Meetup Event

SUNDAY, JUNE 28TH 2020

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WHAT TO EXPECT...

"Community is not an ideal; it is people. It is you and I. In community we are called to love people just as they are with their wounds and their gifts, not as we want them to be." - Jean Vanier

We know living a happy & fulfilling life is your top priority, that's why we provide the tools, strategies and support you need to achieve optimal mental and physical wellness and a community that will help get you there.  The best part of all, you'll realize you're not alone. 

 

As mental wellness advocates, our mission is to provide a safe, inspiring & non-clinical space to come as you are, connect with others, listen to experiences and receive guidance from experts and your peers. You'll gain a welcoming & relatable community that will support your mental wellness journey to living a life you love and one that is authentically yours.

Your inner adventure awaits. 

The Soul Sessions

REAL PEOPLE SHARING REAL STORIES

SUNDAY, JUNE 28TH 2020

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DISCLAIMER: This community is not a group of mental health experts or a clinical intervention and does not treat mental illness. It provides hope & coping mechanisms for those who want to enhance their mental wellness. If you are dealing with an emergency, please call 911 or your doctor to seek help.  

The Soul Sessions

WE WANT CHANGE.

Every one of us has a beating heart, a pair of lungs, inner pain & mental struggles because we are ALL HUMAN. It is our duty as global citizens to support one another no matter the race, religion or past. We are all living breathing human beings that deserve equality.

$5.00 FROM EACH TICKET SALE will be donated to the "Black Mental Health Matters - A Fund for Black Led Therapists". organized by The Healing Collective

This fund is a place for non-Black people to tangibly put their outrage, sadness, shock, fear, anger and solidarity into action to actively support Black-led healing from the impacts of white supremacy through mental health supports for Black people.

You can check out their GoFundMe page here

The Soul Sessions

Speakers & Sessions

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS AND SESSIONS? CHECK OUT THE LINE UP BELOW. 

EVENT UPDATES ARE HAPPENING DAILY!

DISCLAIMER: This community is not a group of mental health experts or a clinical intervention and does not treat mental illness. It provides hope & coping mechanisms for those who want to enhance their mental wellness. If you are dealing with an emergency, please call 911 or your doctor to seek help.  

Healthy Salad

Go With Your Gut:

How to Fuel Your Brain For Better Mental Wellness

DR. CRYSTAL CHANDERBHAN

NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR

SUNDAY, JUNE 28TH

9:00 AM

Ever wonder why your digestion takes a deep dive when your feeling stressed or experiencing difficulties with your mental health? Dr. Chanderbhan, ND will explain the gut-brain connection, the role of food sensitivities and inflammation, and two tips you can start today to fuel your brain for optimal health!

Dr. Crystal Chanderbhan is a naturopathic doctor with a special interest in gut health, skin health and pelvic floor health with over 10 years of clinical experience. As an instructor for pelvic examinations at Ryerson, UofT and Women’s College Hospital, she is also the founder of Durham region’s largest community acupuncture program, bringing accessible and sustainable community-centred healthcare to Pickering since 2017. 
https://www.drcrystal.ca/

Tune In: Using Your Intuition as Your Superpower 

LYNN NICHOLLS,

INTUITION EXPERT & PSYCHIC MEDIUM

SUNDAY, JUNE 28TH 

9:45 AM

Gut instinct. Women's intuition. Whatever you call it, we all have it. There is a knowing that you can tune into for information about yourself and your well-being, as well as information about other people and situations. Our brains are hardwired to worry. When you listen to your intuition, you can overcome worry and anxiety. Join Lynn as she guides you through simple intuition elevating activities that you can weave into your day. You will learn about intuitive abilities and how to access them to create a fulfilling life. These abilities can also help you to navigate difficult situations and people. You will come away from this Soul Session with a greater understanding of your own intuitive superpower and how to use it to create your life. 

Lynn Nicolls is a highly sought after Intuition Expert and Psychic Medium with clientele worldwide. She is the host of the Lynntuition podcast. Lynn does corporate and large group intuition training; messaging shows; tv and radio appearances; and private readings. She gives accurate and helpful insights and can effectively connect to the Other Side. Her specialty is showing people how to elevate their intuition to enhance their lives.

www.lynnnicholls.com

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Women Colleagues

Making Room for Mental Health

JOANNE M. BRATHWAITE

CREATOR OF BANG RESUME WORKS & MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATE

SUNDAY, JUNE 28TH 

10:30 AM

Joanne M. Brathwaite is a career strategist, productivity buff and the founder of Bang! Resume Works. Her business offers an array of professional development initiatives that foster and encourage clients' growth through targeted content, curated services and workshops to help them gain confidence, navigate the workplace, and #winatwork. 

Finding Inner Beauty with Art Therapy: How it works & enhances mental health

PHUONG NGUYEN

ART THERAPY WITH PHUONG

SUNDAY, JUNE 28TH

11:15 AM

SESSION DESCRIPTION COMING SOON

Phuong (she/her) is a person of diaspora.  Her Vietnamese-Canadian heritage informs personal goals in contributing to Toronto’s diverse communities and as a person of colour, She is especially invested in helping people of colour, immigrants, children of immigrants, and newcomers.

Phuong is a Certified Art Therapist, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), and practicing artist working in Toronto Canada.  Shes hold a BFA from OCAD University in Toronto and completed my training in Art Therapy at the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute.  

 

Her personal and professional goal is to utilize art therapy as a foundation for community building.  From her experience working in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside neighbourhood, the connection between loneliness, poverty, substance use, and mental health often go hand in hand. You can expect art therapy with Phuong to be client-centred and focused on strength building.

Brunch

Soul-full Brunch

MAKE YOUR OWN (EASY!) BRUNCH RECIPES 

FOOD FOR THE SOUL TO INDULGE IN DURING THE BRUNCH BREAK

12:00PM - 1:00PM

INSPIRED BY OUR FAVOURITE TORONTO RESTAURANTS

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Committed to Mental Health: Taking on

Life Together

MICHAEL & REBECCA

CREATORS, YOUARECOLLECTIVE.CA

They're sharing raw, personal mental health experience and stories to shed light on the realities of living with mental illness and breaking down stereotypes to keep the conversation going. Supporting someone with mental illness can be challenging, but they hit the trifecta when they were both diagnosed with mental illnesses and started living and working together. They'll be sharing about how they balance home-life, work-life, and their love-life TOGETHER by having an authentic conversation LIVE. Including the highest highs and the lowest lows. Plus they'll be sharing their favourite resources, tools, and strategies they use daily to manage their mental well-being.

When Rebecca and Michael started opening up to each other more and more about their mental health, they began to realize the gaps and challenges many of us face when trying to access proper care, support, and information when it comes to mental health and illness. After a lot of personal growth through a challenging period in her mental health, Rebecca began to share her story publicly and started to hear and see stories of people going through similar challenges. Rebecca and Michael set to work using apparel and their voices to create You Are Collective, a mental health awareness social enterprise to break down the stigma and empower people on their journeys.

www.youarecollective.ca

SUNDAY, JUNE 28TH

1:00 PM

Keeping My Reality Under Wraps: Exposing My Bipolar Journey

JULIE KRAFT

AUTHOR & MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATE

SUNDAY, JUNE 28TH

1:45 PM

Join author and mental health advocate Julie Kraft as she shares her unfiltered bipolar journey- the ups, downs, and everything in between. She gives a glimpse of her life from childhood, through her anxious teen years, to hitting rock bottom as a frustrated wife and mom. Julie then discusses her initial reaction to her bipolar II diagnosis and the powerful role that stigma has played in her healing journey. Did it hinder or help her in coming forward with her story? What was the driving force behind her advocacy efforts and does she regret baring her soul to the world? Julie answers all of these questions and many more, ultimately showing how her bipolar has gone from feeling like a ‘death sentence’ to being a source of strength and purpose. It is Julie’s greatest hope that she will offer insight, shatter stigma, and offer help to those walking a similar path.

Julie Kraft is a Canadian author, artist, and mental health advocate devoted to spreading awareness and shattering stigma. In the Spring of 2010 she received an official diagnosis of bipolar II disorder. In the decade since, Julie has come to a place of fully embracing her bipolar mind- she credits it with allowing her to live a vibrant and full life. She is thrilled to have published her memoir, The Other Side of Me, as well as a children's book, Tilda Whirl- both in an effort to start the conversation on mental health at all ages! She has also contributed to publications for Psych Central, Psycom, and BP Hope magazine.

www.juliekraft.com

Woman at the Beach

Be Authentic & Vulnerable AF: Living a Life True to Yourself

PARUL BANSAL

URBAN STRATEGIST, POET, JOURNALIST

SUNDAY, JUNE 28TH

2:30 PM

Vulnerability connects us all to each other and ourselves. Suppressing pieces of you is like holding your breathe, and we know that breathe is life. Your fullness, your authenticity, your whole self is where vitality lives. We need vulnerability more than ever before to connect with ourselves when asking hard questions, to connect with each other when trying to bring a person emotionally and energetically closer. 

 

Being vulnerable as fuck, leads you to the path of your best fucking life. Let’s unfold together, slowly and with care.

insta @parulbee

Parul is seeking renewed perceptions of difference. She believes unity is plurality. Uncovering the emotions that sit deep behind ideologies and behaviour is perhaps Parul’s obsession. As an urban strategist, journalist and poet, Parul uses storytelling and experience design to bring forward difficult conversations and unpack complex systems, including ourselves. She has a deep desire to connect people to themselves and each other.  Parul is the founder of Anda, an artist residency, and Radical Cities, an experiment forward art-urban platform. 
 

Staying Resilient In the Face of Uncertainty 

ROGER HASKETT,

AWARD-WINNING KEYNOTE & AUTHOR

SUNDAY, JUNE 28TH 

3:15 PM

Roger explores how to create internal power in moments where humans typically feel powerless. Learning to create internal power has massive benefits for the individual.

A pandemic (or any crisis) only makes the ability to create internal power more important. In particular, we will be exploring one of Roger’s Rules: Fight to be Positive.

Roger Haskett is an award-winning keynote speaker and author of 'the me you want to be'. His thought-provoking keynotes ignite positive transformational change in individuals and organizations across North America and beyond. Roger's 25 years of experience, knowledge and highly contagious positive energy have garnered him countless 10/10 audience rankings, "best of conference" survey results, and hundreds of return clients. Roger has been in over 100 TV shows, films, and commercials like X-Files, Supernatural, Stargate and iRobot). 

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$5.00 FROM EACH TICKET SALE will be donated to the "Black Mental Health Matters - A Fund for Black Led Therapists". organized by The Healing Collective

You can check out their GoFundMe page here

DISCLAIMER: This community is not a group of mental health experts or a clinical intervention and does not treat mental illness. It provides hope & coping mechanisms for those who want to enhance their mental wellness. If you are dealing with an emergency, please call 911 or your doctor to seek help.  

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