Category Archives: News

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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Our First Licensed Social Worker

Our First Licensed Social Worker We welcome on board, as of August 2015, our first licenced Social Worker, Ceilidh McKay! Her addition to our staff will nicely round out our services with her warm, wise, holistic and no-nonsense approach to … Continue reading

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Enabling Youth to do Better

Why would a counselling agency run a youth and senior program? Because we believe it is important to build skills and self-esteem in youth so that they can do better in their adult lives. This follows the old adage: “An … Continue reading

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Cycle Club in local paper

Here’s a good-news story! How teenagers are gaining valuable and practical skills that will improve their lives in a number of ways. The local community newspaper featured our Bike Club during the 2015 Bike to Work Week. Read it by … Continue reading

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How Do I Control Anger?

by Angela Slade The instinctive, natural way to express anger is to respond aggressively. Anger is a natural, adaptive response to threats; it inspires powerful, often aggressive, feelings and behaviors, which allow us to fight and to defend ourselves when … 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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Child poverty rate climbing in B.C.

The proportion of B.C. children living in poverty has risen, marking the eighth straight year that the province has claimed the highest after-tax rate in the country. Full Story as reported by CTV: http://bit.ly/v6aYJm

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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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