Presentation Topics

The counsellors at Christian Counselling Services represent a wide variety of topics within their expertise. Below is a more detailed explanation of the guidance each counsellor can provide on various subjects. These presentations are available in a variety of formats - workshop, seminar or other speaking engagement - and can be tailor-made to suit specific requests.

Presenter: Heather Tomes

Depression: Shining Light in a Dark World

This seminar provides a holistic approach to the assessment and treatment of depression. People grappling with depression personally, or friends and family who have a loved one experiencing depression, will be equipped to find hope and light amidst the dark world of depression.

Overcoming Fear and Anxiety

Fear comes in many forms: perfectionism, people-pleasing, worries, anxiety, obsessions, and phobias. Our spirits, minds, and bodies were not created to live in these chronic states of fear. This presentation provides an overview of the different types of fear and anxiety, paves a clear pathway to peace for anyone who is ready and willing to leave their fears behind.

Avoiding Burnout in Work or Ministry

In this seminar, participants will learn about the signs and symptoms of burnout in workplace and/or ministry settings, and the overlap between burnout, stress, and depression. Transformative self-care strategies will be presented to empower individuals and organizations in the treatment and prevention of burnout.

Presenter: Caryn Tong

Taking Care of You: Staying Fit to Help Others

Taking care of others can be tiring. Whether it's friends, family, clients, or other people in your life, there can seem to be an endless demand on your time and energies. As you pour yourself into helping others, you can find yourself drained and beginning to grow weary. Learn how to take good care of yourself and juggle all the areas of your life so that you can journey well with others.

Fences that Work: Building Healthy Boundaries

Human beings are built for relationship. And, relationships can be messy. Boundary crashing and other issues with boundaries can cause stress and strain. Developing healthy boundaries is one way to help navigate the murky waters of human interaction. Learn about the different types of boundaries and what life can be like when these are healthy.

Mosaic: Making Sense of a Multicultural World

Saskatoon's ethnic landscape has changed dramatically in the past two decades. With an influx of traditions, languages, and religions, how do we make sense of it all? Engaging in life with different cultures can be confusing. Many similarities bind the human experience together, yet the differences that exist can cause hurt and division. Understanding what it takes to approach one another with care and respect is crucial to intercultural relationships.

Presenter: Alan Whyte

Rock Bottom Isn't Always Necessary

God created us for relationship; however, since the fall of humankind, this sense of wholesome relationship has been warped and corrupted, replaced by things and activities. It is our wounds that drive us to medicate the pain of loneliness, inadequacy, hopelessness, and betrayal. The cycle of addiction keeps us stuck in unhealthy places which impact all those around us. This presentation offers hope and a beginning path to freedom. Specific addictions (alcohol/drugs, pornography, gambling, and eating disorders) may be addressed upon request.

When Life Sucks

Do you ever feel like you are banging your head against a brick wall? Are you losing hope? Sometimes life throws us curveballs and we are unable to cope with the unknown. Depression sets in or anxiety steals our sleep. This presentation will bring awareness of how depression/anxiety affects you and those who are closest to you. There are skills you can learn to bring hope where hope is needed and get support from those who know you best.

Good Bye and Good Grief

We are all destined to leave this earth at an appointed time. We may have the opportunity to say "goodbye" to our loved one or we may not. The grieving process is different for each person. Jesus cried over the death of his friend before Lazarus was miraculously restored to life. We do have hope eternal of seeing our loved ones again. This presentation will help you navigate the ups and downs of the end of life journey and give you insights towards healthy grief.

Presenter: Stephanie Danger

Healthy Minds: Helping Kids Overcome Anxiety

1 in 5 Canadian children will be affected by anxiety within their lifetime, but the good news is that parents can learn how to help their child manage anxiety and develop healthy minds. In this workshop, parents will learn about the causes of anxiety, how it impacts their children, and receive practical tools and strategies to empower their children to overcome anxiety!

Confident Kids: Instilling Self-Worth in Children

Self-worth is the foundation of success and when children feel good about themselves, they can confidently pursue their goals. This workshop equips parents with the knowledge and tools to raise a child that feels capable, effective, and accepted. Parents will learn how to instill healthy thinking patterns, confidence, perseverance, and a deep-rooted sense of value and worth in their children.

Flourish: Promoting Self-Worth in Teens

Adolescence is a time where teen’s self-worth is under significant attack from peers, media, and even their families. Thankfully, parents have incredible influence and ability to promote their teen’s self-worth. This workshop teaches parents how to communicate and relate to their teen in a way that promotes self-worth and cultivates confidence, responsibility, and healthy independence.