Emotional Regulation . . . Not letting emotions get the best of us

Cheryl Becker BridgeCheryl Becker joins our November Adult Support Meeting to talk about emotional regulation.

On Emotions and our reactions to them can be complicated for kids and adults. In our busy and complex world, we have all felt overwhelmed, afraid, frustrated, bored and angry to name just a few emotional experiences. In the last few years, there has been a great deal of research into the purpose of our emotions and feelings, how they work and what we can do to help better handle and manage our emotional experiences.  

In this presentation, Cheryl will share some information about our six main emotions (sadness, anger, fear, surprise, joy and shame) and how to manage some of the more difficult of these. Cheryl will offer some practical, emotionally healthy ideas for managing difficult emotions, and how to help our children do the same.  

Click here to learn more about Cheryl.

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CADDAC webinars to increase awareness, understanding of ADHD


The Centre for ADHD Awareness, Canada, (CADDAC) presents a series of webinars designed to help increase awareness and understanding of ADHD. 

The series includes:

ADHD and the Impact on Learning
ADHD and Executive Functioning
ADHD and School Advocacy Part 1
ADHD and School Advocacy Part 2
ADHD and School Advocacy Part 3

To find out  more and to register for these webinars – go to the CADDAC page HERE

All webinars will be recorded and available for purchase 3 days after the scheduled date.

Counselling Psychology, School and Child Clinical Psychology Programs at the University of Alberta

Link to the University of Alberta, Department of Educational Psychology
Did you know that counselling services are offered to community through Counselling Psychology and School and Child Clinical Psychology Programs at the University of Alberta?
Clinical Services provides lower-cost psychological services to the community, while giving graduate students valuable practical experience as they train for their professional careers. 
The Clinic (located on the University of Alberta main campus in the Education Centre North 1-135) is ramping up to provide counselling and assessment services to people in the community this fall and winter. The services in the clinic are provided by students at the Masters and PhD level as part of their course work. All students work under the supervision of registered psychologists or reading specialists and faculty members. They strive to advance the highest standards of training and research for their students. Their Doctoral Programme in Counselling Psychology is accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association.
The Clinic offers these services every year and usually has openings starting in September for counselling services and for adult assessment. There is a long wait list for child assessments at the moment. The Resilience Builder program for Anxiety in children will run this year and referrals are accepted until mid December. 

The fees are nominal and can be waived or reduced for low income families. 

For more information please see these downloadable brochures:

Resilience Builder
Clinical Services

Please note that that clinic cannot accept:

  • Assessments for legal issues (e.g., capacity, child custody and access)
  • Treatment for severe substance abuse/dependence
  • Treatment for psychotic disorders
  • Difficulties that are associated with a high risk of legal involvement (e.g., violence, criminal behaviour) 

Quieting the ADHD Mind

So you think meditation and mindfulness is impossible for the ADHD mind? Think again! Come learn scientifically proven ways to calm and quiet the ADHD mind and body.  This interactive session will take you through a variety of mindful and contemplative practices, offer easy ways to start and to stay on track, answer questions along the way, and offer further resources for those interested in learning more. 

Kathy Sperling brings a diverse professional background as a musician and university educator. She is now focusing on whole person wellness through inner life/spiritual coaching, group facilitation, and holistic self-care workshops. She has incorporated many mindful contemplative practices into her life and loves sharing them with others.

*Please note that the location may change dependent on numbers. Please check back on September 19th*

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