In this week’s Coping with COVID-19 bulletin, we take a brief look at parenting and the challenges that it presents during the pandemic period.
For Your Family
In the 8th Edition of the COVID-19 Support Bulletin, the topic of discussions is relationships. Whether you have been in a committed relationship for years, a new relationship or single and dating, the current pandemic creates a unique set of challenges. The article in this edition provides some information and resources on how to navigate those challenges.
The 5th edition of the UIC Coping With COVID-19 Bulletin is now available. In it we talk about Mindfulness and how it can help deal with the stress of our current times. We also provide information on a new Federal Government mental health portal that is accessible to all Canadians called Wellness Together Canada.
Please feel free to share the bulletin with your friends and family. The Wellness Resource could come in handy for those that do not already have access to counselling services and resources.
In this week's edition of Coping with COVID-19, we focus on balancing the wide array of emotions and thoughts that accompany such a strange and unfamiliar time, while also striving to balance the budget.
To read this bulletin, please click on the link below. You can find past editions of the bulletin on the Newsletter page of the website or visit our Facebook page where you will also find additional updates and information.
COVID-19 Weekly Bulletin – During this COVID-19 pandemic, being asked to say home and not being able to see friends and family in person, can be quite a challenge. This week’s bulletin addresses this challenge and offers some ideas on how to stay connected even while in isolation. You can find the bulletin on our Newsletter page or click on the link below to open it directly.
COVID-19 Weekly Bulletin - In an effort to maintain continuous contact with our members as well as provide useful information during this unprecedented time, Upper Island Counselling has started a weekly bulletin. This bulletin will contain tips and information related to what is currently happening in the world and our community during this COVID-19 pandemic. Below is the first of these bulletins that was sent out to our member companies last week.
I am reaching out with an update to last week’s communication and to assure you that Upper Island Counselling continues to support our member companies and clients during the COVID-19 pandemic. The main points are:
We loved this short animated video with voiceover by Dr. Brene Brown so much that we want to share it with everyone. In it she explains the difference between empathy and sympathy and how empathy is really about making a connection with another person.
High work engagement refers to viewing one’s job as very important, taking one’s job seriously, and applying a great degree of effort toward the successful execution of one’s job. Being highly engaged with work is often touted as an ideal way for workers to be on the job and as the best approach for achieving career success and satisfaction. Indeed, being highly engaged with work can lead to career success and satisfaction. However, if other work-related factors are not present, then high work engagement can also be related to serious mental health challenges.
“The core principles of mindful eating include being aware of the nourishment available through the process of food preparation and consumption, choosing enjoyable and nutritious foods, acknowledging food preferences nonjudgmentally, recognizing and honoring physical hunger and satiety cues, and using wisdom to guide eating decisions.” –Cheryl Harris, MPH, RD