Mental health 3.0 : Learning to reconnect with reality


Do you often feel disconnected? Do you feel like you’re always running out of time because of the hectic lifestyle we all seem to lead these days? Then join Anne Crocker, director of innovation and knowledge integration, and researcher at the Douglas Institute, as she addresses these very important issues with her panel of expert guest speakers. Topics discussed will include mental health, stress management, loneliness, nutrition and self-image issues, as well as performance anxiety at the personal and professional levels.
The four classes are offered in French in webcast or in class at the Douglas Institute.
Every Wednesday, October 15, 22, 29 and November 12, 2014


Wednesday October 15

Mental Health 101 – Finding nirvana in a cup of coffee and other secrets to happiness

Camillo Zacchia, PhD
Psychologist – Senior Advisor, Mental Health Education Office (MHEO), Douglas Institute


Making it in today’s world requires living at an extremely fast pace and coping with heavy workloads. Because we spend more and more time working, we spend less and less time with our families. We often do this to maintain our purchasing power, but we also do it to enhance our social status. And that’s when our roles as employees, parents, taxpayers and consumers overlap and conflict with each other, making it virtually impossible to meet all expectations. So how do we stay in good mental health under these conditions?

Wednesday October 22 

When work values take over our lives

Michel Perreault, Ph.D.
Psychologist, researcher, Douglas Institute
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University

Making it in today’s world requires living at an extremely fast pace and coping with heavy workloads. Because we spend more and more time working, we spend less and less time with our families. We often do this to maintain our purchasing power, but we also do it to enhance our social status. And that’s when our roles as employees, parents, taxpayers and consumers overlap and conflict with each other, making it virtually impossible to meet all expectations. So how do we stay in good mental health under these conditions?

Wednesday October 29 

Loneliness – Burden or ally?

Rose-Marie Charest, MA
Clinical Psychologist
President of the Ordre des psychologues du Québec

Loneliness is often presented as a source of suffering, which it can most definitely be. But it can also help us better understand who we are, cultivate our inner life and even lead to a greater sense of fulfilment. During this lecture, we will reflect on loneliness by addressing a series of questions, including How do you nurture loneliness? How do you overcome it? When is loneliness destructive and when is it constructive? Why are we so afraid of being alone? and Does technology really fill all the voids in our lives? We will also take the opportunity to explain the differences between isolation, emptiness and loneliness.

Wednesday November 12

Achieving well-being through better body image and nutrition

 

Jodie Richardson, PhD
Psychologist and Co-founder of Clinique Change

 

Vanessa Perrone, DtP, MSc
Dietician-nutritionist at Clinique Change and President of Motive Nutrition

 


Our dissatisfaction with our bodies and our difficult relationship with food often stem from the disconnect that occurs between our minds and bodies because of our hectic lifestyle. There will be no talk of rapid weight-loss diets or miracle foods during this presentation. Instead, we will show you how to go back to basics with good nutrition and a positive attitude. We will also present strategies for feeling better in your body and having a better relationship with food using a mindfulness approach.

 

Cost

Regular / Adults 75 $
Reduced /students, seniors, NPOs 65$
Webcast 60$

When

6:45 pm Registration and welcoming
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm  Class

Where

Douglas Hall, Douglas Institute
6875, boul. LaSalle, Montreal
Parking on site (5$)

Registration

By mail: Print out the registration form and mail it back with your check to Emmanuelle Paciullo at the address mentioned inside.

Online  (A 3% PayPal transaction fee is addedl)

Choose rate and site (Paypal fees included in the price)
Your email address:

Information

Emmanuelle Paciullo
Tel. : 514-761-6131, ext 2794
info_At_douglas_dot_qc_dot_ca