13 results for author: Liz Bruineman


“Good-bye Stress, Hello Vitality” – Winter 2019

Is stress taking control of your life?  Are your emotions affecting you physically? Would you like to start living with less stress and more vitality? Then this support group is for YOU! In today's stressful environment, it is important to activate your body's relaxation response to stress! Stress can limit our ability to cope, stay focused, be productive, and it can also affect our health. The challenges of modern living are complex, and together we will look at the difference between becoming a slave to the stressful situations of life or using them to our advantage. In this 8-week skills-based, practical hands-on support group, you'll be ...

Dealing with Separation and Divorce – Winter 2019

This 8-week discussion-based support group offers hope and healing as it examines the realities and stages of separation and divorce. We will discuss fears, doubts and anxieties; daily survival and coping skills; forgiveness and reconciliation; managing loneliness; dealing with children; and setting boundaries for a healthy future. Some practical challenges (financial, legal, etc.) will be touched on as well. Each week will focus on a specific emotional aspect of this life-changing process while offering support and guidance to help you come to terms with your separation or divorce -- regardless of how long it has been. The group will be facilitated ...

Power to Nourish Your Lifestyle – Fall 2018

We are constantly bombarded by messages of ‘what and when you SHOULD or SHOULD NOT eat’, ‘what your children MUST eat’ and other anxiety driven messages! This discussion support group offers the exact opposite of anxious messages about food. Participants will find solidarity, acceptance and hope on your journey to honoring your body in peaceful and compassionate ways; and also infusing some fun back to the anxiety driven world of food! Let’s encourage us all to laugh and play with our food!  Come discover what hunger is trying to tell you! Learn how to better recognize your body’s unique nourishment needs and ultimately learn about ...

Nurturing Healthy Relationships and Happy Lives – Fall 2018

What are relationships? How can we create and maintain healthy relationships? What do healthy relationships ‘look like’ in different contexts? This discussion-based support group will allow us to explore together answers to these questions while giving us the space to reflect on ourselves. We will learn about establishing  our own values, limits and identities as well as gain information and tools related to communication, boundaries and conflict resolution. This group is open to all women who are interested in this topic: whether you are seeking tools to improve existing relationships, want resources and information to support loved ones, are ...

“The Gifts of Imperfection”

Free 8-week discussion-based support group facilitated by Kelly Roughton, CCF certified Life Coach. Look at “letting go of who you think you're supposed to be to embrace who you are” Meetings will take place on Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. beginning April 18, 2018. Registration is required.

Boosting your Happiness

What makes people happy? Well-being is an interaction of physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, interpersonal and environmental factors. Common problems in adult life, such as stress, anxiety and interpersonal conflict can create obstacles to happiness. Knowing how to cope with these obstacles constructively can promote well-being. In addition, certain lifestyle choices and techniques can help to increase life satisfaction. In this group, we will learn to recognize situations in adult life which are amenable to lifestyle management, skills development and other interventions to promote wellness. Various psychological and lifestyle management ...

Living in Balance: Gaining Calm and Control of Your Time

As women we wear many hats, many of which we choose and some we may not. Why is it that we often feel like our time is not our own and we are perpetually chasing hours? Are our priorities set for us or do we control them? Balance and time are concepts that cannot be solved solely with tactical and practical strategies; the answer to the key to balance is within us. In this group, we will explore and discover how to tap into our power and learn what stops us from living in balance and control of our time. Some of the topics we will discuss include our core values and how they are lived and expressed; the mindset and beliefs we hold around balance ...

Fall 2017 Weekly Support Group — The Deep River Within: Finding Inner Peace, Strength and Tranquility GROUP FULL ** WAIT LIST ONLY

Learn how to slow down and reconnect with your inner life. This 8-week support group is based on Finding the Deep River Within: A Woman’s Guide to Recovering Balance and Meaning in Everyday Life by Abby Seixas. Many of us carry around old patterns of behaviour that hold us back from living our lives to the fullest. We will tackle some of these issues so that we can renew our inner peace and reinvigorate our outlook on life. The group will be facilitated by Libby Parker, N.D., specializing in emotional wellness, certified in psychosynthesis therapy. Meetings will take place on Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. beginning September 27. Space is ...

Fall 2017 Weekly Support Group — The JOY Group: Just Open Yourself to the Possibilities!

What do you think the journey of life is all about? How well does your current journey reflect that definition? What is holding you back from fully stepping into your Joy? In this 8-week support group, you will learn how to shift your thinking and bring a new level of awareness, joy, and satisfaction into your life. It is time to unlock your unlimited potential and be who you came into this life to be! The group is facilitated by Sherry Nash, Joy Guru, a certified professional coach, Reiki master, Theta Healer and Naturopath. Meetings will take place on Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. starting on October 5 The group is free of charge, but donations ...

Nurturing Self-Compassion

Why are we more forgiving and understanding of others than we are of ourselves? This 8-week support group offers women the opportunity to explore self-awareness, self-compassion, and living mindfully. By learning to respond to life and to ourselves with mindful awareness, understanding, and kindness, we can better handle difficult and stressful events and build emotional strength. This group is intended to be a healing and connecting space for women to engage in meaningful ways and feel revitalized to take on life's challenges. The group will be facilitated by Yael Gutner, M.A., conseiller d’orientation,  youth and adult counsellor. Meetings ...

Build Your Self-Confidence and Take Charge of Your Life

Renew your confidence and make the changes you want in your life with this empowering 8-week support group. The topics discussed include the importance of self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-love. We will also explore how to make yourself a priority; become a better communicator; create more life balance; and set personal and life goals. Life is an adventure and this support group will help you embrace it with renewed personal strength and control for a happier, more fulfilled life. The group will be facilitated by Sherezad Abadi Perez, a mental health clinical research professional and fitness instructor. Meetings will take place on Thursdays ...

Embracing Your Introverted Self

Do you feel drained after participating in large gatherings and prefer socializing one on one? Do you hate to chit chat and avoid networking at all costs? Do you crave “alone time”? Do you ever feel pressure to be more outgoing? If so, then this 8-week support group is for you. Come explore what it means to be an introvert -- including its advantages! Learn how to manage your introversion so that you can socialize in groups with more ease and assert your need to spend time alone -- without feeling inadequate or guilty. Find out how to be yourself and appreciate the gift that introversion can be! The group will be facilitated by Susan Molnar, ...

Dealing with Separation and Divorce

This 8-week discussion-based support group offers hope and healing as it examines the realities and stages of separation and divorce. We will discuss fears, doubts and anxieties; daily survival and coping skills; forgiveness and reconciliation; managing lonliness; dealing with children; surviving the holidays; and setting boundaries for a healthy future. Some practical challenges (financial, legal, etc.) will be touched on as well. Each week will focus on a specific emotional aspect of this life-changing process while offering support and guidance to help you come to terms with your separation or divorce -- regardless of how long it has been. The ...