ADHD: Understand And Help Your Child

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurobiological disorder that affects up to 12% of the population. Symptoms begin in childhood and can continue into adulthood. The most common symptoms are hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattentiveness leading to problems at home, school, work and relationships. In this seminar you will:

  • Learn about the symptoms of ADHD and how to spot them
  • Learn how to support and empower the ADHD child
  • Get some important tips on managing the ADHD child's behaviour 

Presenter:  Dr. Alena Strauss

Best Practices for Mindfulness & Stress Reduction at Work

While we may not be able to change many of the situations in our lives, we can control how we perceive, experience and manage them.  In this informative, practical and at times funny course Dr. Chayim Newman will help you understand yourself better, the stressors that impact your life and how to use mindfulness best practices to lead a more balanced and contented life.  Dr. Newman will also talk you through an actual Mindfulness exercise in Part 3, to which you can return whenever you feel the need to relax and refocus.

  • Part 1: Understand Stress in the Workplace and Its Impact
  • Part 2: Learn How Mindfulness Can Noticeably Reduce Stress
  • Part 3: Experience a Mindfulness Meditation 

Presenter: Dr. Chayim Newman, PhD, C. Psych.

Body Image and Self Esteem

Body image refers to how we see ourselves. A person's body image can be distorted when they carry a belief that they are unattractive, unacceptable or inferior. In this seminar Dr. Stephanie Bot will help you: 
  • Understand how your body image and sense of self developed 
  • Test your body image and where your problems lie 
  • Delve into how your relationship with yourself is reflected in your body image 
  • Understand how your body image impacts your life 
  • Improve your body image
Presenters: Dr. Stephanie Bot, C. Psych., Psychoanalyst 

Bullied & Harassed - A Handbook For Recovery

In this unique seminar and accompanying workbook, Dr. Bot helps victims of harassment and bullying navigate their emotions and overcome the adversity that was, or still is, facing them.  In this seminar you will:

  • Validate your experience by telling your story
  • Identify your feelings
  • Learn how to safely share your experience with others
  • Identify and work through your anger
  • Manage your self esteem
Presenter: Dr. Stephanie Bot, C. Psych, Psychoanalyst

Codependency Series

Codependency occurs when there are insufficient boundaries between two people and where one person's sense of wellbeing becomes dependent on how the other person is feeling and/or treating them. In this two part course you will:

  • Learn about codependency and the risks attached to it
  • Learn your relationship rights
  • Test yourself for codependency and learn how to overcome it
  • Learn about healthy, 'functional' relationships
  • Be introduced to the ABEL model of connection
  • Learn more about boundaries and self-care

Presenter: Sandra Lax, RSW, MSW

Depression: Hello Darkness, My Old Friend

Feeling "blue” or sad is a normal response to life's challenges and disappointments. Depression is not the same as normal sadness because it overwhelms a person's ability to function in everyday life. Unrelenting feelings of hopelessness and helplessness make even the simplest things, like getting up in the morning, difficult. This in depth seminar series provides you with a foundational understanding of the many facets of depression to better manage it in yourself or to support others.

  • Part 1: Understanding Depression
  • Part 2: Managing Depression
  • Part 3: Tips And Strategies For Managing The Blues
  • Part 4: How To Support Someone Suffering From Depression
  • Bonus: Food And Mood

Losing Sleep? Here’s how to get those zzzz’s

A good night's sleep leaves us feeling refreshed, energized and more resilient. There are many things that interfere with optimal sleep including anxiety, health issues, noise and diet to name just a few. Without adequate sleep normal physical, cognitive, social and emotional functioning becomes challenging. In this course you will: 
  • Understand the dangers of not getting enough sleep 
  • Become aware of symptoms that may constitute a sleep disorder 
  • Learn about the causes of insomnia and strategies to help you sleep better 
Presenter: Tyler Davis, developed by Dr. Stephanie Bot, C. Psych., Psychoanalyst

Managing Addiction Series

In this three-part series you will learn about the various types of addictions; the different reasons people become dependent on substances; how to deal with addictions and how those in a relationship with someone struggling with addictions can communicate, cope and relate to that individual in a more supportive way.

  • Part 1: Understanding Addictions 
  • Part 2: Dealing with Addictions 
  • Part 3: Responding to a Coworker Drinking at Work
Presenter: Sandra Lax, RSW, MSW, Tyler Davis, BA

Managing Anxiety Series

Anxiety is a normal human emotion. Everyone experiences anxiety when faced with experiences that overwhelm them. Anxiety becomes a problem when it interferes with our ability to function in our daily lives. In this three part series by Dr. Stephanie Bot you will:

  • Part 1: Understand Anxiety
  • Part 2: Manage My Anxiety
  • Part 3: Help Others Who Have Anxiety

Navigating Life's Losses

The loss of a family member, friend or even a pet we have deeply loved has a profound and lasting impact. Healing isn't linear but layered and the process is unique to each individual. In this thoughtful and informative seminar on grief and loss you will learn about:

  • Anticipated and Unanticipated Losses
  • Stages of Grief (they aren't what you think)
  • Adapting to and Integrating your Losses
  • Life after Loss

Presenter: Annette Bot, MSW, RSW

OCD: Understanding and Dealing With This Painful Disorder

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder. Those who suffer from OCD are plagued by uncontrollable, unwanted thoughts and repetitive, ritualized behaviors as a means of trying to control their anxiety. In this seminar series, entitled Over and Over and Over Again, you will:

  • Learn and understand OCD
  • Learn how to manage your symptoms
  • Receive useful life tips and strategies

Presenter: Dr. Stephanie Bot, C. Psych.

PTSD Series

In this series of 5 courses, Dr. Elana Rosencrantz helps viewers understand the many aspects of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and provides supportive helpful information, skills and techniques for sufferers of PTSD, their friends, colleagues and family members.

Part I: Understanding PTSD
Part 2: Skills to Manage PTSD Symptoms
Part 3: Help for Family and Loved Ones

Part 4: PTSD in the Workplace

Part 5: PTSD in First Responders and Emergency Workers

Presenter: Dr. Elana Rosencrantz, PsyD

Resiliency: Strategies for Managing Yourself Through Change

Dealing with change is a normal part of daily life both in our personal lives and our professional ones. Resiliency is defined as elasticity, flexibility and the ability to "bounce back.” How resilient are you? In this seminar you will: 
  • Gain a better understanding of change and what's required to deal with it effectively 
  • Learn how to identify your individual challenges the types of stress that you experience as a result 
  • Develop personal resilience strategies 
Presenter: Marilyn Debora, CTP

Responding To A Co-worker With A Drinking Problem

What do you do if you notice your coworker is drinking or taking
drugs at the office? Do you confront them? Ignore it? In this short seminar you'll
see some of the common indicators of a drinking problem in a coworker and
receive some guidance on how to manage

Presenter: Tyler Davis 

Stress Management Series

Reactions to stress account for 80% of doctor visits. Stress reactions are created by both external factors, such as conflict, financial difficulties and caregiving, as well as from internal factors such as how we perceive challenges, problem solving abilities and emotional resilience. When stress is not addressed, it can lead to sickness, mental illness and a hampered ability to function successfully. In this 3 part series leading stress management counsellor Ivana Jackson shows you how to identify and reduce stress in your life. Series includes:

  • Part 1: Understand Stress
  • Part 2: Techniques And Tools
  • Part 3: How Changing My Behavior Will Reduce My Stress

Presenter: Ivana Jackson B.A., M.A., M.S.W., C.S.W.

Supporting Employee Mental Health; A Program For Managers

This insightful and practical management training course provides a necessary foundation for understanding how to manage and support mental health in the workplace. Participants will learn practical skills and scripts, receive a downloadable document to assist in preparing a Return to Work Plan after a mental health related leave, as well as learn the 10 Pillars necessary for building a solid business case for supporting mental health at work. You will:

  • Understand the impact and consequences of Mental Health issues on employees, colleagues and the organization
  • Learn manager boundaries in addressing mental health issues at work
  • Identify the 3 crucial roles managers can take in creating a mentally healthy and psychologically safe workplace
  • Understand how to manage performance as a means of supporting mental health
  • Learn how to "start the conversation” with an employee and a script for compassionately supporting them
  • Identify what to do and not do when creating a Return to Work (RTW) and Accommodation Plan
  • Download a RTW and Accommodation template
  • Learn how to manage workplace Culture as a means of supporting mental health of employees
  • Understand the 10 Pillars managers can utilize in building a solid business case for senior leaders

Presenter:  Donna Marshall, M.A., Counselling Psychology

Understand Mental Health Issues in the Workplace

In this foundational course by leading psychologist Dr. Stephanie Bot,
participants will gain a broad foundational understanding of 
the various mental disorders and how you may see them present in the workplace. You will learn to:
  • Understand stigma and ways to overcome it 
  • Identify 6 common mental disorders that typically present in the workplace
  • Recognize signs of difficulty in employees/colleagues
  • Learn how to approach and support colleagues/employees who may have a mental health issue
  • Identify the barriers for employees in seeking and receiving help
  • Learn about support resources

       Presenter:  Dr. Stephanie Bot, C. Psych., Psychoanalyst

Understanding Your Dreams

Most of us don't give our dreams a second thought, but given that everyone dreams at night even if they don't remember them, it is interesting to learn more about what your dreams mean and how to interpret them. In this seminar you will:

  • Learn the history of interpreting dreams
  • Get tips on how to interpret your dreams

Presenter: Dr. Stephanie Bot, C. Psych., Psychoanalyst