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 is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who provides support to youth and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, anger, PTSD, grief and substance use. As a therapist, his ultimate goal is to help clients enhance resiliency in their lives. He sets out to accomplish this by engaging in a collaborative and strength-based approach. He incorporates several different modalities and strategies based odn each client’s unique situation and preference, including cognitive behavioural therapy and EMDR.

Chris completed a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Simon Fraser University and a Master of Arts in counselling psychology from Yorkville University. Prior to working in private practice, Chris’ professional journey took him to community agency, school and government programs as he had the privilege to work with an eclectic group of clients. In 2008 he collaborated with three fellow therapists and a team of programmers to create an online wellness boosting program called the Mental Health Boot Camp

Psychology aside Chris is the co-founder of the Original Ugly Christmas Sweater, an annual charity event in Vancouver that is credited with starting the ‘ugly Christmas sweater’ trend that has spanned the globe. His latest project has been to co-author a children’s book called: The Ugly Christmas Sweater Rebellion. Chris is a member of the Rotary Club of Coquitlam and is the co-vice president of the alumni association at his old high school, St.Thomas More Collegiate.

Chris provides presentations to the general public as well as educators and other mental health professionals. he is currently offering 3 presentation topics: ‘Wellness 101’, ‘Anxiety: Our Super Power!’, and ‘How to Use Pop Culture for Positive Change.’

Website: www.chrisboydcounselling.com

Instagram: @mentalhealthbootcamp, @uglychristmassweaterbook

Podcast: The Mental Health Boot Camp Podcast

 

 

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