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Healing Isolation - The Art of Community - Guest Philip Ames

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Isolation and the resulting pain of loneliness are so pervasive in our society that we often don’t even question it. Millions of people suffer from it and it worsens whatever problems and issues they already carry, as well as stopping them from having a life of fulfillment, love and joy.

We’re meant and designed to live with people, to get and give help and to grow together. Isolation is not necessary; in fact it can be turned around into connection and a sense of community that is a vehicle for healing, growth and happiness. Learn about the historical development of this condition, its consequences and how to turn it around into a nourishing victory for you and others you might like to help.

Philip Ames will offer insight into the issue as well as give insights into principles for both the cause and the cure of it. He will share some practical, simple solutions anybody can take advantage of as well as more powerful tools for those who need help with the process.

Philip Ames began training as a Psychotherapist in 1973 with the Therafields Foundation in Toronto, a psychoanalytically oriented community founded by a Welsh therapist, Lea Hindley-Smith and continued training and growing there until 1981.

Before he decided to go into private practice he used his training in various work and volunteer situations such as helping to teach people in starting their own businesses. He also worked as an addiction counsellor, a department head for a trauma counselling team he created and lead and was a board member of the Candida Research Foundation, a volunteer at the Salvation Army Harbour Light Addiction Treatment Centre, Surrey Place Children’s Assessment Centre and the Crescent School for boys in Toronto.

He opened his own practice in 1990.