CHM Therapy Services

Therapy for your whole Family

Professional Services

On-Site Learning

CHM Therapy can be arranged to come to your office or workplace to provide specialized training to Staff.


Social and Behavioural Consultations

CHM Therapy also offers in center consultations to help staff deal with specific issues and concerns


Professionals Talk-Shops

 Talk-shops for professionals are traditionally only 2-3 hours long and suited for groups between 5-15 participants. Fit and Nutrition Breaks can be included if desired


More info about Parent’s Talk-Shops

Parents’ Talk-shops are traditionally 2 hours long and suited for groups between 5-15 participants. For some of the workshops children are welcome to join us but for most workshops, we ask that the hosting center provide childcare in a separate room. Fit and Nutrition Breaks can be included if desired. If a topic you are interested in is not covered here, please call and we can create special topic workshops just for your group.


More info about Children’s Talk-Shops

Children’s Talk-shops are traditionally 1 hour long and suited for smaller groups (less than ten children). For some of the workshops parents are welcome to join us but for most workshops, we ask that parents are not in the playroom. 

Workshops for Professionals

Practical Strategies for working with children with special needs - Part I

Goals: To give participants an understanding of the difficulties in working with and to introduce simple strategies for working with children with special needs.


Practical Strategies for working with children with special needs - Part II

Goals: To develop a deeper understanding of the challenges of working with young children with special needs and to understand alternative methods for dealing with these children.

** Participants must have participated in Part I workshop.


Managing Behavior

Goals: To introduce participants to the basics of Behavioural intervention and to teach them to apply the methods in their daily work.


Making the most of resources and play

Goals: To teach participants how to identify possible resources and build their own hands-on resource tool box.


Physical Fitness for Home Visiting and family groups

Goals: To understand the importance of including physical activity in daily life and to teach participants how to engage young children, families and small groups in physical activity. Ideal for Lay Home Visitors, OEYC Staff and daycare professionals


Increasing interaction and Language opportunities with children

Goals: To understand when speech or lack there of becomes a concern. To teach frontline staff simple ways to provide more opportunities for language practice and interaction with children in programs or home visits.


Importance of Play

Goals: to explain the importance of play in the lives of children and how to get the most out of play activities. Also how to ensure that learning opportunities are not missed. Sharing successful play strategies.


Fostering Creativity in group settings

Goals: Understanding what creativity is and how to encourage children to be more through play and crafts


Increasing Psychical Activity in Circle Time

Goals: to teach front line staff the importance of physical activity in children’s life and simple ways to increase the amount of Physical activity that children engage in during programs and circle time.


Understanding your own culture and the role it plays in your work.

Goals: More than the basic understanding of Cultural Bias in your work, this course aims to help you explore how your own background and personal history affects the way you react to parents and colleagues.


Creating Coping Kids

Goals: The goal is to teach staff to identify stress in children and learn simple strategies to help children talk about their stress and deal with it.


See Hear Feel Smell Taste Move: Helping Children explore their senses

Goals: our senses tell us about our surroundings, some people are super sensitive and struggle to cope with specific situations. This workshop will explain the signs of super sensitive children and offer ideas to help children explore their world through sensory means.


Self awareness in the workplace: reflective practices in action

Goals: When you deal with families and children all day long or even when you work in the mental health field, the stress of holding other people's trauma and problems can be overwhelming. Reflective practices can help to reduce worker burnout by helping staff to understand their own reactions to the situations that they face in the workplace.


More information about Professionals Workshops

 CHM Therapy is also available to run workshops in your area. Workshops for professionals are traditionally 2 hours long and suited for groups between 5-15 participants. Fit and Nutrition Breaks can be included if desired.  If you have a group of front-line professionals who may benefit from a group topic, please don't hesitate to contact me. I can also tailor any of the existing topics to meet the needs of your group. Prices for sessions vary depending on the length of session, number of participants and location. Please call for more detailed information and specific pricing.

Workshops for Parents

CHM Therapy is also available to run workshops in your area. If you have a group of parents or children who may benefit from a group topic, please don't hesitate to contact me. I can also tailor any of the exisiting topics to meet the needs of your group. Prices for sessions vary depending on the length of session, number of participants and location. Please call for more detailed information and specific pricing.


Below is a sample of some of our more popular workshop topics for Parents 

Nutrition and Picky Eaters

Goals: this workshop deals with the importance of nutrition and solutions to coping with picky eaters.


Separation Anxiety

Goals: When children start school, anxiety around being separated form their parents can affect both children and parents. When is this a cause for concern and what can parents do to ease the separation?


Choosing the right school for your child

Goals: This topic discussed the differences between the schooling options for children about to start JK, SK or Grade 1. The goal is to inform parents for the choices available to them for their child’s education.


Managing Play dates and after school activities

Goals: Children are very busy here at school and with after school activities. When is it all too much? How do you prevent burnout in parents or children?


Lots of Literacy

Goals: teaches parents and caregivers the importance of literacy for children and how to encourage happy and successful readers from an early age.


Increasing interaction and Language opportunities with children

Goals: To understand when speech or lack there of becomes a concern. To teach parents and caregivers simple ways to provide more opportunities for language practice and interaction with children at home. Sharing simple ways to encourage language acquisition in younger children. This topic can include discussion about ESL children and School.


Setting Routines

Goals: Teaches parents and caregivers the importance of routines, how to create one and how to make it work.


Fostering Creativity in your child

Goals: The goal is to understand the importance of creativity and how parents and caregivers can encourage this skill at home.


Early Start to Living Smart Series: Nutrition and Fitness for Young Families

Goals: this 3 session 50:50 workshop teaches theory and hands on practice discussing Nutrition, Psychical Activity and Stress management for families with young children.


Managing Challenging Behaviours

Goals: the goal is to help caregivers who are dealing with challenging behaviors to manage them in simple, effective ways


Bed time Bandits

Goals: to help parents deal with the challenges of bedtime and offer simple solutions to common bedtime difficulties.


Home Safety

Goals: Home should be the safest place for children but there are many hidden dangers lurking around the house. how do you find them and what can you do about them?


Helping your kids cope with stress

Goals: Learn to identify stress symptoms in your child and you and learn simple techniques to deal with them.


See Hear Feel Smell Taste Move: Helping your child explore their senses

Goals: our senses tell us about our surroundings, some people are super sensitive and struggle to cope with specific situations. This workshop will explain the signs of super sensitive children and offer ideas to help children explore their world through sensory means.


The Dad’s Resource Ring

Goals: to facilitate support groups for fathers or Fathers sharing circles. Open choice of topic or varied topics


Set For School: A School Readiness Series for Parents and caregivers

Goals: To help parents prepare their children for the up-coming school year, this multi session workshop covers topics relevant to parents of children who have not yet started school but are staring soon. 4-8 sessions available.


Social Skills

Goals: understanding the stages of social development and what parents can do to build self esteem, self worth, and confidence in their children.


Increasing your child’s Physical Activity

Goals: to teach parent’s the importance of physical activity in their child’s life and simple ways to increase the amount of Physical activity that children engage in daily.


Cooking with your kids

Goals: this workshop deals with nutrition and ways to get your child involved at mealtimes.


The Parent Resource Ring

Goals: to facilitate support groups for parents or parent sharing circles. Open choice of topic or varied topics


The “Importance of...” Series

Goals: to help families understand the importance of various school activities and to teach them ways to help children to be more prepared for those activities.

This workshop can be a single session or multi session depending on the topic chosen:

·         Circle

·         Art

·         Play

·         Craft

·         Science

·         Reading

·         Physical Activity


Creating your own parent relief groups and Play date camps.

Goals: to teach parents how to go about meeting other parents and starting their own groups. Simple ideas to keep kids entertained will also be available. 


Beating the boredom beasties.

Goals: To teach participants how to identify possible boredom busters and how to build their own hands-on “manage the monster” tool box.


More info about Parent’s Talk-Shops

Parents’ Talk-shops are traditionally only 1.5 hours long and suited for groups between 5-15 participants. For some of the workshops children are welcome to join us but for most workshops, we ask that the hosting center provide childcare in a separate room. Fit and Nutrition Breaks can be included if desired. If a topic you are interested in is not covered here, please call and we can create special topic workshops just for your group.