Southdown Community Wellness Services

Welcome to Southdown Community Wellness Services. We invite you online for connections to the many options designed to help you navigate these new and challenging times.

Online Counselling and Psychotherapy

The Southdown Institute now provides Virtual Outpatient Psychotherapy in individual and group formats, to the entire Catholic population, ordained and lay alike, in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta. Contact us today and discover how our trusted team of clinicians can be of service.  We are here to accompany you and to help.

Please call for more information: 905 727 4214 or email:

Spirituality and Psychotherapy Groups

Please click each Read More and Register to see detailed information for that specific online offering and to register. Remember to visit this page often, as additional links to virtual offerings will be added as we move forward.  Click here for a list of our 2021 Southdown Community Wellness Services offerings.

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Mindful Living and Stress Management

Teletherapy Group: April 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9, 16, 2021 

Facilitator: Marc Simpson, BSW, MSW, RSW

Do you experience negative thought patterns that contribute to symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress? Are you looking for a way to change these patterns of behaviour to improve your quality of life? Mindfulness Living Stress Management is a group therapy that is designed to help individuals connect their patterns of thinking with their moods, behaviours, and other physical symptoms that they are experiencing.

In this 8-week group experience, individuals will learn, through a therapeutic framework, how to make meaningful changes to their environments, thoughts, and behaviours to improve their overall well-being.

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Redescubriendo nuestras fortalezas espirituales 

Webinar interactivo: Sábado 8 de mayo y sábado 15 de mayo de 2021

Presentador: Rev. Stephan Kappler, Psy.D., C. Psych., R.Pysch.

¿Han escuchado a la gente decir que la psicología y la fe son incompatibles? ¿Han buscado la ayuda de un psicoterapeuta y han sentido como si su fe, su espiritualidad tuvieran que dejarse en la puerta?

Las investigaciones científicas nos han demostrado que la fe y la espiritualidad forman un aspecto esencial de la salud mental, y que las personas de fe pueden usar su espiritualidad como un recurso sólido para el equilibrio emocional. Los invitamos a unirse a nosotros en este taller de dos partes, para participar en un proceso interactivo de exploración de cómo nuestra fe puede ser la clave para una salud mental sostenida. Hay suficiente tiempo para preguntas y respuestas.

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A Long Loving Look at the Real: Contemplative Theological Reflection

Interactive Spirituality Group:                                                                      Thursday, May 20 or Thursday, May 27, 2021  

Facilitator: Greta DeLonghi, MA, DSD

Do you desire transformation? Are you looking for a way to reflect more deeply and holistically on your life experiences and find meaning in them? Theological reflection is a dynamic process that leads to transformation by bringing your life experiences into conversation with context, faith tradition and spirituality. The insights and integration from this process can lead to new actions and transformation.

We invite you join us for this two-hour workshop based on the teachings of Kathleen McAlpin in her book Ministry That Transforms: A Contemplative Process of Theological Reflection. You will be led through the goals, sources, and components in the process of theological reflection. There will be opportunities to share in small and large groups.

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Art Journaling

Virtual Interactive Workshop
Wednesdays:  May 26, June 2 and June 9, 2021

Workshop Leader:  Nadine Crescenzi

Do you currently journal or would you like to start journaling? If you journal, do you find that you never go back and reflect on the writing to implement change in your life? Are you looking to increase your self-expression, self-reflection and experience personal growth? Do you have difficulty articulating your experiences and would like to express yourself in another way? If your answers to any of these questions is “Yes”, then this is the virtual workshop for you!

We invite you to join this 3-week, 60 minute Art Journaling virtual interactive workshop, utilizing various art forms to freely express yourself. The Art Journaling practice has the potential to enhance self-expression, self-esteem, self-reflection, personal-growth and imagination.

The registration for this free virtual workshop is limited to 6.

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Virtual Spiritual Retreat 

Virtual 6-Day Guided Retreat:                                                                       Monday, July 19 – Saturday, July 24, 2021 

Retreat Director: Febe Aguirre, MEd, CSD

This Virtual 6-day Guided Retreat is a time of renewed attention and a deeper quality of listening and praying amid your day to day lived experience. Be where you are – in your home, convent or in the bustling city or at the epicenter. Find solace, nurturing silence, and contemplative spirit in the “overflowing sink of dirty pots and pans”, and experience a retreat carried on at home during daily living.

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