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By: Mind Body And Soul  09-12-2011

When: Monday, October 17 & Monday, October 24

Time: 8:00 pm

Location: Mind Body and Soul, 10132 Yonge Street, Suite 201, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 1T6

Admission: Free (donations welcome)

Mind Body and Soul is a volunteer run organization. Please be advised that classes may be cancelled at times due to emergencies. If you are coming from a great distance, please call first to ensure the program of your choice is running, or check the answering service or website for cancellation announcements.

Date: Saturday, October 22, 2011

Time: 10 am – 1 pm

Location: Mind Body and Soul, 10132 Yonge Street, Suite 201, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 1T6

Instructor Sine Hwang

About Sine: Several years ago, when I first entered a Yoga studio, I wasn’t convinced of the positive benefits that were written about it in mass media.My beliefs started to change when I began to feel the full expansion of my heart in a Warrior posture and the deep exhalation I felt in the forward bending posture. Since I was young, I had lived with chronic depression, fear and emotional pain until I started my personal journey in understanding myself and developing absolute peace through Yoga.

I have just finished my 250 hours of Yoga teacher training. I think yoga is a tool that makes our life more brilliant and graceful. I am very excited to share my experience and knowledge with everyone, and hope my students can find their own path through Hatha Flow.

When: Friday, October 28th, 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Where: Mind Body and Soul, 10132 Yonge Street, Suite 201, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4C 1T6

Where: Richmond Green, Section A (between building 11A and 11B), 1300 Elgin Mills Road East, Richmond Hill, ON

Admission: Barbecue is FREE; bring some money for the FUNdraising games and activities!

As our first kick-off event, we want you to know what Mind Body and Soul’s Youth Outreach Program (YOP) is all about. From free barbecues and movie nights, to minimal cost trips, to events that we want you to orchestrate, YOP is all about having fun, building networks with new people, and learning to build a world with no prejudice starting at our age.

This first barbecue will be our first event after weeks of organization and advertising. This barbecue will be our time to show what we represent, what we believe in, and what we promote while enjoying the free barbecue and music provided and having fun, participating in our low-cost activities. Make new friends and bring your current ones! As we are all teens, supporting teens. We know what teens want and need and we will do our best to bring those desires forward. Be sure to bring money to participate in these fun races and awesome face painting!

YOP is for everyone and anyone! All teens (ages 13-18) are welcome to attend our Kickoff BBQ. Also, we would love to meet your parents and family! But remember, the actual YOP meetings will be exclusive for teens only!

…And finally, you’re probably wondering, what will we do at YOP’s Kick Off BBQ? Well, its simple. You’ll understand our mission, to promote teen support for the mind body and soul! Not to mention, there will be a lot of fun activities for all to participate in! From low-cost three-legged races to potato sack races to facepainting, and more! And best of all, you may win prizes! Be sure to remember your money. All we want is to create an atmosphere where everyone will feel comfortable, which is what we continue to strive for!

Join us for an engaging talk with Ana Nair, Founder of the Anti Bully Support Group, and Glenn French, President of the Canadian Initiative on Workplace Violence, as they speak about bullying in the workplace and how to deal with workplace bullies from day one.

When: Saturday, October 22, 2011   2:00 – 4:00 pm

Where: Mind Body and Soul, 10132 Yonge Street, Suite 201, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 1T6

Admission: Free (donations welcomed)

Guest Speakers:

Ana Nair - Founder, Anti Bully Support Group, Richmond Hill

Ana Nair – Founder, Anti Bully Support Group, Richmond Hill

About the Anti Bully Support Group:

Ana Nair has listened to horrible stories about bullying at work that destroyed people’s quality of personal life as well as family life. Many companies do not have a union to report their problems. Monday is a dreadful day for many employees and the thought of going to work and face the bully is a horrible feeling (the entire body uptight, breathing gets heavy, chill on your spine, legs start trembling and the lists goes on and on….). Due to financial reasons it is not easy to quit and it is very difficult to find another job also. If you are middle aged person that makes it ever harder to find a job.

Inflicted Mental Injury (IMI) is the main cause of physical and mental illness ie:  anxiety, depression, sleep apnea, suicidal thoughts, even heart attack and stroke and ultimately a person can die due to all this pain inflicted to the mind.  It seems like the “mouth of your mind never shuts up” and a person can find it very difficult to have a “shut eye”.   Eventually it will take a toll on your mind, body and your health.

Kevin Morrissey took his own life due to bullying at work by his boss every single day.  His cry for help was ignored by HR and Management and he could not bear the pain and committed suicide. Now bullying is against the law in USA.

Stress at work is the main reason for absenteeism, decreased productivity, and strain on our health care system. According to Bill 168, passed in June 2010, bullying is against the law, but Management or HR often turn a blind eye towards bullying at work.

The Anti Bully Support Group is a place people can come together and express their opinion, seek advise, and network to find another job. Lend an ear to unload your painful past or present experience out of your chest. It is very heavy to carry on your chest and it is good for your health get it out of your mind.

Let us learn how to deal with toxic boss that suck the life out of you alive and make you feel like you are walking on egg shells every breathing moment at work.  People don’t have to face IMI (Inflicted Mental Injury) silently anymore, there is hope, help and support at this end of the tunnel.

Everyone needs to be loved and cared about, and we lend our ears to listen painful stories and offer suggestions and support who needs the most. People can log on to the forum on the Anti Bully Support Group’s website and share their stories as well. Bullying at work should not be tolerated and we have to send this message loud and clear to all the employers out there.

About Glenn French:

Glenn French - CEO & President, The Canadian Initiative on Workplace Violence

Glenn French is the President and CEO of the Canadian Initiative on Workplace Violence (CIWV), based in Toronto. Within the mental health field, Mr. French has held many senior administrative and clinical positions within both the private and public sectors. He has been retained by many of Canada’s leading organizations interested in the wellbeing of their employees.

The Canadian Initiative, incorporated in 2000, is a social research firm that studies trends in workplace conduct within Canada. In addition, they research and catalogue the practices which organizations and unions are employing to reduce the risk of workplace aggression. The Canadian Initiative is committed to the sharing of this information with others who are interested in arriving at a better understanding of violence from a Canadian perspective and what we can do to prevent it. In addition, the Canadian Initiative works with employers to set policies and procedures, conduct organizational risk assessments, as well as, provide a range of educational programs for both employees and management.

The CIWV has been showcased on the CBC (The National), CITY TV, CTV, Global Television, within The National Post, Globe & Mail, Toronto Star and multiple print dailies across Canada, not to mention a wide coverage on radio and trade publications.

In 2001, the CIWV partnered with the Federal Government in planning for a North American conference on workplace violence as part of the North American Agreement on Labour Cooperation, which includes both United States and Mexico. Mr. French was invited to address the 9th Global Conference on Occupational Health and Safety sponsored by the World Health Organization held in Mexico (March, 2008) where he tabled his most recent paper entitled “Towards a Global Standard for Workplace Violence”.

Join us Saturday, October 29th

MBS Members please join us for our annual Halloween Party. It will be a Pot Luck (please bring your favorite dish or dessert and costume). There will be prizes for best costume (1st, 2nd and 3rd place).

When: Saturday, October 29, 2011 – 7:00 pm

Where: Mind Body and Soul, 10132 Yonge Street, Suite 201, Richmond Hill, Ontario,L4C 1T6

Admission: Free (please bring something for the Pot Luck)

Learn to live a life you’ll love! Join us for this exciting seminar where you will learn to unleash your passions, discover your inner talents, and find your joy and purpose in life!

When: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 – 7:00 pm

Where: Mind Body and Soul, 10132 Yonge Street, Suite 201, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 1T6

Admission: Free (donations welcomed)

Guest Speakers:

Colleen Lindberg

Suzanne Letourneau

Colleen Lindberg is a passionate entrepreneur, author, leader and enthusiastic business consultant and coach. Igniting the greatness in others is something that Colleen values and believes in everyday. She wants to assist as many people as she can to discover what their purpose in life is and how to achieve their goals by better understanding of themselves.

If you liked this event, be sure to attend Colleen and Suzanne’s seminar the following week at the Richmond Hill Public Library: Connect with us to rediscover your Passion, live your Purpose & make a Difference in your Life! Where: Richmond Hill Public Library – Central Room A, 1 Atkinson St. Richmond Hill, ON. When: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 from 6:30pm to 10:00pm. Investment: $40.00. Contact us: 905.505.2249 or 1.888.364.3005 Register at:

This event took place on: Thursday, June 30th, 2011 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Facilitator/Guest speaker: Liona Manuel

Aging is inevitable.  We may not be able to stop our biological clocks from ticking, but we can definitely age gracefully and feel and look younger longer.  According to Statistics Canada, the life expectancy of Canadians is currently 80.7 years old, and continues to rise steadily.  This is most likely due to advances in modern science and technology as 50% of baby boomers can be expected to live up to 100 and beyond.  Aside from modern medical advances, anti-aging products and anti-aging cosmetic procedures, there are many safe, simple and effective techniques to help one live a healthier and potentially longer life.  The goal of this workshop is to learn about naturopathic approaches to healthy aging.
In this workshop, we discussed:

  • Fundamental basics of the process of aging – background, theories, risk assessment, and how aging affects our body
  • Proven techniques of anti-aging
  • Brief overview of Naturopathic Medicine and its approach to aging
  • Evidence-based and traditional natural treatment options for healthier aging (clinical nutrition, botanical medicines, acupuncture and Chinese medicine, physical treatments and lifestyle approaches)

About Liona Manuel

Liona Manuel, BSc. ND graduated with Honours in Biochemistry at McMaster University, with a minor in music. Due to her strong belief in the naturopathic philosophy and her passion to assist and empower others towards health, Liona decided to pursue her medical training in Naturopathic Medicine from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.

Liona is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor with the Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy – Naturopathy (BDDT-N) and a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors. She is also certified by the BDDT-N in Parenteral Therapy; trained in Bowen Therapy; and is knowledgeable in Biological Terrain Analysis, Darkfield Microscopy and Heavy Metal Detoxification. Liona also has a vast knowledge in natural health products from her various roles with Body and Mind (the professional dispensary of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine).

Liona has a special interest in diabetes, cancer, women’s health, and pediatric health.  She currently practices in a private clinic in Maple, Ontario.

On Friday, April 29th, 2011, Mind Body and Soul hosted An Evening with Mike Lew.
We also organized a two-day workshop for facilitators of male survivors of sexual abuse, featuring Mike Lew.

An Evening with Mike Lew

Date: Friday April 29th, 2011
Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Cost: $20 per person
Location: Aurora Public Library, 15145 Yonge Street, L4G 1M1, Aurora, Ontario

Includes a brief lecture, question and answer period, and book signing
(Please purchase books before arrival. Available at Chapters and Indigo)

Workshop for Facilitators of Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Date: Saturday April 30th and Sunday May 1st, 2011
Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Cost: $149.99 per person *EARLY BIRD*
$175 per person *AFTER APRIL 1ST*
Location: Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church Street, L4G 1G4, Aurora, Ontario
Includes continental breakfast, lunch and nutritional breaks

This professional workshop is designed to educate facilitators, counselors, therapists and other community based organizations who are interested in learning strategies and techniques from an international expert on supporting and working with male survivors of sexual abuse.

Co-Sponsored by
The Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness, Susan Ball Makeup and Image Consulting,
and Giovanna Capozza Homeopath & Holistic Heathcare Practitioner


Mike Lew, MEd, has become a leading expert on recovery from sexual child abuse, particularly issues of male survivors. He is the author of the book Victims No Longer: the Classic Guide for Men Recovering from Sexual Child Abuse, lauded for its clinical expertise and compassionate tone, educating survivors and professionals about the recovery process, speaking to the pain, needs, fears and hopes of the adult male survivor.

Mike’s second book is Leaping Upon the Mountains and is focused more on the reality of recovery.

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

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