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Older and Bolder is a monthly drop-in discussion group for older (50+) lesbian/bisexual women. The group had been meeting at The Good Companions but is now meeting on Zoom. This is an opportunity to connect, share life experiences and discuss the joys and challenges of this stage of life. It is facilitated by Andrea Madan, Cathy Collett and Donna Munro, who are all older lesbians and members of OSPN.
Join us online at Kast for our special screenings each Monday evening. RSVP to this event and use this link to enter our exclusive movie screening room 5-10 minutes before screening time.
Official Trailer: https://youtu.be/ZLC5SzczC44
The LGBT2SQ+ Walk-In Counselling Clinic is every Wednesday from 12- 8 pm. Strength-based single-session counselling for LGBT2SQ+ adults, families and caregivers are provided by trained counsellors who are part of the LGBT2SQ+ communities themselves.
Free and Confidential. No appointment is necessary. Last appointment take is 6:30 pm. Ask the receptionist for walk-in clinic services
The LGBT2SQ+ clinic is a partnership with the Walk In Counselling Clinic, Jewish Family Services, Centretown CHC, and MAX Ottawa.
Lonely lockdowns, Batman! How about some fresh ideas for looking after ourselves? The ones we have been using might be getting a little stale. OSPN is bringing together three members of the community that have wit and wisdom, or at the very least some practical tools to freshen up our routine. Step into our Zoom room to explore how to support our bodies, minds and spirits.
Presenters: Karen Munro-Caple, Chris Peacock and Lorie Carson
Hosted by OSPN, facilitated by Holly MacKay.
Karen is a Registered Massage Therapist and has owned and operated a massage clinic here in Ottawa for 21 years. She is also a lifelong cartoonist and has been chronicling the lighter side of the pandemic with her drawings during the last year. Karen occasionally does some stand-up comedy and has been known to be generally silly whenever possible. In this session, she will be sharing some ideas about the benefits of self-massage and the value of humor during these trying times.
Chris holds a B.A. in Psychology and a Masters in Health Administration and has worked in the healthcare field for 40 years. Seven years ago, Chris opened her own business, 2Beinflow Neurofeedback Services. In this session, Chris will be talking about and demonstrating EFT Tapping which involves tapping on specific meridians or acupressure points on the body and at the same time focusing on a past or current difficulty.
Lorie has been providing body-centred psychotherapy in Ottawa for over 30 years, and taught the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program for ten years. She will be presenting, "You Are Not Your Thoughts", a useful bit of wisdom drawn from mindfulness teachings.
Thanks to the City of Ottawa, New Horizons and United Way for funding that makes our online programming events possible.