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25 June 2022

Eat your way to good health

Facilitator: Lee Holmes
  • Lee’s website www.superchargedfood.com encourages S.O.L.E food; sustainable, organic, local and ethical. It features delicious anti-inflammatory recipes, information, news, reviews and menu planning ideas to make it easy for people to enjoy a satisfying, wholesome and nourishing diet.
  • She created a petition to improve food in hospitals in Australia and as a result a healthier menu has been introduced by the Minister for Health.
  • In 2013 Lee won the title of Health Influencer Blog of the Year.

Discover how to Eat Your Way to Good Health, with information about using food as medicine, the top medicine chest foods, how to get started, what to avoid, pantry makeover, the low down on labels, detoxing, superfoods, ingredient swap outs, and quick switches, recipe ideas for breakfast lunch and dinner and time for Q and A. Lee Holmes is a Holistic Nutritionist, Hatha Yoga Teacher, Whole Foods Chef and author.

 

11 June 2022

The productivity Ninja and making habits stick 

Facilitator: Matt Cowdroy
  • Are you overwhelmed with too much information and distraction?
  • Are you challenged when trying to introduce positive lifestyle changes?
  • Would you like to develop sustainable new habits to be Zen-like, mindful or prepared?

Matt will review how habits are formed, what triggers them and discuss how craving is the fuel for habits. Matt is the owner of Think Productive Australia and has qualifications in Business Management, Marketing, Yogic studies and Meditation.

 

4 June 2022

A better me

Facilitator: Camilla Thompson
  • Comparing yourself to others or trying to be that perfect version of yourself is a recipe for exhaustion, disappointment and an open invitation to your self critic.
  • Join Camilla, an expert health and wellness coach, and learn how simply focusing on aiming to be a better version of you, just a little each day, will set you up for success, self acceptance and a healthy, productive life.

Camilla has been coaching for over 10 years with an expertise in health and wellbeing. Her purpose is to help better people’s lives through her coaching work and talks. She is the co-founder and managing director of Select Wellness, who specialise in providing boutique tailored mental health and wellbeing services to organisations.

 

28 May 2022

Personal trainer for the mind

Facilitator: Sabina Vitacca
  • What is normal sleep?
  • How does it affect our mental health and happiness?
  • What should (and shouldn’t) we do about it?
  • How can integral mindfulness lead to professional and personal success?
  • What is the concept of mindfulness and why does it work?
  • How can you use mindfulness to positively shape your actions, thoughts and behaviours?

Sabina has over a decade of experience working with organisations to integrate mindfulness practices to overcome feelings of stress, overwhelm, lack of focus and engagement in the workplace. Sabina is passionate about supporting busy professionals in learning how to utilise mindfulness within their roles.

 

21 May 2022

Sleep and mental health

Facilitator: NICK GROZIER
  • What is normal sleep?
  • How does it affect our mental health and happiness?
  • What should (and shouldn’t) we do about it?

Nick Glozier is Professor of Psychological Medicine at The University of Sydney and a consultant Psychiatrist. He has spoken widely about sleep, mental health, wellbeing and disability. Nick has conducted clinical trials of pharmaceutical. Psychological and e-health interventions and his clinical trial units are now exploring ketamine and psychedelics for the treatment of resistant mood disorders.

 

28 May 2022

Personal trainer for the mind

Facilitator: SABINA VITACCA

• How can integral mindfulness lead to professional and personal success?
• What is the concept of mindfulness and why does it work?
• How can you use mindfulness to positively shape your actions, thoughts and behaviours?

Sabina has over a decade of experience working with organisations to integrate mindfulness practices to overcome feelings of stress, overwhelm, lack of focus and engagement in the workplace. Sabina is passionate about supporting busy professionals in learning how to utilise mindfulness within their role.

 

11 June 2022

The Productivity Ninja

Facilitator: MATT COWDROY
  • Are you challenged when trying to introduce positive lifestyle changes?
  • Would you like to develop sustainable new habits to be zen-like, mindful, or prepared?
  • Are you overwhelmed with too much information and distraction?

Matt will review how habits are formed, what triggers them and discuss how craving is the fuel for habits. Matt is the owner of Think Productive Australia and has qualifications in Business Management, Marketing, Yogic Studies and Meditation.

 

25 June 2022

Eat your way to good health

Facilitator: LEE HOLMES

Discover how to Eat Your Way to Good Health, with information about using food as medicine, the top medicine chest foods, how to get started, what to avoid, pantry makeover, the low down on labels, detoxing, superfoods, ingredient swap outs, and quick switches, recipe ideas for breakfast lunch and dinner and time for Q and A.
Lee Holmes is a Holistic Nutritionist, Hatha Yoga Teacher, Whole Foods Chef and author.

 

23 July 2022

Getting off and staying off

Facilitators: flip prior & chris davies

 

30 July 2022

Mediterranean Wanderer 

Facilitator: PAULA HAGIEFREMIDIS

Trusting your Voice is about trusting You. Our personal lives and creative lives are inextricably linked. Often our pursuits and our passions can make us feel challenged. This workshop has been created to help you regain your confidence, learn to access more of it and begin taking the next step toward doing what you love. Confidence comes from recognising what’s holding you back and being prepared to let go of old habits. It’s time to reclaim your voice and make yourself heard.
Reconnecting with her love for writing lead Paula to launch her business Mediterranean Wanderer and develop a successful career, pursuing her passion and doing what she loves. Taking action can sometimes be a long, drawn out process, laden with excuses. She’s been there, she’s gotten stuck, she’s felt the frustration of moving through it. It’s not comfortable. But breaking through brings the greatest rewards, reconnecting us to our most authentic selves and living more enriched lives. Whether it’s taking the first steps toward what you want, or reconnecting with your passion, your time together is about breaking patterns, developing your skills and experiencing the ripple effect of change this has in opening our lives creatively, personally and professionally.

 

27 August 2022

Being mentally healthy

Facilitator: MATTHEW JOHNSTONE

Matthew Johnstone originally had a diploma in Fine Arts but then changed course and went on to have 15 successful years as a creative in advertising. He worked in Sydney, San Francisco and New York, for some of the world’s best agencies and won many industry awards. He has published a total of 9 books, the majority on mental health and wellbeing, most of which have gone on to be best sellers locally and abroad. Matthew’s company DFE develops various creative, educational programs on understanding mental health and resilience for schools, communities, eHealth and the workplace. Matthew spends much of his time in the professional orbit of the leaders in mental health and wellbeing arena such as the World Health Organisation, the Black Dog Institute, Elysia Wellness retreat and Geelong Grammar.

 

10 September 2022

The Productivity Ninja

Facilitator: MATT COWDROY
  • Are you challenged when trying to introduce positive lifestyle changes?
  • Would you like to develop sustainable new habits to be zen-like, mindful, or prepared?
  • Are you overwhelmed with too much information and distraction?

Matt will review how habits are formed, what triggers them and discuss how craving is the fuel for habits. Matt is the owner of Think Productive Australia and has qualifications in Business Management, Marketing, Yogic Studies and Meditation.

 

8 October 2022

Getting off and staying off

Facilitators: flip prior & chris davies

 

22 October 2022

How to recover from burnout?

Facilitator: SOPHIE SCOTT

Not all stress is bad stress, but what if that stress is prolonged? What happens to the body under those circumstances?

  • Are you over-scheduled, overworked, and over-committed?
  • Do you feel like your body and mind reserves are gone?

You can change and improve how you feel physically, emotionally and mentally but there is no magic pill. It’s about small, simple steps that are achievable for you. Learn about Sophie’s ‘feel great in eight’ strategy and design your own. Sophie is one of Australia’s leading journalists who is on a mission to educate and inspire people to enhance their health and happiness, particularly in the coronavirus pandemic.

 

5 November 2022

Facilitator: Melinda carbis-reilly

 

12 November 2022

The Productivity Ninja

Facilitator: MATT COWDROY
  • Are you challenged when trying to introduce positive lifestyle changes?
  • Would you like to develop sustainable new habits to be zen-like, mindful, or prepared?
  • Are you overwhelmed with too much information and distraction?

Matt will review how habits are formed, what triggers them and discuss how craving is the fuel for habits. Matt is the owner of Think Productive Australia and has qualifications in Business Management, Marketing, Yogic Studies and Meditation.

 

19 November 2022

Personal trainer for the mind

Facilitator: SABINA VITACCA

• How can integral mindfulness lead to professional and personal success?
• What is the concept of mindfulness and why does it work?
• How can you use mindfulness to positively shape your actions, thoughts and behaviours?

Sabina has over a decade of experience working with organisations to integrate mindfulness practices to overcome feelings of stress, overwhelm, lack of focus and engagement in the workplace. Sabina is passionate about supporting busy professionals in learning how to utilise mindfulness within their role.

 

26 November 2022

Being mentally healthy

Facilitator: MATTHEW JOHNSTONE

Matthew Johnstone originally had a diploma in Fine Arts but then changed course and went on to have 15 successful years as a creative in advertising. He worked in Sydney, San Francisco and New York, for some of the world’s best agencies and won many industry awards. He has published a total of 9 books, the majority on mental health and wellbeing, most of which have gone on to be best sellers locally and abroad. Matthew’s company DFE develops various creative, educational programs on understanding mental health and resilience for schools, communities, eHealth and the workplace. Matthew spends much of his time in the professional orbit of the leaders in mental health and wellbeing arena such as the World Health Organisation, the Black Dog Institute, Elysia Wellness retreat and Geelong Grammar.