6:00pm – 8:00pm
This workshop focuses on how to recognize when the self is not doing well. It will include tips and therapy methods on how to help improve wellbeing (how to use the CBT triangle, feeling wheel, emotional expression and needs). This workshop will provide tangible tools that people can use right away to help them improve their overall wellbeing.
Al Visram is a Provisionally Registered Psychologist in Alberta, Canada with a passion for mental wellness. He started his career in mental health in 2011, when he was trained in Crisis Intervention and started volunteering with the 24-hour distress phone line. Continuing his passion for mental health, he acquired further training in Critical Incident Stress Management and Group Intervention training followed by becoming an instructor for the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course offered through the Mental Health Commission of Canada. Recognizing the need within his own religious community, Al quickly took on the role of educating members of the Ismaili Muslim community. This quickly spread nationwide. In 2017, he was honored to receive an award through the Center for Addictions and Mental Health as one of Canada's top 150 Leading Canadians for Mental Health. Following his interests further, he went back to school full time in 2018 and is now a registered Provisional Psychologist who is working with the Canadian Mental Health Association helping those who have lost someone to suicide.
He also runs his own private practice, Fine Balance Wellness, in which he works with clients from all backgrounds and walks of life. He specializes in grief and loss support, anxiety, depression, and men’s health. He has additional training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman’s Couples Therapy and Suicide Intervention and Prevention. In his down time, he enjoys spending time outdoors with his family or watching old episodes of Star Trek.