John holds a Master’s of Science in Engineering from the University of New Brunswick (2000). For seventeen years he worked in both research and clinical areas of biomedical engineering where he developed a keen understanding of the process of medical research and a great appreciation of the wonders of the human body. John’s greatest passion in life is helping others reach their full potential. He has experienced great joy in doing so for over twenty years in a variety of ways: as a martial arts instructor (he holds two black belts), an English teacher (in Japan), a certified group fitness instructor, and a computer skills teacher for seniors. Using a teaching style that combines reassuring, in-depth knowledge and relaxed humour, he is able to simultaneously inspire, educate and entertain. John’s formal coaching training is from none other than world-renowned Tony Robbins and Cloe Madanes and he is certified in Strategic Intervention Coaching with Robbins-Madanes Training (2015) (RMTCenter.com), which focuses on helping people create lasting behaviour changes quickly and easily.
Mary-Ellen and John are each certified in Plant-Based Nutrition with the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies (2014) (nutritionstudies.org). During this certification they received training from Dr. Campbell, Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr., Dr. John McDougall, Dr. Alona Pulde, Dr. Matt Lederman, and other world-renowned experts in using “whole-food plant-based” nutrition (healthy vegan food) for the prevention and reversal of disease.
Shiona is native to New Brunswick, and has lived in Fredericton with her family for the past 12 years. She obtained her MD from Memorial University of Newfoundland and completed her training in Family Medicine at the University of Ottawa in 1993. Since living in Fredericton she has completed several levels of Mindfulness training through the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts. Mindfulness tools are complementary to traditional medicine and overall health can be improved by cultivating mindfulness skills. Re-awakening our mind-body connection can help to guide us on a path toward living a fuller, more authentic life.
Shiona has a wonderful family and friends, and is very happy with her life in Fredericton. She has many interests including yoga, cycling, walking, cross country skiing, kayaking and spending time with her dog.
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Dr. Joan Wright, with 25 years of experience as a psychologist, is passionate about helping clients feel like themselves again. “People deserve to heal as quickly as possible with the best interventions available,” she says. Her training allows her to assess the interaction between the brain, body and mind to determine the best place to start the healing process.
“As we gain a deeper understanding of how stress and trauma affect the brain,” Dr. Wright says, “we can now help people heal faster and more effectively because we are starting where the problem is – the brain and once the brain waves are balanced, then we talk it out, breathe it out, stretch it out, meditate it out, nutrition it out, massage it out – whatever body or mind intervention works for the specific need.”
Through the MindShift Clinic, Wright’s goal is to offer clients tools that provide them with a greater capacity to experience healing so they can feel like themselves again as quickly as possible.
Brain, body and mind assessments are available, including a brainwave assessment (EEG) to evaluate how the brain has been impacted by biological and environmental events, a biofeedback assessment to determine the amount of stress held in the body, and psychological assessments to evaluate mind symptoms. The goal of the individualized treatment plan is to optimize the way the brain, body and mind work together.
Mindshift Clinic is a multi-disciplinary clinic which has the goal of providing rehabilitation to those with emotional, and physical pain, cognitive, and behavioral symptoms. We are dedicated to offering wellness through the latest innovative science by using Biofeedback and Neurofeedback, in conjunction with complementary therapies.
To learn more about the Mindshift Clinic, please click here: www.mindshiftclinic.ca