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Lavender Counselling would be pleased to speak at your upcoming event. Lavender Counselling currently offers the following presentations; however, if you have a topic that you would like us to present on for your group, please do not hesitate to contact us at reception@lavendercounselling.com.

Becoming Trauma Informed within School Settings

This is a 2 hour presentation that outlines the differences between PTSD and Complex Trauma and assists helping professionals within schools to become trauma informed. It outlines the potential impacts of complex trauma on learning and suggests effective interventions for schools.



Embracing Love | Practical Skills for Happy Couples

This 1 hour presentation helps couples learn about the three key strategies that happy couples tend to use. It focusses on practical daily skills and teaches couples how to implement these skills immediately into their daily lives.



Anxiety 101

This is a brief 1 hour introduction to anxiety that consists of 45 minutes of presenting and about 15 minutes of question and answer. This presentation focuses on two main topics: What is anxiety, and How can we help an anxious child? It is appropriate for school groups, parent groups, or community groups.



Anxiety 101 | School Personnel (Please replace Anxiety 101 for School Personnel with this)

This is a brief 1 hour introduction to anxiety that consists of 50 minutes of presenting and 10 minutes of question and answer. This presentation begins with the value of social emotional learning in schools and student perfectionism. This presentation allows for discussion of specific concerns in a confidential manner.



Anxiety 101 Professional Development

This is 2.5-3 hour presentation which consists of our Anxiety 101 for School Personnel Presentation along with break out activities for school staff to engage in to begin to automate the language and approaches used in dealing with childhood anxiety as well as a question period at the end. I provide 3 break out activities for small groups to try which would target either different ages of children, or different personalities of children, depending on the group you have in attendance. Participants then report back on their perspectives regarding usefulness and perceived effectiveness with their specific age and population of students.



Anxiety 101 for Students

This is a 1.5 hour presentation which consists of the fundamental basics of the Anxiety 101 presentation, but it is suitable for a student population along with some reflective segments to allow students to identify their areas of anxiety. Question and answer is directed to school counsellors or to Lavender Counselling Staff after the presentation due to the personal nature of the topic.



Coping with Cutting | A Guide for Parents

This is a 1 hour introduction to Self Harm that consists of 50 minutes of presenting and 10 minutes of question and answer. A recent Sweedish study (Zetterqvist, Lundh, Dahlstrom, Svedin, 2013) reported that 1/3 of students between 15-17 years old had harmed themselves intentionally in the past year, which is consistent with other studies. The most common age for self harm is between 13-15 years old, but the behaviour can also begin earlier. The most common forms of self harm include: biting, hitting, erasing or cutting the skin (Zetterqvist et al.). This presentation focusses on two main topics: What is self harm and why do pre-teens and teens do it, and How can parents or caregivers support someone engaging in self harm?



Self Harm 101 | School Personnel

This is also a 1 hour introduction to Self Harm that consists of 50 minutes of presenting and 10 minutes of question and answer. A recent Sweedish study (Zetterqvist, Lundh, Dahlstrom, Svedin, 2013) reported that 1/3 of students between 15-17 years old had harmed themselves intentionally in the past year. The most common age for self harm is between 13-15 years old, but the behaviour can also begin earlier. The most common forms of self harm include: biting, hitting, erasing or cutting the skin (Zetterqvist et al.). This presentation focusses on two main topics: What is self harm and why do pre-teens and teens do it, and How can education professionals support someone engaging in self harm?



Parenting 101

Brief 1 hour introduction to parenting strategies that consists of 45 minutes of presenting and 15 minutes of question and answer. This presentation focuses on current empirically supported parenting frameworks, provides information on 'normal development', emphasizes the importance of attachment in the parent-child relationship and clearly outlines tools for parents to use with typically problematic behaviour.



Postpartum Depression 101

This is a brief 1 hour introduction to postpartum depression that consists of 45 minutes of presenting and 15 minutes of question and answer. This presentation addresses the following areas: What is Postpartum Depression? Focussing on Self Care, Managing negative thoughts, Effective Coping strategies and What is attachment?



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