Support Groups

These workshops will be offered many times a year. Consult the schedule in the program of activities. Each workshop costs $20. In-home supervision or transportation is free, under certain conditions. Please contact us for further information or registration.

NEW: Caregiving and End-of-life care   

This course, which is a workshop-sharing experience, is specifically designed for caregivers who will eventually face the last moments of their loved one’s life. Through personal reflection on death and dying as well as skill development, participants will be better equipped to care for and accompany their loved ones when the time comes.

THEMES TO BE DISCUSSED:

  • Accompanying the Other is Accompagnying Oneself
  • Accompanying While Respecting the Other
  • Dealing with Suffering
  • Helping and Supporting Life

i honour me

A series of workshops which allow women caregivers to become aware of their level of self-esteem, identify their qualities, skills and personal sense of worth, while alleviating feelings of exhaustion and psychological distress. Our workshop fosters an environment of learning, sharing and exchange with others (8 meetings).

Themes to be discussed:

  • Self-determination
  • Security
  • Identity & Belonging
  • Competence
  • Self-Love, Self-Compassion, Self-Acceptance
  • Self-Assertiveness and Adaptation
  • Personal Integrity
  • Wellbeing & Self-Esteem

CARE-FOR-Me

Workshops which offer awareness-raising and knowledge to reduce stress and prevent burnout in caregivers, in an environment of learning, sharing and exchange with others.

Themes to be discussed:

  • Motivations and expectations
  • Exhaustion and guilt
  • Caregiver needs
  • Choices
  • The power to change

 Destress-Me!

Stress

This workshop will help caregivers with their stress management. It will offer tips and relaxation techniques. At the same time, participants will learn to enhance their understanding of stress and its impact, identify personal stressors and build a "strategic toolbox" to maintain a balance in their everyday life. (6 meetings)

Coffee-Meeting

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These meetings led by a counsellor, are structured to allow caregivers the time to exchange, to receive support and to learn. A different theme is covered each month.

 Themes Spring-Summer 2018:

  • It's all about creativity
  • Breakfast at Restaurant and Coffee-Meeting Evaluation
  • Positive affirmation cards
  • The Value of Happiness