Practicing Self - Care | Mental Health Awareness Summit with Dr. Shahana Alibhai

August 14, 2022

“Self awareness is the key” says Dr. Alibhai, Family Doctor, public speaker and “Community Healer.”

Dr. Alibhai opened our Mental Health Awareness Summit this year with a keynote. Listen here to this episode where we recorded it just for you.

Dr. Alibhai’s parents escaped Uganda as refugees and started their new life in Canada. 

She took classes at night at the young age of 16 and became a certified fitness instructor.

She practices as a Family Doctor and is a motivating and inspiring public speaker, famous for her TedX Talk, "Emotional Literacy for Better Mental Health." She is known as a "Community Healer."

But, like each of us...she has a story.

After completing her residency in Family Medicine and birthing her first son, the stressors of life caught up with her as much as she knew a lot about maintaining a healthy lifestyle. She found herself at rock bottom suffering with postpartum anxiety and feeling alone.

"The first step is to learn to be self-aware." - Dr. Alibhai

Even though Dr. Alibhai studied nutrition, exercise and medicine for ten years, she finally found the missing link - HEALTHY THINKING.

Dr. Alibhai currently works in the largest health youth clinic in British Columbia. She works with young adults ages 12-24. 1 in 5 Canadians suffer from a mental health illness. 

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More about the Host - Dr. Karin Jakubowski is an Elementary Public School Principal, Certified Master Life Coach and Speaker. She is passionate about helping moms first take care of themselves to be their best for their kids. She helps moms with a problem solving process when their child is experiencing challenging behaviors. She practices mindfulness personally and at school teaching students breathing and awareness techniques to help them manage their own stress to be happy and healthy!

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