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Women: Are you frustrated?

Do you sometimes feel like pulling your hair out because you’re frustrated and/or angry? Would you like to learn how to turn this into a positive forward-moving courageous change in your life that actually improves your relationships? The next Frustrated … Continue reading

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Second Annual Island Integrated Counselling Society Beer & Burger Night

Join us for a night of great food and great music at the Island Integrated Counselling Society Beer & Burger Night.  Date: September 16, 2016 Time: 6:00 to 9:00 pm Location: Old City Station Pub, 150 Skinner St., Nanaimo  Tickets: $20.00 each Order tickets here … Continue reading

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Recovering from a Loss of Income

What does an agency do when it suddenly and unexpectedly loses a big chunk of its revenue? We’re finding out! Earlier this year we (and countless other non-profits) learned that the amount of funding from the provincial Gaming Fund was … Continue reading

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Healthy Family Communication

What family doesn’t sometimes have difficulties with communication? This year’s AGM speaker, Bernie Dunning, has had nearly 30 years of experience working with families, helping them to improve their communication. He is a warm and insightful man. You can read … Continue reading

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Eating Disorders Intern set to begin

We are pleased to announce that Brandi Nielsen (BSW, MSW, RSW) will be joining us this year as an intern with our eating disorders program! Brandi has been a Registered Social Worker in Alberta and British Columbia since 1999. She completed … Continue reading

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People Who Do the Right Thing (But Never Feel Rewarded)

By Bernie Dunning, MA There are individuals who feel frustrated about their life because despite believing they are always doing the right thing, they keep on failing. They can’t maintain close relationships and/or they fail at their parenting efforts. Tragically … Continue reading

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Becoming a member could save a life

Really? On Wednesday of this week I was told by a client that she very much doubts she would be alive today had she not engaged in our services. She was not being dramatic. Jacqueline Gautier, our Eating Disorders therapist, … Continue reading

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Inspirational speaker Fred Anderson spoke at our AGM Nov 16th

Fred Anderson is a popular motivational speaker and course leader. Well-known in aboriginal circles, now his reputation as a native painter is gaining him appreciation around the world. We were honoured to have this powerful orator as our key-note speaker … Continue reading

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The Illusion of Power and Control

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net As humans we seem to be drawn to seek control over our environment and ourselves. When we are infants, we immediately attempt to control our environment by making sure we are fed and … Continue reading

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We’re always Communicating

People talk about how important Communication is. More often than not the first reason people go to therapy for relationship issues is because they are having communication problems. Some state that they do not communicate. In actuality people are always … Continue reading

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