Dr. Sarah Hawthorn, ND, R.Ac
Connie Walsh, RMT, osteopath
Dr. Pearl Arjomand, ND
Sarah Bermingham, RMT
Jessie Hawthorn, CNP, live blood cell analysis
Lauren Fulop, holistic nutritionist
Judy Barnes, MSW, RSW
Carol Matheson, M.Ed, CPCC, CRC
Sherri Dmyterko, Energy medicine practitioner
Jenna Speir, RMT
Heather Schock, Office Administrator
Linda Fournier, Part Time Office Administrator
Dr. Sarah Hawthorn, ND, R.Ac
Naturopathic Doctor, Registered Acupuncturist and co-director of Health In Balance. She completed her undergraduate honours degree at the University of Guelph in Biomedical Science and Music. She then went on to complete the four year naturopathic medicine program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto. During her internship at CCNM, she worked at the Sherbourne Health Centre for HIV patients. She has additional training in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, Auricular Medicine and treating the pregnant and pediatric population. She loves working with families to help create healthy habits and to keep everyone healthy through the school year! Sarah also belongs to Crystal Andrus’ DREAM TEAM assisting people from all over the globe as well as working with the Pound Transformation Studio in Guelph, ON helping people achieve their weight loss goals. She is currently studying at the CEDH, to enhance her homeopathic prescribing skills. Sarah was born and raised in Cambridge, ON and lives currently in Guelph, ON. When Sarah is away from the clinic, she enjoys skating, renovating her century home, rockclimbing, going to concerts, being outside and spending time at her cottage with her husband, dog Griffin and three young children.
Sarah is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and is registered through the Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy – Naturopathy . She is also a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND) , the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) , the Ontario Herbalists Association (OHA), the Association of Perinatal Naturopathic Doctors (APND), and Cambridge Chamber of Commerce. Sarah is also a board member of the Selkirk Liver Society. Dr.Sarah has been voted the #1 Platinum Naturopathic Doctor in the Cambridge Times Readers Choice Awards annually since 2012.
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Connie Walsh, RMT, DOMP (osteopath)
Founder and co-director of Health In Balance. Connie has been a registered massage therapist in Cambridge since 1997. Connie has completed her Osteopathy training at the Canadian College of Osteopathy. Connie has a special interest in energy medicine and incorporates these concepts into her treatments.
When Connie is not at the clinic she and her husband enjoy cheering their three children on at the arena, soccer pitch and city pool. Connie practices meditation daily. She has recently started a personal practice of Kundalini Yoga, and enjoys running and Muay Thai workouts.
Jessie Hawthorn, CNP
My name is Jessie Hawthorn and I am a Registered Holistic Nutrition Practitioner and Live Blood Cell Analyst. I have had a lifelong interest in the fields of health and wellness. I was an active little tomboy who loved all sports and I was fortunate to grow up in a wonderful family that believed in the farmers market supermarket. I studied Kinesiology and Psychology at York University which led to me to my true passion in life while studying at The Institute of Holistic Nutrition. I then furthered my studies in nutrition and alternative health at Health House studying Live Blood Cell Microscopy. I am passionate about assisting people achieve and realize their true health potential by assessing the whole person and not just their diet. Because each individual is biochemically unique, individualized programs and protocols are needed to suit each person.
I am available one Saturday/month for live blood cell analysis. Call the clinic to set up your appointment today!
Dr. Pearl Arjomand, BHSc, ND
Dr. Pearl Arjomand, ND, primarily focuses on Women's Health with a special interest in treating a variety of hormonal imbalances such as: irregular menstrual cycles, polycystic ovarian syndrome, fibroids, painful and heavy menstrual flow and menopausal symptoms.
Our entire hormonal system is interconnected and continuously strives to maintain balance in order for it
to be able to function optimally. Physical and emotional stressors, as well as environmental toxins, often influence this organic process and cause inbalances. As such, Dr. Arjomand places strong emphasis on supporting optimal thyroid function together with supporting healthy stress hormones and sex hormones.
She has studied and is able to prescribe bio-identical hormones and desiccated thyroid to help the body restore normal function. Her certification in intravenous enables her to further support patients who may benefit from this therapy.
Dr. Arjomand attended the University of Western Ontario where she received an honors specialization degree in Health Sciences. She then completed a four year intensive post graduate program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Integrating eastern philosophies and utilizing modern western diagnostic tools, Dr. Arjomand integrates a wide range of modalities to address the unique health needs of each patient. Through the use of natural therapies, such as Traditional Chinese Medicine, clinical nutrition, homeopathy, acupuncture, lifestyle counselling and botanical medicine, she strives to address root causes of disease and provide her patients with individualized treatment plans to achieve long lasting health.
Dr. Arjomand has further training in First Line therapy, Bio-identical hormones, Bioenergetic Auricular medicine and Intravenous therapies. She is a member in good standing with the Canadian Association of Naturpathic Doctors, the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors and the Ontario College of Naturopathic Doctors.
Dr. Arjomand is willing and looks forward to collaborating with other health care professionals as part of your personal health care team.
Sarah Bermingham, RMT
Sarah graduated with honors from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Cambridge and is a member in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. Her education consisted of an extensive 2200 hours of training in anatomy, physiology, pathology, neurology, musculoskeletal treatments, orthopedic assessment, remedial exercises, kinesiology, hydrotherapy, and more. Sarah is looking forward to furthering her education with a variety of courses including (but not limited to) Hot Stone Therapy, Reflexology, and Craniosacral Therapy.
Sarah is dedicated to providing individualized treatment plans for each and every one of her clients. She recognizes that everyone is different and that each massage must be tailored to meet her client’s particular needs. Her primary goal is to perform therapeutic treatments that will allow her clients to function at their best.
Prior to beginning her career as a Registered Massage Therapist, Sarah received a Bachelor of Arts in history from McGill University. Although she loves ancient Greek and Roman history, her real passion is helping her clients to overcome a wide variety of conditions. Sarah has gained experience treating clients with tendonitis, headaches/migraines, scar tissue, general muscle aches and pains, stress-related conditions, and more.
In her spare time, Sarah enjoys travelling. She has lived in New York, Montreal and Italy at different times in her life. She also enjoys reading, attending the opera and ballet, and spending time outdoors. Sarah is passionate about animals and the environment and she is a proud supporter of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals as well as Greenpeace.
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Judy Barnes, RSW, MSW
Psychotherapist and Registered Social Worker. Judy is a member in good standing with the College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She is also a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers.
She has achieved a Masters of Social Work degree (with distinction) from Wilfrid Laurier University. She has additional training in Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and post-graduate training in Addictions from McMaster University. Furthermore, she has completed a 250 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate Program.
She has counselled individuals, families, couples and groups who have experienced a wide variety of concerns such as: substance abuse issues, depression, anxiety, grief, anger, loss, trauma, difficulties with relationships, self-criticism, concurrent disorders and stress overload. She has extensive experience with Children's Mental Health with youth, adults and older adults.
Judy believes that we are all “In Recovery” from something whether it is from addictions, workaholism, disordered eating, stress, trauma, grief, abuse, ill health, broken-hearts………. Being “In Recovery” to her simply means, becoming aware of behaviours/thoughts/feelings that hurt us at the core of our being and then committing to a new path of change/growth and healing.
Part time administrative assistant.
Retired from Sunlife Financial after 21 years.
Married to long distance truck driver for 36 years.
Mother of two daughters. Grandmother of 5.
Loves camping and spending time with family.
Heather has been practicing aesthetics for the last 15 years. She started working at Deerhurst Resort and truly appreciated her experience in the Muskokas’. Next she worked alongside her mentor, opened her own business for two years and where she gained valuable business knowledge and finally spending the last 10 years working at the same place of business.
Recently Heather has decided to change her career path and is enrolled in college for medical receptionist.
Heather enjoys spending time with her husband Derek, 6 year old daughter Megan and greyhound Seeker. As a family they enjoy spending time outside, camping and enjoying nature in every season.
Heather has travelled from coast to coast across Canada.
Some of Heathers favourite things are:
Friends and family
Lauren Fulop, BHK, B.Ed, RHN
As a former university athlete and current sports coach, high school health and physical education teacher and group fitness instructor Lauren is well matched to address the needs of aspiring athletes and their families. Growing up in a professional hockey family has exposed Lauren to the highs and lows of elite athletic achievement. From the days of organizing hockey camps in her native Tillsonburg Ontario, with father Colin Campbell, and brother Gregory Campbell of the Boston Bruins Lauren has gained valuable insight into the mindset of elite level athletes. Lauren is a graduate with an honors degree in human kinetics and Teaching degree from the University of Windsor. She also has her fitness instructor specialist qualifications from Can FIT Pro, and First Aid/AED/CPR qualifications and teachers a variety of fitness classes to all ages. Lauren received her certification as a holistic nutritionist in May of 2016. She is currently the nutritional and wellness consultant for the Kitchener Rangers as well as the National Hockey League’s Referee’s Association. Recently competing in the CN tower climb several times as well as running multiple 10km and half marathon, keeps Lauren current with the demands of competing. When not helping people achieve their wellness goals, Lauren enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and two young children. Being a teacher, coach and fitness instructor of teenagers for the last 15 years and working with parents, has given Lauren significant insight it helping people create and achieve holistic and balanced nutritional and wellness smart goals.
Carol Matheson, M.Ed, CPCC, CRC
Carol has worked in the helping professions for over 25 years as a teacher, administrator and consultant. In each of the roles she was continually struck by the creativity and resourcefulness of the people with whom she worked. Her continuing quest for how to support others to discover and be their best and live fulfilled lives led her to become a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach. She trained with the internationally recognized Coaches Training Institute and extended her qualifications by acquiring the Certified Retirement Coach designation through Retirement Options. Carol also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from McMaster University and a Master of Education degree from Brock University.
Carol practises a philosophy that resonates with her own experiences and beliefs about people; they are naturally creative, resourceful and whole; they do not need to be fixed; they carry within them all the answers to their life issues. With a deep, abiding belief in their magnificence, Carol remains curious about each client. Through an inquiry dialogue she cheers each client on to discover who they truly are, what they most want, the choices that satisfy and excite them, and the compelling actions to create and live their dream. This is all done whole having fun!
Carol is the proud mother of three grown sons and three wonderful grandchildren to whom she is affectionately known as Grandmasaurus. Besides reading, daily gym visits, movie watching and spending time with family and friends, Carol is a dedicated knitter who has been a student at the Academy of Artisans in Toronto for many years where she delights in experimenting with design creation.
Carol offers free, no-obligation half-hour sample coaching sessions to raise awareness about this relatively new, rich approach to transformation and to see if Coaching might be a match for you.
Sherri Dmyterko is excited to bring Peaceful Wednesdays to Health in Balance. As an Energy Healer and Meditation Pro, Sherri strive to help you feel your best!
What is Energy Healing?
All beings are made up of a flow of subtle energy. Those trained in energy healing learn how to improve the flow and vibration of this energy within the body, which helps you to feel better.
What can you expect?
As you lie comfortably on a massage table, Sherri uses her hands to guide the flow of energy in your body. When energy flow is sluggish or stuck, you can feel off your game, low energy, and a bit frayed around the edges. Through years of training and work with clients, Sherri has been thrilled to help so many people move from a state of sadness, depression and pain onto a path of joy, motivation and enthusiasm. And an extra bonus is when client report that physical aches and pains start to melt away.
Sherri combines and blends the following modalities to help you achieve the best results:
* Pure Bioenergy Healing * CCMBA/CCSMC
* Polarity Therapy * Axiatonal Alignment
* Black Pearl Technique * The Wonder Method
* Access Bars * Quantum Touch
* Reiki * C-7 Vibrational Alignment
“I would highly recommend the Healing Diva. My first session with Sherri was amazing. It was unlike any energy session I've ever received before and I've tried many. She makes you feel very comfortable the entire time you're there. I literally felt like I was vibrating on the table the entire time.”
“Dear Sherri, you truly have a profound gift to which you have already enabled me to overcome many physical issues in my life. Your energy healing sessions have made such a huge difference to my everyday life, both physically and mentally! I am truly grateful.”
“Sherri’s gift made such a positive difference in my life and my son’s. We are both so grateful for her work and what it did for us. Life changing!” You can read more about Sherri at www.healingdiva.net
Jenna Speir, RMT
From a young age, Jenna has always enjoyed being very active. She began training competitively in dance, allowing her to explore the connection between the human body and movement.
When she was 18 years old she moved to New York City to further pursue her love of dance and enrolled in an international training program. It was during her time in NYC that she discovered two new passions: (1) she was exposed to her first anatomy course and (2) she took her first yoga class. She began studying frequently, taking in as much knowledge about the human body as she could.
When she returned to Canada, she was focused on further developing her yoga practice and enrolled in a 200-hour training program to become a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). The course was anatomy-centered and supported her love of learning about the inner workings of the human body.
Once Jenna completed her RYT-200 training, she enrolled in a program to become a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) and moved to Cambridge. Jenna graduated with honors from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy (CCMH) and is a member in good standing with the CMTO and is also a member with the RMTAO. Her passion for knowledge didn’t stop there and Jenna is currently continuing her studies at the Canadian College of Osteopathy.