Dr. Marcia Sirota is a Toronto-based board certified psychiatrist
specializing in the treatment of trauma and addiction, as well as
founder of the Ruthless Compassion Institute
, whose mandate is to promote the philosophy of Ruthless Compassion and in so doing, improve the lives of people, everywhere.
She studied philosophy and dance at the State University of NY in
Purchase, New York, went to medical school at Memorial University in St.
John’s, Newfoundland, and pursued a residency in psychiatry at
Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. She returned to Toronto in
2001 to practice individual and group psychotherapy, where she has led
creativity and empowerment workshops for women, workshops on overcoming
compulsive eating, and resiliency training sessions for the medical
residents of the University of Toronto.
Dr. Sirota is the author of Emotional Over-eating
a book about overcoming compulsive eating through emotional healing and
the development of personal empowerment and self acceptance, and has a
CD available, entitled, Visualizations for Empowerment
The 11 visualization exercises on this full-length audio CD are
designed to help people connect to the different parts of their psyche
and to heal the wounds of childhood.
She has also recorded a number of videos, available on the blog
and on YouTube
, which deal with issues such as parenting, work-place strategies and improving interpersonal relationships.
You can connect with Dr. Sirota via her blog, on Facebook
at Ruthless Compassion Institute, on Twitter @rcinstitute
, via her Huffington Post blog
and on www.ezinearticles.com