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.
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.
Find out about the various types of baby gear such as Carriers, Jolly Jumpers, Exersaucers, Bumbos and their effects on the physical growth and development of your baby.
This workshop will be led by Dr. Jennifer Wise, chiropractor at Thrive Natural Family Health, who specializes in prenatal and pediatric chiropractic care.
She will be discussing what to watch for and ways to optimize your child’s physical development from infancy through childhood.
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.
Naturopathic and Chiropractic care, used in isolation or combination, can be highly effective ways to manage a range of symptoms from physical discomfort to nausea and digestive complaints, water retention, sleep irregularity and acne.
Join Dr. Kristin Heins, Naturopath and Dr. Jennifer Wise, Chiropractor for an in-depth seminar to give expecting moms ideas to help manage their pregnancies with ease and optimize their experience of labour and new motherhood.
Join Thrive’s registered massage therapist, Marilyn O’Hara, to learn the many benefits of infant massage. Marilyn will teach you the techniques you need to be able to us massage effectively and safely for bonding and for relief of many common childhood conditions.
Can you rescue your family in 60 seconds?
A non-breathing or choking person can die in one minute. In this invaluable and interactive workshop with 2HEALTH First Aid you’ll learn; why you need to rescue in 60 seconds, when to call 911/EMS, why CPR is needed and how to do it, how to rescue a choking baby or child, day to day injury prevention, hands-on practice on each other and mannequin, first Aid kit must-haves and treating and preventing first aid situations.
Great for parents, grandparents, nannies or anyone who will be spending time with your little one!
The investment for this course is $50 per person or $90 per couple.
Join Thrive’s psychologist, Dr. Chelsea Sherrington, to learn how to maintain a secure and healthy attachment in your romantic relationship.
Bonding, connection, and attachment are central to the success of any marriage, romance, or partnership. Most of us start our relationships feeling madly in love and securely attached to one another, but if we aren’t careful (and sometimes even if we are), that close bond can give way to conflict, distance, or the sense that we living parallel, rather than shared lives. This free workshop will be an opportunity to learn about how to maintain a secure attachment in your relationship, so that your connection stays strong and so that you and your partner can learn to stand the test of time.
Participants are welcome to come on their own, or to bring their partner along. If you are not in a relationship now, but want to learn more about how to build a healthy relationship in the future, you also are more than welcome to join as well!
The Mindful Parenting Workshop is a 5-week workshop focusing on using mindfulness techniques to increase parenting confidence, reduce stress and nurture positive parent-child relations. Join as we discuss how to be more present for your children and become a more effective parent.
What Is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness refers to moment-to-moment awareness of present experience without judgment. This increased awareness allows us to decrease our automatic reactions to feelings, thoughts and behaviors, while increasing our own capacities for self-regulation.
What Is Mindfulness Parenting?
Mindfulness is a natural complement to parenting. It helps parents become more present for their children and their full range of emotional experience. As well, mindfulness helps parents become less automatic in their responses to their children. Finally, it teaches parents on how to slow down, with compassion, leading to more effective parenting and improve their own self-care behaviour.
• 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 (examples: sleep, eating issues and behaviour)
• Reducing emotional stress in parents and children through mindfulness exercise techniques
• Using mindfulness to help foster nurturing positive relationship
• 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
WHO: Parents of young children (aged 0 – 6 years old)
WHEN: Thursdays November 2 through to November 30th 7:15-8:45 pm, for 5 weeks,
Saturdays beginning November 4th through to December 2nd. 1:15-3:45 pm for 5 weeks.
LOCATION: Thrive Family Health 110 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 302
FEE: $425 for 5 weeks