The Cost of Underprioritizing Mental Health
You do all you can to impact productivity, shape the culture of your organization as well as to ensure the fulfillment of each and every individual you lead. But while you’re trying to address all the challenges your team members face, it’s easy to underestimate the importance of mental health.
The cost of underprioritizing mental wellbeing is more than lost productivity, its:
- low morale leading to disconnection
- loneliness leading to isolation
- stigma leading to feeling alienated
- overwhelm leading to burnout
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About Dr. Shahana
Speaker Mother Healer
I know first-hand the consequences of (poor/inadequate) mental health. I felt isolated. I felt confused. I felt numb. The day When I realized that it was my responsibility to train my brain to lead a more fulfilled life was the day that everything changed. OR When I realized that it was my responsibility to train my brain to lead a more fulfilled life – everything changed.
Evaluate and Improve Your Mental Well Being
The Optimal Health Pyramid is a unique framework for you to evaluate and improve your mental well being.
Evaluation of your life through the OHP will allow your employees to:
- Feel connected and understand that they are not alone in their struggles
- Feel acknowledged that they work for a company that puts value on mental wellbeing
- Feel hopeful that they have a roadmap as to what areas in their life is in need of attention
I do this to have the conversations all of us want to be having but are too ashamed to do so. I want audience members to feel understood.
I want them to feel like they can look at their entire lives not just the side of them in business. I want them to know how to access help if needed.
Read what our clients have to say about Dr. Shahana
“I find it hard to dedicate time for self care. When I attempt my own way of self care I find myself thinking of what I need to do next for everyone but myself. Shahana’s presentation helped me with techniques, strategies and new ways of thinking about self care and its importance. Shahana really opened my eyes to my true need for self care! I enjoyed Shahana’s self care presentation because it allowed me to focus on myself for that designated time and taught me that self care is so important. I care for so many right now from my children, to my parents and my in-laws due to health and aging issues and boy, just relaxing and having time to force myself to think about me really changed my whole rest of the afternoon!!!! Thank you!!”Janay FreeberryPhysical Education Instructor
“Working with Dr. Shahana on the Treebark podcast has been an absolute pleasure. Dr. Shahana is truly an honest, open and incredibly knowledgeable healthcare professional. Our chat was candid and her willingness to share her own vulnerabilities showcases the passion behind her interests in mental health and finding ways to improve care outcomes.”Julia SlaniaFounder and CEO of Treehouse Medical
“We really enjoyed having Dr. Alibhai come out to speak with our agents at our annual office meeting on Health and Wellness. She is very passionate about Health and Wellness and cares about what she does. This was very apparent not only in her speech but in all the preparation she did before our meeting. She pointed out an issue we did not realize existed, which has allowed us to identify and correct issues in some problem areas. We have started to impletment items to help people get the tools and resources they need to help them change their mindset and which will allow them to grow and focus more on their daily tasks. Dr. Alibhai has been a great resource and has been a huge help in assisting us with locating the information, tools and resources required for our agents. She is amazing! If you are looking to book a speaker for your offices I would highly recommend Dr. Alibhai. You will not be disappointed.”Christina HawkesRealtor and Meeting Planner, Remax Little Oaks Realty
“In a world filled with speakers, what makes one unique? Someone who speaks with clarity, backed with authenticity, who is approachable on and off stage... this is what you get when you invite Dr. Shahana to speak. As an audience member, you feel cared for, just as you would feel if you were her patient. She brings a passion to deliver a message rooted in her experience in health care, backed by science, but always given with real humility and humanity. If you get a chance to hear her, don't pass it up!”Dr. Holder ChowFamily Physician, Co-site director Abbotsford Family Medicine Residency Program
“I don’t have enough words to explain the wisdom Dr. Shahana has to offer. The way she walks you through her knowledge of mental health struggles, leaves you feeling a little less alone and hopeful for the future. If you have a chance to work with Dr. Shahana please do not pass it up. It could be life changing.”Andrea SenftManager Community Partnerships. Abbotsford School District
“I found the presentation from Dr. Shahana very informative. I appreciated her personal story which helped me relate to the topic of mental wellness. The quote, ‘Your brain is not designed to make you happy - you are’ made sense to me and gave me a sense of control. I would definitely attend more presentations by Dr. Shahana - I felt there was so much more to learn from her.”Sharon CrowleyLiteracy Matters Abbotsford
“Thank you so much Dr. Shahana for your thought provoking and insightful presentation to the Abbotsford Child and Youth Committee (CYC)! I personally appreciated how you were so authentic and vulnerable in your presentation; it naturally led to connection to the content you were presenting and to you personally. I have no doubt that many of the CYC members took away tools and practices to apply immediately. Our gratitude for your time and commitment to sharing and making a community impact to empower others!”Shairose JinnahDirector of Counselling, Child, Youth and Family Services at Archway Community Services