keynotes + workshops

Based on the latest psychological research, the Healthy Minds series of presentations are focused on empowering individuals to prevent psychological disorders and improve mental wellbeing.

Why is mental health so important?

Mental health issues affect one third of the population, mental health struggles are the leading cause of disease, and poor mental health is the number one cause of disability claims.

Now, more than ever, a proactive and preventative approach to mental health is essential. Research shows, organizations who attend to their employees mental health have better workplace culture, reduced turnover, greater engagement, and higher levels of productivity.

Chelsey Verbeek
Wellness Manager, Fairfield Watson

I have had the pleasure of working with Gemma on a number of corporate/ employee wellness sessions. She has a true passion for helping others and it shows! We have hired her to present on a number of mental health topics to employee groups working in all types of industries, and we have received nothing but raving reviews. Not only is Gemma an excellent psychologist, but she is also an incredible speaker; she has a very unique way of talking about mental health in a way that is engaging, interactive, relatable and enjoyable. Gemma is always very prepared, flexible, and brings resourceful handouts for everyone. I would highly recommend her services to companies looking to educate and inspire their employees to live a healthier, happier life!

Explore these evidence-based presentations, designed to develop emotional intelligence by teaching psychological skills that lead to mental health within individuals and organizations, to find the one that’s right for you.

Embracing Self-Compassion: be your own best friend

While some people come by self-compassion naturally, others have to learn it. Luckily, it is a learnable skill. Self-compassion yields a number of benefits, including lower levels of anxiety and depression. Self-compassionate people recognize when they are suffering and are kind to themselves at these times, which reduces their anxiety and related depression. This workshop will provide self-compassion practices designed to work with difficult emotions, motivate oneself from a place of kindness rather than criticism, combat caregiver fatigue, and cultivate self-appreciation.

Overcoming Overwhelm: be laser focused in work and life

Overwhelm is real. The relentless pace of life and the always-on nature of the digital world has dropped our attention span down to just a few seconds. A scattered mind negatively affects productivity, heath, and family stability. In this workshop, we’ll explore practical tools for reducing overwhelm and reclaiming your ability to focus on what matters most.

Insight: cultivating self-awareness and emotional intelligence

Emotional intelligence is the ability to perceive, assess and positively influence one’s own and other people’s emotions. Combining theory and self-awareness exercises, this workshop will help you enhance your emotional intelligence and increase personal effectiveness in all areas of life. The concepts and skills provide essential insight so you can better understand yourself and others. 

Stronger Than Before: creating resilience in work and life

What would it be like if you knew, without a doubt, you could handle anything that came your way?  We can’t always avoid difficult situations, but we can develop the skills to navigate the ups and downs of life so we can thrive during difficult times. Resilient Mind is about coping with stress in a healthy way, learning how to manage challenging emotions effectively, and building confidence and competence by expanding your comfort zone.

Self-Worth Essentials: you are more than enough

What does it mean to move from I’m not good enough to I am enough? How do we engage with ourselves, others, and the world from a place of healthy self-worth? People who have a strong sense of self-worth feel confident in themselves and in their decisions. They have an inner security that can’t be rocked by the ups and downs of life. In Self-Worth Essentials we will explore how to walk through the fear of not being good enough and to stand solidly in inherent worthiness.

Unstuck: transform self-sabotage into self-mastery

Have you ever struggled with feeling like you’re fighting yourself?  Self-sabotage happens when there’s a battle between the conscious, subconscious, and unconscious levels of the mind. Getting Unstuck is about deepening your self-awareness, clearing away sabotaging subconscious stories, and releasing unconscious fears that are limiting your potential so you can access your full power, confidence, and self-trust. 

Stress Less: how to have balance and avoid burnout

Stress is part of life. But, we can learn how to recognize stress before it spirals out of control and to implement healthy strategies for managing it. In Stress Less we’ll explore how to help yourself and others improve their mental well-being during times of stress so you can avoid burnout and return to being your best self.

Happiness: with your brain in mind

Happiness is not a lucky outcome resulting from a fortunate upbringing. Rather, happiness generally results from skills that some people naturally pick up. Neuropsychology, through the wonder of modern science, shows that brains actually re-wire to make happiness more accessible on a day-to-day basis. Everyone can build a happy brain. The mechanisms to do so are now relatively well understood. Learn how happiness can be brought into your life and the lives of the people you work with, play with, and love.

Free to be me: reconnect with your authenticity

Beyond the masks you wear and roles you play, who are you? In this workshop discover the different between your true self and your constructed self. When we know our authentic self, it’s easier to feel a sense of purpose. When we connect into our core values, it’s easier to feel comfortable and confident making decisions and finding direction. Your sense of aliveness at work and in life comes from your authenticity.

Holding Onto Compassion: staying well in trauma-exposed environments

Compassion Fatigue affects professional caregivers, but also most of us one way or another. In this presentation, we’ll explore the signs to watch out for and learn strategies for continuing to give compassion without sacrificing ourselves and our lives.

Your Facilitator

Armed with multiple degrees in psychology, a decade of working one-on-one with individuals as a registered psychologist, and experience facilitating groups all over the world, Gemma Stone is laser focused on helping people build emotional intelligence.

In addition to her psychology practice, she facilitates weekend immersions in the Rocky Mountains and consults with organizations internationally.

She is the author of Your Great Life: a soulful and strategic guide to designing a life you love and has supported thousands of people creating lives they love.

When Gemma is not immersed in the world of psychology, you can find her exploring the Rocky Mountains with her Suns, making {and eating!} handmade dark chocolate or curled up with a book and her favourite fountain pen.