PH.D Stand-Up Comic to Speak to Students about Healthy Choices

Published on: 2015/10/19 - in Releases

Matt Bellace, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and stand-up comedian is offering a free interactive evening session for parents and guardians, as well as two sessions for high school students in the KFL&A area.

Natural Highs: Supporting Teens in Making Healthy Choices

The session will focus on how parents and guardians can support teens and reduce arguing. Parenting techniques, including effective communication, healthy ways of coping with stress, alcohol and drug use, and bullying behaviour will be discussed. Those attending the session will:

  • understand how to communicate more effectively with teens around sensitive issues,
  • understand the teen brain and the impact of substance use on brain development,
  • learn about the science behind healthy coping strategies and natural highs, and
  • understand the value of sharing ‘natural highs’ with their son or daughter.

The session will conclude with time for participants to ask Matt questions.

Natural Highs: Supporting Teens in Making Healthy Choices
L.C.V.I Cafetorium – 153 Van Order Drive, Kingston
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

How to Get High Naturally

Matt will address high school students at Loyalist Collegiate & Vocational (L.C.V.I), as well as Regiopolis Notre-Dame Catholic School. His powerful and entertaining presentation will focus on natural highs and how to be a healthy leader in the high school setting. Through a combination of stand-up comedy, interactive demonstrations and inspirational stories, Matt empowers students to:

  • understand some basic science behind natural highs, such as running, laughing and helping others,
  • identify their natural highs and the value of using them to cope with stress,
  • value the importance of having friends who are alcohol, tobacco, and drug free, and
  • understand the affect marijuana and alcohol use have on the brain.

How to Get High Naturally
L.C.V.I Cafetorium – 153 Van Order Drive, Kingston
October 20, 2015 at 8:30 a.m.

Regiopolis Notre-Dame Catholic School – 130 Russell Street, Kingston
October 20, 2015 at 12:00 p.m.

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Release source: KFL&A Public Health | Photo: The Fisher Agency