Ready to Wave Goodbye to Your Anxiety?

If you are ready to take back the reins of your health and your life you are in the right place

Feeling anxious sometimes is normal, but when your anxiety starts to take over and impact your life it becomes problematic. None of this is your fault, just like heart disease and cancer, mental illnesses have underlying physiology that contribute to the disease and just like heart disease and cancer there are lifestyle choices you can make to change the path of your health future starting today.

Dr. Katie Thomson Aitken ND

Hi I'm Dr. Katie,

 

Tranquil Mind Naturopath

I use naturopathic medicine to help people with anxiety create calmer lives.

When I was a child, I was often sick, between asthma and ear infections my parents knew the emergency room nurses by name and there was always a bottle of antibiotics in the fridge. Then, in my parents search for a different way, I discovered naturopathic medicine. With some changes to my diet and few other things I was transformed from “that sick kid” into a robustly healthy child, but the biggest change was in my physical health, it was in my understanding of health and disease.

Our traditional medical system is there for you when you break down. It views the body as a machine and when something breaks it uses the tools of medication and surgery to fix it. This is great for acute concerns, accidents, and one off illnesses. Trust me if I was in an accident the first place I would want to go is the emergency room of my nearest hospital. However, our modern medical system has gaps in it. The approach of body as a machine to be repaired when broken doesn’t seem to translate well to cases of chronic diseases and mental health concerns. This is because it fails to take into account the impact that the mind has on the physical body and because the training of medical doctors is focused on their tool box of pharmaceuticals and surgeries.

But there is another way.

Naturopathic Medicine views the body not as a machine -  but as a combination of mind and body; As something impacted by your thoughts, your experiences and your own beliefs. As a child I fell in love with naturopathic medicine because I was empowered to take control of my own health and wellbeing.

I discovered that everything I needed to feel well was already inside me,

I just had to unlock it

 

My Signature Tranquil Minds Anxiety Program will support you in breaking free from your anxiety and put you back in the driver’s seat of your own life.

 

How would it feel to:

  • wake up feeling energized and hopeful about your day

  • have a plan that gives your body the exercise it needs that you love to follow

  • having a deep understanding of how your body responds to the food that you put in it so that you can make choices about what you eat knowing how it will impact your mood

  • Have a broad tool box of things to help you regain a sense of tranquility when you begin to feel overwhelming anxiety without the need for medications

  • Fill you day with enjoyable activities that help you maintain your mood in an even keel and bring you a deep sense of peace and wellbeing

  • fall asleep easily, without ruminating over everything that happened that day or worrying about things that might happen or that are out of your control

You can live a life where you experience feelings of anxiety as fleeting universal emotions not as something that takes a hold of you or controls your life and decisions.

 

In my own life, I have known a thing or two about anxiety. From the tummy aches that plagued my childhood, stumping my doctor when “everything was normal” to performance anxiety that propelled my minor in theatre to my time in naturopathic college when the pressures of my workload caused my worry about school and accomplishments to spill over into feelings of anxiety that came appeared as seemingly random times out of nowhere, also known as generalized anxiety disorder. I understand from experience what it is to feel anxious.

Through my education I came to understand intimately how the body works and what happens when we feel anxious. I learned about the nervous system, our stress hormones, our digestion and blood sugar, and how all of these things combine in the bag of chemicals that is our bodies. But even more than that I came to understand that our thoughts are not just impacted by our biology but have a 2-way relationship and by influencing our thoughts we have the capability of impacting these biochemical processes in our bodies.

Are you ready to let go of old habits and create a calmer life, unburdened by uncertainty, anxiety and worry?

 

Its Time To Try Something New

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Naturopathic Consultation

 

The Tranquil Minds Anxiety Program:

Your visits will be customized to meet you where you are at in your own health journey, and will incorporate treatments for anxiety as part of a wholistic plan to help you meet all of your health goals. These are the core components of creating a lifestyle that builds relaxation over apprehension:

 

Relief In the Moment

  • breathing techniques that instantly move your nervous system from a stress response to a relaxed state of being

  • in depth knowledge of how anxiety works in the body so you can replace worry about about your symptoms with knowledge and understanding

  • individualized, natural relief remedies you can take when feeling overwhelmed to support your body in achieving a calmer state if needed

 

Exercise

  • Learn what types of moment energize your body, mind and spirit

  • Create a plan that gives your body the movement it needs in a way you actually enjoy and want to follow

  • Learn proven techniques that make new exercise habits stick and become a lifestyle change not a fad

Sleep

  • Create an environment that promotes restful sleep

  • uncover sleep concerns and barriers to good sleep

  • Design a daily routine that puts you in the ideal space for sleep come bedtime

  • Discover the natural sleep aid that is best for you and how to use it appropriately (if needed)

Mindfulness

  • Practice awareness of your thoughts and emotions so you understand what you are truly feeling

  • Cultivate mindful eating practices so you improve your digestion and have more enjoyment of your food

  • Establish Practices that help squash worrying by immersing yourself in the moment

  • create a less judgmental state of mind and become more compassionate towards yourself and other

Nutrition

  • Understand how what you eat impacts your mood

  • Create a plan to make mood stabilizing changes to your diet you can implement in a step-wise fashion to help you feel well.

  • Learn how sugar, alcohol and caffeine influence your mood and build healthier relationship with these substances

 

 

Connection

  • Understand your values and reconnect with your purpose

  • Discover how you are really spending your time

  • Life your life in a way that is authentic and more congruent with your values

  • Feel connected with your self, your community and the world

Mindset

  • Overcome feelings of failure when you’ve “fallen off the wagon”

  • Separate your feeling of self from your anxiety

  • Feel confident in your ability to create calm on the inside regardless of what is happening on the outside

 

 

Ongoing Anxiety Support

  • Receive individualized natural treatment recommendations for your anxiety

  • Understand the risk and benefits of the recommended treatments

  • Receive expert advice about the safety and potential for interactions between your supplements and any medications you may be taking

  • Access to in office treatments such as acupuncture

 

What’s Included

  • Your 75 Minute Initial Naturopathic Appointment including your full health and lifestyle assessment

  • 6 follow up appointments over the next 12 weeks

  • in office treatment including access to nutritional counselling, individualized lifestyle counselling, supplement recommendations and acupuncture as needed.

  • ongoing listening, support, and encouragement

 

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Cost

$754*

*This price represents the cost of the treatment plan above, according to my current fee schedule, to give you an understanding of the typical cost of naturopathic care. Each treatment plan is individualized priced accordingly. My fee structure is available here. Naturopathic Care is covered by many health benefit plans. If your extended health benefits cover naturopathic medicine, you'll likely be able to reclaim some or all of the cost.

 

Secure your spot today

 

I know how hard it is to try something new.

Maybe you’ve been to doctors before who did not listen to you or take your concerns seriously. Perhaps you have had other health care professionals label you in ways you feel are untrue or unhelpful. Maybe you’ve been told you aren’t “compliant” or that you have to do something to continue care with that provider. Maybe you feel like you will never feel well. Here is what I want you to know:

1. Your capacity for wellness exists entirely inside you

I’m going to be completely honest with you, at my core I’m a vitalist. I believe that healing comes not from what I do or say but from a place deep inside each of my patients. I practice naturopathic medicine because I believe deeply in the healing power of nature. Everything I use to support my patients health and wellbeing works not only because it impacts a certain biochemical pathway in the body (although it often does) but because it stimulates that individuals own capacity for wellness.

2. There is no such things as a non-compliant patient

Have you ever felt like you couldn’t go back to see a coach, counsellor or doctor because you “didn’t do what they told you to?” Or perhaps you’ve had the experience of going back and having your doctor say “well you should have followed my recommendation” While that might be true I have never found it to be useful. I my practice I hold the belief that there are no non-compliant patients just poor treatment plans. If you were unable to follow the recommendations I am always interested in WHY. Then we can work together to modify the plan into something you can successfully follow

3. Your experience inside your body is invaluable information

Literally no one else knows what goes on inside your body like you do. I can have all of your blood work, run specialized testing, have you complete standardized inventories, and use my empathic and intuitive skills to understand your experience to the best of my ability but none of that gives me the insight that you have as someone inside your own body. While I certainly look at other factors to get to the root cause of your concerns, establish an appropriate treatment plan and to monitor progress, it never replaces my number one source of information, your experience.

 

Ready to wave goodbye to anxiety and uncover your true health potential?

 

Here is how it works:

1. You Book Your Complimentary Consultation

Come, meet me, see my office, and ask your questions about my education or training, naturopathic medicine in general, and (what most people focus on) questions about your health and how my approach may be able to help you. During this conversation we can decide if this a good fit and how to move forward.

2. You Book Your Initial Consultation

We find a time for you to come in and share your health history, and complete an initial assessment of the severity of your anxiety, your lifestyle, and what else is going on in your health and in your life that may be contributing to your concerns

3. We Collaboratively Create a Treatment Plan and Book Your Follow Up Appointments.

This sets aside time just for you, to check in with your progress and receive treatment and support in achieving your health goals and creating the life you want.

 

Let’s Get Started

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