Useful links and information about
- Personal Development
- Mental and Emotional Fitness
- Parenting Support
- Physical Health
- Relationship Support
- Addictions Support
Dr. Kristin Neff is a researcher and teacher of self-compassion. There’s a “test your level of self-compassion” quiz, information, and self-compassion exercises.
● Brené Brown – Researcher and Storyteller
In her videos Dr. Brene Brown explains, in her humorous way, her research findings on the connection between shame, vulnerability and courage. She also wrote the book The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to be and Embrace Who You Are.
● Ron Siegal – Mindfulness Researcher
Check out Dr. Siegal’s website for information on mindfulness meditation and free download or streamed meditations on various topics, ex. breathing, fear, urge surfing for cravings, urge surfing for pain, and many more.
Mental and Emotional Fitness
● Online Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Free online Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program created by a fully certified MBSR instructor.
Online resource for all ages with information about workshops, anxiety reducing strategies, and videos.
A free online training module teaching cognitive behavioural therapy skills for managing depression. An Australian website that requires free registration.
An interactive program focused on education and strategies for managing anxiety, worry, and grief and loss. Another Australian initiative that’s free but requires registration.
● Information Children
Free parenting support to Lower Mainland parents of infants to age 12. They provide a respectful, practical, common-sense approach to parenting offering telephone and email support, and minimal cost coaching sessions.
● Between Parent and Child
Features the work of Dr. Haim Ginott – a pioneer in the field of parent education and raising emotionally intelligent children. Check out the video clips, dated technology, current knowledge!
● B.C. Smoking Cessation Program
Smoking cessation program information for B.C. residents – including eligibility information and eligibility requirements.
● The Couples Institute
Dr.’s Ellyn Bader and Peter Pearson offer blogs on communication and managing emotions, and on-line resources for relationship repair work.
● The Gottman Institute
Dr.’s John and Julie Gottman offer couple’s workshops based on the results of John’s 20+year research project in the “Love Lab”. Dr. John Gottman is the author of numerous books, including Why Marriages Succeed or Fail.
● IMAGO Vancouver
Based on the work of Harville Hendrix, IMAGO therapists Tamara Adilman and Maureen McEvoy offer couples workshops 3 times a year in Vancouver, B.C.
Alcohol and Drug Information and Referral Service, which provides information about services in the Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley and Squamish-Lillooet Regional Districts. Call the service directly for information, options and support:
Lower Mainland 2-1-1 or 604-660-9382
● Problem Gambling
Confidential help line, multi-lingual
An organization providing counselling, advocacy, research, and education services to families experiencing the death of a child.