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March 14, 2019

Learning Disabilities Association of Peel Region

All you need to know about Psycho-Educational Assessments. Has school suggested your child have an assessment? School Psychologist Dr. Ewa will walk you through the process and outcomes of a psycho-educational assessment. March 26th, 2019 7pm-8pm. Free for members/$10 non-members. Chinguacousy Branch, 150 Central Park […]
March 11, 2019

Mississauga Code Club

Thank you Mississauga Code Club for hosting IdealMe session for your students. I am very excited to work together with this group of extremely talented and enthusiastic young people on the IdealMe application that will promote mental health among youths.
March 4, 2019

IdealMe and Mindfulness Practice

At the IdealMe workshop, children are introduced to the mindfulness practice. During the session participants  learn how to  be aware and focus on the present through breathing exercises, guided visualizations and interactive activities. In children mindfulness has been found to: mitigate the effects of bullying (Zhou, Liu, Niu, Sun, & […]
November 22, 2018

Workshop For Youth with Unstoppable Tracy

It was a FANTASTIC event. What our participants say: I have learned that you have to come out of your comfort zone and start gaining confidence… Start planning for the future because it helps a lot later on… I have learned that you need to […]
November 5, 2018

Partnership with Film For Peace

I am proud and excited to announce that Ideal Me got into partnership with Film For Peace. Together, we will promote a new generation of outstanding young film makers that bring the positive changes to the world and local communities. FFP is the best platform for […]
November 4, 2018

Waterfront Magazine

I was honoured to introduce Film Festival for Peace at the 4th annual #OWTFF in #Toronto. “Film for Peace” is a proactive initiative of Waterfront Magazine to address the escalation of violence in Toronto, in a creative way. Contestants were offered an opportunity to participate in the Ideal Me program […]
October 20, 2018

Open World Toronto Film Festival 4th Edition

I was honoured to introduce Film Festival for Peace at the 4th annual #OWTFF in #Toronto. “Film for Peace” is a proactive initiative of Waterfront Magazine to address the escalation of violence in Toronto, in a creative way. Contestants were offered an opportunity to participate […]
September 24, 2018

Another Great IdealMe Success!

September 23rd. This Ideal Me was really wonderful thanks to all amazing presenters and participants! Thank you Tracy Schmitt, Brian Crombie, Urszula Ula and My SchoolRocks!
August 23, 2018

Presentation for Educator’s Institute

Today, I had an honour to present on Ideal Me to educators from Ontario. Thank you Dr. Kokai for your very kind introduction.
August 20, 2018

IdealMe For Youth: A Great Event.

Inspiring presentations, wonderful speakers and great participants – that’s what makes Ideal Me unique and successful.
May 7, 2018

Everyone Has the Right to Choose Wrong

A small boy saw an elephant in a circus. The elephant’s leg was tied to a stake driven partially into the ground. The boy noticed that the stake was just a small piece of wood and the part of it that was driven into the […]
May 7, 2018

IdealMe Program Success

On Sunday, April 29 at 220 Burnhamthorpe Road West in Mississauga, took place the first Ideal Me training organized by Dr. Ewa Antczak from the Core Center. The program is intended for young people aged 12-18 and its aim is to strengthen their self-confidence, improve […]
April 6, 2018

The Happiness of Other People Does Not Necessarily Make Us Happy

Have you ever felt envy when you find out about your neighbour buying a new sport car or anger when you saw your best friend was leaving with his family for an exotic vacation, while you work hard to pay your bills?  An old proverb […]
February 20, 2018

Behind The Wall | The Swamp Draws In

Most people want to be liked and respected. We like to receive compliments. Positive feelings related to being appreciated and accepted increases our self-confidence. The more our choices and behaviors are praised, the more we want to repeat them. Positive comments are addictive. When we […]
February 20, 2018

Behind The Wall | Predator

For ages, philosophers, ethologists and psychologists have been trying to understand human nature. How is it possible that some people are cruel and evil? Is it genetic predisposition, social circumstances or experiences from childhood that make people hurt others and feel no remorse? Tomek is […]
February 17, 2018

Behind The Wall | The Birth Of The Victim

This story is about the boy who was neglected as a child and abandoned by his mother. He hated school and later was diagnosed with a Learning Disability. He was sexually, physically and verbally abused by his classmates at the school he attended. Finally, he […]
February 15, 2018

Behind The Wall | The Cult of Celebrity Culture

The In crowd, gossip, selfies, likes, shares, followers, and other trappings of celebrity seem to be what young people want today, not something meaningful or making a positive difference. Why? And what can we do about it as parents and community leaders? Young people, especially […]
November 18, 2016

Neurofeedback Therapy an Effective, Non-Drug Treatment for ADHD

Pills are not the only way to manage your child’s inappropriate or maladaptive behaviors. Neurofeedback therapy is a safe, non-invasive, alternative option for the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents. In November 2012, the American Academy of Pediatrics approved biofeedback and […]
November 18, 2016

How To Get Rid of Negative Thoughts

Repressing thoughts doesn’t work so here are 8 ways to get rid of negative thoughts. It’s one of the irritations of having a mind that sometimes it’s hard to get rid of negative thoughts. It could be a mistake at work, money worries or perhaps […]
November 18, 2016

My ODD Child is Physically Abusive to Siblings and Parents

Recently, there have been several stories in the news about violence in children and what can—and should—be done about it. A five-year-old boy was taken out of his Kindergarten class in handcuffs in Indiana, and the same thing happened to a six-year-old girl in Louisiana. […]
November 18, 2016

Treat ADHD Symptoms With Brain Training

Learn how to treat ADHD symptoms with neurofeedback, working memory training, and meditation — brain-training alternatives to ADD medication for children and adults by Pamela Michaels, Maggie Jackson, Carl Sherman, Ph.D. For many adults and children with attention deficit disorder (ADHD), the biggest daily challenge is paying attention – at […]
November 18, 2016

The Future of Therapy Today

Biofeedback’s origins go back to ancient Hindus and Buddhists, but it wasn’t until after World War II that biofeedback — as it’s used today — came into existence. Biofeedback works by attaching instruments to your body to measure physiological activity like brain waves, heart rate, […]
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