Dr. Shahana Alibhai

Dr. Shahana Alibhai

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Vancouver, British Columbia

Medical Doctor & Tedx Speaker | Compassion & Empathy | Mental Health, Resilience & Wellness Expert

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Gez Perez Thrive

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Emotional Literacy for Better Mental Health: Dr Shahana & Gez
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The Happy Engineer | Career Success and Leadership

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These 3 Keys to Optimizing Mental Health for High-achieving Engineers (with Dr. Shahana Alibhai)
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Danielle Cobo

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E98 The Secret to Success: How to Develop Self-Awareness with Dr. Shahana Alibhai

DR. SHAHANA ALIBHAI BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Shahana Alibhai is a renowned TEDx speaker, esteemed family physician, and esteemed mental health expert. With an impressive track record of working with prominent organizations such as the University of British Columbia, Scotiabank, and Remax, she has made significant contributions to enhancing the understanding of mental health among diverse audiences. Her impact extends globally, as her podcasts are widely listened to around the world, and she has generously volunteered her time to promote mental health initiatives in developing countries, notably through her work with Let’s Talk Nepal.

As the lead physician at one of British Columbia’s largest youth health centers, Dr. Shahana Alibhai devotes a substantial portion of her career to assisting individuals who struggle with their mental well-being. She has spearheaded the development of an innovative program called “Think Like a Doc,” where she volunteers her time to conduct outreach sessions in various schools, enabling students to step into the role of a doctor and gain valuable insights into their physical and mental health.

Dr. Shahana Alibhai’s expertise and perspectives are in high demand, earning her features in prominent media outlets such as CTV and Global. While she has made numerous notable appearances, her TEDx talk on “Emotional Literacy for Better Mental Health” and her participation as a panellist at International Women’s Day has garnered particular acclaim.

Moreover, Dr. Shahana Alibhai has made significant contributions to medical education. She served on the UBC Faculty of Medicine Residency training program, leveraging her knowledge and experience to shape the next generation of healthcare professionals. Currently, she holds the prestigious position of National Accreditor for the College of Canadian Family Physicians, furthering her commitment to maintaining high standards in medical practice.

With her exceptional speaking prowess, extensive expertise, and dedication to mental health advocacy, Dr. Shahana Alibhai continues to inspire and empower individuals worldwide, fostering positive change in the field of mental health and beyond.

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What are your wellness goals? Chances are The Health and Wellness Show can help you achieve them! Coming to the Tradex in Abbotsford March 9 and 10, the show features more than 150 exhibitors from across the health and wellness industry. “It’s our first ever show in Abbotsford, but it’s something we’ve been asked to do for some time,” says show producer Shara Mendoza, whose Health and Wellness Fair in the Okanagan has been informing and entertaining visitors for 15 years. “Regardless of what you’re looking for, there will be something here to help you reach your goals!” Beyond individual booths covering all manner of wellness topics, you’ll be inspired with informative...
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Instructor Spotlight – Dr. Shahana Alibhai

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Meet Dr. Shahana Alibhai, MD, CCFP, a professional speaker, family physician and mental health expert. She has worked with a multitude of organizations to help people gain more clarity into their own mental health. Her insights are highly sought after and she’s been featured in multiple major media including CTV and Global. She is best known for her “Emotional Literacy for Better Mental Health” TEDx talk and as a panelist at International Women’s Day. She has served on the UBC Faculty of Medicine Residency training program and is currently a National accreditor for the College of Canadian Family Physicians. Listen to Dr. Alibhai present live at our upcoming PD Nexus:...
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5 For Friday!

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Five things I wished I had known sooner about emotional intelligence Written by Dr. Shahana Alibhai and a follow up from her Global TV news segment on whole person health. 1. Emotions are just “energy in motion”. There is no such thing as a “bad” or “good” emotion. It is our judgement of ourselves having a particular emotion. For example, how often are we anxious because we are worried?dr shahana 2. Emotions have a beginning, middle and end. Most of us get ‘stuck’ in the middle of a big emotion (fear, anger, frustration, guilt) and instead of labelling it and understanding it we repress or suppress it. Think of it is “stuffing it down” -into our low back, into...
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Global News

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Health Matters: Symptoms and treatments for perimenopause
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Health Matters: Understanding the science of emotions
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Health Series: Whole person health
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Dr. Shahana Alibhai Topic Presentations

Emotional Demographics & Capacity: the Neuroscience of Emotions

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  • Merging neuroscience and what Dr. Shahana Alibhai sees every day in helping real patients, she has been able to come up with a set of tangible steps everyone can use to move through their emotions to better manage connection to ones thinking and therefore their behaviours.  Through her work as a family physician, Dr. Shahana Alibhai identified has redefined the approach to mental wellbeing by addressing the gap between one’s ability to understand their emotions, and how their emotions impacted their thinking, which often led to internal conflicts within related to mental health, identity and purpose.  This gap also creates barriers for relationships, productivity and creating confidence in one’s life in and outside of the workplace.

    Dr. Shahana Alibhai’s approach to mental health in the workplace is designed to empower leaders with the knowledge and tools to foster an emotionally intelligent environment. By understanding the science of emotions, individuals gain insight into how fears and values influence decision-making, not just at a personal level but across entire teams. This understanding is pivotal for guiding the actions and decisions of employees and staff members, ensuring a cohesive and supportive organizational culture.

    Dr. Alibhai introduces transformative concepts such as the “invisible chalkboard” and “S3,” alongside the idea of emotional demographics. These tools and methodologies offer practical steps for individuals to navigate their emotions effectively and for leaders to monitor and improve the mental health landscape of their organizations. The invisible chalkboard concept revolutionizes interpersonal interactions, while the S3 steps provide a direct pathway through emotional challenges. Emotional demographics serve as a vital resource for leaders to proactively assess the well-being of their teams, driving positive change and fostering a culture of care and connection.

Think Better: How To Train Your Brain

Emotional Literacy & Safety: Enhancing Emotional Awareness & Safe Spaces

The Pyramid of Optimal Well-being

Holistic Harmony: Integrations Between Emotions, Habits & Mental Wellness

Navigating Change: Strengthening Mental Health Amidst Transformation

The Science of Happiness

Empathy in Action: Leading With Compassion and Connection

Diversity and Mental Health: Empowering Difference Makers

Human Connection: Celebrating Unity in Diversity

Testimonials

I had the pleasure of hiring Dr. Shahana Alibhai on multiple events for a handful of clients from different backgrounds and was blown away by her ability to customize and tailor her keynote for each audience.  Feedback from our attendees was overwhelmingly positive including a few requests to bring her back for a longer session.  Her organization, responsiveness and positive attitude throughout the working experience from booking, to audio visual requirements to arriving on-site for sound check was appreciated as it ensured things flowed smoothly the day-of.  I look forward to the opportunity to work with her again in the near future.

Patricia Driessen

City Counsellor

Thank you, Dr. Shahana Alibhai, for speaking at our Faculty Nursing Retreat on Thursday, December 7, 2023, your topic on ‘Getting to know your Peers’ and developing healthy work relationships and finding inner strength and courage while maintaining our mental health in a complex, dynamic environment was very enlightening and transformative.

Fina Jamal, RN, BScN, MHS

Clinical Nurse Instructor; Course Writer
School of Health Sciences, BCIT

Working with Dr. Shahana Alibhai on the Treebark podcast has been an absolute pleasure. Dr. Shahana is truly an honest, open and incredibly knowledgeable healthcare professional. Our chat was candid and her willingness to share her own vulnerabilities showcases the passion behind her interests in mental health and finding ways to improve care outcomes.

Julia Slania

Founder and CEO
Treehouse Medical

We really enjoyed havingDr. Shahana Alibhai come out to speak with our agents at our annual office meeting on Health and Wellness. She is very passionate about Health and Wellness and cares about what she does. This was very apparent not only in her speech but in all the preparation she did before our meeting. She pointed out an issue we did not realize existed, which has allowed us to identify and correct issues in some problem areas. We have started to impletment items to help people get the tools and resources they need to help them change their mindset and which will allow them to grow and focus more on their daily tasks. Dr. Alibhai has been a great resource and has been a huge help in...

Christina Hawkes

Realtor and Meeting Planner
Remax Little Oaks Realty

In a world filled with speakers, what makes one unique? Someone who speaks with clarity, backed with authenticity, who is approachable on and off stage… this is what you get when you invite Dr. Shahana Alibhai to speak. As an audience member, you feel cared for, just as you would feel if you were her patient. She brings a passion to deliver a message rooted in her experience in health care, backed by science, but always given with real humility and humanity. If you get a chance to hear her, don’t pass it up!

Dr. Holder Chow

Family Physician - Co-site director
Abbotsford Family Medicine residency Program

I don’t have enough words to explain the wisdom Dr. Shahana Alibhai has to offer. The way she walks you through her knowledge of mental health struggles, leaves you feeling a little less alone and hopeful for the future. If you have a chance to work with Dr. Shahana please do not pass it up. It could be life-changing.

Andrea Senft

Manager Community Partnerships
Abbotsford School District

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