Dr. Natasha Sharma, Psy.D
Relationship & Parenting Expert | Creator of The Kindness Journal | Co-Founder of The 8-Hour Therapist I Owner NKS Therapy, NKS Therapy
TV/Media Therapist, TEDx Speaker specializing in Relationships, Parenting, Happiness, & Emotional Fitness. Regular guest on Global News, Breakfast Television, Your Morning, and more.
Dating, Marriage, and Relationships in the Second Generation South Asian Community
Rogers Television, October 15, 2015Television
I chat with Rebecca Rosenblat about dating, mating, and relationship challenges within the South Asian community.
Top Tips For Being Productive
Breakfast Television, January 17, 2017Television
In this segment with host Frank Ferragine, I share with viewers my top ways to make their days as productive as possible.
Is Social Media Killing Your Relationship?
Is Your Teen Addicted To Social Media
Breakfast Television, March 2, 2017Television
Segment with BT host Dina Pugliese on Teenage Smartphone and Social Media Dependency. Teens spend almost 9 hour a day on average consuming media (online video, social media, music, etc.) according to research from "Common Sense Media". Kids between 8 and 12 spend an average of nearly 6 hours per day. In this segment I share with viewers why this is happening, how to tell if their teen is dependent/addicted to their Smartphone or Social Media, and what to do if they think they are.
Global News Toronto Morning Show
Global News, November 17, 2016Television
In this segment I offer viewers my tips on how parents can speak with their children - younger and older - about the Paris 2016 terrorist attacks.
Being Unproductive Makes You MORE Productive: Why We All Need To Chill Out, Bug Out, And Get Bored Once In Awhile
Yummy Mummy Club, December 20, 2016Online
"It’s no longer okay to just be occupied all the time (which has come to be strongly and most unfortunately associated with importance and worthiness). Now we need to also be effective, producing, and creating stuff 24/7. Not only is this impossible, it’s just not healthy. In fact there is real, scientifically proven value in allowing ourselves to indulge in moments that are totally unproductive. Even, I dare say, to the point that we become bored."
Want A Happier Life? The Secret Is Simple: Kindness.
Yummy Mummy Club, November 24, 2016Online
"In a nutshell, our experience of happiness is determined by three things: 1) Genes; 2) Circumstances/environment; and 3) Positive actions. The first two are difficult to control. The easiest and most powerful way to influence our own level of happiness is by far through the last item: Intentional positive actions that we commit to practicing every day. Studies have shown that this can determine how happy we are by up to 40%!!"
When Parenting Styles Clash: 5 Ways to Keep Your Relationship Strong
Yummy Mummy Club, April 28, 2016Online
"It’s quite common to have different styles of parenting between partners when raising children. After all, a partnership involves two different people. You’re more direct with advice about their future while he’s a follower of the subtle style. She thinks you’re too hard on the kids while you think she’s too easy on them. He wants the kids to focus on school while you see value in their working at weekend jobs. Arguments usually erupt over issues surrounding school, social freedoms (such as outings, curfews, and dating/sex), and dealing with the inevitable teenage infractions (experimenting with alcohol/drugs, ‘borrowing’ the car, etc.). Here are a few tips on how to handle things when you’re butting heads:"
Dr. Natasha Sharma is an Entrepreneur, TEDx Speaker, and Canada's most popular TV/Media Expert on Emotional Fitness. She is the Creator of the best-selling The Kindness Journal, founder and owner of NKS Therapy - a private psychology and therapy practice in Toronto, and Co-found of The 8-Hour Therapist. She is a leading international authority on the psychology of relationships, parenting, and happiness. Her TEDx Talk “Why What We Feel Matters More Than What We Think” has over a Quarter Million Views on YouTube.
Sharma completed her Masters degree in Psychology at Johns Hopkins University., and her Doctorate in Psychology from California Southern University. She also has an undergraduate degree in Commerce. For over a decade, Sharma has been devoted to inspiring and helping others to master their own Emotional Fitness, become emotionally robust, and live their most fulfilling and happiest lives. She has assessed and counselled thousands of individuals and couples.
As a seasoned expert and international media powerhouse, Sharma has been quoted in major publications like The Globe & Mail, The Toronto Star, The Huffington Post, The New York Times, and Elle Magazine. She is a regular on CBC Radio, and also appears regularly as an expert commentator on popular TV and Radio shows such as Breakfast Television Toronto, Global News Toronto, The Morning Show, Your Morning, CP24 News, CBC News, CBC Radio Syndication, CityNews, and Entertainment Tonight. She is also a contributing writer to a number of renowned online parenting, psychological, and lifestyle websites.
A widely acclaimed Speaker, Sharma enjoys weaving her clinical knowledge together with her own personal and meaningful stories that help people connect to her words, and to the importance of mastering their emotions to achieve optimal emotional health.
Additional Titles and Affiliations
Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association
Toronto, May 17, 2017
Art of Confidence
Toronto, April 21, 2017
Women Empowering Women Panelist
Toronto, February 9, 2017