boost your mental fortitude

How To Be Better At Stress

Stress is not all bad as long as you learn to control it and manage it. If you don’t have enough stress in your life there’s no excitement. However, too much stress means that you have too many challenges in your life or the few challenges that you do have are so significant that you believe they cannot be overcome. Somewhere between these extremes is an amount of stress that is healthy, motivating, and stimulating. That’s the level of stress you want to achieve…and that you can achieve…when you learn the strategies that are taught in this intensive workshop.

Using Mindfulness To Better Relax And Focus

Mindfulness has become a popular and fashionable activity in recent times. The act of focused awareness on the flow of the present moment. It brings us into the here and now so that we are conscious of what we are doing when we are doing it. The practice of mindfulness teaches us to become aware of our thoughts and the present moment. It is a habit we need to nurture because our natural tendency is to stray from the here and how to tomorrow, next week or next month. When we practice mindfulness we keep calling back our wandering mind to rest on the current moment.

The Secrets Of Sleep

Sleep. It’s important for our health and well-being. Yet, 50 million North Americans have a sleep disorder:  insomnia, sleep apnea, narcolepsy and restless leg syndrome. Insufficient sleep not only affects our moods, it can contribute to poor decision making and how we function daily. Lack of sleep over a prolonged period can increase the risk of high blood pressure, heart problems, depression and other health conditions. According to a sleep study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, CBT is an effective treatment for people suffering from insomnia, more so than medication. This presentation will explore what research says can help.

Anticipatory Resilience: Mentally Prepare Yourself For Any Adversity

Resilience is a characteristic that allows some people to be knocked down by life and come back stronger than ever. Rather than letting failure overcome them and drain their resolve, they find a way to rise from the ashes. Psychologists have identified some of the factors that make someone resilient, among them a positive attitude, optimism, the ability to regulate emotions, and the ability to see failure as a form of helpful feedback.

In this intensive workshop, participants will learn strategies to become more resilient, change course and soldier on.

Mirrors Don't Lie: The Painful Trap Of Eating Disorders

Those who struggle with an eating disorder–anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder–had no ideas what they were in for lost friends, broken relationships, physical trauma, and emotional pain. Eating disorders are abnormal patterns of eating and exercising that severely interfere with your everyday life. For example, a person might eat extremely small amounts of food or eat in an uncontrolled way. Or they might be worried about food, body weight and appearance. The most common eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder.

Overcoming The Emotional Pain Of Depression

Depression is just not the occasional feeling of sadness. Instead, it’s a persistent feeling of overwhelming sadness for at least 2 weeks and usually much longer. It’s the inability to take pleasure in almost any of life’s activities, and an overwhelming sense of hopelessness for most people who experience depression — like this is not simply ever going to get better. Ever.

But depression can be helped and this workshop will explore thoughts on the origins of depression, and the best ways to overcome depressed mood and take back control of your emotional life.

A Beginnger's Guide To Changing Negative Thoughts

Silence your inner critic!

Negative thoughts pop up in our heads all day long, without invitation. It happens so automatically that we rarely take the time to wonder if what we’re thinking is actually true. Instead, we take our thoughts at face value and instantly respond with feelings and actions. But when your inner critic or negative Nancy is taking over your mind, it’s time to take back control and change your thought patterns.

Included

Workshops/Seminars include selection guidelines and recommendations of top digital health tools relevant to each topic (e.g. apps, wearables, and websites). Workshops include step-by-step participant Action Guides.

All content is based on evidence-based practices (e.g. CBT) and generally accepted best practices and clinical guidelines.

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