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             Health Lecture Series 2009
North and West Vancouver Branch
OCTOBER

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MENTAL ILLNESS AWARENESS WEEK

CHANGING THE STIGMA OF MENTAL ILLNESS

Often there is a stigma associated with having a mental illness. This can make it difficult for individuals struggling with a mental health issue to reach out for help. The speakers have a keen interest in demystifying this stigma and will offer guidance to help facilitate change. They will explore mainstream society’s role in perpetuating the fear and mistaken beliefs surrounding this subject; and look at how people experiencing physical vs. mental illness are treated.
Chasidy Karpiuk, MA RCC is a counsellor in private practice in North Vancouver. She has been working in the mental health field for 7 years and is continually facilitating the improvement of mental wellness of others.
Meagan Maddocks, MA, RCC works for the CMHA as a community Counselling Coordinator and has been working in the mental health community for 5 years. Currently Meagan is counselling individuals living with a chronic illness. She believes that emotional wellness equals better physical wellness.

OCTOBER 14 HOW TO DEAL WITH ANXIETY FROM A HOLISTIC PERSPECTIVE

Do you struggle with anxiety that limits your life sometimes?  This workshop will discuss healing modalities that are very powerful in assisting to heal from anxiety and other issues.  The methods stem in part from the field of energy psychotherapy, which includes cutting edge Western methods and ancient Eastern modalities.   In addition to learning some of these modalities, participants will learn how to connect with their higher wiser side to help them heal.
Remi Thivierge MSW RSW RMFT has a practice in individual, couple and family therapy next to Stanley Park in Vancouver.  He is the director and trainer of the Dynamic Harmony Training Program.  He has 33 years experience in the field. 

OCTOBER 21

THE MIND BODY CONNECTION

Our physical body is an extraordinary instrument in its capacity to house the mind and consciousness. Often, we are in “busy mind” mode, while we under utilize our body’s intelligence.
Learn how to listen to what your body is telling you, and how your body, mind, and feelings interact with one another.
Pauline Goh, MA, and Kevin Parker, MA, are Registered Clinical Counsellors at Integral Counselling BC where they work with clients in a framework which that supports mind-body-spirit integration. Their specialty includes integral/transpersonal psychology, mindfulness approaches, and relationship counselling.

OCTOBER 28 WHAT IS EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL HEALTH?

Given the certainty of ill health (whether emotional or mental) at some point in our lives, it seems essential to philosophise on the nature of health. They say you know health when you no longer have it. But is health merely the absence of illness? Western psychology and medicine, contrary to popular belief, are merely one model or philosophy of health among others. And are there ways in which our philosophy of health is itself ill or flawed? And what is emotional and mental health really? And evening of exploration and discovery. 
Dimitri de Morea has a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology and is a Certified Canadian Counsellor with offices in Vancouver.  Dimitri has over 15 years of experience working with both individuals and support groups and approaches this passion from a holistic perspective.

EVERYONE WELCOME! EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 7:00pm – ADMISSION BY DONATION
LOCATION: 2nd Floor of John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West 1st Street, North Vancouver
For information, call 604-987-6959 or visit www.northwestvancouver.cmha.bc.ca

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