Association Meeting – Think Better – How to Train Your Brain

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Date(s) - January 12, 2023
8:30 am - 10:15 am

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Guest Speaker: Dr. Shahana Alibhai 

Shahana Alibhai is a TEDx speaker, family physician and mental health expert. She has worked with a multitude of organizations including the University of British Columbia, Scotiabank and Remax to help the audience gain more clarity into their mental health. Her podcasts are heard internationally and she has volunteered her time through speaking to improve the mental health in developing countries such
as Let’s Talk Nepal.

As a lead physician at one of British Columbia’s largest youth health centres, much of Dr. Shahana’s career is focused on those struggling with their mental health. She has created an innovative program entitled “Think Like a Doc”, where Dr. Shahana volunteers her time to perform outreach in various schools to allow them to play the role of a doctor and in turn learn about their physical and mental health. Her insights are highly sought after and she’s been featured in multiple major media including CTV and Global. She is best known for her “Emotional Literacy for Better Mental Health” TEDx talk and as a panelist at International Women’s Day.

She has served on the UBC Faculty of Medicine Residency training program and is currently a National accreditor for the College of Canadian Family Physicians.

Topic: Think Better – How to Train Your Brain

You can go 3 weeks without food, 3 days without water and 3 minutes
without air but your mind – well that is with you forever. In this presentation be prepared to be moved, emotionally and mentally, as Dr. Shahana weaves her personal story of mental health struggles with what she has learned from the hundreds of patients she has worked with in this field over the years. All you need is an open mind and a sense of curiosity.

By attending this presentation participants will be better able to:

  • Understand the Optimal Health Pyramid Framework
  • Understand the “BETS” acronym and how this can be used in times of acute anxiety
  • Conceptualize self awareness and implement the N2S2 acronym that can improve your self awareness immediately

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Registration to open closer to the event date.

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