Raising a baby is a wonderful experience but it is also a challenge. We get that. This year on Bell Let's Talk Day, we are hosting a low-key informal Pajama Party for you to come out with your baby to meet other moms and chat. We'll have a speaker to give a short talk about self-care and what we can do to take better care of ourselves while caring for our little ones.
The speaker will talk about self-care and wellness followed by a 20 minute circle time, and 20 minutes of mingling.
Coffee/snacks will be provided.
Hosted by Bhavishree.
Talk lead by Licensed Counselling Therapist, Kerri Gaskin:
Kerri Gaskin, BA, Dip.HTM, Cert.Ed., MACP, LCT-C, CCC-Q
The “Coffee and Conversation Counsellor,” Kerri holds a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology with specialized training in Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma, Post traumatic Growth, Child Trauma and Brain Development, Cognitive Neuroscience, Experiential Education (including the “Challenge by Choice” model), Borderline Personality Disorder, Behavioural Medicine, and Emotional Regulation.
In the past, she has worked with the Canadian Mental Health Association, Minister of State for Youth and Literacy, the American Camping Association, Boys and Girls Clubs Canada, Boy Scouts of America, Transport Canada, the Department of Post-Secondary Education Training and Labour, and YMCA Camps.
Kerri has extensive experience with youth programs and educational institutions
both public and private and from pre-K through post-secondary as an educator
and an administrator.
Currently, Kerri works in private practice as Licensed Counselling Therapist (C) offering support to various individuals and groups as well as professionals in caring fields as they work through the occupational hazards of compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and burnout.
With a special interest in women’s and girls’ issues. Kerri works with women in the field of maternal mental health to help them as they build resiliency and coping skills for motherhood and beyond and offers programs to encourage girls and women to meet the challenges of peer & societal pressures with skills of resilience, positive self-talk, and self-compassion.
Recently, Kerri has partnered with the Canadian Mental Health Association of New Brunswick to offer a free weekly walk-in mental health service in the Moncton office and regularly facilitates group programs in the areas of anger management, postpartum mental health, recovery, and families supporting loved one with mental illnesses.
When not working with individuals and groups in mental health, Kerri is a sought-after corporate trainer and keynote speaker using her breadth of experience to take her own blend of humour, authenticity, and real life to engage audiences of 10 to 10,000 with stories that will motivate, delight, and inspire.