Month: November 2015
Sitting around with nothing to do? Follow the link below to about 5 hours of free video from an autism conference featuring among others, Temple Grandin as only she can be. Can’t vouch for the quality, or how long they will be available. It is a Thanksgiving promotion (USA), so may be time limited. Ignore the pricing on the right side and just click on each video.
Happy 2 weeks to exams!
I just watched 10 minutes of the research panel video and highly recommend it. Fascinating stuff on how #s of kids with autism is determined by the CDC and new treatments for depression and anxiety.
Audrey Healy – Fleming College
Burnout: A Guide for Recognizing the Stages of Dis-stress
12/10/2015 12:00 Canada/Eastern
Do you lack energy? Or do you feel so drained that you just can’t give any more? Are you frantically involved in getting things done? Or are you just “done” with putting any more effort into anything? In this session, you’ll learn how the answers to these questions could be signs that everyday stress has escalated to critical dis-stress. You’ll learn about burnout, what it is, what it looks like in each stage of its progression, who is at risk and what you can do about it.
Canadian Harm Reduction Network
OVERDOSE AWARENESS & PREVENTION
A Workshop for Front-Line & Peer Workers
Thursday, December 10th 2015
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Space is limited
DOWNTOWN CENTRAL LOCATION (Toronto)
In this interactive workshop we’ll cover:
- Experiences of overdose
- Risks of overdose and how to mitigate these
- How to spot an overdose – opiates and stimulants
- Responding to overdose, including the use of Naloxone
- Talking to clients about use, risks, overdose
- Why your agency and other places in your community need an overdose protocol
- Emerging issues & trends
The Canadian Harm Reduction Network
666 Spadina Avenue, Suite 1904, Toronto, ON M5S 2H8
Phone: 416 – 928 – 0279 • Fax: 416 – 966 – 9512
January 11, 2016 – December 16, 2016
Program Pre-Approved by the Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association for 160 Credit Hours (Event Code 33919) and Promoted by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy
“Gaining Ground: Women and Harm Reduction” is an extremely popular workshop, designed and lead by community partners with the support of Toronto Public Health. Experienced speakers address a variety of topics related to women’s needs in harm reduction. Topics may include:
- how women’s substance use patterns are unique;
- understanding the history of colonialism as a first step in connecting with First Nation women;
- bringing harm reduction to imprisoned women;
- understanding women, trauma and substance use;
- advocating for women who use substances and are struggling with child apprehension services;
- harm reduction practice relevant within violence against women shelters;
- what harm reduction means for sex workers;
- ensuring the voice of lived experience has power in your agency.
What participants will take away from the workshop:
- An overview of the key issues that affect women who use substances and ways to deliver services that meet their needs.
- Practical tips, tools and strategies for working with women from a harm reduction perspective.
- An opportunity to reflect on your practice and to connect to service providers across sectors.
- There is no lunch served, but there is a cafe on the main floor of the building.
- Out of respect to those who have allergies, please do not wear scented gels, sprays, or lotions.
- We are honoured to open each session at 9:30 am with a traditional Anishnawbe First Nation smudge lead by an Elder: cedar or sage may be burned. It is optional to attend this part of the workshop.
- Please bring a USB Key if you would like copies of the power points from the presentations.
A Conference about Harmonizing Indigenous Wellness
in Medicine and Health Practices
Six Nations Community Hall
November 26-27, 2015, Stratford, ON
Regular Registration Fee: $339 + HST
Fee includes lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments.
This interactive and experiential 2-day workshop will focus on fundamental skills involved in teaching and integrating mindfulness meditation in clinical practice (counselling, psychotherapy and other therapeutic and helping settings). The workshop will highlight an approach called Recollective Awareness Meditation, an open, gentle, psychologically-oriented meditation that builds on the practices found in other mindfulness programs such as MBSR/MBCT and is accessible to long-time meditators and beginners alike:
- for experienced mindfulness practitioners, it will deepen, refresh and clarify your meditation and clinical practices
- for those new to mindfulness, it will serve as a useful introduction on how to develop your own mindfulness practice for enhancing self-care and therapeutic presence with clients, as well as orienting you in how to teach mindfulness to clients once you have had some more experience with it yourself
- for those in between (who have been practicing mindfulness and have some understanding of it as a clinical intervention), this workshop will enable you to start using mindfulness with your clients, integrating it into the clinical approaches that you are already using.
- Six key meditative processes and the differences between them
- How to use mindfulness to deepen therapeutic presence and attunement with clients
- How to use mindfulness to deal with difficult clinical situations
- How to assess, introduce, and coach clients in mindfulness and meditation
- How to cultivate compassion and self-compassion in treatment
- Key challenges that come up when teaching mindfulness and meditation, and strategies for navigating these challenges
- The recommended guidelines for your own mindfulness practice in order to effectively teach mindfulness to others
- Resources for further learning and practice
Who Should Attend? Any helping professional who provides some form of counselling and would like to gain mindfulness tools and strategies to use with clients. This includes social workers, counsellors, psychiatrists, family physicians, nurses, occupational therapists, chaplains, and other social service and health care professionals.
About the Presenter Bill Gayner, MSW, RSW, is a registered Social Worker, an Adjunct Lecturer with the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto, and a faculty member of the Mount Sinai Psychotherapy Institute. He works in the Clinic for HIV-Related Concerns at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, where he integrates mindfulness into individual psychotherapy and leads mindfulness programs for clients and hospital staff. Bill co-led a randomized-controlled trial of mindfulness-based stress reduction for gay men living with HIV. His interests include mindfulness, community mental health and integrative psychotherapy.