Today is the shortest day of the year and the longest night, after today, the days will start to become longer and signify the return of the sun.
The teachings I have received has been to honor this day, to host a feast and a fire. To feed the ancestors and to pray in ceremony. WInter becomes a time of rest and introspection.
Take time to pray for others who may be hurt and struggling, show empathy, compassion and kindness to others.
I wish you Happy Solstice, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
I will be posting regularly in the new year...welcome 2022.
I was blessed to be able to present for the Journey to Hope Society. They are based in Saskatchewan and do some amazing work ing Suicide Prevention.
They recorded the session and you can find it here:
CMHA Edmonton Region is running another session of "Living Life to the Full". I have been blessed to facilitate the Thursday evening sessions.
Here's the info for both the Wednesday Afternoon and the Thursday evening sessions. The cost is $50.00 which is a great price for an 8 session program.
If you know anyone that might be interested please let them know. If they have questions about it, they can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact CMHA edmonton Region directly.
Wednesday Evenings from 7:00PM – 8:30PM.
There will be a pre-session* meeting on Wednesday, January 12 from 7:00PM – 8:30PM to go over course guidelines and ensure everyone has an understanding of the Zoom platform. A graduation/reunion will occur on a day the class agrees on.
Thursday Evenings from 7:00PM – 8:30PM.
There will be a pre-session* meeting on Thursday, January 13 from 7:00PM – 8:30PM to go over course guidelines and ensure everyone has an understanding of the Zoom platform. A graduation/reunion will occur on a day the class agrees on.
Sessions for the Fall starting on September 22 and 23rd, 2021. Also dates available for the WInter sessions. Please consider signing up or share this with someone you think might be interested.
Thanks, Ay Hiy.
I am going to be brave today. I am going to follow through on my decision to dream. I am going to feel the fear and do it anyways. I am going to believe in myself.
Living Life to the Full is an 8 week program through CMHA-Edmonton Region. I have the privilege of being a facilitator with this program . I am currently co-facilitating an evening session as part of my contract work.
A new series of LLTF sessions is set for the end of November through to January 2021. We will be taking a 2 week break over the Christmas holidays. If you or anyone you know might be interested, check out the CMHA-Edmonton Region Website.
Here's some info from their website:
Want to know how to feel happier, more confident and worry less right now? Would you like to learn new ways of dealing with life’s challenges? Book now.
Living Life to the Full is a fun, interactive on-line course that will leave you with the inspiration and tools to get the most out of life!
This 8-week community-based course provides simple, practical skills for coping with stress, problem solving, boosting your mood, and busting bad thoughts. Living Life to the Full certified facilitators present a new topic at each weekly class, bringing the skills to life though booklets, worksheets, group activities and discussions.
Living Life to the Full is based on principles of cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), and has been shown in research studies in the UK and Canada to be effective at improving resilience, well-being, mood, anxiety and social support.
This CMHA flagship program is available in many communities across Canada, with courses geared toward youth, adults, and older adults. We have adapted and seen the course used in such diverse settings as workplaces, schools, on Indigenous communities, in faith communities, in prisons, in seniors’ centres, in residential treatment facilities, and even in group medical visits.
Wednesday Afternoons from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm. December 2, 9, 16, January 6, 13, 20, 27, February 3. There will be a pre-session meeting on Thursday November 26th from 2:00 pm -3:00 pm to go over course guidelines and ensure everyone has an understanding of the Zoom platform.
Thursday Evenings from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm. December 3, 10, 17, January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4. There will be a pre-session meeting on Thursday November 26th from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm to go over course guidelines and ensure everyone has an understanding of the Zoom platform.
Check it out! Thanks!
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