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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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Do you have a loved one in your life that identifies as transgender, non-binary, or genderqueer? Are you seeking direction on how to show your support for their journey? If you answered “yes”, this webinar is for you! Gender-diverse persons might navigate challenges including self-doubt, isolation, misgendering, transphobia, and challenging family dynamics. Through their personal and professional experiences in supporting gender-diverse individuals, Shift therapist Martha Segovia Calles (she/her) and Shift Psychotherapist Intern Joyce Deng (they/them) will discuss how to introduce inclusive language, support gender diversity, and better understand the care loved ones need on their journey.
Do you struggle with critical self-talk? Are you noticing that your low self-esteem is impacting other areas of your life, such as work or social outings? Perhaps you view yourself, others, and the world through a negative lens. Well, you’re not alone! In fact, low self-esteem impacts a significant amount of people and it raises the question, “how can I build my self-esteem?”. In this webinar delivered by Shift therapists Elena Karamanova and Ayesha Hussain, you will explore how to hold space for self-love and compassion.
Melanie Katz is back for round two of How To Safely Hold Conversations About Suicide. This topic seemed to be quite impactful for our community the first time, and given the time of year we are heading into, we thought it would be great to have this conversation again. Suicide isn’t always an easy topic to think about, let alone discuss. It is incredibly important that we do talk about it, and get our loved ones the help they need to prevent them from reaching a point of crisis. It’s normal to feel worried, helpless or confused when a loved one mentions suicide, but there’s a lot you can do to support them. In fact, your compassion and support could save a life. In this webinar delivered by Shift therapist Melanie Katz, you will engage in a discussion about suicide and how you can support loved ones, learn about community resources that are available to you, and get the chance to practice your newly acquired communication skills.
Have you ever wondered what it means to have a growth mindset? Or how a growth mindset can impact your well-being and even help you overcome challenges? Well, this webinar is just for you! An increasing amount of research is now showing that a growth mindset can be a powerful tool when it comes to navigating through life’s challenging circumstances. In this webinar, Shift therapist Azmaira Mawji will talk about the basics of a growth mindset, how it can positively impact your life, and how you can begin cultivating it.
Does the sound of your alarm clock annoy you? Are your mornings filled with dread, apathy, or simply a lack of enthusiasm for the day to come? If this hits home, this upcoming webinar is for you! It’s hard to stay motivated, and harder still as we enter the winter months with darker days, longer nights and colder (much colder!) weather. However, a few shifts in routine and mindset can help you wake up on the right side of the bed when motivation falters. In this webinar, Shift psychotherapist, social worker, and mental health researcher Isayah Alman will talk about cultivating motivated mornings with purposeful planning, time chunking, and behavioural activation techniques that have been proven to help regulate and maintain motivation and well-being.
In this webinar session delivered by Shift therapists, Mallory Hostick and Kendra Casey, you will be provided with a broad overview of what eating disorders are, as well as the signs and symptoms. There will be a focus on myth-busting common misconceptions regarding these often misunderstood disorders as well as the do's and don'ts regarding what to say, how to approach the subject, and what helpful support looks like.