Thoughts of a Child/Adolescent Therapist

The hippie counselor

Oh man! It has been a while since my last blog, and ironically enough my last blog was a similar topic to this one. If you are just now stumbling onto this blog, you’re probably gathering that I’m a therapist. I work with kids and teens. If you go to my main page, you can find my last post that was about toughing it out versus learning actual coping tools. It was good stuff.  I’m planning on getting back to posting regularly – be on the lookout for a life updates and favorites post that should be on it’s way in the next week.

In the meantime, I’m here with more musings about working with kids and parenting – a huge piece of what I do is helping parents relate better to their children and building of the parent/child relationship. Studies show that when the parent/child relationship is strong, kids…

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Cannabis oil treating Epilepsy, 173 years ago

Cannabis Oil, Cannabinoids and Terpenes

William Brooke O’Shaughnessy

Everyday I read articles about scientific breakthroughs concerning the medical properties of cannabis, this morning I read an article on how CBD is “a wonder medicine for pediatric epilepsy’ and how Amylea Nunez, aged two months was the youngest patient to be prescribed cannabis oil. However, she is not the youngest and cannabis oil as a treatment in paediatric epilepsy is not a new discovery, it is merely a rediscovery.

You can read little Amylea’s amazing story: Infant Overcomes Seizures After Becoming Youngest Patient to Take Cannabis Oil

William_Brooke_O’Shaughnessy_1Dr WB O’Shaughnessy

In 1840, Victorian Doctors were treating people with extracts of cannabis for many illnesses, including tinctures for treating children with epilepsy.

One of my favourite pioneers was Dr William Brooke O’Shaughnessy MD, an irish physician, surgeon, Professor of chemistry, scientist and innovator, he was a pioneer of ‘intravenous therapy’ and he is the man credited with introducing…

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