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Cultural Appropriation and Traditional Indigenous Healing Practices

Spring 2019 Speaker, Elder Little Brown Bear, answers: what are some challenges that non-indigenous therapists face when trying to integrate Traditional Indigenous Healing practices and perspectives into their work? Working with community members means understanding the lifestyle, The Seven Grandfathers, The Medicine Wheel, ceremonies, songs, drumming, elders, and how all this works with healing in a [...]
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The core skills of DBT

She’s baaaaaaaack! DBT expert clinician Sheri Van Dijk returns with her signature workshops  Calming the Emotional Storm: Helping Clients Manage Their Emotions with DBT (May 9 – 10) and DBT: Beyond the Basics (May 11). What’s all the fuss? Why do we keep inviting her back and why do audiences want to know about DBT? […]

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Panicky Moments and Your Nervous System

When was the last time you had a panic? Arriving home with your arms full to realize you don’t have your keys? Ready to pay for your purchases at the store and then realizing you don’t have your wallet? I’m sure everyone has a recent example. In this article, Spring 2019 presenter, Linda Graham revisits a […]

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Marie Kondo for the Soul

Quote president Michael Kerman considers — “In order to change skins, evolve into new cycles, I feel one has to learn to discard. If one changes internally, one should not continue to live with the same objects. They reflect one’s mind and psyche of yesterday. I throw away what has no dynamic, living use.” — […]

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Elder Little Brown Bear, the Junos and Us

Hello, This is Michael Kerman. As some of you may know, Max Kerman of The Arkells is my son. His act of reconciliation at the Junos this year in London, Ontario encouraged me to write this. On  April 25 and 26, we are honoured to host Elder Little Brown Bear for a two day workshop: […]

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Biggest fears about dying

Sallie Tisdale says "we have secret fears and questions we never ask aloud" about death and dying. What is the biggest fear? LES Spring 2019 presenter, Sallie Tisdale, answers here: Sallie Tisdale presents Advice for Future Corpses: A workshop on preparing for death in Toronto May 30 - 31.
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Supporting Death and Grief

As a palliative nurse, Sallie Tisdale will walk into the room of someone who is dying and it is familiar.  In this video she provides helpful information when working with someone who is dying and their families: Join Sallie Tisdale in Toronto for more Advice for Future Corpses: A workshop on preparing for death (May [...]
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Keep Your Own Agenda Out Of My Death!

As mental health professionals and medical professionals, working with people dying can be difficult. We all have our own ideas and bias about a “good death”. Palliative nurse, author and LES Spring 2019 presenter, Sallie Tisdale, says “Keep your own agenda out of it!!” Click here to learn more (it’s not as easy as it [...]