Effective as of January 1st 2016 there will be an increase in the hourly fees for psychotherapy with Josephine “ Jody’ Galardo RP, M.Ed from $110 to $125. which includes the HST. There has not been a change in fees since 2010. The no show or < than 24 hr. notice will remain the same rate at $ 65.00.

This year the province of Ontario created the College of Registered Psychotherapists Of Ontario to regulate practitioners offering “psychotherapy” counselling services in this province in efforts to protect the public from individuals who are offering therapy but do not have adequate training, education and experience to do so, despite the fact that parliament has yet to actually define and pass the “Psychotherapy Act”. The definition of psychotherapy as it currently reads was thought to be too broad and needs further clarity.

It can be very confusing for the public to know whose who and what all those darn letters mean behind someone’s name. Know that it is ok to ask your counsellor/ therapist about their designation, affiliations, education and titles. A Regulated College does not refer to where your therapist went to university or received their education. They are regulated body set up to protect you, the public and is a place for you to bring complaints and concerns you might have about your therapist, doctor, social worker etc that you cannot seem to resolve with them yourself. A college sets the standards of good practice and outlines ethics of practice ,misconduct guidelines and required continuing education guidelines that each member practitioner are required to abide by. In lay language a “college” police its members to protect you. Each therapist will have a member registration number with their respective college. Mine, for example is # 001064. You can check with your insurance company if they are covering registered psychotherapist sessions.

There are 5 other separate title designations that for years have been permitted to offer psychotherapy in this province. They include nurses, doctors, OT, social workers and psychologists, each regulated under their own unique college.

The title “RP” beside someone’s name/ business card means they are a “registered psychotherapist” and member of this new college and have undergone rigorous evaluation to determine their competencies to practice. Even though practitioners under the other 5 colleges can offer psychotherapy services they cannot advertise or identify themselves as a “psychotherapist” unless they are also a member of this new college as it is a protected title just like identifying yourself as a “psychologist” is not acceptable if you are not a member of the College of Psychologists Of Ontario.

For more information about this new college go to
The College of Registered Psychotherapists Of Ontario


Turn back your age with your beliefs
Are your beliefs making you older?
How to control your age and health with your beliefs
Tic-Toc – How to use your brain to turn back the clock
How often have you said, “Now that I’m [insert an age] I’m too old to [insert an activity: go back to school, learn a language, fall in love, learn to dance, drive at night, get fit...]?”

We’ve all been there. Whether you’re 25 or 90 years old, the clock always seems to be ticking. You can’t do the things you’d love to do, or if you can, you’re worried about the day you won’t be able to do them any more…

But this doesn’t have to be so!

I have a truly eye-opening video to share with you today that’s going blow away your beliefs about what causes our aging. It will reveal secrets to you that will have you turning back the clock with just your thoughts!

New science is proving just how powerful our mind is in preventing (or causing) illness, developing our brains and learning new skills, and with slowing down (or speeding up!) our aging!

The video, with New York Times best-selling author Dr. Christiane Northrup, is a must watch:
Some of what Dr. Northrup talks about in this video includes:

- Why you should never share your age (she has a very good reason for this and it’s not what you think).

- The difference between your chronological vs biological age (the good news is you can turn back your biological age!)

- How to be an “outlier” that lives a longer and healthier life.

- The three commonalities that all centenarians have in common that let them live past 100 with life and vibrancy.

- The “nun study” about dementia that is showing that the symptoms for dementia (and many other illnesses) aren’t as accurate as we think (and how big a role our belief systems actually play in this)

- Why you need to guard your mind vigilantly when receiving a “diagnosis” because of the effect it alone has on your health.

- Any much more!

If you want to slow down the hands of time, watch this video:


Jody Galardo



May 3rd and 4th, 2014

The second EFT Gathering in Ontario has been designed to build an EFT community in Canada. We have created events and presentations for practitioners and beginner Tappers alike. There are presentations for working with teens, children, adults and animals. Everyone is welcome and all levels of EFT experience will be embraced in a caring and supportive environment. Located at beautiful Brescia College at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario.This plans to be an exciting weekend of presentations, sharing, networking and building community. Have a look through the website.www.eftgatheringcanada.com. Check out the presentations for 2014. We know it will inspire you to join us.


Sixth Annual World Tapping Summit Starting Feb 24 2014
It is that time of year again to mark your calendars for the free marathon of tapping opportunities. For those who are new to this event, once you put in your e-mail on the appropriate site you will have access to 10 days, 2 presenters daily, of EFT information and experience with using EFT tapping. You only have 24 hours to listen in to the replays for free. To make the most of this opportunity I have found it best to prepare by reviewing your schedule and trying to set aside a time each day that you can commit to listening in. You will be sent the link through your e-mail and you might choose to only watch few here and there when you have time. This event is an awesome way for those new to EFT to see all the interesting ways in which EFT is used to collapse distressing feelings and somatic complaints arising from the body and to develop a skill that enables you to reduce your stress response and move gently into a relaxation response. The following video with Lissa Rankin talking with Nick Ortner is the second pre launch video that explores further how the body can heal itself when in a relaxed state of being. The latest research demonstrating how our stress hormone of cortisol reduces significantly after tapping and of course consistent reports from clients can attest to the power of EFT tapping to initiate the relaxation response which allows the body to begin to heal itself.
The video is another pre-event video for the upcoming 6th Annual Tapping World Summit. In the interview Dr. Lissa Rankin, a traditionally trained medical doctor who specializes in understanding the mind-body connection, sits down with Nick Ortner, the producer of the event.
Watch this video! I know you’ll love it. :)


Important dates to remember: The 10-day Summit starts on February 24th, 2014 –
February 3rd, 2014 – Pre-launch video with Wayne Dyer
February 6th, 2014 – Pre-launch video with Dr. Lissa Rankin
February 10th, 2014 – Pre-launch video with Nick Ortner
February 13th, 2014 – Registration page goes live


The tapping World Summit begins Feb 4th,2013 . Sign up for 10 days of free access to some of the most awesome tapping teaching videos.

I’ve been telling people about the healthy benefits of Tapping for years…

But when you have one of the world’s leading doctors talking about patients he couldn’t help with traditional medicine, and telling us he was able to help them by using Tapping, then you really understand just how powerful it is…



Blog post by Nick Ortner of the Tapping Solution, describing the ways EFT affects body chemicals backed by the research of Dawson Church PhD.( Posted March 17th, 2012


Yoga, meditation, massage, acupuncture, and herbal remedies; these are just some of Eastern medicine’s contributions to our decades-long search for ways to live well with fewer pills and less-invasive health care. Toward that end, I’m excited to report that there are promising new findings in the field of energy psychology, specifically about a practice called Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), or tapping, that is taking our search for holistic solutions to an exciting new level.

What’s unique about EFT is how it combines Eastern wisdom about acupressure, or “meridian points,” in our bodies, with traditional Western psychotherapy. The practice consists of tapping with your fingertips on specific meridian points while talking through traumatic memories and a wide range of emotions. “Acupoint tapping sends signals directly to the stress centers of the mid-brain, not mediated by the frontal lobes (the thinking part, active in talk therapy),” explains Dr. Church, Ph.D., who has been researching and using EFT since 2002. Because EFT simultaneously accesses stress on physical and emotional levels, he adds, “EFT gives you the best of both worlds, body and mind, like getting a massage during a psychotherapy session.”

In fact, it’s EFT’s ability to access the amygdala, an almond-shaped part of your brain that initiates your body’s negative reaction to fear, a process we often refer to as the “fight or flight” response, that makes it so powerful. “By reducing stress,” adds Church, “EFT helps with many problems. There’s a stress component to sports performance, business and financial pressure, and most disease. When you reduce stress in one area of your life, there’s often a beneficial effect in other areas.”

Church estimates that 10 million people worldwide have used tapping, and what’s so exciting is how incredibly quickly it’s alleviating issues like depression, anxiety and insomnia, as well severe PTSD, physical pain, even illness.

At this point you’re probably thinking what most intelligent and sane people are — how is that possible? How can tapping on “meridian points” resolve serious health issues? As an EFT practitioner and the producer of the movie The Tapping Solution, it’s a question I’ve been asked repeatedly over many years. In fact, you’ll often hear me refer to EFT as “this strange tapping thing.” Fortunately, there’s very real science (and results!) behind it.

In partnership with Dr. David Feinstein, Dr. Church has been able to confirm that tapping on specific meridian points has a positive effect on cortisol levels. Cortisol, known as the “stress hormone,” is integral to our body’s “fight or flight” response. Originally designed to help us survive life in the wild, the “fight or flight” response was essential when our ancient ancestors were faced with sudden, brief danger like, let’s say, a tiger. However useful in short bursts, releasing cortisol too frequently, as we seem to be doing in response to the ongoing or “chronic” stress of modern life, may have serious, even scary, impacts on our physical, mental and emotional health. In fact, living in this kind of biological “survival mode” may be making us more vulnerable to everything from cancer to heart disease, and more.

In Dr. Church’s study, 83 participants were separated into three groups. One group was guided through an hour-long EFT session, the second group received an hour of talk therapy, while the third, the control group, received no treatment. The group that did an hour of EFT demonstrated a 24 percent decrease in cortisol levels, while the other two groups showed no real change. The EFT group also exhibited lower levels of psychological symptoms, including anxiety, depression, and others, as measured by the Symptom Assessment-45 (SA-45), a standard psychological assessment tool.

Research suggests that EFT may be so effective because of its perceived ability to balance out the nervous system, leveling off the activity of the parasympathetic and sympathetic regions. Responsible for promoting cell regeneration and relaxation, the parasympathetic region helps to slow your heartbeat, support digestion, and more. The sympathetic system, on the other hand, prepares you for vigorous physical activity by speeding up your heart, constricting your pupils, and so on. As noted in Church’s study, imbalance between these two regions is associated with a long list of health issues, from high blood pressure and heart problems (most often seen in those with an overactive sympathetic region), to depression, fatigue, and weakened immune response (in those with excessive parasympathetic activity).

In his study findings, Church asserts that EFT, which he refers to as “acupoint treatments” produces “a neutral emotional state,” which, biologically speaking, is the gold standard of health and wellness. It’s also the state of well-being people have sought to achieve for millennia through meditation, prayer, yoga, and other mindfulness practices.

Dr. Feinstein, a clinical psychologist who uses EFT in his own practice, adds that EFT is an “unusually precise, rapid, and direct for shifting the neurological underpinnings of a range of psychological problems.” In fact, he adds, “the number of therapists using EFT has been rapidly increasing over the past decade, and now peer-reviewed research is showing that their instincts have been right. Surprisingly rapid outcomes with a variety of disorders are being documented.”

The results of that documentation can (and will!) impact millions of lives in incredibly powerful ways, which is why I’m excited to share a host of new studies with you here, in future posts. In the meantime, I look forward to hearing your feedback. Are you familiar with tapping? Do you use it yourself, or know others who do? Are there specific topics you’d like me to focus on in future posts?

Nick Ornter is the creator and executive producer of the hit documentary film, “The Tapping Solution.” His new book on EFT will be published by Hay House in April 2013. To get a copy of his free eBook, “Tapping Your Way to Health, Happiness and Abundance” visit TheTappingSolution.com


If you have ever been interested in seeing the profound effect EFT tapping can have for people experiencing post traumatic stress and you live in London Ontario this is an awesome opportunity.

On Thursday, March 22 at 7 pm there will be

a documentary screened in the Wolf Hall,

Central Library (251 Dundas Street) called

Operation Emotional Freedom. In this

documentary a group of war veterans,

who suffer with PTSD is shown. A simple

technique called Emotional Freedom Technique

is applied to help them. The film is featuring

transformation of a group  from suicidal,

addicted, aggressive chronic behaviors, to

leading normal, manageable lives without medications.

Very powerful, inspirational, motivational.

The film is free, no registration is needed.


Sign up for this 3 hour live streaming event for free with Pamela and Jack March 25th, 2012.



If you are interested in reading about the research being done using EFT please check out the following link at http://bit.ly/EFTResearch