Through the Attentive Mind division led by Dr. Alan McAllister, Links to Health offers our counseling clients access to additional services to support their success.

Attentive Mind logoAttentive Mind assists people who are seeking to enhance their lives through the cultivation of wise, purposeful attention. These services address a wide range of challenges, such as situational crisis, issues in relationships or at work or problems with depression, anxiety, panic, anger, insomnia, stress, trauma (PTSD) or chronic pain. The Attentive Mind team has extensive experience treating conditions that significantly impact on attention such as Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder and post-concussive syndrome. They also assist those who want to improve their attention skills and develop a more mindful approach to life.

Approaches used by Dr. Alan McAllister and his team include supportive counselling, cutting-edge “third wave” cognitive-behavioural therapies (CBT), mindfulness-based therapy, meditation coaching, hypnosis and biofeedback and neurofeedback. QEEG brain mapping is used to clarify obstacles to focused attention and to target areas of dysfunction for neurofeedback treatment.

These services are available to residents of Ontario via phone and video-conferencing, as well as in-person at Links to Health’s offices in Bancroft and Peterborough, Ontario.