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Being present is more than just showing up

When was the last time you were somewhere or with someone and really embraced being there? I was lucky enough to be on Chesterman’s Beach near Tofino this summer.  The sound, feel, smell and sight of the surf, sand, sun and milieu of people swimming, surfing, biking, sand sailing, and kite flying was truly [...]

2019-08-27T19:32:32+00:00August 27th, 2019|Counselling, News, Parenting|1 Comment

Building Strong Families From Within: A Practicum Student’s Experience

When I applied to do my Bachelor of Social Work 4th year practicum at Catholic Family Service I was just looking to get my hours completed and signed off on. I wasn’t expecting to fall in love with the role I’m in, the staff, the services we provide and the agency as a whole. [...]

2019-08-20T21:38:20+00:00August 20th, 2019|Counselling|0 Comments

Motherhood Matters Mattered

They say that it takes a village to raise a child “and I found my Village within this program” said a young Motherhood Matters participant. She is certainly not alone in her thinking. Motherhood Matters touched the lives of hundreds of women in its more than 40 years. Motherhood Matters was a three stage [...]

2019-08-14T14:11:26+00:00August 14th, 2019|News, Parenting|Comments Off on Motherhood Matters Mattered

Three year study leads to Fathers Moving Forward – a reflection on how we got here.

Catholic Family Service released the findings of a three year study titled: Fathers Moving Forward June 2019 at a private event in downtown Calgary. Fathers Moving Forward is a program for fathers aged 16 to 26 provided by Catholic Family Service at the Louise Dean Centre for pregnant and parenting teens. Developed and piloted in [...]

2019-07-02T20:00:33+00:00June 28th, 2019|News, Parenting|Comments Off on Three year study leads to Fathers Moving Forward – a reflection on how we got here.

Single Session Counselling targets what you need when you need it

When we think about counselling we think about going deep into our feelings, taking as much time as we need, and telling our whole story so no wonder it seems counter intuitive to say – less can actually be enough. Some years ago there was a study reported on by Moshe Talmon where they looked [...]

2019-07-24T22:08:32+00:00June 24th, 2019|Counselling, News|Comments Off on Single Session Counselling targets what you need when you need it

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Offered This Summer

UPDATE: MBSRi will be offered in Summer 2019! See below for details: If you experience stress, anxiety, depression or chronic pain, Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction informed (MBSRi) group might help. Developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in the 1970s by Professor Jon Kabat-Zinn, MBSRi uses a combination of mindfulness meditation, body awareness and yoga [...]

2019-06-28T18:50:50+00:00June 17th, 2019|Counselling|Comments Off on Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Offered This Summer