Community news

1.  June 17 – July 29

Hopewell Eating Disorder has announced it will offer a support group for clients on Sunday afternoons from 3 to 4:30 pm from June 17 to July 29.  Meetings will take place at 251 Laurier Avenue West in downtown Ottawa, close to many public transportation routes.  Fees will be $45 for the seven weeks, or $10 per session.  To register, Email programcoordinator@hopewell.ca.

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2.  June 27, and July 4, 11, and 18

The Centre for Treatment of Sexual Abuse and Childhood Trauma (CTSACT) announces a four-week clinic for women entitled “A Natural and Holistic Approach to Overcome Anxiety.”

The Overcome Anxiety Clinic is a trauma-informed yoga therapy group designed for those experiencing chronic stress, anxiety, and trauma.  The clinic blends the Eastern philosophy and practice of Yoga with Western/modern therapies to strengthen self-regulation, self-empowerment and healing.  The series includes both education and practical components.  Participants will learn about stress responses, self-regulation techniques and how to connect the mind and the body to prevent stress activation, through positive psychology, mindful movement, meditation, and breath work.

This series is for women and will be held on four consecutive Wednesdays, on June 27, and July 4, 11, and 18, from 5 to 7 pm.  Participants will not be expected to speak up or share their own experiences with the group.  Yoga experience is NOT required.

Contact CTSACT to register or if you have any questions about the clinic.  Spots are limited.  The cost for the series is $60.  The Centre is located at 265 Carling Avenue, Suite 403.  Email: info@centrefortreatment.ca.   Tel.: 613-223-4929.

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3.  June 27

Living Healthy Champlain announced a free “Stress and Sleep Webinar” to be held on Wednesday, June 27, from 12 to 1 pm.  This 60-minute session will help inform participants about sleep, provide tools and tips for getting a better night’s sleep, and provide useful information on stress reduction.

Vela Tadic, MSW RSW, a sleep expert, will be available to answer any questions Webinar participants may have.  Ms. Tadic has been a clinical social worker and educator at the Bruyère Academic Family Health Team for the past ten years and has twenty years of work in the social service sector.  She has provided evidence-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for insomnia (CBT-i) courses to patients, as well as delivered CBT-i education sessions to health care and mental health care providers and learners.

Her areas of expertise include CBT, CBT-i, EMDR, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, solution focused-, strengths-based and brief intervention.  She is Adjunct Professor with the University of Ottawa, Department of Family Medicine, and sits on the executive of the Health Professional Educators Network for the College of Family Physicians, Society of Teachers.

To register for this Webinar, click here.

Funded by the Champlain Local Health Integration Network (CLHIN), Living Healthy Champlain provides a centralized program in the region to improve coordination of and access to self-management supports, programs and resources for people with chronic conditions, and training for healthcare professionals supporting patients living with chronic conditions.

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4.  July 3 & 17, August 7 & 21, and September 4

The Royal has announced a series of five workshops entitled “Working with Families Skills Training.”

For caregivers looking for ways to enhance their work with families, the series will be offered over the summer in place of the Family Information and Support Groups.  Sessions are scheduled for July 3 and 17, August 7 and 21, and September 4, from 6 to 7:30 pm.  Each session will feature an important component for engaging with families, offered by a variety of guest presenters, including professionals, trained volunteers, and family caregivers.

Social worker and author Virginia Lafond, along with Vanessa Morel, have joined the line-up for the presentation on “Grief and Mental Illness” scheduled for August 21.

These sessions are open to health care providers, family caregivers, peer supporters, students – anyone who has an interest in working with families – and will be offered at The Royal, 1145 Carling Avenue (not by OTN).  Registration in advance is preferred.  Light refreshments will be provided.

For information, see the flyer, or contact Juliet Haynes, Regional Family Support Program Coordinator, by Email at Juliet.Haynes@TheRoyal.ca, or by telephone at 613-722-6521, Ext. 7573.

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NOTE: The Oasis in Kanata does not endorse the above sessions or programs, or their content, nor does it derive any benefit from the organizations involved, but merely wishes to bring the above to your attention.

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