Experiencing Anxiety, Experiencing Hope: Practical Skills for Facing Depression and Worry.
We are excited to have Luke Campbell join us for our free online module.
Luke received his Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Sociology from the University of the Fraser Valley in 2015 and went on to complete his Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MACP) from Yorkville University in 2018, shortly thereafter acquired his status as a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). Since then, Luke has worked at Maple Ridge Community Services as an Affordable Counsellor and has worked with people from a wide range of backgrounds and functioning – mostly with challenges related to anxiety, depression and loss, and matters relating to personal life meaning. Luke is married to Christina, and together they have a beautiful little girl named Mercy, who is approaching her second birthday on Christmas Eve!
The Module will run on Tuesdays for 4 weeks starting October 27th 2020 at 7pm
Week 1 – Introduction
Includes a brief overview of expectations for the workshop and the concepts that will serve as the foundation and framework for our time together, including some of the different approaches to our topics. By introducing the basics of Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), it aims to be practical and personal in its scope and relevance.
Week 2 – Anxiety
We will elaborate more specifically on anxiety – what it is, how it affects our functioning, how it can help or hurt, and what we can do about it. This session will integrate into the SFT approach some concepts from approaches that may be familiar to participants, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and the principles of mindfulness.
Week 3 – Depression
What is depression, how does it affect our functioning? What are some practical steps to addressing and coping with it? Building on the previous sessions, our discussion of depression and loss will look upon it from an SFT vantage point, inviting participants to explore what they know about themselves and their strengths and how it can assist them in moving forward.
Week 4 – Meaning
In our last session, we will summarize and reflect before we pivot from the SFT practicalities and take some time to dig a bit deeper into the very human and existential approaches to the difficulties we are experiencing in these interesting times. Participants will be encouraged to ask themselves some hard questions.
**We will be sending out the Zoom link and any other information needed via email a couple of days before the module starts so please include an email you use regularly when you register.