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Episode Notes In this week’s episode, Brenda interviews Marilyn Clarke, an Artist Therapist Candidate and Registered Psychotherapist (qualifying) from the Delton Glebe Counselling Centre. Tune in to this enlightening discussion as she shares her perspective on hope during the pandemic, how to cultivate it, the importance of hope, resources on hope,…
 
Episode Notes In this week's episode, Caitlin interviews Laura, an employee at the working centre. She shares with us her definition of hope, the role of hope at work during the pandemic, maintaining hope, how she instills hope into others and other insights. Support Distress and Crisis Ontario by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.co…
 
Episode Notes In this week's episode, Caitlin interviews George, a Hot Deli Clerk at Zehrs. He shares with us his definition of hope, how his work environment at the grocery store has changed throughout the pandemic, maintaining hope while working, how he instills hope in customers and other insights. Podchaser verification code: LGD7UW87Y3Ri4I42S3…
 
Episode Notes To start off this new season on hope, I will be joined by my co-host Caitlin, who is a Program Coordinator with DCO. In this week’s episode we interviewed a few staff from the Delton Glebe Counselling Centre, Elma Plant the Intake Coordinator, Brad Wilton a Registered Psychotherapist, and Arielle Bush an Art Therapist. Tune in to this…
 
Episode Notes In a continuation of the Isolation Series, Brenda interviews Joyceline who is an international PhD student at the University of Waterloo. She will be sharing how the isolation aspect of Covid-19 has impacted her studying experience in Canada, and her mental health. Support Distress and Crisis Ontario by donating to their Tip Jar: http…
 
Episode Notes In this week’s episode, Brenda interviews Florence Juma. Florence is in spiritual care at Grand River Hospital as a Chaplain, and is also an adjunct professor at Luther. She shares the impact of isolation on patients, how spirituality can be used as a coping mechanism during isolation, how to handle isolation, how we can support other…
 
Thank you for being with us for 100 episodes! In this episode Brenda continues The Gratitude Series by interviewing Ximena, an administrative assistant at the Delton Glebe Counselling Centre. She shares how gratitude has played a powerful impact in her life and other insights on gratitude. Support Distress and Crisis Ontario by donating to their Ti…
 
In this week’s episode Brenda interviews Sam Giesler. She is the refugee wellness advocate at Reception House. Reception House is a community-based organization that provides a warm welcome to government-assisted refugees through a number of programs and services designed to make their new life in Canada a success. Sam shares how gratitude has play…
 
In this episode Brenda continues The Gratitude Series by interviewing Elma Plant, the intake coordinator at the Delton Glebe Counselling Centre. She shares how gratitude has played a powerful impact in her life and other insights on gratitude. Support Distress and Crisis Ontario by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/distress-a…
 
Dr. Marigold on defining Gratitude In this episode Brenda interviews Dr. Denise Marigold, an associate professor of Social Psychology at the University of Waterloo. Dr. Denise Marigold shares her definition of gratitude, the role of gratitude in relationships, how to cultivate gratitude in relationships and other insights. Support Distress and Cris…
 
In this episode Brenda interviews Carol Penner, an assistant professor of theological studies at the University of Waterloo. Carol Penner shares her definition of gratitude, the benefits of gratitude, how to cultivate gratitude and other insights.Episode Notes Support Distress and Crisis Ontario by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.c…
 
In this episode Brenda interviews The Hon. Bardish Chagger elected as the Member of Parliament for the riding of Waterloo on October 19th, 2015. She was named as Minister of Small Business and Tourism by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on November 4th, 2015. Prior to becoming MP for Waterloo, Bardish Chagger worked at the Kitchener-Waterloo Multicult…
 
Nicole Brown Faulknor is a registered psychotherapist, child and youth counsellor, and yoga instructor. In this episode she tells us about the psychological impacts of systemic racism on mental health, how she uses psychotherapy to help people who have experienced systemic racism, self-care advice during these times of covid and high racial tension…
 
Selam is a proud mother, an activist, writer, singer, songwriter, poet, and yoga & wellness teacher. In this episode she shares her insights on how systemic racism impacts mental health, how her job helps people dealing with mental health and systemic racism, her personal story, self-care advice for people engaged in social activism and other insig…
 
Carla Beharry, an antiracism consultant, writer, speaker, mental health advocate, relationship coach, and owner of WOKE WO/MEN’S movement. In this episode she shares her insights on how systemic racism impacts mental health, how her job helps people dealing with mental health and systemic racism, her personal story, what we can do as a community to…
 
This is a rebroadcast of the 905er.ca podcast please visit: https://the905er.podbean.com/ This week on the 905er podcast we are delighted to be joined by two people intimately involved in planning for children returning to school in September. Andréa Grenbenc, chair of Halton District School Board and a trustee in Burlington, and Marvin Duarte, vic…
 
This is a special rebroadcast of the 905er.ca podcast please visit:https://the905er.podbean.com/ Roland Tanner and Joel MacLeod are joined by Cindy Cosentino, who recently retired after 32 years as a teacher in Hamilton and Halton school boards teaching science and math. Cindy shares her concerns, and the concerns of many of her colleagues, at what…
 
There are many reasons why people may develop emotional or psychological problems during their lives, but LGBT people face particular challenges. Negative attitudes, discrimination and violence can contribute to mental and emotional distress for LGBT people. For trans people, transition itself can be stressful with many barriers to be overcome. Com…
 
In this podcast, Matthew Sem (board member and 2nd year medical student at University of Toronto) speaks with Dr. Elizabeth Tham, a family physician of over 25 years and specialist in women’s health, about COVID-19 and it’s current status in Ontario. Dr. Tham discusses what one should do if he or she experiences any COVID symptoms, what to expect w…
 
Trent returns to interview Katherine Grey a student at the University of Guelph on dealing with anxieties of the uncertainty of COVID-19. Topics include finding work as a student in light of COVID-19, dealing with financial pressures and CERB application woes as well as dealing with the life changes that COVID-19 brings. Support Distress and Crisis…
 
Grief, Dying, and Death during a Pandemic Date of publication: April 24, 2020 This resource was written collaboratively by members of the Psychosocial and Spiritual Supports Working Group of the Region of Waterloo. This resource will evolve as new information becomes available, so please be sure to check back often. If there is a specific question …
 
Every worker experiences loss at some point in time. It can result from a personal or family crisis or it can be a response to changes taking effect within the workplace itself. With the loss comes a grief response that can be visible in a variety of different ways, as workers continue to fulfill their roles in the organization. The loss can have a…
 
DCO podcast host Trent Dundas talks with guest Andrew Mathews (Olympic athlete and world champion Snowboarder) on how to deal with Anxiety brought on by the government mandated lockdown Support Distress and Crisis Ontario by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/distress-and-crisis-ontario Find out more at https://distress-and-cr…
 
What is the safest way to shop for groceries during a pandemic? Is it really necessary to wash and disinfect all food items brought in from the store? Food microbiologist Jeffrey Farber, the director of the Canadian Research Institute for Food Safety and a professor in the Department of Food Science at the University of Guelph, believes there are m…
 
In this episode Neta and Alma discuss what life is like during the COVID- 19 Pandemic and how it impacts those with immunosuppressed conditions like HIV Mentioned in this podcast CATIE- Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange Support Distress and Crisis Ontario by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/distress-and-crisis-ont…
 
This episode was recorded on March 12 2020. It is important to note that this is an evolving situation. Even as we offer this Lunch and Learn, things change. For the most up to date info please visit Canada.ca/covid19 Telehealth Ontario1.866.797.0000Telehealth Ontario is a free, confidential service you can call to get health advice or information.…
 
For those in the helping professions, there is a need to recognize trauma and integrate this knowledge into the work that they do with others. Trauma awareness and trauma-informed care mean being sensitive to how trauma can affect individuals and making this a consideration in how help is provided. Lori Gill, psychotherapist and CEO of the Attachme…
 
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) occurs during a certain time of the year. Symptoms usually build up slowly in the late autumn and winter months. People who live in places with long winter days are at greater risk of SAD. A less common form of the disorder involves depression during the summer months. Those who have been diagnosed with Seasonal Af…
 
Women and young women from marginalized racial, sexual and socio-economicgroups are more vulnerable to being targeted for sexual harassment and sexual assault (Wolfe and Chiodo, CAMH, 2008). Women with low household incomes, low levels of education and/or who are unemployed are at higher risk of being sexually assaulted than women in general. (H. J…
 
At-risk could be risk of not completing school, of not obtaining employment, of committing crime; and more. The World Bank defines at-risk youth as individuals aged 12 to 24 who face ‘environmental, social, family conditions that hinder their personal development and their successful integration into society as productive citizens’. Those from sing…
 
A continuation from last week. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is classified as an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves). Symptoms of MS are unpredictable and vary greatly from person to person, and can fluctuate within the same person from one time to the next. People can experience symptoms such as extrem…
 
Its long term effects can be physical, emotional and financial. It is important to remember that there is no one test that can be used to diagnose MS. The diagnosis is one made only once other potential causes for symptoms have been ruled out. This means that it can take a while for a diagnosis to be confirmed, often causing frustration and anxiety…
 
This crime robs its victims of their most basic human rights and is occurring in Canada and worldwide. The victims are deprived of their normal lives and compelled to provide their labour or sexual services through a variety of coercive practices, all for the direct profit of their perpetrators. Globally, it is estimated that human trafficking is a…
 
In addition to the permanent residents, Canada’s immigration program provides for the temporary entry of foreign nationals. These temporary residents contribute to Canada’s economic, social and cultural development and are most commonly in Canada through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. In 2013, over 100,000 individuals were working in Canada …
 
Bullying is usually seen as acts or verbal comments that could 'mentally' hurt or isolate a person in the workplace. Sometimes, bullying can involve negative physical contact as well. Bullying usually involves repeated incidents or a pattern of behaviour that is intended to intimidate, offend, degrade or humiliate a particular person or group of pe…
 
In this episode Dr. Beach discusses the Psychology of Hair and the role hair professionals/ stylists etc play in mental health with Darnell. Remeber when you look good you feel good and a new haircut with an attentive ear of a hair professional can make all the difference. Please check the links for other videos about other haircut initaitves.…
 
Part 3 in the Living on the streets series giving a US perspective on Homelessness. This week Dr Beach speaks with Limrick about his experiences living on the street. For previous episodes about Homlessness please visit Part 1 (https://distressandcrisisontario.fireside.fm/58) & Part 2 (https://distressandcrisisontario.fireside.fm/59) and for a more…
 
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