Life In Balance

We are dedicated to promoting wellness through a greater life balance. From the power of meditation to the importance of sleep, diet and coping strategies, these workshops are intended to enhance your ability to be calmer, quieter and more spiritual. We hope that you will join us in exploring these different approaches to physical and mental well-being.

There is no cost for most of these activities.

Weekly Practices

Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness meditation is a practice of settling the mind and body in full awareness of the present moment. By learning to sit with our own thoughts, emotions and bodily sensations without judgement, we can respond to life’s many ups and downs. In this 60 minute group session, participants learn simple sitting and walking meditations and explore opportunities for informal practice in daily life. Together we experience the art of “being.”

Registration:
Not required.
When:
Tuesdays, 12:00 noon to 1:00pm at no cost
(No late entries when room door is closed)

Yoga (for Klinic clients only)

Doing Yoga is far more than fitness of the body. It is one of the oldest practices of mind, body and spirit connection. Enjoy feeling stronger, more flexible, calmer, in balance and peaceful. Yoga helps promote well-being through a sequencing of poses done in a safe and positive environment. Klinic offers free weekly 60 minute yoga sessions.

Registration:
Required. Weekly on Wednesdays, space is limited.
When:
Thursdays, 11:45am to 12:45pm
For more info:
Contact Leslie at (204)784-4206 on Wednesdays to register

Other

Building Self-Compassion Group

Self-compassion helps us meet painful feelings and experiences with the awareness, kindness and understanding that can help carry us safely through the many challenges of living.

This 8 week skill building group invites people to cultivate their capacity for self-compassion through practices of guided meditation, experiential exercises, daily practice, and shared knowledge. We will meet weekly, in the evening for 2 1/2 hours.

More info:
Please contact your counsellor at Klinic for more information.

Calm in the Storm Series

Klinic offers this six-week series covering topics from our Life in Balance program. Topics covered are living a balanced life, emotional and mental well-being, coping with stress, exploring spirituality, developing self-compassion, good food for well-being, and getting restful sleep. Each session includes some information, time for discussion and some practice (yes, even the one on sleep!).

Registration:
Required.
For  registration and  info:
call Leslie at (204) 784-4206

Explore Your Creative Self Through Art

Klinic invites you to embark on a creative journey of self-expression and discovery through art. This is a monthly series with a variety of topics, guided activities and mediums. You will be encouraged to set aside all expectations and engage in a process of exploration and fun. You do not need experience with art to attend — only a desire to express yourself!

Registration:
Required.
For more info:
call Cindy at (204) 784-4060

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to the present moment without judgement. Mindfulness invites us to be fully present, open, and available to our self and others. It seeks to cultivate a deeper knowledge and trust of self; to enable us to learn, grow, and contribute meaningfully; and to raise awareness of the body, mind, and emotions. Mindfulness is the practice of intentionally paying attention to the present moment without judgment. Mindfulness can assist us in managing stress, pain, and illness. It is a way of being that allows us to live more fully in the present, letting go of the past and worrying less about the future.

The MBSR course that Klinic offers is based on the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program developed by Dr. Kabat Zinn from the University of Massachusetts, Faculty of Medicine. This course includes eight weekly classes and one full Saturday 9am – 4pm. It is also important to know that there is daily mindfulness practice throughout the course.

The course  is designed as a program that asks participants to actively engage in the practice and process of the course. It includes mindfulness activities, guided instruction in mindfulness meditations, gentle stretching and mindful yoga, mindful walking, and group reflection on the practice experience. Each participant is provided with weekly handouts, 2 guided meditation CDs, and daily practice instructions.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Courses are free for those who use Klinic services. The fee for non-Klinic participants is currently $200 (subject to change; some limited scholarships are available).

Registration:
A phone conversation is required if you wish to add your name to the course participant list.
For more info:
Call Terry  at (204) 784-4068