Month: May 2016
GAINING GROUND: Women & Harm Reduction Workshop
WHEN: June 14 and 15 from 9:30 – 4:30 pm
WHERE: United Steel Workers Hall at 25 Cecil Street, Basement in Room C & D. The major intersection is College and Spadina Ave. There is free parking in the back of the building.
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“Gaining Ground: Women and Harm Reduction” is an extremely popular two day workshop for health and social service providers in Toronto, designed and lead by community partners, with the support of Toronto Public Health.
We apply a social justice framework to explore the impact of systemic oppression and policies on the sexual health and overall well-being of women who use drugs. Through an exploration of colonization, incarceration, child apprehension, violence against women, and legislation around sex work, speakers share first hand insight on critical topics.
Participants will take away:
- An understanding of the key issues affecting women who use substances and how to adapt service delivery to meet their needs.
- Practical tips, tools and strategies for working from a harm reduction perspective.
- An opportunity to reflect on your practice and to connect to service providers across sectors.
The session will be opened with a traditional Aboriginal smudge ceremony, and cedar or sage may be burned. It is optional to attend this part of the workshop.
NOTES: Please let us know at registration if you require accommodation.
This is a scent free environment. We are unable to provide lunch.
Bring a USB key if you want copies of the power points
We look forward to having you join us!
Toronto Health Connection @ 416-338-7600
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Wednesday, June 8, 2016
50 Great Lakes Drive, Brampton, ON
$125 per person
Registration Begins at 8:00am
*Providing continental breakfast, all day refreshments and warm lunch
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I’m writing today to let you know about a special offer for those who recently participated in The Neuroscience Training Summit. Mindfulness and the Brain, by Jack Kornfield, PhD, and Dan Siegel, MD, is a unique online course that weaves together both contemplative and neuroscientific approaches to inner transformation.
For the next five days, we will be offering the training at 50% off.
Over the last 20 years, countless studies have demonstrated the power of mindfulness to enhance neural functioning, increase positive emotional states, and improve interpersonal relationships. Despite the widespread research, many still wonder how we can best integrate these discoveries into our personal and professional lives.
Filled with both theoretical and practical instruction and guided practices, Mindfulness and the Brain offers an applied training designed to catalyze new levels of personal transformation and well-being, including how you can:
- Learn mindfulness practices which have been shown to reduce suffering and to promote states of resilience and freedom
- Learn how the practice of mindfulness creates a “resonance circuit,” which fosters your ability to attune to yourself as well as to attune interpersonally with others
- Foster neural integration in yourself and in others—one of the key factors in healing and cultivating deeper states of awareness and compassion
Purchase Mindfulness and the Brain for 50% off here
Thank you again for taking part in our recent Neuroscience Summit. We hope to have you join another training with us in the future!
Wishing you well on the journey,
Director of Professional Training
P.S. To deepen your learning, as part of the program you will also receive two recorded Q&A sessions with Jack Kornfield and Dan Siegel. Sign up here.
P.P.S. When you purchase the program, you can also add up to 10 CE creditsfor a small additional charge.
About the presenters
Daniel J. Siegel, MD, currently serves as the director of the Mindsight Institute and co-director of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. A graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Siegel is the author of The Mindful Brain and Parenting from the Inside Out. His internationally acclaimed bestselling text, The Developing Mind, has been utilized by a number of organizations including the US Department of Justice, the Vatican, and more. Dr. Siegel is the founding editor of the Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology.
Jack Kornfield, PhD, trained as a Buddhist monk in Thailand, Burma, and India and has taught worldwide since 1974. He is one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practices to the West. He holds a PhD in clinical psychology and is the cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society and of Spirit Rock Center in Woodacre, California. He has written more than a dozen books including The Wise Heart; A Path With Heart; After the Ecstasy, the Laundry; and more.
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Canadian Harm Reduction Network
OVERDOSE AWARENESS & PREVENTION
A Workshop for Front Line & Peer Workers
Wednesday, June 1/16
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Space is limited
DOWNTOWN CENTRAL LOCATION
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
Presenters/facilitators: CHRN Staff and Peer Educators
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Surviving the Valley: Trauma and Beyond – Now Available!
Nearly ten per cent of the population will suffer Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in their lifetimes and require help during a difficult journey that this book likens to an ascent of out of the valley of the shadow of death. The author deals with PTSD in plain language and strives to assure trauma survivors that their suffering is not the result of a personal weakness or a defect of character but rather is a by-product of the devastating physiological, emotional, cognitive and sometimes spiritual manifestations of traumatic stress.
Surviving the Valley: Trauma and Beyond is a unique resource for survivors of trauma, their loved ones and the professionals and organizations who support them. It offers:
- an easy-to-understand explanation of how trauma affects the mind and body and description of the stages of healing from trauma;
- evidence-based information and strategies to decrease distress and enhance coping strategies; and
- gentle illustrations and quotes from trauma survivors that offer support and “normalize” trauma reactions.
From the Foreword by Dr. Ruth Lanius:
“Throughout the book, survivors of trauma are offered hope and guidance through the recovery process that will eventually lead them out of the valley of the shadow of death. Specific exercises to manage extreme emotions, pain, and distress are discussed, and making meaning of the traumatic past is encouraged to help the traumatized individuals to see themselves in a new light. Traumatized persons are encouraged to persist in their journey to recovery until they see a way out of their suffering. This book offers hope, inspiration, and an escape from the valley of the shadow of death”
This book is now available through Amazon.com, Chapters-Indigo, and other on-line book sellers. Shirley also has copies available for sale at a discounted price and will have some at the CCVPS conference in May.