at the Montreal Therapy Center
Our experienced team has designed workshops for mental health, performance and productivity as well as communication and collaboration. We are also more than happy to work with you to design custom workshops to suit you and your workplace needs.
Our Mental Health Series
Demystifying Mental Health & Illness
What do we mean by mental health and how is it different from Mental Illness?
Mental health stigmas: what are they, how do they impact us and what can we do.
Strategies for taking care of our mental health: let’s put positive psychology to work – at work
Mental & Emotional Fitness
Go beyond basic mental and emotional health to reach fitness.
What are the pillars of mental and emotional fitness?
Strategies to increase fitness within each pillar of mental and emotional fitness- the Resilience Advantage
Research-based Models of Emotional Wellbeing
The Science of Happiness
What are the pillars of emotional well-being and happiness?
Practices that support emotional well-being that make it accessible to all of us.
Mindfulness & Meditation
Fundamentals of mindfulness, what it is and what it is not.
What are the practices that cultivate mindfulness including mindful meditation?
What place is there for mindfulness in daily life and how can it improve our lives?
Performance and Productivity Series
Healthy & Unhealthy Thinking
The stories we tell ourselves and where they lead our thoughts.
The relationship between thoughts, feelings, and the decisions we make.
How do we create new, more constructive, effective stories?
What is a mindset, where does it come from and how do you evaluate your mindset?
The impact of “fixed” vs. “growth” mindsets on effort, endurance, and performance.
How to cultivate a growth mindset to improve effort and performance in your team.
Building Habits for Emotional Wellbeing
Deconstructing habits – how do they work?
What is the role of motivation and discipline in habit formation?
Collaboration and Communication Series
Understanding & Valuing Differences
Internalized bias and how we naturally react to differences and why.
What is diversity and what are the benefits of diverse teams and workplaces.
Personal and team strategies for inviting and benefiting from differences.
What distinguishes effective vs dysfunctional teams?
Leveraging Emotional Intelligence for effective communication.
Self-awareness and management: empathy and adapting communication for others.
Engagement & Inclusion for Remote Teams
What are the sources of motivation for individuals working remotely?
What are the opportunities and challenges for hybrid and remote teams?
How do teams create practices that facilitate engagement when working remotely?
Healthy Work Relationships
The importance and value of strong work relationships.
The role of boundaries and assertion in effective and healthy working relationships.
Professional development through peer learning, coaching.
Customize your Own Workshop
Your Workplace Needs
We understand that every workplace has its own set of unique experiences and challenges. Our team can work with you to design custom workshops for your workplace needs. If you’d like to customize a workshop, you can meet with one of our workplace specialists to discuss the specific needs of your organization so that we can design a workshop that is right for you.
“Many members of my team have expressed appreciation for these workshops. It’s a chance to come together, share our experiences and learn new strategies and habits to help us through a very unconventional time in our working lives.”
“I find that emotional intelligence workshops from Montreal Therapy Center help our employees to become better at what they do. These new skills they learn help them to retain clients, diffuse challenging situations and create a healthy emotional connection with the customers and colleagues alike. Understanding how they come across to others and being able to control their impulses help them to become effective communicators and to advance their career.”
“I think that MTC workshops help to reinforce important concepts. Often, we have ideas in mind or subconsciously understand best practices, but we often need the fresher and structured approach to put these concepts into practice. I like that the workshops are delivered by an external expert and not dictated by the employees’ direct boss.”
**-**Francine MacInnis, PhD.**/**, is a clinical and organizational psychologist with more than 20 years of experience working with a wide variety of organizations and industries on what makes people and leaders perform and thrive to meet personal, professional and organizational goals. Dr MacInnis has worked as an organizational consultant for the federal government, for national as well as international consulting firms in specialties that include: identification of leadership potential, leadership assessment, feedback, coaching and development, managing change, employee engagement, career progression, diversity and inclusion and employee wellbeing and mental health at the individual, team, department, and organization level. In her own doctoral research, Francine studied not what makes people sick, but what makes people well (“happy”) a field that grew into what is known today as Positive Psychology. She continues to embed this approach in her clinical and organizational work. It is what powers her own personal and professional work.
**-**Rebecca Murray, M.A., MFT**/** has been leading the team at the Montreal Therapy Centre since 2003. She has an interest in developing leadership and promoting strong company cultures. Trained as a systemic therapist, she works with relational issues, conflict management, and improving communication skills. In her spare time, Rebecca is involved with the Canadian Savate (French Kickboxing) Federation and has competed both nationally and internationally in this discipline. Since 2007, Rebecca has coached the Canadian Savate team and has helped to train and prepare athletes for international competition.
**-**Amir Shoham, PhD.**/** has extensive experience in education, training and development, management and leadership. He has worked as a Director of Human Resources, as well as an Instructor, Dean and College Director. Amir is currently Adjunct Professor at Concordia University's John Molson School of Business. After years of professional, academic and educational experiences, Amir decided to follow his passion to become a clinical psychologist. The unique combination between clinical and organizational psychology allows Amir to cultivate, promote and advance human behavior on both personal and professional levels. These experiences enhance his qualifications to work with clients and facilitate their growth. Amir completed his doctorate in Industrial/ Organizational Psychology at Université de Montréal. His research focused on the enduring interactions between individuals and their organizations, with a particular emphasis on the relationships between organizational culture and behaviors.
**-** Natasha Williot. M.A.,**/** is a drama therapist working in private practice in Montreal, Canada. She has worked with people from age 6 to 76 and is passionate about helping connect with their own strengths, wisdom, and ways of knowing.
**-**Samantha Abdallah,**/** is an art therapist and psychotherapist who is passionate about fostering creative expression and exploration in others and believes that every individual is innately full of the potential to heal themselves, face their problems, and find peace in their lives. In addition to her work as a therapist, Samantha has also developed and facilitated numerous in-person and virtual art therapy workshops for community, educational, and corporate settings. Her fun and engaging workshops are experiential and have focused on various themes such as self-exploration, stress reduction, emotional management, and team building. As a therapist and workshop facilitator, she works to provide a collaborative and non-judgemental environment where individuals can think and work outside of the box using creativity, curiosity, and an openness of heart and mind.
**-** Kat Teller **/** is a coach, yoga + meditation teacher and podcaster. She specializes in helping others recover from addiction and mental health and thrive in their recovery. Kat uses a variety of modalities and tools, aligning both body and mind so that you can live a life of balance and fulfilment.
**-**Dan Misha Goldman, M.A.,**/** is an accredited music therapist, musician and music educator. As a performing artist and composer, he has toured internationally, recorded numerous albums and created music for film. His work has been featured on BBC, CBC and NPR radio stations. He has collaborated and toured with notable artists such as Feist, Jeff Tweedy and Timbre Timber. In 2016, he worked with astronaut Chris Hadfield on an album that was primarily recorded in orbit. As a music therapist and workshop facilitator, Dan has worked with individuals and groups ranging in age from 6 – 110.
**-**Rosaruby Glaberman, M.A.,**/** is a registered drama therapist, group facilitator and professional theatre artist with over 10 years experience facilitating therapeutic groups. She works in private practice and develops specialized communication workshops and trainings for diverse clientele.
**-**Jordie Yule, M.A. **/** is a counselor with over five years of experience in advocacy and psychoeducation. Jordie has presented workshops and psychoeducational content on mental health and well being, healthy relationships, suicide risk assessment, crisis intervention and feeding and eating disorders with organizations like Yellow Door in Montreal, and within educational settings. Jordie has also worked extensively with numerous organizations and institutions across the Ottawa region such as the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and Hopewell Eating Disorder Support Centre, where she provided outreach on evidence-based prevention initiatives.
**-** Moire Stevenson**/** Dr. Stevenson is a clinical psychologist, speaker, writer, and mindfulness guide. With a wide range of experience and training, Dr. Stevenson offers various workshops using mindfulness-based techniques to
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