The Mental Health Boot Camp

Think about it. Your mental health plays a role in EVERY area of your life: relationships, work, physical health, spirituality, even sex. Isn’t it time you made it a priority? The Mental Health Boot Camp is a new and engaging way to accomplish just that.

Created by Joanna Boyd, Dr. Brooke Lewis and Chris Boyd (along with their friend from Los Angeles, Dr. Ryan Howes) the project is the first of its kind and combines the commitment of a traditional ‘boot camp’ with a mental health focus.

The Boot Camp’s comprehensive and varied curriculum is hand-crafted to boost your awareness, self-control, and well-being. Each day you’ll complete 4 or 5 activities that only total the length of one episode of your latest binge program!

The program includes: thought provoking articles, inspirational videos, soothing meditations, and stimulating activities to experience, reflect upon, and integrate into your life. Topics include: psychoeducation on common emotions, cognitive re-framing, character strengths & virtues, Big Five Personality Test, communication, gratitude exercise, acts of compassion, and spending time in nature, and much more! The various strategies utilized in the program have been shown to help decrease feelings of anxiety, sadness and anger.

After signing up, you’ll have 30 days to complete the 25-day program. This is meant to motivate you as the Boot Camp involves a commitment of time and energy to complete. By the time you’re finished, you’ll have an increased awareness of yourself, knowledge of your healthy and unhealthy patterns, and tools to help you live your mental-healthiest life!

This program was designed to boost your well-being and should complement, not replace, existing mental health supports. The program has a cost of $39 USD. To learn more, go to: www.mentalhealthbootcamp.com 

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Chris has a BA from Simon Fraser University and a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. He is a current member of the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors.

Chris has experience working with community agency, school and government programs. He has worked for a local Health Authority as a Clinical Counsellor in their substance abuse program working with both adults and youth. As an Assistant Program Manager at a large community-based agency, he assisted in the development and supervision of programming/outreach for at-risk youth and their families within the Surrey School District.

Chris is a Canadian Ambassador for National Psychotherapy Day and is a guest speaker at the Adler School of Professional Psychology. Chris is the co-founder and organizer of the Original Ugly Christmas Sweater Party, an annual charity event in Vancouver, BC that attracts over 1,100 guests. Chris was on the Board of Directors for Rotary’s REC for Kids from 2010-2011.

This therapist assists individuals aged 8 yrs. and older who are experiencing depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, anger, parent- teen conflict, trauma, grief and substance use. Based on each client’s unique situation, Chris utilizes a client-centered, eclectic counselling style by incorporating a variety of psychotherapy techniques and approaches.

Chris also facilitates seminars and presentations on a range of different topics including: substance abuse/relapse prevention, positive psychology and general self-help.

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