Hold Me Tight®: Online Couples Workshop

June 10th (6:30 to 9:30 pm)
June 11th (10 am to 3 pm)
June 17th (6:30 to 9:30 pm)
June 18th (10 am to 3 pm)

Hold Me Tight® is a program developed by Dr. Sue Johnson based on her book of the same name and shares proven strategies to strengthen relationships.

The workshop walks couples through seven conversations designed to help them understand the nature of relationship bonds and how to strengthen them. It helps couples understand how relationships get off track, and how they can repair past hurts and regain their closeness.

The workshop consists of short presentations from the workshop facilitator who is an EFT trained couples therapist, video demonstrations of Dr. Johnson leading other couples through the seven conversations, as well as some time for private conversations and practice sessions for the couples.

It is created to be useful for couples who are doing well overall, but hoping to improve their relationship, as well as for couples who are struggling to connect.  While the workshop is an educational one, the format allows couples to go far beyond just listening to information by watching the videos and then having their own conversations. The workshop leaders are trained couple therapists and are available if couples run into difficulties in their private conversations and would like a bit of extra help to get them back on track.

Join Elizabeth James, Registered Psychotherapist, and her colleagues on June 10th (6:30 to 9:30 pm) and June 11th (10 am to 3 pm) and on June 17th (6:30 to 9:30 pm) and June 18th (10 am to 3 pm) for this dynamic and helpful workshop.  It will be offered online via Zoom.

Elizabeth James, Registered Psychotherapist
at Carrot Common, 348 Danforth, Suite 210

Please visit: for more information and to register.

Know Your Drugs

Public discussion about prescription drug safety
Thursday May 12, 2022 from 4 to 5pm
Carrot Common: Meeting Room 212

David Carmichael - Executive Director, Canadians for Vanessa's Law

Many Canadians are going to be distressed (not depressed) when they start dealing with the economic fallout caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, which is what I experienced in July 2003 when I was first prescribed the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant Paxil for cash flow worries. A year later, I took the life of my 11-year-old son Ian in a London, Ontario hotel room when I became psychotic three-weeks after starting Paxil again. I was charged with first-degree murder, judged not criminally responsible, and spent four years in the forensic psychiatric system.

My family tragedy provided the basis for the CTV W5 episode The Problem with Pills, which aired on October 9, 2021.

No family wants to go through what my family went through, which is the driving force behind a public discussion about prescription drug safety that will be taking place on Thursday May 12 from 4 to 5pm at the Carrot Common at 348 Danforth Avenue.

Before the discussion begins, I'll be delivering the presentation Preventing Another Opioid Crisis that debunks the chemical imbalance theory of depression, which is a major reason why so many SSRI antidepressants, which can cause suicide and homicide, have been prescribed to so many Canadians over the last few decades, including to me.

I would really appreciate it if you would attend the May 12 public discussion in Toronto, which is part of my cross-Canada tour.

Don Valley Art Club Spring Show And Sale

Gallery: April 27-May 8
Online: April 27-May 15

Free health meditation class

Julianne J.Y Xie,
Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (R.Ac., R.TCMP.)
Most Sunday afternoons, 2-4pm

An invitation to the general public  to a health meditation class led by Julianne J.Y Xie, an Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (R.Ac., R.TCMP.) who is a health therapist at Carrot Common. This class is for people who are feeling unhealthy, some pain in the body, stressed, in a bad mood, unhappy, and who want to restore health and improve their quality of life. Please come to this class.  The classes are free and take place Sunday afternoons from 2 pm to 4 pm, at 348 Danforth Ave, Second Floor, Suite 212 (seminar room)

Please check seminar room online calendar at this link to confirm class dates.

 For further information please contact Julianne Xie at 647-924-6777

Last Sunday of every month : Put your 12 Step Program INTO ACTION

Learn 'How It Works' -- Take all 12 steps in 4 hours!

Sunday,  2:00 pm - 6:00pm

Registration: (Please be on time): 1:45 pm

Start Time: 2:00 pm 'til 6:00 pm

Carrot Common Bldg. 348 Danforth Ave. (one block west of Chester Subway Stn.)
2nd Floor. Room 212

Seating is limited. Please call to confirm your attendance: 416-533-6024.

TO Love Sign installed

The City of Toronto has just installed the TO Love sign in the Carrot Common courtyard

Property Manager Thomas Walsh invites you to come see the wonderful new art installation in our courtyard.