Traditionally, the two worlds are divided but at GROW, we know that you may need both. There is no one or the other. Instead, we find the best approach for YOU.
You are an integrated system of mind, body and spirit that all work together, and should be cared for in that complete way.
Gillian has specialized training in treatment of Somatic Symptoms. These are physical symptoms in your body that are caused by distress. These symptoms are REAL, the medical system knows about them and we can help you with them.
Read more about Somatization here.
We explore how you are doing with each of the Pillars of Mind-Body Health and the delicate balance that is uniquely yours
We develop an evolving plan to strengthen the different pillars to build a strong foundation of mind-body health
We identify information that has been missing in your personal story, and add that back in
We build your awareness of your personal stress symptoms and triggers, and strategies for managing them
We empower you to get back to functioning in your day to day life
We help you feel more positive, energetic, confident and able to take on new challenges
Slowly and invisibly, stress was making its mark.
Gillian Reid, MSW, RSW, RHN is a Registered Social Worker, Integrative Mental Health Therapist, Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Mindfulness practitioner. She obtained her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Ryerson University in 2003 and worked in the child welfare profession for many years, conducting psychosocial assessments and developing complex placement plans for children who experienced attachment disruptions, trauma and mental health challenges. In 2010, she graduated from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition after studying holistic nutrition. She went on to practice nutrition for healthy minds in her private business for many years before earning her Master’s Degree in Social Work in 2015.
Currently she divides her time working at a children’s hospital in the medical psychiatry program, specializing in mind-body mental health and somatization, and in her private practice. Gillian has received training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness for Chronic Pain Management and Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Care. She has completed Dr. Dan Siegel’s Mindsight system and has participated in his workshop for mental health clinicians on neural integration and the mind. Gillian is currently one of the key Mindfulness Manifestors at the hospital and works daily to innovate and facilitate new evidence-based programing for children and families who experience stress.
Gillian is the founder and lead changemaker at G.R.O.W. which offers people a holistic pathway through challenges of the mind.
When we are aware, we can light other people’s candles. Nothing happens to ours when we do, but everything around us becomes brighter.