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Eating Plan for Stress Management

August 25, 2020 12 noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Stress is a common workplace challenge that can have a mental and physical impact on wellbeing. Eating habits play a significant role in helping the body combat stress; yet as stress mounts, even healthy employees can see their eating habits deteriorate. In this session, participants will learn how the right foods can increase their energy levels, boost their immune defence, and allow for mental clarity. The session will also explore what participants can do to maintain a balanced diet that promotes a stress-free lifestyle.

During this 1 hour wellness session participants will:

  • Learn how to eat healthy for resiliency to stress
  • Explore emotional vs. mindful eating
  • Discuss 4 ways to handle stress through diet
  • Introduce 4 days of healthy meal plans
  • Look at the food & brain connection Agenda
  • Facts on stress and eating
  • Impact of stress on digestion
  • Stress and eating tips
  • Mindful eating
  • Meal planning
  • Anti-stress super foods

Presenter: Claudette Nash, Homewood Health Register

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COVID-19 and The Impact on Your Mental Health

Presented by Homewood Health

COVID-19 poses unique challenges for all individuals. For those who experience common mental health challenges, anxiety and depression the pandemic may be an additional stressor that contributes to these issues. This session helped participants understand anxiety and depression, typical reactions, and equipped participants with strategies, tips and tools for regulating managing their own emotions as card as tips for supporting others who may be experiencing difficulties.

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Past Programming

Inner Stability

August 12, 2020 12 noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom

This session focuses on recognizing feelings of emotional instability and how to shift into a more centred state. Instability is a reactive place where our brains and physiology are reacting automatically due to fear and/or chronic/toxic stress. This is not something that comes from our thoughts, it comes from our physiology which in turn influences our thoughts. This lack of body-mind awareness often leads to exhaustion and inner suffering. Learning how to stabilize internally provides the foundation to feel more vital, clear, self-confident, balanced and empowered.

Presented by Dr. Alexia Georgousis, ND

Dr. Alexia has been in private practice for 22 years and has an extensive background in post-secondary education. She has worked as Associate Dean of Clinical Studies as well as a Clinical Faculty member at the only two accredited naturopathic educational institutions in Canada. Alexia has a special interest in working with individuals who suffer from chronic stress, burnout and lack of vitality. Her approach is unique and truly holistic, where the mind, body and spirit are integrated.

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Burnout Prevention

July 10, 2020 12 noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom
Burnout is a symptom of disconnection from the self, and sub-symptoms include fatigue, overwhelm, difficulty concentrating and irritability. Interestingly enough, burnout is not alleviated by rest alone because the mind, body and spirit are equally affected. External factors are often considered to be the cause of burnout, but the external factors are merely the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this state of being. And as with an iceberg, the hidden aspects are far more impactful to the whole. In this session, simple conscious awareness practices will be offered as a holistic approach to burnout prevention.

Presented by Dr. Alexia Georgousis, ND

Dr. Alexia has been in private practice for 22 years and has an extensive background in post-secondary education. She has worked as Associate Dean of Clinical Studies as well as a Clinical Faculty member at the only two accredited naturopathic educational institutions in Canada. Alexia has a special interest in working with individuals who suffer from chronic stress, burnout and lack of vitality. Her approach is unique and truly holistic, where the mind, body and spirit are integrated.

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COVID-19: Self-Care Strategies

June 24, 2020 12 noon to 1 p.m. via WebEx

Presented by Rensia Melles, Homewood Health

We often hear people say “take care of yourself.” What does this really mean? The COVID-19 pandemic brings unique challenges: social isolation, worry over family and friends, concern for our own card-being, and changes to work and home routines. In the face of these challenges, it is even more important for us to practice self-care.

This one-hour session will increase participants’ awareness and understanding of self-care and highlight the factors that can promote and preserve health and card-being during the COVID-19 crisis. Participants will gain practical tools and resources to activate their own personal self-care practice.

During this one-hour cardness session, participants will:

  • Increase awareness & understanding of what self-care is
  • Enhance knowledge of the factors that can support health & card-being during the COVID-19 crisis
  • Gain tools and strategies for the development of a successful practice of daily self-care to enhance card-being during this challenging time

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Psychological Hygiene

June 9, 2020 12 noon to 1 p.m. via WebEx

Presented by Deirdre Kazi, Homewood Health

From a very young age we adopt common physical hygiene habits such as brushing our teeth, washing our hands and taking regular showers. What about hygiene habits that focus on our mental health? This one-hour, interactive session will increase participant awareness and understanding of psychological hygiene and highlight the factors that can promote and preserve good mental health. Participants will gain practical tools and resources to activate their own personal psychological hygiene practice.

During this one-hour cardness session, participants will:

  • Become familiar with the concept and importance of psychological hygiene
  • Enhance their knowledge of the factors that can promote good mental health
  • Be equipped with tools, resources and strategies for the development of a successful personal psychological hygiene practice

Agenda

  • Importance of psychological hygiene
  • Foundations of psychological hygiene
    • Practice healthy thinking
    • Nurture your body
    • Support your spirit
    • Build a strong support network
    • Seek help when needed
  • Develop a personalized plan

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Building Resilience in the Face of COVID-19: Understanding Challenges, Learning Strategies, and Accepting Change

May 5, 2020 12-1 p.m. via Teams

Research shows that individuals can improve how card they adapt to challenges and adversity. This session will help break negative thought patterns and offer healthier ways of thinking and behaving. Participants will be introduced to a variety of effective, practical tools to improve physical health, respect mental/emotional health, and cultivate a strong social support network.

Presenter: Rensia Melles has over 20 years of experience in the EAP (Employee Assistance Programs) field. Early in her career she worked as a counsellor and has held progressive positions as a clinical supervisor, director of operations and senior consultant for global EAPs. Rensia is passionate about fostering workplace mental health. She also has a specialized interest in the impact of culture on mental health and relationships, as card as cross cultural adaptation and relocation. Currently she works as a workplace psychological health and safety advisor and facilitator. Rensia has a master’s degree in psychology from the University of Amsterdam and is a Canadian Mental Health Association certified Psychological Health and Safety Advisor.

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Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on Your Mental health

May 6, 2020 12-1 p.m. via Zoom

This webinar will help you understand typical reactions to COVID-19 and develop strategies for coping for yourself and others.

Presented by: Homewood Health

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Teleworking in 2020: Stay Calm, Stay card, and Telework

May 14, 2020 12-1 p.m. via WebEx

A seminar with strategies to manage the challenges of working from home. This session will provide tips that you can start to implement immediately, touching upon the topics of stress, mindfulness, resiliency, sleep and strategies to limit a sedentary lifestyle.

Presenter: Dr. Jaty Tam, ND is the Medical Director and co-founder of card Street and has a private Naturopathic Medical practice in Markham, Ontario. Dr. Jaty is a frequent speaker at workplaces cardness conferences and runs workshops and seminars for companies across Canada. Dr. Jaty specializes in cardness strategies for disease prevention and holistic health in the workplace.

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Functional Movement: Building Strength, Flexibility, and Mobility from Home

May 29, 2020 12-1 p.m. via WebEx

Learn key movements that aid in building or maintaining the strength needed for everyday life and beyond. Sitting for most of the day can affect our muscles, joints, and posture. This webinar will demonstrate stretches, as card as mobility and strengthening exercises that are best for everyday life and that can be done from the comfort of our homes.

Presenter: Sara Buckingham is a certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor and movement specialist and the Director of Client Services at card Street Health.

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