Workshops & Custom Learning

Are you ready to build your knowledge in mental health and Indigenous engagement?

Our style is supportive, interactive, and fun.

We strive to help you build psychologically and culturally safer spaces for individual, community, and workplace wellbeing. Reciprocity and good relations are foundational to our teaching philosophy and we have a team of facilitators to support this work. Our educational webinars and workshops on mental health topics are evidence-based and are led by a Registered Psychologist – lean on a trusted expert to support you or your organization in a cost-effective way.

Webinars are short (1-2 hours) and generally passive learning, while workshops are longer, multi-day, and have much more interaction between participants and facilitator.

Employers: If you’d like to book any of our offerings for your staff, please contact Monica Naber at monica@edifiedprojects.com to learn more.

Short Webinars

Family Wellbeing Webinars

In this workshop we will discuss how to use everyday moments to improve communication within the family and your connection with your child. A strong connection helps your words as a parent matter, allowing for parenting with greater ease. You will leave with specific strategies you can use in the moment to help with more challenging behaviour that builds a strong connection with your child.

Facilitator: Monica Naber, R. Psych

We all have the power to create a family environment that is anti-racist. Age-appropriate principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging need to be taught to our children, and cannot be deferred to other adults in your child’s life. In this webinar, you will leave with strategies to build your own self-awareness, begin conversations with your children, and learn more through an age-appropriate anti-racism reading list.

Facilitator: Monica Naber, R. Psych

The term attachment and the importance of it is frequently used when discussing the relationship between parent(s) and baby. A secure attachment is the best gift you can give to your child. In this webinar, we will discuss specific ways you can respond to your younger child that will help build this secure attachment. You will also leave with strategies to create language-rich environments, and ways to take advantage of everyday moments when your child makes requests for connection.

Facilitator: Monica Naber, R. Psych

The role of the brain in expressing and regulating emotions, and leveraging parent-child connection to support emotional regulation will be discussed. In this webinar, you will leave with practical strategies to help guide your child’s emotional regulation.

Facilitator: Monica Naber, R. Psych

It’s important for parents to understand how screen time impacts their children as well as how to build healthy boundaries in the family around screen use. In this webinar, you will leave with strategies to regulate screen time, understanding how to implement boundaries and prioritize non-screen activities.

Facilitator: Monica Naber, R. Psych

Play is important for child development and needs to be developmentally appropriate - you could say that play is the “occupation” of children. Children benefit from parents being involved in their play, and it is helpful for parents to be aware of family scheduling and environments that get in the way of play. In this webinar, you will leave with strategies to get involved in your child(ren)’s play.

Facilitator: Monica Naber, R. Psych

Developed by The Gottman Institute, this course provides an overview of Gottman's research on relationships that has revolutionized the way we understand, repair, and strengthen marriages. Focusing on 1 of the 7 Principles, you will leave this course with a completed friendship building exercise with your partner. A path of how couples can learn from all the principles will be shared.

Facilitator: Monica Naber, R. Psych

Indigenous Engagement & Allyship Webinars

Knowledge can be gained and expressed in many different ways. Although Western society privileges formal learning, we introduce the idea of knowledge shared through lived experience, storytelling, culture, art, music. We discuss this as a foundation to decolonizing your perspective through decolonizing the way you learn. Learning is iterative and there is no one starting or end point. We share the importance of getting comfortable with being uncomfortable. Participants will leave with key Indigenous learning resources.

Facilitators: Alicia Hibbert & Becca Shortt

This workshop covers concepts relevant to the individual. At an individual level, we discuss the concept that self-awareness is paramount to being an ally or accomplice. Allies and accomplices need to have the emotional intelligence and mindfulness skills to have open dialogue about emotions, supporting others, and creating safer spaces. Participants will leave with a clear understanding of active allyship and a brief plan for meaningful and sustainable actions to take.

Facilitators: Alicia Hibbert & Becca Shortt

Contact Monica Naber at monica@edifiedprojects.com to book any of our webinars.

Interactive Workshops

Relationship Enrichment

This psycho-educational workshop, developed by the Gottman Institute, provides couples with foundational knowledge on healthy relationships as well as the opportunity to practice practical hands-on activities. The seven principles are helpful for couples at any stage of the relationship. Participants will receive a Couples Guide in addition to the Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work book. Session activities will include both group and couples-only breakout rooms.

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Facilitator: Monica Naber, R Psych

Indigenous Engagement & Allyship Workshops

This workshop will be held in 3 parts over the course of 2 weeks, building in time for reflection and preparation. The first will cover why we do Land Acknowledgements and what is generally included in them, including how you can develop your own personal and authentic acknowledgement. The second session will be an informal chance to ask questions after you have taken a first try at crafting your own Land Acknowledgement. The third session will be in a virtual sharing circle format. This is an opportunity for you to share your Land Acknowledgement for the first time in a safe space. Participants will leave this workshop with their own personal and authentic Land Acknowledgement, the knowledge needed to adapt this to every setting, and will have shared theirs verbally in a sharing circle.

Facilitators: Alicia Hibbert, Becca Shortt, Destiny Chalifoux, and Kyle Durocher

These workshops will consist of 2 sessions held over 2 weeks. In our first session, we begin with an introduction to the concept of reciprocity - the idea of balanced and respectful, give and take - in Indigenous engagement. From reciprocity, we begin to understand the importance of reparations, which includes the concept of “Land Back”. Reparations can be harmful if they are not sustainable. To be meaningful, reparations need to consider where energy, capital, resources, and time are best placed so that Indigenous rights, culture, knowledge, and ontology can thrive. Participants will leave with reflection questions needed to create their own reparations action plan. In the second session, participants will ask any remaining questions they have and share their plans. Participants will leave with a reparations action plan.

Facilitators: Alicia Hibbert & Becca Shortt

Custom Learning

Please fill out this intake form so we can get a sense of your goals. We are a team of mental health and Indigenous engagement experts who create custom workshops, newsletters, and resources.

Disclaimer

The information and resources presented in these workshops are for informational and educational purposes only. These are not clinical advice or treatment. If you are experiencing significant distress, seek treatment from a qualified professional. Mental health services are available through your province’s health services. If you or a loved one are in crisis, call 9-1-1 or present to the nearest emergency medical centre. 

For Alberta residents you can connect with Alberta Health Services

For British Columbia residents, there are resources and services available to you.

Finding a Psychologist

Most provinces have a professional association of registered psychologists for their province. These associations typically have a referral search feature to help you find a psychologist in your area. Below are the links to the Psychologists Association of Alberta and British Columbia. Psychologists typically pay a fee to be a member of these webpages, so the search results are limited to those who chose to pay that membership fee. The Alberta Government has also provided an overview of mental health resources

Find A Psychologist – Psychologists’ Association of Alberta

Find a Registered Psychologist | BC Psychological Association