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October 2017

Break the Cycle of Inherited Family Trauma — A Workshop with Mark Wolynn

October 21 - October 22

In this workshop, we’ll explore the unexplained fears, anxieties, depression, obsessive thoughts and chronic conditions that we’ve biologically inherited from our parents and grandparents—symptoms we often think are ours. Through lectures, interactive group work and family constellations, Mark Wolynn, author of IT DIDN’T START WITH YOU: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle (Viking, 2016) will offer effective ways to break biologically inherited patterns so we can live healthier, happier, more fulfilled lives.…

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OSI Awareness Conference

October 23

CMHA Ontario is participating in the first annual Operational Stress Injury (OSI) Conference in Toronto on October 23rd, 2017 along with the following partners: Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs Ontario Provincial Police Ontario’s Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management This event is being held to bring together first responders from across the province and discuss the prevalence of operational stress injuries in this line of work. First…

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3rd Annual Symposium on PTSD & Mental Health at the Paris Fairgrounds

October 25
Paris Fairgrounds, 139 Silver Street
Paris, Ontario n3l 1v5 Canada
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Come on out to the 3rd Annual Symposium on PTSD & Mental Health at the Paris Fairgrounds. Working in a stressful helping profession can be rewarding, yet it is also that can be emotionally and physically draining. the need for awareness of work-related trauma symptoms, as well as prevention techniques through professional and personal self-care is essential. Compassion fatigue, burnout, vicarious and secondary trauma, PTSD and other types of psychological trauma are very common in the first responder and high…

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S.O.L.E. Sistas Weekend Workshop

October 27 @ 5:00 pm - October 29 @ 1:00 pm

During the month of October, 2017, Badge of Life Canada will be hosting two-women’s only first responder workshops for those dealing with operational stress injuries, including, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression and/or suicidal ideation as a result of their employment. Each women’s workshop is called – S.O.L.E. Sistas Weekend Workshop – “Survivors of Lived Experience”. Unfortunately, the number of suicides in public service workers has continued to rise. We endeavor to make a difference so that additional personnel who are struggling…

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November 2017

The Ontario Psychological Association’s 70th Annual Conference

November 2 - November 4
OMNI King Edward Hotel, 37 King St E
Toronto, ON Canada
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November 2nd – 4th, 2017 In celebration of OPA's 70th Anniversary Register today The Pre-Conference will offer a full-day Mindfulness Workshop: Morning Session - Mindfulness Meditation in Clinical Practice: Research, Rationale & Empirical Evidence Presented by: Dr. Zindel Segal Afternoon Session - The Cultivation of Therapeutic Presence with Mindfulness Presented by: Dr. Shari Geller View the updated2017 Conference Preliminary Program  

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Warriors Helping Warriors Support Group

November 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Badge of Life Canada with permission from SPARTA PROJECT USA (Suicide Prevention & Resiliency Training Anonymous) will be hosting a weekly support group for all first responders/corrections/military (serving/retired) dealing with OSI's Location: St. Stephen's Anglican Church 14946 Steeles Ave., Horby, ON When: Thursday evenings 7 - 9pm commencing November 9, 2017 For more information contact  

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The Hoffman Process

November 11 - November 17

The Hoffman Process is designed to bring about positive, permanent shifts in the quality of your life — in just seven days.One meticulously crafted process tailored to meet the needs of many. Personalized to the individual through a thoughtful enrollment plan. An open door to a multitude of possibilities. The Process is a structured program, founded by Robert Hoffman in 1967. A variety of methods are used to bring the essentials of your being — intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and physical…

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November 12 - November 17

Cornwall Ontario “COPE” or “Couples Overcoming PTSD Everyday” is a new and innovative program that uses the power of the “group” to learn how to manage PTSD in the home. Treating the individual diagnosed with PTSD in isolation misses a major component on the path to better health and happier life. COPE is sponsored by Wounded Warriors Canada, our founding National Funding Partner. From the initial presentation of the idea of COPE, they have offered their encouragement, support and generous…

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S.P.A.R.T.A. OSI Support Group

November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St Stephens Anglican Church, 14946 Steeles Avenue East
Hornby, Ontario Canada
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S.P.A.R.T.A. Suicide Prevention and Resiliency Training Anonymous "Warriors Helping Warriors, Support Group" Gary Rubie, Programs Director, Badge of Life Canada, with permission from The S.P.A.R.T.A. Project U.S.A., will be hosting a weekly support group for police officers, active and retired, dealing specifically with an operational stress injury diagnosis.  Further details: Commences: Thursday Nov 9th, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Every Thursday following...     NOTE: ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE DEALING SPECIFICALLY WITH AN OPERATIONAL STRESS INJURY DIAGNOSIS PRIOR…

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ICISF Group Crisis Intervention Training

November 20 - November 21
98 Pine St., Bracebridge, ON Bracebridge, Ontario Canada + Google Map

Sponsored by Muskoka Paramedic Services with ICISF approved instructor Steve Horner The course will run from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm on November 20 - 21.  The $375 fee includes lunch and refreshments. This course will use new electronic manuals which will be made available to participants once they have registered.  Participants will be responsible for providing their own device to view the manual during the course. You can register for the course using THIS LINK. Please use the contact…

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