Enjoy a stress free spring courtesy the WCFHT

 WEST CARLETON – The West Carleton Family Health Team (WCFHT) is bringing back its popular stress management series for clients of the Carp-based health and medical centre this spring.

“We are pleased to once again offer our patients a five-week workshop on stress management,” the WCFHT said in a release. “This skills-oriented, interactive course will teach a variety of techniques to better manage stress and reduce its impact on your health.”

Session 1: Breathing and muscle relaxation techniques

Session 2: Improving assertive communication

Session 3: Uncovering negative automatic thoughts

Session 4: Changing negative automatic thoughts and thinking errors

Session 5: Sleep

This course is facilitated by the WCFHT’s social worker and a registered nurse. Session dates are Fridays, May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. In the West Carleton FHT, Conference Room (lower level), 119 Langstaff Drive, Carp, ON

 This is a University of Ottawa Heart Institute course that the WCFHT is implementing. As per the Heart Institute’s course specifications, family members are not permitted to attend the same session together but can be referred to a future stress management session. The WCFHT plans to offer this workshop on a regular basis.

This course is suitable for anyone with a health condition affected by stress or who is concerned about better managing their stress to improve their overall wellbeing. Space is limited and spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information or to register, please email Health Promoter, Talia Ignacy at taliai@wcfht.ca or call 613-839-3271 ext. 179

A brief telephone interview is required prior to registration. Please indicate a time of day that we would be able to reach you by phone.