Coachbri Giving Workshop In Kelowna On Relationships

January 28, 2012
Creating the Relationships you need and want
Brian O’Reilly DSW,CT/RT
HPP Level 1 Workshop
3 Full Days
Date: February 17,18,19. 2012
Location: #314, 3001 Tutt St. Kelowna
Cost: $600
Includes: 3 lunches and 2 dinners
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Brian O’Reilly began coaching and giving seminars on human potential at the age of seventeen. For the past 30 years, he
has coached amateur, professional and Olympic athletes as well as business professionals and executives. Brian and his wife
Bonnie have worked with youth and their families for the past 15 years. They operate a parent model group home and
treatment foster program for several Children’s Aid Societies. Brian’s passion and understanding of human behaviour acts as a
catalyst in organizations and individuals, helping them reach new levels of effectiveness in their personal and business lives.
Relationship Renovations
At Human Potential Plus we believe that happiness
in life comes from the balance between relationships
at home and relationships at work. The ability to
understand relationships will provide you with the
power needed to get along with the people you want
to and need to in order to improve your life. Knowing
the habits that destroy them and choosing a different
course of action can breathe new life into relation-
ships, the cornerstone to happiness.
This course brings an understanding of the problems
in relationships that keep people from getting along.
The course develops pathways to effectiveness
through the understanding of basic needs and meet-
ing the pictures of quality we have about ourselves
as partners, parents, coworkers, friends, etc. Further-
more, the course encourages the removal of old
habits related to external psychology by replacing it
with internal psychology; a process we unknowingly
practice when our lives are working for us.
Day 1
– Understand the common problems that create disconnection in
our relationships.
– Understand what we do with information and learn how to use
this information to make effective choices.
– Understand motivation and our basic needs.
– Understand the process of choice and creating the possibility of
– Learn how to negotiate your relationships and choosing
Day 2
– Learn the art of relationship coaching.
– Learn how to create intimacy in your relationships.
– Learn how to connect with people who are disconnecting from
Day 3
– Learn the art of mastery coaching vs. bossing and putting what
we have learned into practice
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Harvard scientists disciplined for not declaring ties to drug companies

July 4, 2011

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Three US psychiatrists, responsible for trailblazing the use of antipsychotic drugs in children, are facing sanctions for their failure to declare their acceptance of millions of dollars from pharmaceutical companies between 2000 and 2007.

Joseph Biederman, Thomas Spencer and Timothy Wilens, child psychiatrists at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, were first identified three years ago in an investigation led by Iowa Republican Senator Charles Grassley as failing to disclose potential conflicts of interests that could have arisen due to payments from pharmaceutical companies.

Biederman had pioneered the diagnosis of bipolar disorder in children and adolescents, a disorder previously thought to affect only adults. One of the world’s most influential child psychiatrists, Biederman’s work led to a 40-fold increase in paediatric bipolar disorder diagnoses and an accompanying expansion in the use of antipsychotic drugs – developed to treat schizophrenia and not originally approved for use in children – to treat the condition.

However, Biederman and his colleagues Spencer and Wilens failed to accurately disclose the large consultancy fees they were receiving from pharmaceutical companies that make antipsychotics whilst conducting this research. At the time, Harvard and Mass. General rules forbade researchers from running trials of drugs that were made by companies paying them more than $10,000 a year, whilst National Institutes of Health regulations stipulated that grant recipients report any payments from pharmaceutical companies above this value to their universities.

Grassley revealed the trio’s misconduct in 2008, following his high-profile investigation of the psychiatrist Charles Nemeroff, and the three eventually admitted to receiving a combined total of $4.2 million from drug companies. The large number of psychiatrists investigated by Grassley’s probe poses the question of whether this field is more susceptible to competing interests or, as some suggest, suffers from higher scrutiny due to prejudices against psychiatry.

The Massachusetts General Hospital announced last Friday that it had completed its review of Biederman, Spencer and Wilens, and that “appropriate remedial actions” were being taken. In a letter to their colleagues, the three scientists explained that they were banned from participating in “industry-sponsored outside activities” for one year, to be followed by a two-year period of close monitoring and a delay in consideration for promotion.

The NIH relies upon research institutions themselves to monitor the interests of researchers and universities do this by requesting academics to voluntarily declare conflicts. The three Harvard scientists, who failed to report the full extent of their industrial payments, say that their collective misconduct was an honest mistake and that they had always believed that they were “complying in good faith with institutional policies”.

Last month, Pfizer announced its new collaborations with eight Boston research facilities. Cooperative efforts between academia and industry are on the rise as both face pressures to cut costs and it is hoped that by brokering more formal research agreements and paying money to institutions rather than individuals, conflicts of interests can be avoided.

Meanwhile, Grassley continues to push forward the Physician Payment Sunshine Act, which would require organisations to report all cumulative payments over $100,000 to physicians to the government. Each violation of the law would warrant a fine between 10,000 – 100,000 dollars – a punishment somewhat more severe than that faced by Biederman and his colleagues.

Internal Psychology Level 1 Goderich Ontario

May 27, 2011

Internal Psychology

The way that we process and understand our world can be looked at in two ways – externally and internally.  External psychology is looking outside of ourselves to understand our lives. There are times when this is necessary. But most of the time it is about blame, judgment and creating a never-ending cycle of pain and suffering.

Internal psychology looks at what is going on inside. We still look at what’s going on around us. But what is more interesting is how those things are processed within us. Why do some things affect us so much and others don’t? Why do we keep attracting the same kinds of people and circumstances year after year?  How do we look inside of ourselves for the real understanding of what we are living with? Because it is only when we start looking inside, that we truly start to thrive.The main focus is the psychology of relationships.  Relationships are the primary basis of the lives of all living creatures. By looking at the inner dynamics of our relationships, we can access an amazing universal intelligence and truly start growing in all aspects of our lives.  But first we must de-condition ourselves from our attachment to the external psychology that keeps us trapped in pain and suffering.

Level I training

Level I training is for those people who spend most of their time being with other people. This training focuses on developing and maintaining healthy positive relationships. It is a fitness training process for the mind that enhances one’s understanding of behavior and motivation. To be inner fit is to achieve a balance between what you want, what you do to get what you want, and the way you do it that reflects your well-being and mental health.

This training educational training is useful in all professions as well as improving the quality of all personal relationships that help create a more effective work life balance.


This intensive, 20+hours of training is being offered at the Station in June.

June 10-12

When: Friday from 7-10 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Cost: $350+HST, or $500+HST per couple. Registration includes lunches

Instructor: Brian O’Reilly

East Street Station

1 Maitland Road North

Goderich, Ontario N7A 0A2

(519) 524-5612

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Antidepressant Linked to Suicide of 18 year-old

June 12, 2010


June 11, 2010

The girl with every reason to live

At graduation, Sara Carlin was a straight-A student who dreamed of becoming a doctor. (Photo courtesy the Carlin family)

Sara Carlin had everything to live for: She was smart, athletic, beautiful and pursuing her dream of becoming a doctor.

But on May 6, 2007, that bright future ended abruptly with a piece of electrical wire.

The promising 18-year-old had hung herself in her family’s Oakville basement and her grieving parents blame her suicide on the Paxil antidepressant she’d been prescribed more than a year before.

In emotional testimony that left many fighting back tears, Sara’s mother Rhonda told a coroner’s inquest that her daughter earned 90’s in school, played baseball and women’s hockey, held a part-time job at an optometrist’s office and tutored other kids in math.

“She was a pretty exceptional girl, she was absolutely loving and she was beautiful,” her mom proudly recalled Wednesday before the presiding coroner, Dr. Bert Lauwers. “She really was an exceptional daughter.”

But in the early part of 2006, Sara began to change. During the family’s March break vacation to Palm Springs, she wouldn’t get out of bed most days and got drunk at dinner. “It was so unlike her,” her mom said.

It was only later that she learned Sara had complained of anxiety and depression to her family doctor and had recently been prescribed Paxil, one of the antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).

“I said, ‘Why on earth, Sara would you be on antidepressants?’ I was astounded,” she recalled for the five-member jury. “Why, why would he be giving these to her? This was a wonderful, happy girl.”

While Sara lost her much older brother to a drug overdose in 2000, her mother believed her daughter had coped well with his death and never wanted the counselling she’d been offered.

So this need for antidepressants, she said, came out of the blue.

“She was very troubled, much more troubled than any of us knew,” her mother acknowledged.

While her parents repeatedly voiced their reservations about Paxil, Sara brushed them off, saying her doctor told her it would make her feel better. “I didn’t even know the horrific side effects of Paxil at that time,” her mom said. “I certainly didn’t know what I know now.”

Health Canada issued warnings in 2003 and 2004 that prescribing antidepressants to teens could lead to behavioural or emotional changes that might put them at increased risk of suicidal behaviour.

Over the next few months, Sara’s behaviour changed even more. She suddenly quit her job and stopped playing hockey. Her mom said she was unaware Sara was drinking and doing cocaine; she just knew she wasn’t herself.

“She was really lethargic and tired and pale. She’d lost weight. We were concerned. “

Just as she was starting her first year in health sciences at the University of Western Ontario, Sara was diagnosed with mononeucleosis. Her parents were almost relieved, hoping it explained the change in their daughter.

But her downward spiral continued at university to the point where she had drug debts, was missing classes and was eventually taken by ambulance to a London emergency room after mixing her prescription medications with alcohol and cocaine.

She withdrew from school and came home to Oakville.

It was the first time her mom learned Sara was doing coke and was now on four prescribed medications: Paxil, a second antidepressant, Ativan and a sleeping pill.

The night before her suicide, Sara held a pre-drink for friends in her basement and then headed to a local pub where she continued drinking. A friend eventually drove her home, but not before stopping at a home where he thinks she picked up drugs.

When her mom found her room empty the next morning, she just assumed Sara had gone out early for breakfast. As the day wore on, she and her husband Neil became increasingly worried when no one could locate her.

“Then I heard Neil just screaming, screaming and you could hear it all the way in the backyard,” she recalled, the tears rolling down her face. “Neil was screaming, ‘She hung herself.’”