Personal Development


Resilience in the Emotional Well-Being Journey

Friday 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Upstairs Classroom Join Psychologist Melinda Morros for a 9-week course on emotional well-being and resilience. Drawing from the exciting areas of positive psychology, cognitive behaviour therapy and mindfulness, this course will focus on integrating up-to-date research and practical strategies into our individual and collective journeys towards emotional well-being and resilience. Participants will have an opportunity to explore their goals, challenges, and triumphs. Instructor: Melinda Morros, M.A., Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist

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Healing Meditations

Friday 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Upstairs Classroom Come experience the peace that comes with meditation and the clarity that you can find with regular practice. In each class, we will do a bit of chair yoga, some breathing exercises, and focus on reuniting awareness and experience of body, mind and spirit. Come as you Are. Instructor: Sheila Southon, Certified Counsellor, Chopra Certified Meditation Instructor, Quebec Certified Naturotherapist

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Anti-Inflammatory Eating Made Quick and Easy

Thursday 9:45 - 11:45 a.m. Upstairs Classroom Inflammation is the root of the diseases linked to ageing — from wrinkles to autoimmune diseases (like rheumatoid arthritis), and just about everything in between. The good news is there is a “dietary pattern” that we can adopt that will slow down the diseases linked with ageing and help us stay healthier for longer. In this course, we will focus on why we should follow the anti-inflammatory eating lifestyle, the Mediterranean food circle and healthy plate. Participants will determine their food personality and ...

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The Joy Circle

Wednesday 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Upstairs Classroom Come join this warm and lively circle to be inspired, uplifted, and empowered in your day-to-day life. Each week, we will collectively experiment with self-care practices: movement exercises, self-massage, guided meditation and affirmations, mantra singing, dance, and more. Through this practice and group sharing, we will intentionally inject more energy and joy into our busy lives, and tap into our inner wisdom. Please Note: The last class is on June 7. This is an 8-week course. Instructors: Sylwia Dyjak, B.A. ...

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Prenatal Yoga

Tuesday 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Gym Pregnancy is a time to tap into your inner strength. This gentle 1-hour Hatha yoga class is appropriate for all levels and all trimesters. We'll stretch our achy unfamiliar bodies, we'll strengthen in order to comfortably carry this little one to term and accelerate recovery, and most importantly, we'll breathe, rest, and restore. This is a chance to connect with other expectant moms in the community and share feelings of fear and uncertainty. Been there, done that moms are very welcome as well. Please bring a yoga mat, two yoga blocks, ...

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Becoming a Manager of Your Own Life

Tuesday 9:45 - 11:45 a.m. Upstairs Classroom Every day you are required to make decisions: how to spend your time, how to use your money, what to do about your well-being. Every decision you make plays a role in determining your overall life direction. The goal of this course is to develop practical skills to manage your daily life most effectively and to overcome a feeling that other people or circumstances are controlling your existence and your well-being. Participants will evaluate their self-management, determine strategies to strengthen communication, and learn ...

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How to Talk so Kids Will Listen & Listen so Kids Will Talk

Monday 7:00-9:00 p.m. Upstairs Classroom Because children don’t come with an instruction manual, join Valerie each week to learn practical, simple, and effective parenting tips and techniques.  Based on the book, How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk, this course will give you the skills you need to do the following: • Teach your child to understand, identify and communicate feelings; • Encourage cooperation; • Discipline without hurting or alienating; • Encourage autonomy; • Help your child develop a positive and ...

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Converse in French: Beginners and Intermediates

Monday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Childcare Room 2 Comment allez-vous aujourd'hui? This course is designed for women wanting to improve their skills in French, in order to communicate effectively in everyday situations. The aim of this class is to improve listening and speaking skills. A large amount of time is dedicated to addressing your specific needs (professional conversation, informal and formal conversation, etc.) that each participant can benefit from. Don't miss this great opportunity to improve your French in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere! Please Note: ...

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French for Newcomers

Friday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Childcare Room 2 Bonjour! Vous venez d'arriver au Québec et voulez apprendre à parler français?  This introductory class is made for you! It is designed for women with little or no background in French who would like to begin to navigate their way by learning basic sentences, grammar and expressions. Through vocabulary, idiomatic phrases and conversational activities, you will learn to meet and greet people as well as practice basic communication for other daily life situations. There is no homework and we put a strong emphasis on ...

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Journaling Through Transitions

Thursday 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Childcare Room 2 This is a writing and discussion group that deals with important life transitions. In our journals, we explore strategies to process important changes such as career, health, empty nest syndrome, retirement, and divorce. We begin by “Naming the Change,” then we apply tools for managing transitions from “Letting Go” to “Accepting the New Way.” This course is recommended for anyone who is interested in using their journal to process big and small life changes. No previous writing experience is necessary and ...

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