Tag Archives: Mental Health

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The Learning Exchange’s Health and Wellness campaign may be over but you can revisit the topics presented weekly by Pheleshia. Take a listen to the informative podcasts or read and learn about the themes. Enjoy!

Pheleshia is a teacher and has a Master of Education in Educational Psychology and Counselling: Special Needs. She is a Certified Canadian Yoga Alliance-Registered Yoga Teacher | CYA-RYT650 certified.

Meet Pheleshia

Pheleshia is passionate about plants, the stars and mostly about all aspects of health: Emotional, spiritual, psychological, and physical. She is a traditional herbalist and promotes a holistic and global health perspective in her teaching and practice of yoga. She has been practicing yoga for 30 years and did her yoga teacher training with Dr. Madan Bali.

As a lifelong learner she has since completed the following yoga teacher training: Yogathérapie: Anatomie avancée, Yoga Nidra, Yoga Yin, Usage des outils et supports, Yoga Prénatal & Postnatal, yoga aérien (with 700 hours teaching aerial) et Enseignant guérisseur and is currently completing her training as a birth doula. She is CYA-RYT650 certified.

~ Take hold of your health


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Enjoy these podcast episodes from TLE’s Power of Podcast project.

An interview with Anthony Leroy of the Stepford Wolves about his mental health journey and making music. Warning: discussion about depression and suicide.  If you or someone you know, is experiencing a crisis, there is help. Speak with someone today. Canada Suicide Prevention Service | Hours: 24/7/365 | 833-456-4566

Tys Burger Interviews Sable Walsh in front of a live zoom audience about her song, It’s Under Your Couch. They talk about the music industry, what music can do for mental health, and the process of writing a song. 

In this episode we meet Laura Bardsley, the musician behind Punctï. Laura has been releasing an album every month for the past 4 years, and has some insightful things to say about making music, not being too self-critical, and letting yourself do what you love. 


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Hello dear wellness through yoga students! I look forward to our class this weekend!

 ~Pheleshia

 To understand the immeasurable, the mind must be extraordinarily quiet, still. 

Jiddu Krishnamurti 

This week’s theme is Meditation Stillness

  • What does meditation mean to you? 
  • What image does it give you? 
  • When have you taken the time to meditate? 
  • What does the research say about meditation? 
  • What do the yogis say about meditation? 
  • What effects have you experienced after meditating? 
  • Remember that 1 minute a day of conscious breathing can help reset your relaxation response. How can you incorporate a meditation routine into your life? 
  • Think about a way to create the perfect environment for a long meditation. What would it look like, feel like, smell like, sound like? Describe it in full detail and see if there is a way to make it happen, one element at a time. 

Facebook Group

Please join our Facebook group where you can share and discuss with the other students in the group to extend our reflective and wellness journey throughout the week!

Further reading and exploration


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Hello dear wellness through yoga students! I look forward to our class this weekend!

 ~Pheleshia

This week’s theme is Savasana 

  • How do you feel in the Savasana pose? 
  • Do your thoughts wander? How do you bring yourself back to the moment? 
  • How do you practice ahimsa? 
  • How do you let go? What helps you do so? 
  • When is the last time you truly let go? Describe the moment as well as how it felt. 
  • Five minutes of savasana at the end of a yoga practice is nice, however how can you practice this posture during longer periods of time? As with any posture, practice is key for it to be effective and relaxing. Plan a Savasana routine for the week and document how it makes you feel and how it translates into your everyday. 

Facebook Group

Please join our Facebook group where you can share and discuss with the other students in the group to extend our reflective and wellness journey throughout the week!

Further reading and exploration


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Hello dear wellness through yoga students! I look forward to our class this weekend! 

~ Pheleshia

This week’s theme is: The Warriors

Reflection Questions

  • How would you explain what your CORE is?  
  • Where do you get inner strength to help you in all life situations? 
  • How do you differentiate the need for subtle energy versus direct energy? What do you do to replenish your “gas tank”? 
  • Describe 5 things you have done in the past week that have made you feel energized, fulfilled and rejuvenated? 
  • What is your reaction to the bandas? 
  • When you think about your yoga practice, are there areas where you seem blocked? How can you unblock them? 

Students are encouraged to share their journal reflections on the Facebook group! This helps build our community of people interested in wellness! At the end of each weekly lesson, I will propose items to reflect or meditate upon. Please join our Facebook group where you can share and discuss with the other students in the group to extend our reflective and wellness journey throughout the week!

Further reading and exploration

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Hello dear wellness through yoga students! I look forward to our class this weekend! 

~ Pheleshia

 This week’s theme is: Mudras

Reflection Questions

  • What would you be willing to do to prevent an illness? 
  • What strategies do you use to put yourself first? 
  • What self-care techniques do you use? How effective are they? 
  • How can mudras become a part of your routine? 
  • Start small in order to live success. Start with only 15 minutes a day. You deserve it. Make a plan and stick to it. 

Students are encouraged to share their journal reflections on the Facebook group! This helps build our community of people interested in wellness! At the end of each weekly lesson, I will propose items to reflect or meditate upon. Please join our Facebook group where you can share and discuss with the other students in the group to extend our reflective and wellness journey throughout the week!

Further reading and exploration

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Hello dear wellness through yoga students! I look forward to our class this weekend!~

~Pheleshia

This week’s theme is Bandas

Reflections

  • How would you explain what your CORE is? 
  • Where do you get inner strength to help you in all life situations?
  • How do you differentiate the need for subtle energy versus direct energy? 
  • What do you do to replenish your “gas tank”? 
  • Describe 5 things you have done in the past week that have made you feel energised, fulfilled and rejuvenated? 
  • What is your reaction to the bandas? 
  • When you think about your yoga practice, are there areas where you seem blocked? How can you unblock them? 

Facebook Group

Please join our Facebook group where you can share and discuss with the other students in the group to extend our reflective and wellness journey throughout the week!

Further reading and exploration



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Hello dear wellness through yoga students! I look forward to our class this weekend!~

~Pheleshia

This week’s theme is Balance

  • Everyday living is about balance. What does this make you think of in relation to your reality?
  • What areas feel out of balance?
  • How can you plan differently? What can you reduce? What can you add?
  • What do you feel you need in order to feel balanced?
  • Are you tapping into various areas instead of focusing only on one? Ie: Work, school, physical exercise, wellness, hobbies, family, social, spiritual…
  • How will you be the change you want to be?

Facebook Group

Please join our Facebook group where you can share and discuss with the other students in the group to extend our reflective and wellness journey throughout the week!

Further reading and exploration



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Hello dear wellness through yoga students! I look forward to our class this weekend! 

~ Pheleshia

This week’s theme is Water H2O

A Talk with Pheleshia

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Reflection

Some students have been sharing their journal reflections on the Facebook group! Thank you for helping to create a community of people interested in wellness! At the end of each weekly lesson, I will propose items to reflect or meditate upon. 

This week’s reflection questions:

  • How does water relate to wellness? 
  • Think of expressions such as: Go with the flow; Water under the bridge; A fish out of water; Blood is thicker than water and Don’t make waves. Can you think of any others? Can you make some up? 
  • Think of a time you loved spending near water. Describe that moment with all your senses. 
  • What does water symbolize for you? 
  • What is your physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual relationship with water? 
  • How can you incorporate more water into your life? 

Further reading and exploration 



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Every Action Counts

Bell Let’s Talk Day is January 28, 2021 | version française

Now more than ever, every action counts. On Bell Let’s Talk Day, Bell will donate more towards mental health initiatives in Canada by contributing 5¢ for every applicable text, call, tweet or TikTok video using #BellLetsTalk, social media video view and use of our Facebook frame or Snapchat filter.

Toolkit

Want to join in to help create positive change, but don’t know how? It’s all about having the right tools to join the conversation and help create positive change. The Bell Let’s Talk Toolkit consists of simple everyday tools that can be used to take action to support mental health, including a conversation guide, workplace activities and social media images.

To help you spread the word about mental health, we’ve created a toolkit that includes a conversation guide and helpful templates for use in schools, communities, and workplaces.

Bell Let’s Talk Toolkit

Resources

Not sure where to go to find help or who to turn to? Consulting with your healthcare provider or another trusted professional is always a great start. You can also refer to our list of organizations with helpful resources.

If you are looking for online and other resources available to support and help manage your mental health through the COVID-19 situation, there are resources:

Covid-19 Resources

What is Bell Let’s Talk?

Bell Let’s Talk is a multi-year charitable program dedicated to the promotion and support of mental health across Canada. Since 2010, Bell has committed more than $100 million to support a wide range of mental health organizations, large and small, from coast to coast focusing on anti-stigma, care and access, workplace mental health and research.

Stay up-to-date

Year after year, Bell Let’s Talk gets the nation buzzing and taking action to help create positive change for mental health. Stay up-to-date on everything Bell Let’s Talk with the latest articles, media releases and videos.

Bell Let’s Talk News and Videos

A LEARNING EXCHANGE / CDC VIMONT partner event