Episodes:

Episode 016: Toxic Workplaces Hurt Us All: Here’s How to Identify and Shift the Dynamic


Toxic workplaces cost big. If you’re cowering in your cubicle or dodging bullies, you aren’t bringing your “A”-game to the office. You’re probably waist-deep in a job search.


Traditional Psychology

014: “Who Are You and Why Are You Talking to Me about This Stuff?” A chat with Shift CEO and Founder, Andrea McTague


In case you’re just joining the party, Shift Psychs, Zac Erickson and Sarah [...], sit down with Shift CEO and founder, Andrea McTague, for a chat on who we are and why we’re talking to you about all this stuff.


First responder mental health programs

013: How First Responders Deal with Trauma/PTSD


This is a really important issue that we’re passionate about. First responders of all kinds, including firefighters, paramedics and police officers, deal with trauma every day.


012: Pregnancy and Infant Loss: Not So Tiny Tragedies

012: Pregnancy and Infant Loss


Sometimes life confronts us with tragic events, things out of our control, which bring on a myriad of emotions and impact our beliefs about ourselves and the world. One of these heartbreaking arenas is infant loss and pregnancy loss.


making friends as an adult

011: Creating Friendships as an Adult (and Maintaining Them During a Pandemic)


Do you find it difficult to create and maintain friendships as an adult? Well, you’re not the only one. Only a small number of Canadians would say they are ‘satisfied’ with their social lives. Why is this?


community connection

010: Why Community Connection Matters (with the Westmount Community League)


What is community? What on earth is a 'block connector' and what does it mean to 'be elfed'? Andrea and Zac sit down with Carla Stolte and Jay Summach of the Westmount Community


social isolation

009: Loneliness & Social Connectivity


Andrea and Zac have a timely discussion about the widespread issue of loneliness and the importance of social connection.


cancer recovery emotions

008 Cancer: Moving Forward Emotionally (with Michelle Okere; CEO of Compassion House Foundation)


Shift psychologist Sarah O'Brien sits down with Michele Okere, the CEO of Compassion House Foundation, to try and understand the emotional journey that many individuals experience during their cancer treatment and recovery.


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007 ADD: Where’s the Deficit?


Olga speaks with Zac about his experience with ADD, after getting diagnosed at the age of 24. They discuss misconceptions, skill building, medication and coping mechanisms.


Limiting Beliefs In Relationships

006 Limiting Beliefs in Relationships


Join Zac and Natasha while they discuss some of the feelings of disgust and shame which often arise in regards to conversations about sex. These ideas are embedded in historical issues of control, whether it be religion or family inheritance.


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005 Pregnancy and Postpartum Survival Guide


Toxicity is an element that prevents us from developing in an adaptive way. Psychological toxicity is the ongoing occurrence of patterns that negatively affect our ability to navigate our environment and relationships effectively.


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004 Let’s Talk About Sex


Join Zac and Natasha while they discuss some of the feelings of disgust and shame which often arise in regards to conversations about sex. These ideas are embedded in historical issues of control, whether it be religion or family inheritance.

 


Changing Family Dynamics

003 Changing Family Dynamics


How are family dynamics changing over time? What needs to be done to create a nurturing and stable family? Zac and Andrea take an in-depth look into the family dynamic. Specifically, what each partner needs to do in order to satisfy the needs of the family members and what communication between one another should look like.


toxic parents

002 Toxic Parents: Dealing With the Fallout


Toxicity is an element that prevents us from developing in an adaptive way. Psychological toxicity is the ongoing occurrence of patterns that negatively affect our ability to navigate our environment and relationships effectively.


money can't buy happiness

001 Can Money Really Buy Happiness?


Zac and Andrea discuss money – specifically how to spend in a way that allows you to have a fulfilling life.