Dr. Shahana Alibhai

Dr. Shahana Alibhai

Vancouver, British Columbia
Medical Doctor & Tedx Speaker - Compassion, Mental Health and Wellness Expert
Dr. Shahana Alibhai is a TEDx keynote speaker, certified fitness instructor, and mental health and wellness expert, who won the Canadian family physician award. She's the lead physician at one of British Columbia’s largest youth health centres, and much of Dr. Shahana’s career is focused on those struggling with their mental health. She developed the Pyramid of Optimal Health to reframe the way people think about health.
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  • Mental Health
  • Personal Growth
  • Resilience & Adversity
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  • Associations & Unions
  • Awareness Days
  • Board Meetings & Strategic Advisory
  • Campus & University Speakers
  • Community Engagement Events
  • Conferences & Summits
  • Education & Teachers


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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Emotional Literacy for Better Mental Health



065: The 3 Keys to Optimal Mental Health for High-Achieving Engineers with Dr. Shahana Alibhai

Family 360


Ep. 55 – Dr. Shahana Alibhai – Perinatal OCD: One Physicians Journey

Dr. Shahana Alibhai Topic Presentations

think better - how to train your brain

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • You can go 3 weeks without food, 3 days without water and 3 minutes without air but your mind – well that is with you forever. In this captivating presentation, Dr. Shahana Alibhai delves into the intricate workings of the human mind and shares her personal journey of mental health struggles. Drawing from her extensive experience working with numerous patients, she combines heartfelt storytelling with invaluable insights.

    By embracing an open mind and cultivating curiosity, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the Optimal Health Pyramid, a holistic framework for total well-being. Dr. Alibhai introduces the powerful concept of self-awareness through the N2S2 acronym, enabling immediate implementation for personal growth. Additionally, she unravels the “BETS” acronym, equipping individuals with effective strategies to navigate moments of acute stress and anxiety. Prepare to be moved and inspired as Dr. Alibhai empowers attendees to unlock the full potential of their minds.

emotional literacy for better mental health

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Dr. Shahana Alibhai explores the profound impact of emotional awareness on one’s mental well-being. Through her expertise as a family physician and mental health expert, she illuminates the importance of understanding and expressing emotions effectively. Drawing from real-life experiences and insightful research, Dr. Alibhai provides practical tools and strategies to enhance emotional literacy, empowering individuals to navigate their emotions with confidence and resilience. This enlightening talk inspires attendees to cultivate emotional intelligence, leading to improved mental health and overall well-being.

reimagining health: the pyramid of optimal well-being

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • In this enlightening presentation, Dr. Shahana Alibhai introduces a groundbreaking approach to health and well-being—the Pyramid of Optimal Health. Departing from conventional perspectives, she invites attendees to reframe their understanding of health and embrace a holistic model that encompasses physical, mental, and emotional dimensions. With her expertise as a family physician and mental health expert, Dr. Alibhai guides participants through the levels of the pyramid, revealing practical strategies to optimize each aspect of well-being. By adopting this framework, individuals can proactively cultivate balance and achieve a state of true vitality to reshape your perception of health and unlock the path to optimal well-being.

cultivating compassion: the path to mental well-being

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Compassion is a powerful force that can transform our lives and the lives of those around us. Join Dr. Shahana Alibhai as she explores the profound impact of compassion on mental health and well-being. Drawing from her experiences as a family physician and mental health advocate, Dr. Alibhai sheds light on the science behind compassion and its transformative effects on our minds and relationships. Through engaging storytelling and practical exercises, she guides participants on a journey of self-discovery, enabling them to cultivate compassion for themselves and others. Embrace the healing power of compassion and create a more compassionate world.

unlocking the power of mind-body connection

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Dr. Shahana Alibhai brings insights with proven research and statistics for the fascinating realm of mind-body connection and its profound impact on our health. Drawing upon her expertise as a family physician and mental health advocate, she uncovers the intricate interplay between our thoughts, emotions, and physical well-being. Through captivating storytelling and evidence-based insights, Dr. Alibhai empowers the audience to harness the power of this connection, offering practical strategies to promote holistic wellness. Prepare to be enlightened and inspired as you embark on a transformative journey toward optimal mind-body health

navigating change: strengthening mental health amidst transformation

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Change is an inevitable part of life, and its impact on our mental well-being cannot be underestimated. Join Dr. Shahana Alibhai as she delves into the intricate relationship between mental health and navigating change. Drawing upon her expertise as a family physician and mental health advocate, she offers valuable insights and practical strategies to help individuals foster resilience, manage stress, and maintain emotional well-being during times of transition.

    Through inspiring anecdotes and evidence-based approaches, Dr. Alibhai empowers participants to embrace change as an opportunity for personal growth and cultivate a resilient mindset. She brings participants on a transformative journey towards strengthening mental health amidst life’s ever-changing landscapes.


I find it hard to dedicate time to self-care. When I attempt my own way of self-care I find myself thinking of what I need to do next for everyone but myself. Dr. Shahana Alibhai’s presentation helped me with techniques, strategies and new ways of thinking about self-care and its importance. Dr. Shahana Alibhai really opened my eyes to my true need for self-care! I enjoyed Shahana’s self-care presentation because it allowed me to focus on myself for that designated time and taught me that...

Janay Freebery

Physical Education Instructor

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 having Dr. 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 implement items to help people get the...

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...

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

Thank you so much Dr. Shahana Alibhai for your thought provoking and insightful presentation to the Abbotsford Child and Youth Committee (CYC)! I personally appreciated how you were so authentic and vulnerable in your presentation; it naturally led to connection to the content you were presenting and to you personally. I have no doubt that many of the CYC members took away tools and practices to apply immediately. Our gratitude for your time and commitment to sharing and making a community...

Shairose Jinnah

Director of Counselling
Child, Youth and Family Services at Archway Community Services

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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...

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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...

Global News


Health Matters: Symptoms and treatments for perimenopause

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Health Matters: Understanding the science of emotions

Global News


Health Series: Whole person health


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