Upcoming Events

Below is a list of upcoming events, workshops and speaking engagements. If you would like Dr. Wise or Dr. Heins to speak to your workplace, community group, or for other engagements, please contact us and we will make arrangements.

Doula Speed Dating

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019  |  6:30-8:30pm

This is a FREE event for expectant parents, but space is limited to10 couples.

Doula Speed Dating is an opportunity for you to meet 8 registered doulas in one evening and hopefully meet your doula match!  There is absolutely no pressure to book. This is your opportunity to learn more about what doulas do, meet them face to face and have some fun while you get excited to meet your little one!

We will be serving up mock tails and some nibbles and we’ll be drawing for some amazing raffle prizes!!

RSVP: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with your name and due date

Thrive Natural Family Health
110 Eglinton Ave. E, Suite 502
Toronto

Introducing Solids

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019  |  11am-12:30pm

Join health and nutrition expert Dr. Kristin Heins, ND as she guides you in making the best choices regarding feeding your baby. 

Naturopathic Doctor, Kristin Heins will explain:

How the infant digestive system works and how to introduce foods in a way that corresponds to your baby’s digestive development.
The iron controversy that exists and how to support your infant’s iron needs.
How to support your child should they show signs of a food sensitivity or allergy.
How to go about introducing solids (how much, how often and the progression of textures).
How to prepare and store your homemade baby food.
When to transition to table foods and how to prevent picky eating.

* Plus, learn about Baby Led Weaning and if it might be a good fit for you and your baby.

To register, call 647-352-7911 or via email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Thrive Natural Family Health
110 Eglinton Ave. East
Toronto, ON

Stress and Your Fertility

Next event not yet scheduled  |  TBD

Join Dr. Kristin Heins and Dr. Chelsea Sherrington to learn why stress may be impacting your ability to conceive and what you can do to help.

To register:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 647-352-7911

Thrive Natural Family Health
110 Eglinton Ave. E, Suite 502
Toronto

Balance Your Hormones with Food & Nutrition

Next event not yet scheduled  |  TBD

Learn to harness the healing power of food to promote healthy hormones and a healthy monthly cycle!

This workshop is for you if you who want to learn how to manage your cravings, feel more energized and understand how to use food to support a healthy hormonal balance.

We’ll also explore the immense power of ‘cycle syncing’ and how you can apply it to feel more energized and aligned throughout the month.

After the workshop you’ll walk away having learned:

How your hunger and stress hormones work within the body
How to link specific symptoms with related hormonal imbalances
How to use specific foods and nutritional strategies to rebalance hormones
How to can harness the 4 stages of your cycle for more energy for improved health, increased productivity and happiness
You’ll also receive:

A list of hormone supporting foods
Hormone balancing recipe e-book
Complimentary 20 min consultation with Holistic Nutritionist Michelle Tirmandi

Fee: $45 for 1.5 hours
To Register:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Thrive Natural Family Health
110 Eglinton Ave. E, Suite 502
Toronto

Mindful Parenting Workshop

Sunday, June 9th, 2019  |  3pm-5:30pm

The Mindful Parenting Workshop is a half-day workshop focusing on using mindfulness techniques to increase parenting confidence, reduce stress and nurture positive parent-child relations.  Join us as we discuss how to be more present for your children and feel more confident as a parent.

Workshop Topics:
Understanding Mindfulness and how to apply it to everyday parenting
Understanding your own parenting style
Identifying the link between parents’ own emotional stress and their child’s displays of stress
Learning to reduce emotional stress through mindfulness exercise techniques
Using mindfulness to help foster nurturing positive relationship with children and others
Improving confidence and decreasing self-judgement and the judgement of others
Facilitating connections with others in the parenting community
Teaching parents how to guide their children to better regulate their emotions, respond thoughtfully rather than react automatically and to improve their own relationships with parents, siblings and peers

Individual rate: $80
Couple rate: $140

REGISTRATION: Dr. Tanya Cotler T: (647) 502 8262 or THRIVE FAMILY HEALTH T: (647)- 352-7911 or register by email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Space is limited.

Thrive Natural Family Health
110 Eglinton Ave. E, Suite 502
Toronto

Developing a Secure Attachment Workshop

Sunday, June 16th, 2019  |  3pm-530pm

The making of a secure attachment.

Join Dr Tanya Cotler with your baby (ages 0-1) for this interactive workshop where babies and their parents are encouraged to enjoy one another in the process of learning and creating a secure attachment relationship.

Using mindfulness techniques of attention, reflection and description in combination with pleasure and play, parents will experience the true building blocks to secure attachment. Parents will be empowered to realize that
a secure relationship rooted in the eb and flow of communication, awareness, attunement and responsiveness lies beautifully in their grasp.

Individual rate: $85
Couple rate: $150

REGISTRATION: Dr. Tanya Cotler, Clinical Psychologist T: (647) 502 8262 or register by email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Space is limited.

Thrive Natural Family Health
110 Eglinton Ave. E, Suite 502
Toronto

Mom and Baby Therapy Group

Weekly ongoing therapy group every Wednesday beginning July 3.  |  1145am-1pm

This is a weekly ongoing therapy group every Wednesday beginning July 3. Minimal commitment of 6 weeks. Open to new participants at the end of every cycle of a slot opens up. Members welcome to continue in the group beyond the 6 weeks.

What is it all about?
This group is a place for moms to come with baby in tow and talk about the journey into motherhood as well as the frequent isolation and sense of disconnection from one’s prior self. It is a safe place to connect to other new moms while learning to re-connect to one’s prior self. It is a place to be real about motherhood. To come with spit up in your hair, and pjs if you need to.

Each week we will have a topic of discussion such as: parent-child attachment, infant sleep, breast or bottle feeding and solid food, social and romantic relationships, identity shifts, work/life balance, self care as well as other gems. Every group will begin with a half hour didactic component where we’ll learn the nuts and bolts about the week’s topic, followed by an open discussion facilitated by our perinatal and maternal mental health psychologist, Dr Tanya Cotler.

Can I bring baby?
Of course!! This group is specifically designed for you and your baby. Think typical mom/baby music class or play class but this one is facilitated by a mindful parenting and attachment psychologist who specializes in both adult work as a maternal mental health psychologist, as well as is a child psychologist with a focus on the 0-3 years (Dr Tanya Cotler).

Cost: 45$/session or $270/6 weeks
REGISTRATION: Dr. Tanya Cotler, Clinical Psychologist T: (647) 502 8262 or register by email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Space is limited.

Thrive Natural Family Health
110 Eglinton Ave. E, Suite 502
Toronto