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Habiter son corps – Free online workshop, taking place March 1st 2023

Marie-Daphné Roy, our sexology intern, has a mission to contribute to the well-being of patients at the at Meraki Health Centre by offering sexology services, such as evaluation and sexological counselling. You may have come across her during a meeting with your doctor or during our support groups for parents of trans, non-binary or questioning teens.
On March 1, 2023, she will be offering a free online workshop open to anyone who identifies as trans, non-binary or questioning, and is between the ages of 16 and 30. This session will be an opportunity to explore mindfulness strategies to better manage the distress associated with gender dysphoria. A yoga and mindfulness teacher, she will share her expertise in mindfulness practices with participants.
Enrolment: coordination@centremeraki.com

Habiter son corps – Atelier en ligne gratuit, le 1er mars 2023

Marie-Daphné Roy, stagiaire en sexologie, a pour mission de participer au mieux-être des patient.e.s du Centre de santé Meraki en y offrant des services en sexologie, telles que des rencontres d’évaluation et de relation d’aide sexologique. Vous l’avez peut-être croisée lors d’une rencontre avec votre médecin ou lors des groupes de soutien pour les parents d’ados trans, non binaires ou en questionnement.
Le 1er mars 2023, elle offrira un atelier en ligne et gratuit, ouvert à toute personne s’identifiant trans, non binaire ou en questionnement, âgé.e entre 16 et 30 ans. La rencontre vise à explorer des stratégies de pleine conscience pour mieux gérer les périodes de stress associées à la dysphorie de genre. Enseignante de yoga et de pleine conscience, elle fera profiter les participant.e.s de son expertise des pratiques de pleine conscience.
Inscription : coordination@centremeraki.com

2023 Sessions: Support Group for Parents of Gender Variant Individuals (*anglophones)

 

Are you a parent of a trans, non-binary, gender variant or questioning teenager? Are you looking for support and the opportunity to share with other parents?
Our sexologist, Eden Fournier, will be offering new parent support group sessions, in 2023, starting this January. Please see the attached flyer for more information, concerning the sessions held in English.
To reserve your spot, please access the following link: https://forms.gle/QTKi5ZfADRefu3u86
For all other information, please send an email to coordination@centremeraki.com

The Importance of Play & Homeschooling Your Child During COVID-19

By Christy Sparling, Occupational Therapist

With the sudden cancellation of school and activities, we are forced to pause, and learn how to navigate this uncertain time.  During this time it is even more important to remember the importance of play.  Play is a way for children to process their emotions.  Through play, kids learn to cope with their emotions as they act out fear, frustration, anger and aggression in a situation they control. It’s also a chance for them to practice empathy and understanding.

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Expansion of Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Services

By Elisa Donato, physiotherapist

Hi I’m Elisa. I am a physiotherapist with over 10 years of experience in pelvic health. I am currently working at the Meraki Health Centre with children and adults with pelvic floor related conditions.

So how can I help?

Well, the pelvic floor is key for both bladder and bowel control & sexual function. I have experience working with all age groups (infant to the golden years) and I welcome all genders. To the trans and non-binary community, please feel free to consult with me if you are experiencing issues with your pelvic floor; often this is particularly useful for those of you who have surgery and are in the post-operative period.

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Slowing Down this Holiday Season

By Julia Aynsley, occupational therapist

Ah, winter. The days are shorter and darker, we tend to be more tired, not to mention the logistics of winter gear and getting children in and out of vehicles and shoveling snow! And just as we start to get into the swing of boots and snow pants, the holidays arrive which often throw us off once again despite our best efforts.

Below are 5 tips for a peaceful holiday season with your family.

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