Living Well Integrative Health Center

2176 Windsor Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. (902) 406-1500

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Please welcome Caroline Martin clinical social worker and educator to Living Well...

Caroline Martin, clinical social worker and educator.

Caroline provides individual and group psychotherapy to teens and adults. With compassion, a diverse and effective skill set, and therapeutic connection, she works to help you find light out of the darkness and move your life in the direction …

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Spring 2018 newsletter

Do you know how to measure your breathing rate and what does it tell you?

Robin Stamm tells you how and why and there's lots more  in the Spring 2018 newsletter!  

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Canadian Family Physician Editorial Advisory Board Meeting

Here at the Canadian Family Physician Office in TO for my first Editorial Advisory Board meeting with incredibly inspired colleagues including my old team mate from Women's College Hospital, Nick Pimlott. Feeling grateful and honored for the o…

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Spring Programs Still Open.. and Summer is Coming!

We are currently still accepting enrollment for our Spring programs which are MSI covered. Please call administration for more information as they begin soon. If there is not a space please add your name to the wait list and keep abreast of website and Fb updates! This summer we will be offering wor…

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The Little Clinic That Could....

April 11, 2018

Submission ID: 456

Dear Dr. Patriquin,

Thank you for your submission for a presentation at Family Medicine Forum (FMF) 2018, to be held from November 14th to 17th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario.
The FMF Committee has reviewed your su…

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Important Concepts in Collaborative Transformation

I am grateful for CBC's public forum tonight which enabled me to speak on behalf of all of you who are courageous, strong, gentle and fiercely passionate. Thank you for family, my patients and my dear colleagues. Sharing some:Important conceptualizations about Collaborative…

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Guidelines for Comprehensive Mental Health Services for Older Adults in Canada - Knowledge Translation (KT) Planning Workshop on November 21, 2017.

Dear Sareda and Francine,
I very much appreciated the invitation to participate. I cant tell you how inspiring, empowering the experience was. It is a very difficult time to practice in Nova Scotia where we have the most seniors per capita. Daily they wander off the street, call and send me …

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Living Well Welcomes Mara Toombs as practice manager and administrative assistant

We are pleased to welcome Mara Toombs to Living Well. Mara is currently completing her social work degree and has extensive experience in administration having worked in health care as well as pr offices. She comes with dynamic energy and a broader perspective of the needs of our patients and orient…

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Joanne Morrison RN & RMT Registered Massage Therapy for infants to elderly, pre & post natal, sports injuries & post surgical care

Joanne  graduated with honours from The Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy, Halifax. She originally hails from South Yorkshire, England, but has lived in Canada since 2006. In her former career she was a nurse, specializing in the care of critically ill children. Joanne believes that mas…

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Nurse Practitoners and MDs in a health crisis: Why Less is MORE this time!

Lesley MacGregor is a Family/All Ages Nurse Practitioner who has been providing care to her patients across Ontario and Alberta for the past 18 years. Recently relocated to Halifax, Lesley is honored to join the Living Well Integrative Health Center.

Lesley completed her Bachelor of Nursing Scien…

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Call for Story Submissions by family doctors: Benevolence; the art of being kind on purpose.

Relationships can only be fostered through a care model that encompasses collaboration, communication and compassion. A reductionist approach undervalues and undermines the “art” of practicing medicine and deprives us the joy of being a “healing” profession; leaving patients feeling uncared…

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Supporting compassion in care. Your stories matter.

So today I got this in response to a story I shared with a kindred spirit on the Mental Health Care Committee of the College of Family Physicians of Canada that I and privileged to sit on. It made my day. What also made my day was just what Dr. Yu is referring to. Although it pains me to hear of the…

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Living Well on Global News Working to put the "care" back in health care

Halifax clinic working to put the ‘care’ back in health care

Halifax’s Living Well Integrative Health Center has been nationally recognized for their innovative approach to collaborative care…

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Local Express on Collaboration and the Five Year Anniversary of Living Well

Collaborative clinic in Halifax marks successes, frustrations after five years

The owner of Living Well Integrative Health Centre spoke of the challenges and fulfilment that come with blazing an alternative trail through the thicket of establishment health care.

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Systemic Issues In Mental Health Care Provision published as "Mind and Body" June 2017 The Coast Letters


I would like to shed some light on some of the systemic issues that are contributing to the mental health care crisis in Nova Scotia and Canada from a professional perspective that has become an increasingly personal pursuit for r…

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Mental Wealth by Dr. Maria Patriquin MD CCFP

MENTAL WEALTH for publication on public DRS NS Blog Summer 2017

We live in a culture and a time where feeling “stressed” is considered normal. Typically we consider our mental health when we consider something to have “gone wrong”. One in four will experience mental “illness” in our lifeti…

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Open House Friday June 23, 2017

Drop-in for our Collaborative Care and Charity Celebration 12 - 7 p.m. on Friday June 23, 2017  at 2176 Windsor Street (corner with Duncan St.), Halifax, N.S. 

Join us for a casual, fun, social & informative celebration offering you the opportunity to meet like -minded individuals, strengthen…

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Living Well Welcomes Child Psychiatrist Dr. Lorraine Lazier

Dr. Lorraine Lazier

Dr. Lazier is a child and adolescent psychiatrist who uses a collaborative, holistic approach while working with other professionals to optimize treatment outcomes. Dr. Lazier accepts referrals for children from 5-15yrs of age. Dr. Lorraine Lazier, BSc, MD, FRCPC is an Asso…

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Doctors Nova Scotia Spotlights Living Well as a Model of Collaborative Care




Tired of fad diets? Struggling with weight? Ready to manage health conditions? Want to change your lifestyle for good? Then this program is for YOU. Join Living Well’s Registered Dietitian and take the next step towards better health with the Lif…

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