Stress, the Nervous System & the Road to Resiliency

Stress, the Nervous System & the Road to Resiliency

Saturday Dec 6th 10am – 12pm This workshop will go through the difference between stress and being “stressed out” from a nervous system perspective: How does our nervous system cope with too much stress when it has a low level of resiliency? What causes our nervous system to become less resilient and why does this happen? When we lack nervous system resiliency how does stress & overwhelm affect our body and mind and manifest in our lives? How does our nervous system resiliency help or hinder the development of our children’s own nervous system resiliency? What can we do to increase our nervous system resiliency and make permanent change to the way our nervous system responds to and processes stress so that we can feel more capable in our lives? This workshop will be presented by Alyson Groll, Stress, Trauma, & Nervous System Specialist (Somatic Experiencing Practitioner), more information about Alyson at http://www.alysongroll.com/seminars.html Download (PDF,...
Christmas Hamper Program

Christmas Hamper Program

Please helps us to share the joy of Christmas by donating the items detailed at the back or donate money to contribute to a basket Donation drop-offs: every Thursday, 9am to 4pm Deadline: Friday, Dec. 8th, 2017 For more info, please contact Patricia Paz—Family Support Worker @ patriciap@kitshouse.org or 604-736-3588 ext. 128   Donations will be for Sancta Maria House Munro Transition House Shower Program at Kits Community Centre MPA Society in Kitsilano   DONATIONS NEEDED Cereal Tooth paste Pasta Toothbrush Cookies or crackers Deodorant Chicken broth Liquid soap Chocolate bar Tampons or pads Granola bars Hand sanitizer Canned veggie or fruit Bath puff Tuna Razor Canned beans Shave cream Peanut butter or jam Shampoo Oatmeal Pancake mix Maple syrup We need items with a high protein content, and canned items that have pull-tabs as these are easier for home-less folks to open without access to can openers. Please avoid any processed food such as Kraft dinners, hamburger helpers, cheese whiz, formed meats, or canned Spaghetti. If you want to contribute to a basket by donating money, please contact frontdesk@kitshouse.org or 604-736-3588 for further detail. Download (PDF,...
Counselling Sessions at Kits

Counselling Sessions at Kits

Counselling Sessions Fridays—9am to 5pm Open to eligible Kits House members ($ 10/$ 20 Annual Membership) Book an appointment by calling Dragonstone at 604-738-7557 and leave a message. Session fee: Sliding scale—pay what you can We’re proud to collaborate with Dragonstone Counselling to supply Kits House members with counselling sessions on a sliding scale session fee. Counselling is provided by students that are completing their Master’s Degree in Counselling. Counsellors work with clients experiencing challenges with anxiety, depression, life transition, family conflict, etc. (1-1, with a family member, or with a spouse).   Download (PDF, 298KB)  ...
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde | The Cast

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde | The Cast

Looking for a fun way to spend a weekday evening or a unique thing to do on the weekend? Check out the play happening at Kits House – The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde! Watch as Dr. Henry Jekyll, a brilliant scientist frustrated by dull “respectable” life in 1888 Victorian London, creates a formula to unleash his inner bestial nature, transforming him into the brutish but oddly compassionate Edward Hyde.   Running Tuesdays to Sundays! Tickets | https://theatercrossingdrjekyllmrhyde.eventbrite.ca Facebook Event | https://www.facebook.com/events/2012203825723639   We’ve got an up close view of the cast for you too! Darren Adams as Richard Enfield    Lisa Baran as Maid, Detective, Flower Girl, Ivy, Utterson’s Maid, Policeman 1, and Valerie   Tim Bissett as Dr. Hastie Lanyon  Bill Croft as Gabriel John Utterson    Brent Fidler as Dr. Henry Jekyll, and Edward Hyde    Mia Ingimundson as Cybel   Lara Rova as Helen O’Neill   Sean Patrick Sonier as Butler, Flower Girl’s Father, Passing Gentleman, Utterson’s Butler, Pimp, Policeman 2, Poole, and Police Sergeant Photos by Marina Karaevangelou. Photo Editing by Tim...
Drink Coffee for a Good Cause

Drink Coffee for a Good Cause

On October 27th and 28th we’re pairing up with Be Fresh to sell Agro Roasters organic coffee at their Cypress and Bayswater locations. Help support your local community simply by buying a bag of delicious organize Agro Roasters Coffee. All proceeds go towards running Kits House programs! On Friday it’ll be happening at Cypress and 1st, and on Saturday at Bayswater and Broadway!  ...