“Happiness cannot be pursued: it must ensue and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself.” (Victor Frankl) Dr. Lau will offer listeners the 10 prescriptions for happiness he had developed after years of counselling patients. “The steps I have compiled are very practical and oriented toward helping people make the changes they need to make in order to become happier. We cannot truly understand ourselves nor be able to help others unless we know as much about mental wellness as we do about mental illness”.
Presenter: Timothy Lau, M.D.
University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
The most difficult times for family is when we have to restructure: the entrance of new members (marriage, birth of a child) or the exit of present members (divorce, death). This is especially true for re-blended families that experiences exits and entrances at the same time. Everyone in the family is looking for love, but when family ties change, everyone is affected and the family needs to restructure the ways that love will be lived. Dr. Rovers will lead us through the traditional family life cycle and present ways that secure attachments can continue when family structures change.
Q & A period will follow.
Dr. Martin Rovers PhD, Author of Healing The Wounds in Couple Relationships, Professor at St. Paul University in Ottawa, Lecturer
Addictions affect 1 in 3 people in Canada, either as something individuals struggle with, or it is within the couple or family system. In this seminar, we will define what is addiction exactly, and how do I deal with someone who has an addiction, so everyone can live with more serenity. Also, how do I care-for members of my own family? What interventions can we make?
Presenter: Lyndall Attenbury, M.S.W. Former Rideauwood Program Director, Lecturer at St. Paul Univerity and Algonquin College
Romantic love has always been seen as some kind of intoxicating mysterious mixture of sex and sentiment; until now. This seminar will outline the key developments in the science of adult bonding that has developed over the last two decades. This science has built on the developmental theory of attachment developed by John Bowlby. A theory that has changed how we view the relationship between mother and child and how we parent our children. The new science of adult bonding also has the potential to change how we see and connect with our life partners. This presentation will outline the key changes in perspective offered by this science and what these changes mean for clinicians and for clients. This seminar is open to everyone.
Presenter: Dr. Sue Johnson, PhD, Professor University of Ottawa, Author of Hold Me Tight, and Lecturer
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