Attendance at Living Life to the Full is limited to 20 participants.You can register online through our Recovery College website or by phone at 403-342-2266. . There is no fee for this eight week course.
Although CMHA courses are open to the community-at-large. We have found that some people have a better learning experience when CMHA staff can talk to them about their expectations and specific needs. We can help people choose the right course, make recommendations, and answer questions. You can call us at 403-342-2266.
About Living Life to the Full
Living Life to the Full is an eight week course designed to help people face and overcome the problems that are bothering them. Living Life to the Full is for people experiencing depression or anxiety and also benefits anyone seeking to worry less and live a happier life, starting now.
There is now a version of Living Life to the Full designed specifically for people 24 and under. You can also register for that course through the Recovery College Central Alberta website.
Trained and certified facilitators will teach materials and lead group activities to help you practice different skills or strategies. The sessions are designed to help participants identify problem areas and give them the tools and skills to make changes. Not necessarily big changes, but changes that will last because participants learn what works for them through the courses.
Living Life to the Full is a fun and engaging course that provides people from all walks of life with effective tools to maximize their ability to manage life’s challenges. Each session focuses on a different topic with booklets that support the lessons you learn. Course contents and materials are practical and easily applied to everyday life situations. Each session focuses on a new topic to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to cope with daily challenges.
You’ll get the most out of Living Life to the Full when you practice your new skills in your daily life and find the strategies that work for you.
Living Life to the Full is intended for anyone and is available in specific workshop format for youth, adults, and seniors.
The sessions investigate:
- Why Do I Feel So Bad?
- I Can’t be Bothered Doing Anything
- Why Does Everything Always Go Wrong?
- I’m Not Good Enough
- How to Fix Almost Everything in 4 Easy Steps
- The Things You Do That Mess You Up
- Are You Strong Enough Tto Keep Your Temper
- 10 Things You Can Do To Feel Happier Straight Away
Who are the courses for?
People from all walks of life, all ages, can benefit from one of the Living Life to the Full courses! They are for anyone dealing with stress, anxiety or just needing help in dealing with life’s challenges.
The Living Life to the Full courses can also help people in periods of transition, whether it is getting ready to leave high school, preparing for retirement, or moving to a new community.
Living Life to the Full for Youth uses materials designed for young people, 24 and under. The focus remains the same, but skills are built using examples and illustrations more relevant to younger individuals.
The sessions are based on the 5 Areas Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) model as developed by Dr. Chris Williams – an expert and trainer in CBT, and Professor or Psychosocial Psychiatry at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
CBT is an evidence-based therapy approach, which means that it has been evaluated in a scientifically sound way and has been found to work well.
This approach teaches that all the things we experience, think, feel, and do are interconnected. It also teaches that just as an event, thought, feeling, behaviour or physical symptom can start the chain reaction that gets us down, so we can reverse the process and use this interconnection to rebuild happiness.
The Living Life to the Full courses are not a replacement for therapy or counselling. If you need help connecting with mental health services, you might want to speak to your physician or go contact Canadian Mental Health Association.