Looking After Your Health and Wellbeing

1-HOUR LUNCH N’ LEARN SESSIONS FROM MARCH 10 – APRIL 28, 2021

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Psychological First Aid Tools For Covid -19

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Facilitator

Dr. Marcia Kostenuik

Description:

Participants will experience and learn; the ABC123 tools to reduce anxiety, panic and dissociation in themselves or others (incl. patients, family members, peers) and learn how to better support themselves and others when experiencing emotional distress. Also how to reduce the risk of PTSD and impacts of vicarious trauma, create a healthier medical culture, and understanding surprising and important risks related to physician suicide & its prevention

 

When

Wednesday, June 2, 12:00 pm 

Bio

Dr. Marcia Kostenuik MD CCFP BSc is a medical psychotherapist and a former emergency room physician who brings a practical approach to wellness and mental health. She has created Psychological First Aid Tools for COVID-19 and facilitates peer support groups for the Canadian Medical Association. Her current clinical practice involves treating physicians suffering from burnout, post-traumatic stress, anxiety, and interpersonal difficulties. Her academic work includes teaching psychotherapy and practice management skills to medical residents. 

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Mindful Eating

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Facilitator

Louise LeBlanc

Description:

We all want to be healthier. Improving our diet, even though we know it is the right thing to do, often seems daunting. This session will teach some basic and simple ways to change old habits to healthier ones. These changes will have a major impact with minimal effort.

 

When

Wednesday, June 9, 12:00 pm

Bio

Louise is a Registered Natural Nutritionist, holds a BA in English, and is educated in Bereavement, Contemplative End of Life Care, Mindfulness and Compassionate End of Life Care. What we would call a lifetime learner.

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The Entering

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Facilitator

Rami Shami

Description:

Mindfulness of one’s mental and emotional state when entering another’s space is imperative to fostering a safe engagement of care. Our personal state of wellbeing when in the field of service affects how another person receives and engages our ‘Entering’.  
In this workshop we look inward at our personal state of wellbeing and how it is influenced by our preconditioned, and oftentimes unconscious, biases. We learn how to develop a deeper awareness of our senses as they are utilized in the field.  We also learn to recognize how our personal state interfaces with the ‘density’ of an environment as we move into a client’s space. ‘Communication’ begins well before words are spoken. By learning how to ground, hold presence and become mindful, we can engage the sacredness of ‘The Entering’ into a client’s field of care with a more neutral, unconditional manner of being. In that way the care we provide becomes holistically congruent within our mind, body and emotions

 

When

Wednesday, June 16, 12:00 pm

Bio

Rami Shami, BSc has been serving in Hospice Palliative Care for nearly 3 decades. He feels privileged to practice as a Consultant as well as Case Manager for the Second Mile Club at Kensington Health. While harvesting a conviction that everyone should have access to quality Hospice Palliative Care, Rami strongly advocates and intimately supports the development and growth of programs and services for those travelling the journey of a life-limiting illness, their caregivers, and those who are bereaved. 

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Cooking Demonstration

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Facilitator

SarahRose Black

Description:

What more could you want for a Wednesday lunch time, than to cook along with Alison. She has put together a couple of recipes: Watermelon Mint Salad and a Chia Seed Lemon Loaf.
Ali gives some great hacks and ideas and she talks you through her session.
Once registered the recipes will be sent to you so you are prepared to cook

 

When

Wednesday, June 23, 12:00 pm

Bio

A Culinary Nutrition Expert and creator of Nourish to You.
Ali is known for her light-hearted, fun cooking classes. She teaches kids, athletes, teens and adults to grow their confidence in the kitchen, while instilling some basic nutrition principles.

 
Ali believes eating healthy can sometimes have a bad rep; expensive, dry, tasteless and boring. NOT TRUE!  You will never know her recipes are based in culinary nutrition and she will change the way you look at words like gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free. All recipes are tested and loved by her own three kids (one of which is super picky). Everything she does is easy to tweak to suit your own tastes and dietary needs.
Not a class goes by without some sort of mess or hilarity, but that's what makes cooking so fun!

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