Confronting the Discomfort
In this four-session course, students will learn and practice skills for dealing with stress and anxiety. Concepts covered will include emotional reactions and reacting vs responding to give students an understanding of how to control their stress reactions better. Through The Sphere of Control, students will also understand how their response to stressors is the only thing they can control. Through learning about self-compassion and the 4Cs, students will start to think about themselves and their responses differently. Students will also learn strategies to help them grow their resilience.
Session 1: Understanding Stress and Anxiety
In the first session of Confront the Discomfort, students will deepen their understanding of stress and anxiety, especially by seeing the similarities and differences between the two. They will learn about “flipping their lid” and their body’s reaction to this. Students will also consider both the advantages and disadvantages of responding in that way. The class will conclude with a breathing exercise to help students learn how to lessen their anxiety response.
Session 2: Beginning to Deal with Anxiety
In Session Two of Confront the Discomfort, students will learn how the Growth Zone to Comfort Zone concept applies to learning to deal with anxiety. They will understand the difference between reacting and responding to emotional activators and analyze their own responses. Through Sphere of Control, students will decide where to best spend their time and energy. Before a session-ending grounding technique, students will learn how self-compassion relates to anxiety management.
Session 3: Changing Our Anxiety Response
In Session Three of Confront the Discomfort, students will learn how to recognize negative thoughts and rewire their brains using the 4C’s method. Students will also use the Feelings Wheel to identify what feelings they currently have and set goals around what they would like to feel. Students will also learn about negative and positive anxiety activators. The last part of the session will involve students' learning strategies they can use to deal with anxiety.
Session 4: Moving Forward with Anxiety
In Session Four of Confront the Discomfort, students will consider how to recover from emotional activation. They will learn about the benefits of resilience and how to grow resilience in themselves. Students will use the skills they have learned in this course to develop an action plan for dealing with anxiety.
Course Title: Course Schedule
Courses offered at the Hope Learning Centre are intended to be educational. Our Facilitators and Peer Supporters are not therapists, and our courses are not a substitute for therapy. Instead, we encourage students to come together in a positive, safe environment to learn and be part of our growing community.
We hope this is a useful and supportive place for all our students. If you feel like you are in crisis, please use a crisis line to speak to a mental health professional one-on-one.
For Saskatchewan residents: Call 1-306-757-0127
For those in other Canadian Provinces Call: 1-866-585-0445
OR Text WELLNESS to 686868 for youth, and for adults text WELLNESS to 741741
The Hope Learning Centre is committed to our student’s safety, trust and peace of mind. As such, confidentiality is a key ingredient to that commitment. Students are not permitted to record any of their classes for this reason. We also ask that the names of fellow students and their shared experiences stay in the classroom. Please do not discuss what fellow students have shared in your classes.
Students can discuss course material, exercises, or other helpful information they have learned in our classes. We ask that you be mindful of your fellow students and never disclose any of their information in these conversations.
Your Facilitators will always be mindful of this confidentiality agreement and will not share information from class. The only exception to this rule will be if a student has expressed intent to harm himself or herself or someone else. In this case, a Facilitator may need assistance from other support services, and student information may need to be provided to ensure the student’s safety.
Space is limited, so we ask that you only register if you intend to be present for all classes of your course.
If you register for a class but later realize you will not be able to attend, you can easily cancel your registration. In the "Details" section below, where you first registered for the class, you will see the following text:
"You are already registered for this event"
Followed by a button that says: "Cancel Registration."
Please just click the "Cancel Registration" button, and you will be removed from the registration list.
If, for whatever reason, you do not see the "Cancel Registration" button, please email the Hope Learning Centre at HopeLC@cmhask.com and tell us your name, email address, and the course you would like to be removed from. One of our staff will manually remove you from the registration list.
Cancellation of our Certificate courses is also available, but you must email the Hope Learning Centre program director at: DirectorHLC@cmhask.com.
You will be given two options for Certificate workshops. If you can no longer attend the date you registered for, but still wish to attend the same Certificate Workshop at another time, your registration will be transferred to the new date by our program director. There are no additional fees, and you will be sent a new registration email with the details of this new Certificate Workshop date.
If you do not wish to attend the Certificate Workshop you have registered for, and instead would like the Hope Learning Centre to refund your purchase amount, please indicate this in your email to the program director. Refunds will be processed within 5 business days and issued to your original payment method.
The Hope Learning Centre will retain a small processing fee from your original purchase. This is to cover the costs of the online payment processing system we use, which is Stripe. The fees we will retain are as follows:
SafeTalk Processing Fee - $5.00
C.A.R.E. Program Processing Fee - $5.00
Mental Health First Aid Processing Fee - $10.00
ASIST Processing Fee - $10.00
Difficult Discussions Processing Fee - $50.00
Psychological Health & Safety Processing Fee - $100.00
These fees take into account the percentage the Hope Learning Centre is charged by Stripe both at the time of purchase and at the time of the refund. We apologize for the inconvenience. If we did not retain these fee amounts, we would incur a significant loss for every refund we process.
Occasionally, the Hope Learning Centre may have to cancel a Free HLC Course, or Certificate Workshop. This typically only occurs if there are too few registered participants for the class to proceed.
For Free HLC Courses, a cancellation notice will be sent to registered students 1 or 2 days before the start date of the class. Students who wish to have their registration transferred to the next available course date should send their request to: HopeLC@cmhask.com. A Hope Learning Centre staff member will happily transfer the registration and send a new confirmation email to the student.
For Paid-For Certificate Workshops, we will contact registered participants as soon as it appears likely that the Workshop will not be able to proceed. This should typically be 1 to 4 days before the Workshop date. Low registration is the only reason the Hope Learning Centre will cancel a Certificate workshop. There are minimum student requirements for all of our Certificate Workshops. Those requirements are as follows:
SafeTalk Minimum Student Requirement - 8 participants
C.A.R.E. Minimum Student Requirement - 8 participants
Mental Health First Aid Minimum Student Requirement - 8 participants
ASISTMinimum Student Requirement - 10 participants
Difficult Discussions Minimum Student Requirement - 16 participants
Psychological Health & Safety Minimum Student Requirement - 16 participants
There may be some exceptions to these minimums if we receive a cancellation on the training day and arrangements have already been made for the Workshop to run.
If the Hope Learning Centre must cancel a Certificate workshop, participants can transfer their registration to another Certificate Workshop date or receive a refund. If a refund is requested, the processing fee will be halved to accommodate the workshop's cancellation by the Hope Learning Centre.
Once You have Registered...
Upon registering, you will gain access to the Course Page for this class and receive a confirmation email. You will also receive two reminder emails before the start of your class; one 4-5 days in advance, the other on the day of your course. Both the Course Page and emails will contain the Zoom link for the class and a Google Calendar link. If you add the Google Calendar link, you will also receive 2 SMS reminders, one the day before your course; the other 30 minutes prior to the start of your course.
The Course Page for this course can be accessed through the "My Courses Tab" on the left-hand menu of our site. Your Course Page will have a Zoom Link for this course, a Google Calendar link, and you can access your course's Class Lessons for each week. These Class Lessons will have a PDF copy of the Class presentation, downloadable handouts for the class, activities and video links.
Please note that you may not see your course in the "My Courses Tab" until one week before the start date of the class.
Below is an image map to help guide you to the "My Courses Tab" and Course Page. If you have any questions, please email us at: HopeLc@cmhask.com.
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