Direct Relating, Conscious Helping

Introduction to increasing & applying conscious presence when relating with clients.

Hosted by KIHC
Created and facilitated by Lise Gillis

Self-awareness is the starting point for emotional and social intelligence. The Mindful Therapist, Daniel J. Seigel

Comfort and awareness of one’s own inner landscape are powerful attributes that contribute to compassion and effectiveness as a helping professional. This introductory workshop will immerse you in a powerful relating process designed to support each other as colleagues, and significantly improve your ability to:

• Listen more deeply and be more present with others/clients
• Decrease mental chatter while listening
• Gain clarity and broader understanding of underlying life/client issues
• Be more alert, focused, accepting, non- judgemental and non-reactionary

*Open only for individuals in the helping professions (health care, social services, alternative therapies,…)

DATE Monday, February 18th, 2013 (Afterwards, every second Monday until June)
TIME 6:30 – 9:00 pm (Please arrive between 6-6:45; program starts at 6:40 sharp!)
COST: $45.00 for introductory workshop; afterwards: $75 for 7 sessions; or $15 for drop in.

For more information and/or to register contact: Lise Gillis at: or 613-583-0381


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