KW Counselling Blog

Mindfulness for Anxiety and Depression Group

posted by Pam Weinberger

Do you struggle to manage the overwhelming symptoms of depression or anxiety? Join our FREE 8-week Mindfulness for Anxiety and Depression Group for ages 18+ to learn how mindfulness practices can help. Participants will increase their understanding of depression and anxiety while exploring mindfulness techniques and incorporating gentle yoga postures to strengthen the connection between mind and body.

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Tips for Coping with the “Holiday Blues”

posted by Scott Williams

We know from the 2014 Waterloo Region Vital Signs Report that 1 in 5 people experience “quite a lot of stress”. This stress is often compounded during the holiday season. We know there are more than 26 holidays being celebrated in our community during the month of December so many people are feeling added pressures at this time of year. Though this season is often filled with happiness and fun, it can also be a time of loneliness, stress, and anxiety.  For those who are already coping with mental health challenges, this season can be even more difficult.

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Smiling Mind

posted by Scott Williams

Smiling Mind is a not-for-profit organisation from Australia that works to make mindfulness meditation available to all. Their Smiling Mind app has reached more than 1.5 million people worldwide.  The app is available on both IOS and Android for free! You can try a five-minute meditation online here.

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