Oasis events

Monday, February 4, 7 – 8:30 pm: Caregivers Matter   All caregivers are welcome to attend our monthly caregiver support group.  Preregistration is not required.  For information, contact Elise Laviolette, our Program Manager, at  OasisManager@TheOasisKanata.ca.

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February 9 – May 11

The Ottawa Network for Borderline Personality Disorder (ON-BPD) will offer the 12-week Family Connections course again this year at The Oasis in Kanata.  The course will run on Saturday mornings, from February 9 to May 11 (except on April 20 and May 4), from 9:30 am to noon, at Glen Cairn United Church, 140 Abbeyhill Drive, in Kanata.

The program is designed to provide the adult family members and spouses of individuals with emotion dysregulation or borderline personality disorder with knowledge and skills for their own well-being and for better understanding their loved one.

The course is free, but participants are expected to commit to attend all sessions, except in case of emergency, to derive full benefit from this exceptional course.

For further information about the course, click here for a copy of the Family Connections brochure.  To register, complete and Email the application form to intake@on-bpd.ca.

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Monday, February 11, 7 pm

Stress Reduction for Caregivers.  Yoga Instructor Monika Herr will explain and demonstrate several tools caregivers can use in everyday life to reduce their stress levels.  Her practice, based in Yoga and Ayurveda, which uses ancient principles and techniques to develop and maintain mind-body balance, is influenced by her lived experience as a caregiver and as a person living with mental illness.  No previous experience is necessary.  Participants will be invited to take part in the various exercises while seated in chairs.  Exercise clothing or Yoga mats will not be required.  See poster for full details.

 

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For questions about The Oasis in Kanata program, or information about upcoming sessions, visit our Contact page.  For information about other upcoming events in our community related to mental health, visit our Community News page.

NOTE: Please check our Web site prior to each event to confirm details.

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PREVIOUS EVENTS

≡  2018 

November 19: Overcoming Resistance to Treatment (information session)

October 15: The Pyramid of Family Care (information session)

September 17: Coping with PTSD (information session)

September 11 – October 30: PSO Family WRAP (8-week course)

June 18: Mental Health Caregiver Guide (information session)

June 9: Caregiver Retreat (half-day event)

May 28: Maintaining Healthy Relationships (information session)

May 5: A Taste of Mindfulness (half-day workshop)

March 19: Mood and Anxiety Concerns (information session)

February 12: Compassion: How Art Therapy Can Help (information session)

February 10 – May 5: ON-BPD Family Connections Course (12-week course)

January 15: Is the ODSP for you? (information session)

≡  2017 

November 20: Talking about Eating Disorders (information session)

November 14: PSC employment opportunities (MICA co-sponsored information session)

October 16: Exploring the Possibilities (information session)

September 20 – November 22: Family-to-Family Education Course (ten-week course)

September 18: Communication, Boundary-setting, and Self-care (information session)

June 10: Caregiver Retreat (half-day event)

May 29: Caregivers and Sleep (information session)

April 17: Caregivers and Trauma – Recognition and Healing (information session)

March 20: Gaining and Maintaining Balance (information session)

January 30 – April 8: Borderline Personality Disorder (twelve-week course)

January 16: Family Wellness and Coping Plans (information session)

≡  2016 

November 24: Mobile Crisis Team (information session)

October 24: Lived Experiences (information session)

September 19: Caring for Caregivers of Youth (information session)

May 16: Reducing Stress and Developing Resilience (information session)

April 18: Staying Strong – Care for the Caregiver (information session)

April 16: safeTALK (half-day workshop)

March 21: Health Headlines – Hope or Hype? (information session)

January 18: Caregivers and Powers of Attorney (information session)

January 9 – March 19: Borderline Personality Disorder (eleven-week course)

≡  2015 

October 24: Mental Illness Caregivers Association Summit 3 (co-hosted with MICA)

September 21: Naturopathy – Going beyond Anti-depressants (information session)

September 8 – October 27: Mindfulness Skills for Well-being (eight-week course)

May 25: The Will to Meaning – The Life and Works of Viktor Frankl (information session)

April 20: Housing and Mental Illness (information session)

February 22 – May 10: Dealing with Psychosis (eight-week course)

February 9: Borderline Personality Disorder (information session)

January 21: The Police and the Caregiver (information session)

≡  2014 

November 17: Cognition and Psychosis (information session)

October 21: Managing Difficult Emotions (information session)

September 15: Mental Illness – Effects on the Family (information session)

May 27: Self-harm, Suicide, and Emergency Planning (information session)

March 24: From Grief to Hope (information session)

February 10 – March 3: Strengthening Families Together (four-week course)

January 20: Financial Issues for Caregivers (information session)

≡  2013 

December 16: Managing Holiday Stressors (information session)

November 19: Care for the Caregiver – Importance of Looking after Oneself (information session)

October 21: Communication Skills – Where Do We Go from Here? (information session)

September 23: Mental Illness – A Family’s Journey (information session)

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