Love On the Rocks with Dr. Stephanie Bot – Meaningful Date Night


“The fault dear Brutus is not in our stars but in ourselves” says Shakespeare. In this follow up to her smash talk last year at Meaningful Date Night, Dr. Bot takes us into the depths of conflict and challenge in relationships in this reflective and deep talk on love.


Dr. Stephanie Bot is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst in private practice in midtown Toronto since 1999.  She is the owner and Supervising Psychologist of Dr. Stephanie Bot & Associates, a group practice providing mental health services to adults dealing with emotional, psychological, relationship and work issues.  Dr. Bot also provides psycho-legal assessments for personal injury and employment lawyers to support them in advocating for the needs of her patients.  Currently, the Psychological Assessment dimension of her practice focuses on assisting victims of violence, harassment and stress in the workplace.

Recently, Dr. Bot and Donna Marshall M.A, have innovated and created the BizLife Institute, an E-Learning library for individuals to receive personal and professional development through on-line self-help courses.  To date they have built a library with contribution from many health, business and wellness experts of over 100 E- courses that can be accessed through this website.

Dr. Bot sits on the Board and is a faculty member of the Toronto Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis and is on the Advisory Board of Oxygen magazine.  She presents papers at local and international conferences including the American Psychological Association, the International Association of Relational Psychoanalysis and the Ontario Psychological Association to name a few.  She is also an author in peer reviewed journals, magazines and other publications.

Formerly, Dr. Bot was the Coordinator of the Trauma Training Program for the Adler School of Professional Psychology as well as faculty.  She was also a course instructor for TAPE part of the Department for Continuing Education at the University of Toronto.  Dr. Bot previously practiced as a clinician and member of the trauma team at Whitby Mental Health Centre, clinician at Women’s College Hospital and clinician at East End Community Health Centre where she provided psychological services to a wide range of individuals and couples suffering from mild to severe psychological impairment.

The Rhythm of Marriage with Avrum Nadigel – Meaningful Date Night

The Rhythm of Marriage with Avrum Nadigel – Meaningful Date Night


At this Meaningful Date Night with Avrum Nadigel (bio below) he delves in to why it’s good to not always be “in time” with your partner. In this irreverent, blistering talk on the purpose and challenge of marriage, Avrum takes us on a clear and bracing journey into why what we think is marriage may just be the opposite of true. In this talk we jump in mid-sentence, where he opens by asking the question why when you see a band play, does the drummer count everyone in at the beginning of a song…?

Check out Avrum’s bio and amazing books and resources here.

Facing Each Day with a Positive Attitude

The Schwartz Family

Ellen Schwartz

Ellen is a veteran elementary teacher with 17 years of experience teaching in Toronto. With Project Give Back, Ellen continues to teach children the true power of giving as she launches her newest project which links her years of teaching expertise with the skills of fundraising, thus instilling a true love of giving back and community outreach which will help to change future lives.

Schwartz has also become a passionate advocate for research into neurodegenerative diseases such as Canavan’s. She is the co-director of Jacob’s Ladder (The Canadian Foundation for the Control of Neurodegenerative Disease), and the author of Lessons from Jacob: A Disabled Son Teaches His Mother About Courage, Hope and the Joy of Living Life to the Fullest – Together with her network of friends and family, Schwartz has raised more than two and a half million dollars to fund research grants and awards to find cures for fatal diseases.

To date, Jacob’s Ladder has enabled ongoing research in many areas related to neurodegenerative disorders. Through the annual Jacob’s Ladder International Research Prize, for example, this organization makes possible innovative research in the areas of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of these diseases. In addition to supporting investigative research, Jacob’s Ladder has helped to facilitate increased genetic screening in Canada for parents and parents-to-be.

As a public speaker Ellen continues to move and inspire audiences due to her unwavering belief in her son’s abilities, her steadfast commitment to education and research into neurodegenerative diseases, and her heartfelt desire to help others cope with life’s toughest challenges.

Dr. Stephanie Bot

Would You Date You- FB

Dr. Stephanie Bot is a well-known family therapist and run BizLife Solutions dealing with harrasment in the workplace. In this candid and moving talk she delves into relationships from behind the therapists chair and takes us on an introspective journey that taps into the real power of knowing yourself in relationships.

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