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Family Counselling Centre
Newsletter - Issue 6
September 2016
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Beat the Back to School Jitters

Are you or someone you care about experiencing the “back to school jitters?”  Here are a few tips and reflective questions to help set caregivers up for success:

1) Prepare yourself first.  Have your sleeping habits gotten a little out of whack?  Does your house feel cluttered or messy?   Ask yourself: What do I need to do to be at my best? 

2) Practice self-compassion to buffer against taking our children’s reactions personally or feeling like a failure in the face of challenges.  Ask yourself:  What aspects of this transition are making me feel most vulnerable and what do I need to tell myself to be a kind friend during stressful times?

3)  Keep in mind each child’s unique personality and coping styles when helping them prepare for change.  For some, planning and talking in advance helps to decrease worries while this can increase fears for others.  Ask yourself:  What things have I done in the past that have helped transition times?  We go for a  trial walk the day before school.  This brings out a lot of feelings but I find it is easier to provide empathy when I’m not also feeling rushed.

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FCC’s 2016 Summer Program Schedule

Weekly Walk-in Counselling Clinic – Every Thursday 1pm-7pm

  • Intake for ongoing counselling at Walnut St. or Neighbourhoods
  • Solution Focussed 50 min. sessions helping you get the help and information you need when you need it

 Weekly Ongoing Groups:

Women Helping Women”- 12 week group Tuesdays: 10am-12pm for women wanting to heal from current or past abuse

Healthy Living Men’s Group”- 10 week group Mondays 6:30pm- 8:30pm for men wanting to make their emotions work for them

All Sessions are held at 18 Walnut St. Cambridge, Ontario unless noted. Some fees may apply (discounts and full subsidies available)

For more information and to register call (519) 621-5090 Ext. 0 www.fcccnd.com or Facebook

FCC's blogger, Nicole Schiener's Times Article- Weird is Wonderful
                 
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