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Animatrice pour Groupe D’enfants d’âge Préscolaire

Le Centre des Femmes West Island est à la recherche d'une animatrice pour un nouveau projet communautaire. Depuis octobre 2005, nous offrons «Temps pour Deux», un programme d’art et d’artisanat pour les jeunes familles du territoire du CLSC Lac St. Louis. Le but de cette activité est de briser l'isolement et de soutenir toutes les familles, en particulier celles dirigées par de jeunes mères, les familles à faible revenu ou les familles ayant immigré récemment au Canada. «Temps pour Deux» encourage une expérience positive et joyeuse à ...

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“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 advanta...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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“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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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A Great Evening in Spanish (Intermediate Level)

Tuesday 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Childcare Room 2 Holà! You’d like a chance to practice your Spanish? How about having fun while chatting and playing games in this beautiful language?  The aim of this intermediate-level course is to improve your listening and speaking skills as you enjoy a great evening out. The class is designed for women wanting to practice and improve their skills in Spanish by addressing the specific needs of participants: travelling, formal and informal conversation, Latin culture, etc. Disfruten de esta oportunidad de mejorar su Español en un ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Watch this space for upcoming support groups!

We will be running two new support groups as well as Healing Together and the New Moms meetings. Watch this space for details about the groups and information on how you can join starting next week!

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Living Wisdom Circle

Friday 10:15 - 11:45 a.m. Upstairs Classroom Join this inspiring and uplifting gathering designed for learning, sharing knowledge and wisdom, and supporting one another in the quest for greater well-being. Topics to be addressed include happiness, health, nutrition, relationships, abundance, gratitude, simplicity, and spirituality. Together, the class will explore and experience a variety of practical tools, which include affirmations, intention setting, mantras, guided meditations, and visualizations. There will also be opportunities to dance, sing, and have fun! ...

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Celebrating Diversity: Circle Time Stories (3-5 yrs with Mom)

Fall 2017: This class has been cancelled. Friday 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. Upstairs Classroom Each week, moms and their young children will gather to sing classic children’s songs, play warm-up group games, and then settle in to hear the “Story of the Week” featuring a specific theme of diversity, whether it be developmental, cultural, linguistic, or lifestyle. The aim of this course is to present children’s books that address individual differences, which help build our understanding of our unique selves. Mothers will also learn simple visualization and relaxation ...

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Cooking: Once a Month Planning

Wednesday 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Kitchen Are you tired of the race to get supper on the table after a long busy day? Are you looking for ways to save money while ensuring that your family eats healthy home-cooked meals that do not involve slaving in the kitchen? Then this is the class for you! The 2-hour class combines both learning class time and hands-on cooking. We will cover the feasibility of cooking a month’s worth of meals in one day, how to adapt your family’s favourite meals to speed cooking, and put "the talk" into practice in the kitchen by cooking up ...

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