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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.

Media

My TEDx Talk

Top tips for being productive!

Therapist and Happiness/Relationship Expert, Natasha Sharma teaches us ways to make your day as productive as possible. Subscribe to BT on YouTube - https://goo.gl/qpzqe0

Professional Speaker Natasha Sharma

Description

Dating, Marriage, and Relationships in the Second Generation South Asian Community

Rogers Television, October 15, 2015Television

URL: http://www.rogerstv.com/media?lid=237&rid=16&sid=7011&gid=239721

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

URL: http://www.bttoronto.ca/videos/top-tips-for-being-productive/

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?

Breakfast Television, March 20, 2015Television

URL: http://www.bttoronto.ca/videos/4246693365001/

In this segment, I share with BT viewers how social media may be taking a toll on their relationships, and what to do about it if it is.

Is Your Teen Addicted To Social Media

Breakfast Television, March 2, 2017Television

URL: http://www.bttoronto.ca/videos/is-your-teen-addicted-to-social-media/

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

URL: http://globalnews.ca/video/2344213/how-to-talk-to-your-kid-about-the-paris-attacks-2

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

URL: https://journal.thriveglobal.com/the-importance-of-being-unproductive-945e5d20c089#.bferumwrw

"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

URL: http://www.yummymummyclub.ca/blogs/natasha-sharma/20161124/want-to-be-happier-in-life-the-secret-is-simple-kindness

"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

URL: http://www.yummymummyclub.ca/blogs/natasha-sharma/20160428/5-tips-to-keep-your-relationship-strong

"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:"

Biography

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.

Natasha 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, Natasha 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, Dr. Natasha 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, Dr. Natasha 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

Past Talks

TEDx

TEDx

Toronto, May 17, 2017

Sheridan College

Art of Confidence

Toronto

DivaGirl

DivaGirl

Toronto, April 21, 2017

AOL Canada

Women Empowering Women Panelist

Toronto, February 9, 2017

Expertise

  • Writing and Editing
  • Self-Regulated Learning Behaviors
  • Relationships
  • Productivity & Follow Through
  • Personal & Professional Development
  • Motivation and Empowerment
  • Marriage & Family
  • Learning and Attention Disorders
  • Happiness At Work
  • Happiness & Performance
  • Happiness and Health
  • Depression
  • Emotional & Social Intelligence Development
  • Education/Learning
  • Blogging and Social Media
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Anxiety

Education/Éducation

  • Johns Hopkins University
    Psychology
    M.Sc. Clinical and Counselling Psychology
  • California Southern University
    Psychology
    Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D)

    In progress - expected completion January 2018


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