May 10, 2012

Mental Health in Motion ~ Bridging Mind and Body

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May 10th, 2012 is going to be a day of action. Family Services Ottawa and its partners will be hosting a free one-day conference highlighting the impact of movement on mental health. Intuitively everyone probably knows that being active and flexible must have positive effects on every aspect of our lives. Here is an opportunity to test out some of these ideas in a variety of workshops that explore movement.

The morning’s keynote address “Working Together: Creating the Active Communities We Need” will be given by Paul Gorczynski, PhD (C), MA, BHSc. After which we will all have the opportunity to be moved by a performance piece by Dandelion Dance Company.

The afternoon will feature a panel discussion with Don Palmer from Causeway Work Centre, Lisa Boulay from Rideauwood and Denis Savard from Salus. Workshops will also include NIA with Shar Chowdhury from Family Services Ottawa, an Intro to Movement with Chris Kelly from Causeway Work Centre, and Tai Chi with Joy Ralph. As well as much more with Artswell’s Elena Shalaev, Dandelion Dance’s Hannah Beach, and Paul L. Gareau and Lucy Lu with Playback Theatre.

Please join us at Dominion Chalmers United Church at the corner of Cooper and O’Connor. This event is open to everyone so bring a friend and join our collective effort to add movement to our lives.

As we only have a limited number of people we can accommodate we ask that you register as soon as possible.

We can’t wait to see you there!

…and for even more movement we encourage you to follow Propeller Dance.

This conference was brought to you in partnership with Family Services à la famille Ottawa, Canadian Mental Health Association, The Community Foundation of Ottawa – Puran Shanti Education Fund, and Ottawa Salus Corporation


May 2012



Family Services Ottawa
312 avenue Parkdale Ave.
Ottawa ON K1Y 4X5
T. 613-725-3601