Sunrise Ceremony with elder Imelda Perley. In the Wolastoqey language, a spider web is the symbol of cancer because it weaves its web of illness within us. The theme of the Sunrise Ceremony and Healing Walk were “healing towards a web of wellness.”
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Facilitator: Lesley Duguay

Lesley will guide you through basics of mental fitness. You will leave the workshop with insight into your stressors, effective ways to build resilience, and some practical tools for coping.
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Facilitator: Julie Chaisson
Join us to learn about the many health benefits that staying active can have.

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Facilitator: Lesley Duguay

With Lesley evaluate your skills and supports and create a plan to keep motivated. You will leave the workshop with insight into your “de-motivators”, insight on internal/external motivations, and practical tools for getting motivated.
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Facilitator: Natalie Thibeau-Rector

Natalie says we need to look at the holistic approach to health, holistic which refers to addressing the whole person. When we ignore one aspect of life, we become unbalanced. It gets heavier the longer we hold it.
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Facilitator: Natalie Thibeau-Rector

Natalie describes Self-Care as any activity that we do deliberately to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health. Self-care is key to improved mood and reduced anxiety. It leads to a good relationship with oneself and others.

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Facilitator: Rachel Thibeault

Rachel proposes simple, low-cost strategies to cultivate resilience in daily life. It begins with an understanding how important sleep is, learning to manage emotions with compassion, showing self-compassion, and being strategic in choosing our battles.
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Facilitator: Natalie Thibeau-Rector

Natalie discusses the Steps to Mindfulness and how to be more mindful so that we can lead healthier lives!
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