Category Archives: Eating Disorders

The post-Christmas Blues

‘Christmas’ is supposed to be a great time of the year. For many, especially afterwards, it is anything but. In this Shaw TV interview our co-Executive Director, Ian Gartshore, is asked about this and what people can do about it. … Continue reading

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Reduce Anxiety

Click here for the slides presented for a seminar given by Renee Bueckert October 20, 2016 on how to reduce anxiety. Some take-aways: Anxiety doesn’t have to run (ruin!) one’s life. It can be alerting us about something that needs … Continue reading

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End Shame

All of us suffer from shame at times, but it turns up as embarrassment, anger, anxiety, fear, distancing, arguing, convincing, pleading, addictions, eating disorders, suicidal wishes, and much more! Most relationship problems are rooted in shame (communication problems are merely … 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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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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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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30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself

As Maria Robinson once said, “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”  Nothing could be closer to the truth.  But before you can begin this process of transformation … Continue reading

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How can I cope through the holidays?

Mindfulness can have many benefits for people suffering from difficulties such as anxiety and depression. Practicing mindfulness can be an excellent way of coping. Mindfulness may help people get back in touch with the present moment, as well as reduce … Continue reading

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How Do I Tame My Inner Critic?

By Angela Slade Taming your inner critic is much like taming a wild animal – it must be done with awareness and consistency. It’s a sneaky little beast and will come sliding in the back door, just as you shove … Continue reading

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Healing Your Body from the Inside Out

The next date for Healing Your Body from the Inside Out education/support group in Nanaimo for adults is set for Wednesday, September 28, 2011 to December 14, 2011 (6:30 pm – 8:30 pm). Details Here

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