ADVOCACY – PERSPECTIVE AND HEALING

The following is excerpted from Sarina Auriel’s upcoming book entitled “The Art Of Advocacy: a guide for parents and adults who care for children with special needs.” Sarina Auriel has her MA in Integrated Special Education and Health and is in private practice in Vancouver. By: Sarina Auriel MA CVT RYT If we are to have harmony…

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Fourteen Steps To Successful Advocacy Personal Process

The following is excerpted from Sarina Auriel’s upcoming book entitled “The Art Of Advocacy: a guide for parents and adults who care for children with special needs.” Sarina Auriel has her MA in Integrated Special Education and Health and is in private practice in Vancouver. By: Sarina Auriel MA CVT RYT You are an advocate. The…

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REIKI: CHANGE THROUGH PERSONAL POWER

Reiki is an ancient art of healing using meditative touch. Reiki translates to Universal Life. By: Sarina Auriel MA CVT RYT Energy. As its namesake implies it is both powerful and gentle. In its long history of use, Reiki has aided in healing virtually every know illness and injury. September 2001 has seen our world as…

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SWEET NOTHINGS

By: Sarina Auriel MA CVT RYT In my practice, I am often asked questions about sugar. Which are the best? What is corn syrup? Is brown sugar better than white? In an attempt to answer these questions, I have come to the realization that knowledge is a more potent and long lasting answer to these questions.…

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FOOD GROUPS

By – Sarina Kier MA At one time all of us have been suspicious of one food or another causing us to “react”. Some people try eliminating the questionable food with mixed results and then give up. The problem that might be underlying their lack of success is that the whole family to which the…

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OUR SPECIAL CHILDREN – Part 5

OUR SPECIAL CHILDREN – part V   By: Sarina Auriel MA CVT RYT In this my final article of the series, I want to demystify the concept of diet and nutrition, how and why they relate to each other. So often I hear parents say that my child eats really well, why would they need…

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OUR SPECIAL CHILDREN – Part 4

OUR SPECIAL CHILDREN – part IV   By: Sarina Auriel MA CVT RYT Allergies are complex and multi-faceted. There have been volumes of books written about them. In this fourth article of my series, I will try, in a generic manner, to make sense of this topic. There are two primary types of allergies. IgE…

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OUR SPECIAL CHILDREN – Part 3

OUR SPECIAL CHILDREN – part III   By: Sarina Auriel MA CVT RYT As promised in my last article, I will now review neuro-transmitters. This term has been a medical buzz word for the past decade. You have probably heard such words as serotonin reuptake, SSRI’s, dopamine regulators, all being thrown about in the media.…

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OUR SPECIAL CHILDREN – Part 2

OUR SPECIAL CHILDREN – part II By: Sarina Auriel MA CVT RYT In my introductory article, I wrote about the need for a holistic investigation on the past history of Our Special Children. I will continue to use “Tali” as my case model. My investigation revealed an underlying digestive disorder. Many parents who come in…

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OUR SPECIAL CHILDREN – Part I

OUR SPECIAL CHILDREN – part I By: Sarina Auriel MA CVT RYT I am a health care practitioner and the mother of two children who have special needs. Over the past twelve years I have worked extensively with children displaying a variety of special needs. I believe that these children are a gift to each…

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