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Wednesday, September 20, 2017 — 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM EDT
Developing Your Compassionate Mind poster

Why practice self-compassion?

Through research, self-compassion has been linked to positive well-being in the reduction of negative mind states, including anxiety, depression, perfectionism and shame. In addition, it has been associated with improved emotional coping and greater resilience.  

Having compassion for oneself is really no different than having compassion for others. In this workshop, you will be given the opportunity to explore self-compassion by participating in reflection and writing exercises, meditations, and open discussions.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Overcoming Anxiety poster

What is cognitive-behavioural therapy?

CBT is a widely used, evidence-based approach to treating anxiety. This approach can help you understand the relationship between your feelings, thoughts, and behaviours, and how these experiences interact to maintain anxiety.

The focus of CBT is:

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 — 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Coping Skills Seminar poster

Learn the basics of self-care, mindfulness, meditation, and useful strategies for coping with anxiety and stress in our Coping Skills Seminars.

Managing Emotions

Learn how to:

  • Identify emotional triggers
  • Regulate emotions with self-soothing, coping thoughts, and grounding
  • Increase pleasurable activities
  • Relax using guided imagery visualization

Register on LEADS.

Monday, September 25, 2017 — 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
Coping Skills Seminar poster

Learn the basics of self-care, mindfulness, meditation, and useful strategies for coping with anxiety and stress in our Coping Skills Seminars.

Cultivating Resiliency

Learn how to:

  • Develop healthier self-care habits
  • Shift unhelpful mindsets
  • Deal with disappointment
  • Motivate yourself after failure
  • Relax using breathing techniques

Register on LEADS.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
Calming the Panic poster

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • Facts about panic/anxiety attacks
  • Common symptoms of panic attacks
  • Practical coping strategies for calming down your mind and body

Facilitator: Sue Fraser, MSW, RSW

Register on LEADS.

Calming the Panic poster

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Stones piled beside an azalea flower

Learn and practice mind-body awareness skills designed to:

  • Maximize personal, interpersonal, academic, and work coping skills
  • Enhance concentration, focus, and creativity
  • Cultivate inner resources for greater emotional balance, health, and well-being

Participants must be able to attend the first session. Please wear comfortable clothing. This workshop is available for students (and staff – space permitting).

Register on LEADS.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
Dealing with Depression poster

What is cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT)?

CBT is a widely used, evidence-based approach often used for depression. CBT focuses on helping you change unhelpful thoughts, unpleasant feelings and problematic behaviours, such as avoidance. The focus is on the present and helping you see how negative thoughts can lead to distressing feelings and problem behaviours and supporting you to replace unhelpful thoughts with adaptive thoughts and healthier behaviours.

Who can benefit from attending?

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Preventing Depression Relapse poster

Do you cycle into low mood and depression?

This skills-based group offers evidence-based therapy that helps sustain recovery from depression and decrease risk of relapse.

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is an empirically validated group treatment program that is specifically designed to help individuals who have recovered from depression, to avoid future relapse.
The primary prevention skills are mindfulness-based practices and the focus of therapy is in prevention of relapses.

Who can join this group?

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 — 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Coping Skills Seminar poster

Learn the basics of self-care, mindfulness, meditation, and useful strategies for coping with anxiety and stress in our Coping Skills Seminars.

Strengthening Motivation

Learn how to:

  • Solve problems more effectively
  • Set achievable goals
  • Overcome obstacles and increase chances for success
  • Relax using progressive muscle relaxation

Register on LEADS.

Monday, October 2, 2017 — 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
Pencil crayons in a rainbow

Learn the basics of self-care, mindfulness, meditation, and useful strategies for coping with anxiety and stress in our Coping Skills Seminars.

Challenging Thinking

Learn how to:

  • Identify unhelpful thinking patterns
  • Challenge and modify unhelpful thoughts
  • Think in a more balanced way
  • Relax using mindfulness strategies

Register on LEADS.

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