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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, Parenting, News|1 Comment

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

One Man’s Reflection on the #MeToo Movement

By Hugh McGeary, Director, Counselling, Catholic Family Service Catholic Family Service is all about Building Strong Families. To that end, we could take some time to reflect on the current stories about people coming forward to disclose incidents where someone with power and privilege did them harm. Rarely has there been a social discourse as [...]

2019-03-28T03:10:05+00:00March 28th, 2019|News|Comments Off on One Man’s Reflection on the #MeToo Movement

Affordable Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction

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

2018-12-18T20:54:55+00:00January 10th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Affordable Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction

A Continuum of Suicidal Risk

By Hugh McGeary, Managing Director, Counselling Services, Catholic Family Service When it comes to suicide, it might help to think that we are all on a continuum of risk. At one end, our resilience is high, our risk factors are low and we feel far away from the feelings and thoughts that are associated with [...]

2017-09-07T22:47:48+00:00September 7th, 2017|Anxiety/Depression|Comments Off on A Continuum of Suicidal Risk

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