I am very excited to be offering instruction in a variety of different yogic practices to people diagnosed with mood and/or anxiety disorders through this 10 week program offered by Vancouver Coastal Health.
Be Well – Tools for Wellness in Daily Living
What: A free 10 week program facilitated by two Occupational Therapists to assist participants develop practical knowledge and skills in various areas of wellness such as:
- Wellness Planning
- Mindfulness in Daily Life
- Achieving Balance Across Life Activities
- Nutrition and Exercise
- Exploring Thought Patterns
- Emotional Regulation
- Community Resources Related to Wellness
Sessions will combine education with practical experience in each wellness area and participants will be encouraged to apply these skills in their daily lives between sessions. Facilitators will use repetition of skills throughout the program to enhance learning and transfer to daily living.
Participants will also be provided with information and support to connect with free/low cost community resources related to each wellness area. This will assist participants develop sustainable community supports to maintain wellness after the program.
Who: Adults living in Vancouver who have been diagnosed with mood and/or anxiety disorders and are not clients of a mental health team.
Where: Creekside Community Centre, #1 Athlete’s Way, Vancouver.
When: Thursdays, 2pm-4pm from January 24th until March 28th, 2013