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Get ready to ignite your inner creativity in this one-of-a-kind free workshop with Shift therapist Fatima Noorali on June 15th at 6 PM EST. In this workshop, you’ll discover the connection between creativity and self-esteem as you work through an art activity to unleash your hidden potential. The activity? We’ll be creating a collage/mood board together! And if you’re someone who is not so creative, no problem! This workshop was designed for individuals like you who are ready to dive into self-discovery in a way that’s a little more messy and out-of-the-box. So, get ready to dive into a space of interactive activity and informative discussions that will empower you to elevate your self-esteem through your own creativity.
In any relationship, love and effective communication are the cornerstones of connection- and while that's a lovely sentiment to state, let's be honest, it's not always sunshine and rainbows; sometimes you're going to clash! The good news is there are solutions for this, and Shift therapist Mahnoor Zulfiqar is deep diving into them during her free virtual chat on July 10 at 6 PM EST. During this in-depth chat, Mahnoor will outline how you can learn each other's love & conflict languages to understand each other's needs and rebuild your connection. BTW- you don't need to be in a relationship to join! All are welcome to learn and discover their own love & conflict languages.
Are you tired of watching your loved one battle addiction while neglecting your own needs? Do you ever feel trapped in a cycle of enabling, unable to express your true feelings or growing frustrated with your loved one's behaviour? It's time to break free and take charge of your well-being! Join Shift therapist Olivia Vander Vloet for a transformative journey into the world of enabling in this free, virtual deep dive on July 13 at 6 PM EST. Reminder: you're not alone in this struggle—many people have been right where you are. Together, we'll deep dive into how enabling contributes to the cycle of addiction and empower ourselves with practical strategies to break the cycle by creating healthier boundaries.
Ever fall into a thinking trap? Maybe you have and just never realized it! Thinking traps are negative thinking patterns that cause us to think in extremes, ignore contrary evidence and rely on our emotions instead of facts. And while they’re pretty common, they’re not always…how do we say…welcomed. Ready to flip the script? Join Shift therapist Sarah Innes on July 20 at 12 PM EST for a lunch-and-learn workshop as she guides you through a skill-building activity so you can face thinking traps head-on! Throughout this workshop, Sarah will guide you through an interactive discussion leading you into a game we all know and love, Kahoot! If this is your first time hearing about Kahoot, this game-based learning platform that will help you (in this case) challenge thinking traps by learning the different ways to recognize them and overcome their effects.
Back by popular demand is Shift therapist Jessica Portelli's virtual deep dive on finding work-life balance. Join (for free!) on August 22 at 7 PM EST as she unlocks the secret to finding the sweet spot! Whether working in an office or tackling tasks from the comfort of your home, finding a work-life balance continues to be an ongoing challenge for most. And if you're part of the work-from-home crew, you know the struggle is real! Drawing the line when your workspace doubles as your dining table isn't always easy. In this one-hour virtual chat, Jessica will guide us through how you can start to find that sweet spot so you can experience the balance you need (and deserve!).
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In sticking with the theme for Psychotherapy Month, Self-Care is Mental Health Care, we're virtually deep diving into the hot topic of work-life balance! As a mental health company, we know how hard it can be for Psychotherapists to find a work-life balance because you naturally put others, and work, before anything else. While we admire your dedication, we also know how hard this can be on your own wellness. That's why we're excited to virtually connect with you on April 12 @ 6PM EST as Shift therapist Jessica Portelli guides us through a deep dive discussion focusing on how you can find that work-life sweet spot! Jessica will discuss the barriers that can make navigating work-life balance difficult, five practical steps you can take to achieve a better work-life balance, and the importance of work-life balance when it comes to your mental health. Ps. If you're not a Psychotherapist but someone looking for support in navigating work-life balance, you're more than welcome to join!
Psychotherapists, we're celebrating you this month! In honour of all you do for others' mental health, we're creating a virtual space for you to put yours to the forefront! Why? Because you deserve to feel like your best self too. And hey, if you're not a Psychotherapist but looking for some TLC, this space is for you too! There's no doubt your job is rewarding, but we know all too well the toll it can take on your mental health, so we welcome you to join our free, 45-minute virtual yoga class on April 11 @ 7PM EST to breathe, relax and unwind, together. This virtual class will be led by Samantha Carpino, owner of Welcome Om Collective and lululemon Ambassador! Samantha is a long-time yogi and will offer the much-needed mindful moments we often neglect, yet need to nurture our wellness. Register below to save your spot!
Religious trauma is a form of psychological distress that can be the result of harmful or abusive experiences within a religious context. It can lead to feelings of guilt, shame, fear, and even post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). If you've experienced religious trauma or challenges, you may be struggling with the impact it has on your life and well-being. If this sounds familiar, join us for a deep dive on the topic, on February 23 at 7 PM EST facilitated by Shift therapist Michelle Mailhiot. From having a better understanding of your experience to developing a personalized healing plan, Michelle will be covering all you need to know in this discussion.
During this workshop, you will be guided through an interactive activity (one we learned through the queen herself, Brené Brown!), facilitated by Shift therapist, Amreeta Kaur. Through this guided practice you will develop a deeper connection with your intuition and learn how to trust it when it comes to decision-making and problem-solving. By the end of this workshop, you will leave feeling confident in following your intuition, trusting it as a valuable tool in your personal and professional life. Please come to the workshop with something to write with and/or write on. PS. whether you're someone who loves to share in an open-discussion format or prefers to remain quiet, soaking in the info- we're here for it all! Show up as you are and remember video on or off is always your choice too.
Do you often let your negative emotions override your positive emotions? Are negative emotions affecting your day-to-day life? If you answered “yes” to these questions, this webinar is for you! Finding emotional balance isn’t easy, but it's important to acknowledge your positive emotions so you can start to find more fulfilment in your life. Through the lens of positive psychology, Shift therapist Hiba Hamed will discuss the strategies, resources and activities available to you so you can begin to feel confident in how to nurture your emotions, and by extension, mental wellness.
Although journaling has been around for decades, it has rarely been reviewed through the lens of mental health. In this webinar delivered by Shift Psychotherapist Interns Louisa Larocque and Eden Jacobson, you will learn how journaling is a meditative and extremely versatile tool for one’s mental health and wellness. Journaling comes in many forms and serves multiple purposes. Whether you’re artistic, organized, minimalistic, or analytical, there is something to write about for everyone! Eden & Louisa will also discuss various types of journaling, including the research demonstrating its effects on our mental health and its connection with art therapy. Suggestions for quick or “low maintenance” journaling and recommendations for existing resources will be provided. Additionally, the webinar will end with a guided journaling exercise that is tailorable to all your needs and quirks. Please come to this webinar prepared with writing materials.