• Workshops & Events



    ADHD: Simple Ways To Reduce Stress and Put the Merry Back In Christmas (A Holistic Approach)

    Date: Monday, December 11th

    Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Where: The VK Wellness Initiative 4313 Alberta

    Cost: This presentation is free when you bring a donation of a canned or packaged food item for the food bank. Let's spread the love!

    Facilitator: Ernalee Shannon is a Kinesionics Holistic Health Practitioner, ADHD Better Behaviour Coach, Author, and Speaker.

    Description: Love Christmas but cringing at how you know it affects your child (or you)? Here's some practical holistic steps to disaster-proof your holiday. Space is limited so book with the button below.



    Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

    When: Saturdays January, 13 – March 2

    Time: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM

    Location: Powell River Pilates Studio (on Glacier)

    Cost: $550 for 2 hours of therapy for 8 weeks

    Facilitator: Kara Fogwell, RCC, RSW, MBCT Trained Facilitator – Centre for Mindfulness Studies

    MBCT is an 8 week mindfulness based group program that supports overall wellbeing by using mindfulness practices and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) strategies. It is helpful for stress and burnout, as well as clinical experiences like depression, anxiety, and chronic pain. Once you have registered, you will receive an invoice for the total cost of the program. Once you pay, your space is secured in the program. The cost of this program may be covered by your extended benefits, FNHA, ICBC, and other funding sources. We can also offer this program on a sliding scale for those who would benefit from attending, but do not have the budget for it at this time. You can also pay in increments throughout the length of the 8 weeks. Inquire with us how we can make this work for you.

    Space is limited, we encourage you to register soon.


    Conflict Resolution, Theory & Skills Framework
    VK ENGAGE Leadership Training Serves

    When: January 16, 2024

    Time: 6:00-8:00PM

    Where: TBD

    Facilitator: Angela Voht, Registered Mediator, Corporate Collaborative Dispute Resolution Specialist

    Cost: $100 or $75 for current VK ENGAGE corporate clients

    Description: Get an overview of an interests-based dispute resolution model which applies a transformative lens to options for managing workplace conflict. We will touch on some key skills and pivotal elements of leadership communication, consider those most relevant for managing conflict and moving teams toward a more open and transparent approach to respectful communication and conflict management. Culminates in an overview of how this will look in a workshop for preparing managers with enduring skills to manage communication through conflict with ease.


    Discover Your Wellness 2024
    Yoga & Wellness Strategies for People experiencing high levels of stress, PTSD or healing from trauma

    When: Tuesday’s January 23- February 27

    Time: 7 PM

    Where: Powell River Pilates Studio (on Glacier)

    Cost: $300 may be offered on a sliding scale, likely covered by extended benefits and FNHA

    Facilitator: Tricia McTaggart, RCC, JF Corbeil, Certified Yoga Teacher

    Description: This 6-week small group offers individuals the opportunity to find peaceful moments during an hour of guided yoga practice. Through experiencing breathing techniques, relaxation, mindfulness practices and gentle yoga movements an awareness of what’s going on in your body is brought forward. This is a safe, non-judgemental space for rediscovering the path towards wellness and healing. Sessions will include an opportunity to understand how our daily stressors, PTSD or trauma can affect how we interpret ourselves, our environments and how we can strive for wellness.


    Better Behaviour Naturally

    When: Monday's, February 5th to 26th

    Time: 7 pm - 8:00PM

    Where: Zoom

    Cost: $50

    Facilitator: Ernalee Shannon is a Kinesionics Holistic Health Practitioner, ADHD Better Behaviour Coach, Author, and Speaker.

    She has over 36 years’ experience helping children and families live healthier, happier, more peaceful lives.

    Description: Is your child impulsive, disruptive, and needing to be entertained every 15 seconds?
    Looking for natural ways to help your child sit still, listen, and focus, at home and in school?

    Understand what triggers and fuels your child’s misbehavior and how inflammation and lack of specific nutrients affect the body and brain. Discover creative parenting hacks to calm your child and restore peace for you! This works for those with ADHD too!

    Expect cool handouts and worksheets. Enrollment in this mini course entitles you to a FREE Better Behaviour Consult.


    Mini Meditation Retreat

    When: February 10

    Time: 9:00AM-1:00PM

    Cost: $100 - may be covered by extended medical benefits or FNHA

    Deepen your present moment awareness in this mindfulness meditation mini retreat guided by Kara Fogwell, Certified MBCT Facilitator.

    Register Here

    Building Lasting Connections: A Gottman-Inspired Couples Workshop

    When: February 22, 2024

    Time: 5:00-7:00 PM

    Where: TBD

    Cost: $100, may be offered on a sliding scale, likely covered by extended benefits and FNHA

    Facilitator: Alana Rosenfeld, Registered Clinical Counsellor, Gottman Trained Couples and Family Therapist

    Join us for an enriching two-hour couples workshop designed to enhance your relationship through the proven methods of the renowned Gottman Institute. This interactive session is crafted to empower couples with practical skills to strengthen communication, foster intimacy, and build a foundation for lasting connection. This workshop is suitable for couples at all stages of their relationship journey, from those looking to strengthen a strong foundation to those seeking to revitalize and reconnect.

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    National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (CMHA) Introduction
    VK ENGAGE Leadership Training Series

    When: March 5, 2023 2:30-4:30

    Where: TBD

    Cost: $100 ($75 for existing VK ENGAGE clients)

    Facilitator: Kara Fogwell, RCC, RSW, &  CMHA trained in Psychological Health and Safety Standards

    This 2-hour training of the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace. Participants gain insights into fostering mental well-being and safety of employees and team.