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In anticipation of our future Youth Hub at the Island Saving Center, we will be offering some groups/programming at the youth drop-in site (across from Cowichan High). We will be running a boys group, Leadership and Resiliency Program and other drop-in groups throughout the year so keep your eye out for more information on those as groups and times are to be announced!
Introducing a new feature to our COS Blog! Each month a youth member of the community will act as a guest blogger for COS. THIS MONTH’S FEATURE: FAST FACTS ABOUT HORSES WITH HAYLEE ELZINGA Haylee is a fourteen year old native of the Cowichan Valley and a lover of horses.…
Although often overlooked, being good at taking care of others, means also being good to ourselves. Parents are children’s number one role models, and they will learn to take better care of themselves and implement better coping strategies if they witness their parents doing the same. What can you as…
Even on the most routine of school/work days, there are little emotional pick-me-ups or “perks” that we can savor. For me, it might be a 3:00 PM coffee with a small piece of chocolate, or noticing a picturesque field or pretty house on my morning commute. Other daily perks could…
Self-compassion is simply compassion directed inwards. Drawing on the writings of various Buddhist teachers, operationalized self-compassion consists of three main elements. The three elements are: SELF-KINDNESS: Being kind, gentle and understanding with yourself when you are suffering. COMMON HUMANITY: Realizing that you are not alone in your struggles. When we…