According to the World Health Organization, 450 Million People Struggle with Their Mental Health
Mental health issues are caused by an interplay of many complex factors
- Life events such as trauma or violence during childhood, whether experienced directly or passed down to subsequent generations through intergenerational trauma.
- Environmental factors like a lack of access to safe and affordable housing, meaningful education and employment, leisure activities, the support of a community, and good access to health care and mental health services.
- Chronic stressors like experiencing death, divorce or serious relationship issues, unemployment or difficulties with work, academic problems, ongoing social/cultural oppression or family dysfunction.
In Canada, that represents 1 in 5 Canadians
- Major depressive and anxiety disorders affect approximately 5% of the Canadian population
- By age 40, about 50% of the population will have or have had a mental illness. (CMHA)
- Substance use disorders affect approximately 6% of Canadians
- Suicide impacts people of all ages and backgrounds. Every year, approximately 4,500 people in Canada die by suicide. For every person lost to suicide, many more experience thoughts of suicide or suicide attempts.
Over half of people with mental illness don't receive help, avoid or delay seeking treatment for fear of being treated differently, of losing friends, jobs, and/or our livelihood.
Stigma, Prejudice, and Discrimination Against People with Mental Illness is Still Very Much a Problem
You think you should be able to overcome your feelings without professional help, because you don’t have it as bad as others you know
You’re stuck in a bad situation that you cannot change and feel like there is no way out. You think that life shouldn’t be easy because you grew up in a household where there was always struggle
You’ve worked with therapists that didn’t understand you or were too expensive. It’s hard to invest money in something unmeasurable, like relief from your mental health struggles
Enough of your life has gone by, being limited by your intense fears and symptoms
Enough restless nights and stressed-out mornings have happened after lying in bed worrying or overthinking or simply just not being able to sleep...
Enough time has passed with you struggling with feeling like you’re not good enough or that you still have to achieve more to “be ok."
Imagine how your life would change if you could achieve...
BEYOND THE LABELS
Transforming the deep-rooted mind, body, and spirit obstacles that keep you feeling unworthy, like you won't ever feel better into that inner voice of knowing and self-worth that is gently guiding you to a better place.
Developing a whole toolbox of mindful skills, deep self-compassion, wide knowledge, and self-trust, and stepping int oa new life beyond your beliefs and labels.
Flourishing relationships with your friends, family and colleagues.
Freedom from the self-critic and opening a space for self-compassion, self-worth, and self-love.
Clarity and intuition, tapping into that place of knowing what you deserve and are capable of.
Hi, I'm Dr. Chris, ND
As a Naturopathic doctor, people are surprised to hear me talk openly about my mental health struggles.
After taking medication initially prescribed to alleviate depression and anxiety, I swung into a psychotic manic episode and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder type 1.
After surviving a suicide attempt (which left me in a coma with kidney failure), I couldn’t ignore it anymore. I needed to find another way to navigate my mental health that included more than simply taking medications.
The system saved me in my journey by resuscitating me back to life; but I was without that spark, that joie de vive, that skip in my step, until I discovered how to heal using naturopathic medicine. I say that western medicine allowed me to survive, and with naturopathic medicine I now thrive in my life. And the same can be true for you.
Now the darkness no longer settles in. I don't fall into the depths of despair as I have tools, strategies, and done the deep inner work to understand how to navigate this journey we call "life."
I know that there are powerful, uplifting, and reliable paths toward wellness. Take my hand, and let me guide you on this journey to breaking free from mental health labels.
Moving Beyond the Mental Health Label
Build resilience, gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and shift your thought patterns to reclaim your self-worth and confidence!
At the end of this 10-week program, you will be so proud of how far you have come!
Here is what you will learn:
Sleep & Exercise
Healthy Boundaries & Thought Patterns
Mindfulness & Emotional Regulation
Love & Spirituality
This program is for you if you've struggled for many years with your mental health, and there seems to be nothing that consistently helps
Wake up every morning dragging yourself out of bed
Feel like you need to wear a mask to avoid letting others in
Feeling guilt or shame about putting yourself first when you try to set a boundary
Feel like you've tried everything and you aren't feeling better despite taking medication
Feeling exhausted from people pleasing and putting the needs of others ahead of your own
Suffer from comparison syndrome
TOGETHER WE ARE GOING TO STUDY
NURTURING YOUR BODY, MIND & SOUL
BREAKING NEGATIVE PATTERNS
HOLISTIC HEALING FOR THE MIND & SPIRIT
Frequently Asked Questions
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“I really want to thank you! I now have a freedom that I never thought I would experience. All the tension and negativity I had towards my extended family is gone. I am free! There are no words for the freedom you have walked me through. I have had years of therapy to help me with my issues with my extended family and in just 8 weeks, you have given me a freedom I never thought possible. It really is the most amazing feeling on the planet. But it’s not just this situation. I feel more free today than I ever have on a day-to-day basis. I feel hope that I really can kick mental illness to the curb. I just need to say THANK YOU! With much LOVE” - NS
"I always felt incomplete and inadequate after typical therapy sessions. There was always a thread of dependency built. But when I reviewed Dr. Chris’ NDs course, I could sense the years of research and hard work she put into it. Such a course could not have been created by a person who has not personally experienced mental health challenges. This is the best investment one can make to take back control of one’s emotional and mental well-being. I am very grateful to Dr. Chris for designing this course which can impact so many lives." - AM
"Dr. Chris,ND is a breath of fresh air in an area that needs desperate healing and repair, that is the area of Mental Health. Not only is she speaking from her expertise, but from her own experience, which makes this course powerful. I highly recommend this class to anyone wanting to be healthier and inspired at the same time." - JE
"Dr. Bjorndal, ND and her Moving Beyond The Label program have been life saving for me. I personally have had mental health struggles off & on for 30 years off, however, I find learning how to live a healthy lifestyle is a must for anyone looking to make changes in their mental health. The course has so much additional valuable information she includes from her own journey, teachings, experiences, etc. that we hadn't touched on yet working in a 1 on 1 setting. I have been able to apply the concepts into my life easily and continue to work on implementing the information provided. Dr Bjorndal, ND is passionate about mental health and really listens, hears & sees you. She's not only an ND, but a teacher and a caring human being." - AH
Unleash Your Inner Potential
For A Fulfilling Life
I believe that everyone has within him/herself the power to become completely well and the ability to
pursue an authentic, rich, and fulfilling life.
Can you imagine what you could do with your mind, energy, and life without your inner critic constantly wearing you down? Learn who you are without all that negative chatter. Without fear and shame.
With the right guidance, psychoeducation and support, I know I can help you move beyond the mental health label.
Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read or seen on this program.
Christina Bjorndal, ND hereby disclaims any and all liability to any party for any direct, indirect, implied, punitive, special, incidental or other consequential damages arising directly or indirectly from any use of the content or program materials, which is provided as is, and without warranties.