Mon., May 06 | Morden

Morden Mental Health Week 2019

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Time & Location

May 06, 2019, 7:00 p.m. – May 12, 2019, 10:00 p.m.
Morden, Morden, MB, Canada

About the Event

Our events are highlighted below. To see the rest of the events that week click here

To RSVP for any of these events please go to Morden's Mental Health Week RSVP Form here.

Tuesday May 7, 2019

Keynote: It’s Not Your Fault

Sonia Funk, RNT

Tuesday May 7, 2019 - 7:00-8:30pm

Access Event Centre, Morden, MB

We are all surrounded by triggers, instigators and compounders of stress, anxiety and depression in our daily lives. They are everywhere. They are in the news, on our dinner plates, in our morning mugs, in our homes, at school, on the road, at work, in our email. Some of the most powerful ones shine out to us from our phones and are hidden within our own digestive and immune systems. They lurk behind hormonal imbalances in our bodies. They hide between dysfunctional relationships. The can be camouflaged by “positive thinking” that is based in avoidance – but they can also be magnified by “negative thinking” that is not constructive.

Due to our personal histories, our genes and our environment, some of us are more susceptible to the heavy load that all of these factors place on our minds and our bodies carry every day. The factors we’ll be discussing in this keynote are stress, food, our microbiome, social media & phones and relationships. We’ll end with Q&A and then give you opportunity to connect with representatives of local health resources with displays around the room, including info on Mental Health Week workshops and events.

During the week Sonia will also be making an appearance at Morden Collegiate Institute and Ecole Morden Middle School

Friday May 10, 2019

Lunch & Learn: How your digestive health directly affects your mental health

Dr. Andrew Byk, ND

Friday May 10, 12:00-1:45pm

Access Event Centre, Morden, MB

Organized by Chamber of Commerce

Your digestive tract and the trillions of bacteria living there may be the single most important determinant of your physical and emotional wellbeing.

Join Dr. Andrew Bryk, ND, as he takes your through

• What your gut microbiome is and how it impacts your metal health

• The 5 main ways that an unhealthy and sluggish digestive tract can impact your emotional and mental wellbeing

• What lifestyle factors influence the health of your microbiome

• Basic strategies to create an environment that allows your microbiome to thrive, balance your digestive health in order to promote health and wellbeing.

Saturday May 11, 2019

Workshop: The Struggle is Real: Navigating Expectations, Personal Boundaries and Mental Health in our Culture

Sonia Funk, RNT & Kelly Vipond

Saturday May 12 – 1:00-4:00pm

Access Event Centre, Morden, MB

Join Sonia Funk of The Whole Avocado and Kelly Vipond, Director of the Morden Adult Education Center, as they take you on mindful journey of who we are and why we feel the way we feel. Sonia and Kelly believe that understanding how our mind functions and how stress impacts that function is essential to help us find strategies for healthy personal boundaries that can then clear the way for us to move out of surviving and into thriving.

In this workshop you will learn about how our mind functions and how stress impacts that function. This kind of information is presented in a way to alleviate self-blame, a process which can then open up possibilities within ourselves for something better. These hours will be a beautiful and informative experience interwoven with reflection, guided mindful movement and breathing exercises. Every aspect of this workshop is aimed at helping you find where your boundaries are, how you really feel and where your authentic ‘no’ is hiding. You will have a chance to reflect on your life and ask the questions: What works for me? What isn’t working? How might my life look different and how would I feel different if I managed these struggles differently?

Sonia and Kelly’s goal is to help you towards creating effective strategies for navigating stress and all the day to day decisions that you make, so that you can limit the negative effect of these things on your physical and mental health.

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