Looking After Your Health and Wellbeing

This is an eight week project funded by the Central LHIN to support all Staff and Volunteers of the Central LHIN.

We believe strongly in supporting staff and volunteers in their personal wellbeing and providing them with tools and strategies to support their mental health during this pandemic.

We will use our expertise in self care programming, that will be offered in real time as well as create a suite of resources that can be accessed when needed.  

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Stretch and Muscle Care

Course

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Facilitator

Chris Munro

Description:

In this 20 minute session, Chris is going to show you some stretches that will help offset some postural issues that are seen from having a desk-bound job. He will then take you through some stabilization exercises that will maintain proper posture while continue to work at your desk.

 

When

Tuesday, May 4, 10:45 – 11:05 am

Bio

Certified Personal Trainer since 2008; CHEK IMS – certification in Integrated 
Movement Science; Poliquin® International Certification Program (PICP) Strength and Conditioning Coach’ Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner

Register in advance for this meeting here.

Laughter Is The Best Medicine

Course

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Facilitator

Cathy Nesbit

Description:

Laughter is the best medicine; Cathy Nesbitt leads this 20-minute laughter yoga session, brining joy into your life and those around you.

When

Thursday, May 6, 3:00 – 3:20 pm

Bio

York University – BA Psychology, Bachelor of Psychology, Laughter Ambassador Laughter Yoga University, Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher and Leader.

Register in advance for this meeting here.

Singing Bowls

Course

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Facilitator

Sarah Feiner

Description:

Sarah Feiner uses singing bowls and flute in this 20-minute meditation. Using ear phones is recommended for best audio experience.

When

Tuesday, May 11, 10:45 – 11:05 am

Bio

Sarah facilitates mindfulness in healing anxiety, depression, chronic pain, palliative discomfort, eating disorders, and behavioral changes. She uses her knowledge as a former massage therapist, along with other mind-body techniques from hypnosis training, and metaphors inspired by nature and creation. As a Metis, she has been teaching about mindfulness, sound, healing, and Plant Teachings for years with children and adults.

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Movement and Dance

Course

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Facilitator

Cari Shim

Description:

Move into May with music and movement. Join us as we take a break and move and groove together to a wide range of music. The session can be adapted to all abilities, standing, sitting. Stillness can be considered a movement too. We are all dancers. 

When

Thursday, May 13, 3:00 – 3:20 pm

Bio

Cari Shim graduated with a BA Fine Arts, CPSR, and holds a Diploma in Expressive Arts.  She’s been involved in the arts all her life dancing, making and listening to music, percussion and drumming, visual arts and crafts both personally and professionally.  She facilitates expressive arts groups for health and wellness in both clinical and community settings for the past 5 years.

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Chair Yoga

Course

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Facilitator

Trisha Lanns

Description:

Trisha Lanns shows you how you can take 20 minutes at your desk to refresh and energize yourself.

When

Tuesday, April 18, 10:45 – 11:05 am

Bio

Trisha Lanns is a Certified Yoga Teacher and Active Living Centre Programs Assistant coordinating and facilitating programs to optimize the overall health and well-being of older adults at Better Living Health and Community Services. Trisha strives to create an inclusive and accessible space for individuals to breathe, move and release during their practice.

Register in advance for this meeting here.

Healing Power of Sound

Course

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Facilitator

Joanna Grace

Description:

Join Musician and Sound Healer Joanna Grace as she welcomes you to the present moment, with whatever you are feeling. Learn how sound can stimulate energy or transport you into a state of pure relaxation. You are invited to experience sound in a new way to shift difficult emotions into more desirable ones so you can resume your daily activities feeling peacefully energized.

When

Thursday, May 20, 3:00 – 3:20 pm

Bio

About Joanna Grace & Sound Healing Energy
Joanna helps music-lovers release physical and emotional tension so they don’t stay stressed out in their free time. Her degrees/ certificates are in Sound Reiki, Healing Sounds, Music Performance, Emotional Intelligence and Mental Health First Aid. Joanna is interested in how music and sound transform difficult emotions for personal healing and improved situations with others. She invites caring adults to embrace the healing power of sound.
http://soundhealingenergy.ca

Register in advance for this meeting here.

Movement with Music

Course

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Facilitator

Jess Darmanin and Rob Binstock

Description:

Yoga and Music focus on pressing the pause button, in order to practice breath, observation and methods of honest and informed responses including gentle movement, sound, song and sangha(community). No experience is required.

When

Tuesday,  May 25, 10:45 – 11:05 am

Bio

Jessica Darmanin - A certified yoga instructor with 700+ hours of formal teacher training: hatha, vinyasa, yin, restorative, prenatal yoga, breath, meditation; Ayurveda, Level 1 Doula Course Certificate, 300+ hours Vipassana training. Current study: Level 2 Doula + Palliative Care Core Concepts. 

Rob Binstock has been playing guitar and singing for live music yoga classes at various events and yoga studios throughout Toronto.  He has also contributed to yoga retreats in Costa Rica and Mexico. Working with a yoga teacher, Rob’s music and song selection helps to elevate the physical, emotional and spiritual experience of each student.

Register in advance for this meeting here.

Stretch and Stabilize at Your Desk

Course

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Facilitator

Chris Munro

Description:

In this 20 minute session, Chris is going to show you some stretches that will help offset some postural issues that are seen from having a desk-bound job. He will then take you through some stabilization exercises that will maintain proper posture while continue to work at your desk.

 

When

Thursday,  May 27, 3:00 – 3:20 pm

Bio

Certified Personal Trainer since 2008; CHEK IMS – certification in Integrated 
Movement Science; Poliquin® International Certification Program (PICP) Strength and Conditioning Coach’ Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner

Register in advance for this meeting here.