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Understanding Addictions Class: May 14
News Posted On May 01, 2022

Understanding Addictions Class: May 14

“Change begins at the end of your comfort zone.” Seeking out treatment for addictions can be scary and overwhelming. You may not be ready for change, and the idea of it can be uncomfortable. Big journeys begin with small steps, and The Family Centre’s…

Learning Empathy
News Posted On May 01, 2022

Learning Empathy

What is empathy? In a very simple way, empathy means feeling with, instead of feeling for. It means feeling the same emotion that another person feels instead of just feeling bad for them. You don’t need to experience the same thing as someone to have…

Grief and Art Therapy Group
News Posted On Apr 01, 2022

Grief and Art Therapy Group

“Grief is not so much an emotion to get over, but a landscape we journey through,” says Heather, one of the Facilitators of the Grieving Through Art Therapy Group and an Expressive Art Therapist. Losing someone you love can be very heartbreaking.…

Rahwa's Story
News Posted On Mar 01, 2022

Rahwa's Story

Rahwa is a single parent and an immigrant. She always said to herself, “I can handle everything on my own.”  At one point, things became uncontrollable and she felt like collapsing. This is when Rahwa decided to seek professional help. Rahwa connected…

Affirmations: What Are They and How Do They Work?
News Posted On Feb 15, 2022

Affirmations: What Are They and How Do They Work?

Your thoughts play a big part in your overall wellness. Affirmations can be an easy way to improve your mindset. When you are feeling unwell, you might end up falling down into a negative thinking pattern and holding yourself back. Read on to see some…

Healthy Habits: 8 Good Habits to Have in Life
News Posted On Feb 01, 2022

Healthy Habits: 8 Good Habits to Have in Life

Good habits benefit our physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental health. These are the habits that get you closer to living your best life. Good habits help you become more productive and energetic. These habits help us move forward. If you are unsure…

How to Enjoy Long Winters
News Posted On Jan 14, 2022

How to Enjoy Long Winters

Every season has its own joys and challenges. During the summer, the joys can be camping, hiking, and swimming in a lake. The challenges are mosquitoes, and on some days, unbearable heat. In the winter, the joys can be hot chocolates and snuggling in…

How to Reach Your Goal One Step at a Time
News Posted On Jan 01, 2022

How to Reach Your Goal One Step at a Time

If you’re like me, you can feel overwhelmed when you set a long-term goal. It might be so far away it seems impossible to reach. Long-term goals can feel too hard to do, especially if you have tried before. It's like being stuck on one side of a huge…

Holidays and Grief
News Posted On Dec 12, 2021

Holidays and Grief

Christmas and other holidays may be times of joy and celebration; an occasion to reunite with loved ones and to share traditions and good times...for some people. However, there are situations that can make this season extremely hard for other people.…

Strive: Support Group for Men
News Posted On Dec 01, 2021

Strive: Support Group for Men

Relationships are complex and take work to be strong and healthy. Are you tired of experiencing the same issues over and over again in your relationships? You are not alone. Mark Frederick encounters many men experiencing relationship issues in The Family…

Winter Blues or Seasonal Affective Disorder
News Posted On Dec 01, 2021

Winter Blues or Seasonal Affective Disorder

Is your mood and energy so low this time of year that you think you could have winter blues or seasonal affective disorder? Read on to learn about the difference between the two, the symptoms, and coping strategies.   What is the difference between…

How to Reduce Holiday Stress by Setting Strong Boundaries
News Posted On Dec 01, 2021

How to Reduce Holiday Stress by Setting Strong Boundaries

Close your eyes for a second. Now, think of the phrase “holiday season.” What comes to mind? Is it positive or negative? Do you feel excited or stressed? Although holidays can be very uplifting for some of us, not all may feel the same way. Read…

Mental Health Check-In Worksheet
News Posted On Nov 01, 2021

Mental Health Check-In Worksheet

The state of our mental well-being affects how we feel, act, and relate to others. It's important to know that our mental health can fluctuate due to daily struggles or challenges, especially when a problem exceeds our coping capabilities. By checking…

Two New Locations at Drop-In Single Session Counselling Edmonton
News Posted On Nov 01, 2021

Two New Locations at Drop-In Single Session Counselling Edmonton

What are the two new locations? We have two new locations at our Drop-In Single Session Counselling!  “We are glad to be able to partner with these two organizations and expand our DISSC services to these new locations,” says Elsie Lobo, Manager,…

Movember: Why Men’s Mental Health Matters
News Posted On Nov 01, 2021

Movember: Why Men’s Mental Health Matters

In 2003, 30 men in Australia raised money for prostate cancer research by charging $10 to grow a mustache. Movember was born, and by 2006, the movement had funding to focus on men's health, including mental health. Awareness of men's mental health has…

What to Expect at Your First Counselling Session
News Posted On Oct 01, 2021

What to Expect at Your First Counselling Session

"I am nervous, anxious, and scared to attend a therapy session. I am afraid to open up. What do I even say? Do I start the conversation?" "What if people judge me for going to therapy. People might think I am weak." "I'm terrified to feel my feelings.…

World Suicide Prevention Day: What Can You Do to Help Prevent Suicide
News Posted On Sep 10, 2021

World Suicide Prevention Day: What Can You Do to Help Prevent Suicide

Trigger warning: This content contains information about suicide. This may not be reassuring and can be triggering to some individuals. We ask you to consider leaving this platform if you think the discussion could be traumatizing to you. For immediate…

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