This retreat is for you if your...
-Child on an emotional roller coaster and you want to help them cope better.

- Child’s moods and outbursts are impacting your whole family.

- You are looking for a calmer, kinder more
effictive  way to helping your child manage their own moods.
- Child is going back and forth to counselling meetings and doctor’s appointments and still not feeling much better.
- Child’s emotional outbursts are becoming challenging both at home and at school.

- Child’s rituals are ruling the lives of all your family members.
- Child is spending many hours alone, without interactions with friends and family.
- Family members are not sleeping.
- Child is living each day with knots in their belly.

- Child is physically unwell and talking lots about aches and pains.
- Child is becoming violent towards themselves, friends, and family members. 

- Child's anxiety has left them feeling worry and concern over almost everything. 

- Family is interested in going beyond just taking a pill to help manage anxiety. 
Does this sound like a child that you know? At Feeding Futures, we know: “Your family does not have to live like this.”
The anxiety and mood management results that people are getting with our CALMer KIDS – Calm Anxiety Life Management Program are so exciting to see! When families make a purposeful effort to live with a child’s moods and energy levels in a more holistic way and decide to combine emotional and physical health areas, magical things can happen!

At Feeding Futures we know that mental health treatment programs must have holistic approaches, but often families are missing important information about holistic health elements. Unfortunately, nutrition is almost always glazed over and not given the specific attention it deserves. After years of this work, we know that traditional doctors and therapists know very little about how food, sleep, physical activity, social connections, and positive family relationships can decrease anxiety.

That is why we have created this new full day Holistic Anxiety & Emotional Regulation Workshop! This workshop will set the foundation for long-term anxiety management.

 Meet Laurie & Lisa  

At Feeding Futures  we want families to feel EMPOWERED! We want you to be inspired to learn new skills, and take a leadership role in your child’s therapies. When parenting a child with mood challenges, Anxiety Autism, ADD, ADHD,  and OCD, a new set of parenting skills are needed. In this community, knowledge is true power. We teach parents new and powerful parenting skills that are truly life-changing and can be PREVENTATIVE for many future menatl health problems.

Lisa and Laurie Pinhorn are the only two mental health professionals In Newfoundland & Labrador who are certified in Self-Reg™ through the Mehirt Center in Ontario.

One of the biggest missing pieces of family centred care is useful emotional regulation therapy.  If your family is living with mood challenges, anxiety and OCD, we know that a particular type of counselling called Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) really works!  Actually, it has been proven to work! That is why all of our programs are Self-Reg™ & CBT-based.

Learning how the anxious brain works, and how to work with the anxious brain, is key learning for anyone living with mood challenges, anxiety and OCD – no matter what the age.

Then we add other holistic treatment elements . Why focus on nutrition, exercise, and mental health counselling at the same time? Because that is where the mood management magic happens!

Laurie Pinhorn

 Registered Social Worker & Holistic Naturopathic Therapist

Laurie holds a Science Degree in Psychology & Biology from Acadia University in NS, a Social Work Degree from Memorial University in NL, a Masters in Holisic Nutrition from the Edison Institute of Nutrition in ONT. She is one of only two Shanker Certified Self-Reg™practitioners in Newfoundland & Labrador.
She is a passionate speaker, educator and service provider on the subject of nutrition and its connection to mental and physical health.

She works with individuals, families, groups and corporations to design and deliver nutrition and wellness programs to optimize health and performance. With a diverse background in clinical social work, advanced holistic nutrition, Self-Reg™ and physical fitness; Laurie's hybrid of expertise is very unique. With a background that includes 20 years in social work and a Masters degree in Holistic Nutrition, she is well equipped to educate and shift perspectives.

Laurie is the creator of and co-creator of 

Laurie is a firm believer in using holistic approaches to help people live better with both physical and mental health concerns. That our mental health management should go way beyond just taking a pill.   

Lisa Pinhorn

 Adult Educator, Pivitol Response Therapist & Autism Mom

Lisa has over 20 years of non-profit community work, public speaking, and is an advocate for children and their families. Lisa holds a Bachelor of Child Studies specializing in Developmental Disabilities from Mount Saint Vincent University, and a Masters of Education from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador, specializing in Adult Education. She is also a member of The Academy of Naturopaths and Naturotherapists (ANN). She is one of only two Shanker  Self-Reg™practitioners in Newfoundland & Labrador 
Lisa is a play focused, Pivotal Response Therapist (PRT) who knows firsthand the challenges of parenting a child on the autism spectrum. She is the creator of Supportive Transitions, a service offered to families and professionals who are working to improve the day-to-day lives of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This service provides practical, evidence-based strategies to unravel the challenges brought to families and individuals with Autism, Anxiety, ADHD, and OCD.   She is the Co-Founder of Feeding Futures, a holistic health service offering nutrition and food therapies to families living with ASD, ADHD, OCD and Anxiety.
Lisa is a firm believer that empowered parents, holistic care, and empathic relationships are powerful, and often missing pieces of pediatric mental health interventions and care. In her private practice she has seen families make powerful changes for their children.  

What's the Plan For the Day? 

A full day retreat may seem like a long time, but when your nose is to the grindstone, it's easy to lose track of time. That's why we created this nifty schedule for you to check out. 

 8:30 - 9:30 AM

Registration, Breakfast & Introductions. 1st Nutrition Discussion. The Importance of Breakfast for Anxiety and Mood Management.   

9:30 - 10:45 AM

Anxiety 101. How the Anxious Brain & Body Works.

10:30 - 10:45 AM

Light Nutrition Break 

10:45- 12:00 PM

The Caregiver's Role in Anxiety Management. Tips & Tools To Create More Feelings of Safety & Calm.  

12:00 - 12:45 PM


12:45 - 2:00 PM

The Importance of Nutrition, Sleep, Exercise & Stress Reduction For Better Mood and Anxiety Management.

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Train Your Brain To Relax With Play, Deep Breathing & Other Tools.

3:15 - 3:30 PM

Light Nutrition Break 

3:15 - 3:45 PM

Take Home Tools.  
Forward Thinking Counselling Tools That Work.

3:45 - 4:00
Closing for the day & good- byes.

Mt. Pearl, NL


47 Beclin Road, 
Mount Pearl, NL A1N 5G4

Registration Fee: $150.00 +HST = $172.50  

 March 24th, 2018

Frequently Asked Questions 

Questions always come up about events like this, and we want to save you some time by providing you with answers to some of the questions that we see a lot. Don’t hestitate to reach out with further questions.

  • What is the age range? The material in this retreat is targeted towards school age children. Approximate ages of 4 to 16.  
  • What should I bring?
    We are asking people to bring things to make their day comfortable. Comfortable clothes, a little cushion to sit on, your water bottle, a note book, and pen. We are going to be doing some relaxation exercises, so if you are more comfortable on the floor, please bring a blanket. We are also asking people to bring a picture of your family and children. 
  • How do I sign up for this event?
    Just simply click one of the Register buttons above or click here. You’ll be prompted to enter in all of your necessary details. Your seat at the retreat will be 100% secure once you send your registration payment.  Once you are totally registered, you will receive a welcome email with all of the finer deatails of the day and your receipt. 
  • What is included in the $150.00 + HST fee?
    LOTS! Your nutritious breakfast, 2 snacks & lunch will be provided.  You will also receive recipes, take away nutrition information, access to all PowerPoint presentations, simple relaxation instructions that you can start using right away, new stress management plan, and breathing strategies.  And lots and lots of new empowered parenting approaches to use in your home.
  • If I have some questions about this event how will I make contact? 
    Send all your questions to Laurie & Lisa. Click Here to send them a message. You can also reach us at 709-746-9334.
  • Is there space for parking and how will I get directions.
    Yes! There is parking. Click Here to type in your current location and your driving map and directions will be provided to you. How cool is that! 
  • Are meals and snacks included in the registration cost? Yes! We have awesome meals and snacks planned for the day.  We will be taking into account people's allergies, food sensitivities and special requests for vegetarian or vegan options. Don't forget to make your requests in the registration form.
  • Can I bring my child or children?  This is an adult event and unfortunately we don't have child care on site. This is a day about you and your self-care.