindful Therapies
Location: Ajax, ON.
Last Updated: Jan 7, 2009 12:00pm
Welcome to the Centre for Mindful Therapies
The Centre for Mindful Therapies is Durham’s leading clinic for Integrative Health and Wellness – offering a wide range of therapeutic services, programs and solutions for personal and organizational dis-stress. Whether in the workplace or at our Centre, we help clients minimize the impact of stress on physical and emotional health.
Integrative Health and Wellness is fast becoming the primary approach for many who are looking for mental, physical and emotional health solutions, both personally and in the workplace. It focuses on wellness, health promotion, and the healing process.
The practitioners at the Centre are highly qualified, experienced professionals, providing health and wellness modalities that are sure to enhance your well-being. They offer traditional psychotherapy - assessing and treating a variety of mental, emotional, psychological, and nervous system problems and disorders with the use of an informed and humanistic perspective in treating the whole human being.
We offer conventional, complementary and alternative health care options for addressing the mental (mindfulness training, personality assessment, cognitive therapy), emotional (psychotherapy, corporate therapy), physical (reiki, aromatherapy, reflexology, Ayurveda therapy, nutritional counseling), and spiritual (meditation, personal development), as well as relationships (relationship counseling, group therapy, team dysfunctions counselling) with others.
Psychotherapy services, cognitive coaching and the practice of mindfulness are at the heart of the Centre's offerings. The process of psychotherapy and cognitive coaching is one of guided self-examination for the purpose of transforming the emotional, mental, physical, and interpersonal conditions which inhibit one's healthy functioning and sense of well-being. Mindfulness, paying attention, in the present moment, non-judgmentally – helps clients develop the capacity for responding to their life rather than reacting to it.
At the Centre we recognize the need for an informed, professional, and responsible approach to wellness that is best facilitated through unbiased assessment and, as indicated, complementary use of both traditional and non-traditional methods. Most importantly, we know that it is the client’s commitment to and involvement in her/his own process which best supports an outcome of enhanced well-being.
We invite you to spend some time at our site and familiarize yourself with our approach. If you are interested in more information, one of our practitioners would be delighted to speak to you!
Anne Dranitsaris, PhD., is a clinical psychotherapist, corporate therapist, and consultant in private practice in Pickering, Ontario. She has more than 25 years experience working with individuals, couples and groups for the treatment of Eating Disorders and Addiction, Depression,
Stress and Anger Management, and Relationship and Family Conflicts. She offers both brief, intense psychotherapy and long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy.
Anne has her doctorate in philosophy from the Open International University for Complementary Medicine (WHO). She completed her psychotherapy training at the Centre for Training in Psychotherapy (Toronto) and studied at the Masterson Institute for Disorders of the Self (New York). She is also a graduate of the International School for Spiritual Sciences (Montreal). Anne attended Ryerson University and the Institute for Management Training for organizational development and management studies. She has also completed postgraduate programs in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Spiritual Self-Schema Development, and Alternate Dispute Resolution. She has recently received her certificate from the University of Toronto Faculty of Social Work upon completion of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Professional Training.
During her career, Anne has studied psychology and spirituality from many interfaith institutions, as well as religious studies at the University of Toronto. She has also studied and practiced yoga, Buddhist and Vedic philosophy and psychology for more than 30 years. Her approach is holistic: integrating psychodynamic techniques with spiritual psychology to enhance healing and to help clients identify, emerge and actualize their authentic nature.
In addition to her ongoing clinical practice, Anne worked as Clinical Director for Nutritional Body Care, a women's health clinic, and Director of Development for Seroyal International, a natural pharmaceutical company. Anne’ professional accreditations include certification in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Hypnotherapy and numerous other clinical methodologies. She is also a Registered Massage Therapist and Nutritional Consultant.
A frequently published writer and speaker on a broad range of topics on behaviour, emotional intelligence and personality styles and their impact in the workplace, Anne works with leaders and teams in organizations to help develop emotional intelligence, behavioural competence, and relationship skills. She also provides business relationship coaching and counselling for individuals who are experiencing difficulties with their business because of conflict in primary business relationships (partners, leadership groups, boards, etc.).
Anne also provides behavioural assessment services to organizations. She is certified to administer a number of psychometric assessment instruments including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (Step I and II), the BarOn EQ-i® (Emotional Intelligence Indicator) and the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument among other assessments. She has authored a series of books on personality type based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®: "The Personality Profile Series" books are used to help individuals in coaching and counselling to understand themselves, their environment, their partners, and their children.