Workshops and Courses
MHERC Workshops: Boosting Mental Health and Wellness
Have you ever bought or borrowed a self-help book or manual, excited about the new information only to find that making the changes and learning skills was not so easy to do alone? The following workshops, all based on popular self-help/wellness books, are aimed at helping you to get more out of skill-based workbooks and manuals. The workshop presentations, combined with group discussion and some hands-on practice will bring these books to life and make process of implementing and practicing new skills less difficult.
All workshop sessions are:
- 1:00 to 2:30 pm
- Free of charge
- Based on best selling and reliable books by authors with expertise in their fields.
- Intended to increase awareness and to help build skills and interest in mental, emotional and physical well-being.
- Not meant to replace professional and/or medical advice, services and interventions.
February 23 – 1:00 – 2:30 PM
“Manage Stress, Reduce Anxiety and Increase Well-Being”
This workshop will introduce key points on making a plan for self-care from this 2020 book by RobynL. Gobyn, PhD. This workshop, facilitated to be interactive through activities and discussion, will make these self-care ideas understandable and doable. Register and start your prescription for boosting well-being!
March 23 – 1:00 – 2:30 PM
“A life changing guide to boost self-esteem, recognize your worth and find genuine happiness”
This workbook by Ali Shainna, PhD includes useful interactive activities, reflections, and helpful advice on self-acceptance, self-compassion and self-esteem. If you are on the road to building a higher level of self-acceptance and self-compassion, this short workshop may be the helping hand you are looking for.
April 20- 1:00 – 2:30 PM
“Quit negative self-talk and discover the life you’ve always wanted”
This book is by best selling author and clinical psychologist, Andrea Bonier, PhD. She has produced a helpful guide to becoming aware of how thoughts impact on emotions and how we can, by learning some basic tools, improve our state of mind, emotions, heart and relationships. The workshop will highlight key points and introduce some of the ideas and strategies contained in this book.
May 18 – 1:00 – 2:30 PM
There is a strong connection between mood and food. This book offers insights on how to improve mood and emotion through meals and planning. The workshop will be an introduction to basic good mood foods, planning, choosing recipes and budgeting. Even small steps make a big impact!
June 22 – 1:00 to 2:30
Julia Cameron, the author of this workbook on recovering creativity, has been teaching and encouraging people for years to reclaim their creative birthright. She shares wisdom and steps to free one’s creative spirit regardless of age or other perceived obstacles. Join us in this workshop and participate in ideas and activities that may give your creativity a kick start!
Take a three session class from the comfort of your home.
- Build resilience, gather information, make connections and boost your well-being
- All courses are free of charge and informative and practical.
- Try a new topic or revisit something familiar.
- Invite a friend
- Discover community resources
Mind Body Bridging
Dates: March 2, 9, and 16
Times: 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Learn some practical strategies to reduce stressful reactions through Mind Body Bridging – a research based and effective tool for calming mind and body.
Building Essentials of Self-esteem
Dates: April 6, 13 and 20
Times: 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Self-esteem grows throughout the course of our lives. Life challenges, when we treat them as learning experiences, give us greater wisdom, self-compassion and understanding of ourselves and other people. Attend these three sessions and learn steps, tips and strategies to improve your self-concept, confidence and self-trust.
May 11, 18 and 25
Times: 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Creativity is available to everyone. Studies have shown how engaging in a creative practice or activity can increase confidence, improve self-esteem and improve mood. These sessions will introduce you to different ways to express your creative potential.
We’ve Got a Fresh New Look!
If you’ve visited our website before, you’ll notice that it looks a little different. With a tip of the hat to the mind-body connection, we have integrated a mandala symbol into our branding. All mandalas are based on a circle, and then infused with other designs (geometric, floral, etc) to form a deeper meaning. As they have become increasingly popular for their countless meditative and relaxation benefits, we thought the mandala was the perfect fit for our Mental Health Education Resource Centre.