Meaning Centered Living
With Dr. Doreen M. Francis RSW, PhD
DATE & TIME: Introductory Workshop: Tuesday, October 28th, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
A separate six week program will meet every Tuesday, November 4th to December 9th
LOCATION: EDOYR main office at 15213 Yonge Street, Suite 15, Aurora
(on the second floor, accessed by the stair case at the front of the building)
Main intersection is Yonge St. and Wellington St.
Meaning Centered Therapy or Logotherapy is a philosophy of working with individuals, couples and families within a framework of empowerment. What does this mean? In brief this means that the group works together to create a sense of balance. Each participant works towards building an attitude of self-worth that will extend to support the value of the other – the attitude that each one of us is a living, feeling, perceiving and thinking human being who is destined to realize his or her strengths and achieve well-being.
Our six week program, titled ‘Meaning Centered Living’, will take you through a series of lessons and guidance on how well-being or a sense of being healthy may be achieved using your own unique strengths – talents, skills and resilience – known as ‘the defiant power of the human spirit’. In a nutshell – you will learn what ‘being well’ means to you, be it in your relationships (with yourself and others), work (occupation, career, making a contribution to your community), education (special interests in further education or creative work) and self care (not using food/drugs/substances/self-harming activities as a coping mechanism and replacing them with healthy coping strategies, building self-worth and caring for your mind, body and spirit).