Strong Families: Anxiety & Mindfulness

Information Session, Mental Health, Strong Families

Parkland School Division is proud to partner with Alberta Parenting For The Future to present another FREE information session for local families.

In our upcoming Strong Families session, Kelly Pilkie and Brenna McKerrall of Aspire Counselling and Psychology will provide a space for individuals to talk about anxiety - what gets it going, what keeps it going, and what you can do to find calm and get relief from it. Learn how our brains, bodies and behaviours can work together to generate and manage anxiety, and how the practice of mindfulness can help calm the storm of anxiety when it threatens to overwhelm us.

Date: Thursday, April 14, 2022
Time: 6:30-8pm
Location: Online Zoom Webinar / Discussion Group
Presenter: Kelly Pilkie and Brenna McKerrall from Aspire Counselling and Psychology Inc.

Anxiety is an evolutionary trait designed to keep us safe from danger and ready to react accordingly when under stress. Anxiety can become a problem for some individuals when their perception of a stressor outweighs the actual threat, it kicks in more often and/or more intensely than it should, or it stops them from participating in the important and/or enjoyable aspects of their lives. Mindfulness, the practice of paying attention to the present moment to the exclusion of all else, can help settle and focus an anxious mind, and by participating in this session, you can learn how to use this tool effectively to fend off the worst of your worries.

Please register early to reserve your spot by visiting

For more information, please contact:
Vicky Mamczasz
Family Supports Facilitator

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