I am thrilled to be partnering with CTV Edmonton, Body by Bennett, Revive Wellness and Maya Nishiwaki, General Practitioner on an exciting and life-changing 12 week challenge to make over the lives of two Edmonton. If you would like watch the journey of these two amazing couples, you can visit the CTV Healthier You Page. To learn more about the Georges and Godfreys, and discover why they joined the challenge, see these videos. They will also be discussing their journey on air with CTV Health Reporter Carmen Liebel and on social media (#healthieryou). Watch for Carmen’s weekly Healthier You stories airing every Thursday on CTV Edmonton at 5:00 and 6:00 pm.
Over the next 12 weeks, I will be supporting these couples in re-training their minds to thinking healthy, and sharing many psychology strategies for them to use throughout their journey and in the future. Psychology is a very important part of this challenge, as we know that a healthy mind is critical for a healthy body. The mind and body are so interconnected, and psychological health is a prerequisite for overall health – similar to a well-functioning engine is required for a car to be great. Just a shiny exterior won’t do! I will also be making resources available to others who are interested in joining the couples on making their lives healthier.
Check back here for information and resources you can use to join these Edmonton Couples on their journey and make a Healthier You! Click below see what we worked on each week for the Healthier You Program:
Phase 1: Healthier You – Foundations for Success
Week 1 – Motivation, Defining Success, & Intro to Healthy Thinking About Food
Week 2 – How to Create a Mindfulness Practice – With Food, Life and Relationships
Week 3 – Identifying & Navigating Through Potential Roadblocks (ie. Difficult Emotions, perfectionism, all-or nothing thinking)
Week 4 – Happiness and Living Life With Intention
Phase 2: Healthier You – Improve Your Mindset
Weeks 5 & 6 – Decluttering the Mind: Changing Negative Self-Talk to Something Helpful
Week 7 – Improving Our Relationship With Ourself
Phase 3: Healthier You – Relationships
Week 9 – How to Have Healthy Conflict
Week 10 – Love: Ways to Show Love (and fill your partner’s love meter)
Week 11 – Play: How to Have Fun As Couple and a Family
Phase 4 – Planning for Success
Week 12 – Relapse Prevention and How to Continue a Healthy Life
Presented in partnership with:
Maya Nishiwaki, General Practitioner
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