Health professional, published author & registered marriage celebrant
Dr Jonathan Toussaint is a health professional, published author, and registered marriage celebrant with the Australian Government. He is a leader in the field of health sciences and has provided professional educational services and consultancy work for individuals, families, communities and corporate sectors across Australia. His expertise has lead him to be featured in many well known publications and as a speaker at international conferences. Dr Jonathan Toussaint has also authored books on relationships, with his main publication “how to talk to girls” receiving great reviews locally and internationally. When not writing or involved in business, Jonathan practices as a registered marriage celebrant in Australia with over 25 years experience in the field.
How to Talk to Girls
“How to Talk to Girls”, written by Jonathan Toussaint, serves as a practical guide for teenage boys on one of the most challenging aspects of growing up: learning on how to talk to girls. It gives an overview of how to combat awkwardness and shyness but also on how to develop long lasting friendships and what is needed to turn this into a relationship down the track.
How do I look? Keys to a healthy body image
Whether its girls comparing themselves to unrealistic images portrayed in the media, or boys needing to muscle up, it often results in feelings of inadequacy and poor self esteem. When self-worth is tied to physical appearance and pressure to emulate the ideal body is promoted in our culture, it affects the wellbeing and quality of life of many young people. Negative body image is reaching epidemic proportions with scientific evidence showing the affect this has on young people’s mental health, confidence and self-worth. This book is an essential resource designed to raise awareness about the importance of positive body image regardless of body shape, ethnicity and other physical features. It provides valuable strategies to help a young person combat negative body image pressures, develop a stronger sense of health and wellbeing, and encourage them to reach their full potential.
OPINION: Prostate cancer sufferers need support. Jonathan Toussaint recently contributed an opinion piece to the Newcastle Herald which covered the importance of early diagnosis of prostate cancer with a strong message to particularly the Hunter and New England regions which show a below average response rate compared to the rest of NSW. Following the link you can read the rest of the article.
Grabbing life by the ‘bowls’ for International Prostate Cancer Awareness month. Again another article in the Newcastle Herald promoting International Prostate Cancer Awareness month, where local individuals are encouraged to participate in barefoot bowls at the Kahibah Sports Club for four Thursdays during the month of september in an attempt to further awareness.
Teens prefer blogs and Google over talking with parents about sex. Feature don the daily Telegraph, Jonathan Toussaint offers his expertise on an issue which is becoming more and more popular amongst young teens – turning to the internet to look for sexual educational answers.
Why dads need to be body positive role models for their daughters. This article explores a study by Dr John Toussaint in regards to father and daughter relationships and it’s impact on body image issues and eating disorders. Dr Toussaint found that “Fathers with negative attributes are significantly associated with eating disorders and depressive symptoms”.
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