Workers Comp Simplified

Taking Care of Your Mental Health with Dr. Monica Vermani

Episode Summary

Each and every day we are managing our mental health while dealing with those around us. This is especially true for people having to manage and appeal WCB claims. Joining me on this episode is Dr. Monica Vermani. Dr. Vermani is one of Canada’s highest-rated clinical psychologists. She believes that good mental health doesn’t just happen. That it deserves as much attention as our physical well-being. But…how? This is exactly what she’s going to share in this episode.

Episode Notes

Our minds don’t come with an operation manual. We go through life dealing with positive and negative thoughts, feelings, and emotions. As health and safety staff, you’re often called upon to be there for the company and injured workers. 

The stress and anxiety stay with us and follows us whether we are at work or at home. How then can we improve our mental health while meeting the ever-increasing demands at work?

Why not ask one of Canada’s highest rated clinical psychologists? 

I introduce to you Dr. Monica Vermani.

0:00 - Introduction

4:35 -  Key note speeches

11:27 – Understanding your symptoms

15:53 – Explaining maladaptive behaviors and how they hurt us

17:05 – Challenging our mental health struggles

19:00 – How the past affects the future you

20:19 – How do I talk to someone I think needs help

24:50 – The impact of past psychological trauma

26:20 – How are physical symptoms related to psychological issues

31:56 – Talking mental health symptoms and seeking help

35:50 – Where you want your life to be?

40:25 – Being well adjusted to a sick society is unhealthy

49:15 – When you can’t change your situation, you must change yourself

55:28 – 4 Levels of Energy and how stress happens

61:00 – Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

64:10 – Getting assistance with your corporate wellness program

68:00 – Dr. Vermani Book – A Deeper Wellness (Must read!)

72:00 – Final thoughts

Who is Dr. Monica Vermani?

Dr. Vermani specializes in the treatment of trauma, stress, mood, and anxiety disorders. She is also a speaker, author, and mental health advocate. In 25 years of private practice, Dr. Vermani has treated thousands of patients through Supportive Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Breath-Body-Mind (BBM) practices, and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). She is the author of A Deeper Wellness and The PCMAD (Primary Care Mood and Anxiety Diagnoses): The Development of a Diagnostic Tool to Detect Social Anxiety Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, and Depression. 

She is the founder of Start Living Corporate Wellness, which offers game-changing corporate wellness initiatives that address the underlying mental health issues that impact individuals and groups, with a dynamic suite of customizable training and support to help keep employees engaged, productive, happy, and whole. 

Her latest book, A Deeper Wellness, and its companion A Deeper Wellness Life Lessons online mental health program provides the tools to create a deep, authentic sense of wellness and well-being, take readers through the same tried and true multi-disciplinary approach to treatment that has been successful in creating incremental, meaningful change for hundreds of patients and groups. 

She is also a regular contributor to Psychology Today, and has shared her expertise in a wide variety of media outlets, including Forbes, Business Insider, Oprah Daily, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Martha Stewart, Men’s Health, The List, Yahoo!Life, Daily OM, Parade Magazine, POPSUGAR, Parade, Vitamin Shoppe, CNN, NBC, CTV, CITY TV, Global TV, HIVE, Hamilton Today With Scott Thompson, and Radio-Canada, The Globe and Mail, Shondaland, HuffPost, Well and Good, and Fast Company. You can watch Think About It!, Dr. Vermani’s recent TedX UofT TedTalk about understanding and conquering negative thinking and self-limiting narratives and beliefs, is available to view on YouTube.

Check out her website, where you can register for her upcoming masterclass on Conquering Negative Thinking!

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