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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

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

My Journey Back to the Office

By Sara Lapp, Counsellor, Catholic Family Service I thrive on the routine of work. I love my morning coffee at the office, I love having a productive session and I love coming home after an engaging and challenging day. My work has always been a love and a passion and I derive great meaning from [...]

2017-09-05T21:31:06+00:00September 5th, 2017|Counselling|Comments Off on My Journey Back to the Office

What a Relationship Needs to Recover from an Affair (Part 4 of 4)

By Hugh McGeary, Managing Director of Counselling Services, Catholic Family Service Read Part 1 of this series: Honesty at All Costs Read Part 2 of this series: Taking Ownership Read Part 3 of this series: Vulnerability TRUST AND FORGIVENESS Once someone has betrayed your trust, they have to some degree forfeited their ability to reassure you. [...]

2017-08-24T17:05:58+00:00August 24th, 2017|Counselling|Comments Off on What a Relationship Needs to Recover from an Affair (Part 4 of 4)

What a Relationship Needs to Recover from an Affair (Part 3 of 4)

By Hugh McGeary, Managing Director of Counselling Services, Catholic Family Service Read Part 1 of this series: Honesty at All Costs Read Part 2 of this series: Taking Ownership Read Part 4 of this series: Trust and Forgiveness VULNERABILITY To understand personal vulnerability, you must gain insight into why you were vulnerable to act against your [...]

2017-08-24T17:08:04+00:00August 24th, 2017|Counselling|Comments Off on What a Relationship Needs to Recover from an Affair (Part 3 of 4)

Keeping Our Counselling Promise

By Patricia Jones, CEO, Catholic Family Service I have to be honest with you. I struggle to find the right words to tell you how important we think it is for you to access compassionate, inviting and high caliber counselling no matter who you are, where you come from, what you have been through, who [...]

2017-08-09T16:00:23+00:00August 9th, 2017|Counselling|Comments Off on Keeping Our Counselling Promise

On Being Rip Van Winkle

By Hugh McGeary, Managing Director, Counselling Services, Catholic Family Service I recently attended a conference in Edmonton. Normally, I would renew my acquaintance with quite a few people from organizations I knew or worked with when I lived there 20 years ago. This time was quite different. It had been a few years since I [...]

2017-05-27T05:24:00+00:00February 28th, 2017|Counselling|Comments Off on On Being Rip Van Winkle

How to Survive a Workplace Bully

By Katherine Matiko, Communications Coordinator, Catholic Family Service Workplace bullying is all too common and it can be devastating. According to the Canada Safety Council, one person in six has been bullied in the workplace and one in five has witnessed a co-worker being bullied.1 “I was called stupid. I was yelled at in front [...]

2017-05-27T05:24:00+00:00January 12th, 2017|Counselling|Comments Off on How to Survive a Workplace Bully

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