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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

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

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

CFS Launches Online Self-Help

By Hugh McGeary, Managing Director, Counselling Services, Catholic Family Service If the shoe fits . . . When your shoes need replacing, you go to a shop that has what you need, be it a work boot or a pair of heels. You know which store offers what, and you have options including online shopping. [...]

2017-05-27T05:24:00+00:00April 20th, 2017|News|Comments Off on CFS Launches Online Self-Help

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

Don’t Let Depression Keep You to Itself

By Hugh McGeary, Managing Director of Counselling Services, Catholic Family Service October 6, 2016 is National Depression Screening Day How do you talk about depression in a way that is meaningful? Let’s start with what depression is not: it’s not about personality, it’s not about being sad, or about grief or loss, or even about feeling [...]

2017-05-27T05:24:05+00:00October 6th, 2016|Anxiety/Depression|Comments Off on Don’t Let Depression Keep You to Itself

Give and You Will Be Given

By Keith West, Mentor, Athletes Mentoring Program I’ve just started my fourth year as a mentor with the Athletes Mentoring Program (AMP). I study Communications full time at the University of Calgary. In addition, I am a varsity athlete competing with the Dinos men’s volleyball team. During my summers, I’ve trained with the Canadian Junior [...]

2016-10-03T21:37:12+00:00October 3rd, 2016|Anxiety/Depression|2 Comments