Tuesday afternoons - Laid Off Calgary Support Group
Tuesday afternoons - Laid Off Calgary Support Group

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Tuesday afternoons - Laid Off Calgary Support Group

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Alexander Calhoun Library

3223, 14 Street Southwest

Calgary, AB T2T 3V8


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  • Current job searching strategies aren't working?
  • Feeling isolated?
  • Struggling to stay motivated?
  • Stressed and anxious about the future?
  • Would you like to talk about it and pick up some new tips & strategies?

Join us in this peer support group for facilitated sharing and discussion.

Positively re-frame your experience of transition!

Meeting Schedule:

(no meeting on January 17th) - Bianca will be at Options 45

January 24 - 1.30-3pm Focus on your strengths - Facilitated discussion group with Bianca Sinclair

January 31 - special 2 hour workshop - note start time 1pm. Les Mottosky - Developed by psychology author and brain expert Tony Buzan, Mind Mapping has been described as a "Swiss army knife for the human brain". Over 40 years, Mind Mapping has been established as a means to optimize the way we think. It's used by millions of people around the world including organizations like Apple, Google, Disney, NASA and Microsoft. The technique can be applied to improving idea generation, memorization, organization, presentations and other communications. Learn the basics and you have a new tool to create breakthroughs in your life and work.

February 7 - 1.30-3pm Facilitated by Bianca Sinclair

February 14 - 1.30-3pm Facilitated by Bianca Sinclair

February 21 - 1.30-3pm Facilitated by Bianca Sinclair

(more to come..)


Laid Off Calgary meetings provide connection, support and empowerment during these economically challenged times.The ask of you is that you register in advance (here in eventbrite) and note that in the Laid Off Calgary meetings we respect confidentiality and time of each other, we are non-judgemental, we listen, and we share from our own experiences.

** Please note: the meeting starts on the advertised time, if you may be running more than 5 minutes late or may not be able to attend, please contact me in advance so we can reschedule you for another meeting **

The group meeting is 90 minutes. These meetings are open to first-timers and regulars.

We start by establishing some ground rules for the discussion then the facilitators invite conversation. There is a psychoeducational component (e.g. positive thinking strategies, learning about the stress response, finding resilience, grief process) with a key takeaway each week. With peer support participants can learn from others facing similar issues, feel more connected to others, pick up interpersonal skills and internalize lessons.

The facilitator ensures those who wish to talk can have a chance to share, or simply listen and hold space for others.

On some meetings we have special guests/industry experts attend and co-faciliate with Bianca.

Group size is capped to 12 participants each meeting.


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

On street parking and limited parking at the library. Public transport options are available.

Note: this event is NOT provided by Calgary Public Library. This event is run independently by volunteers.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Bianca by confidential email at laidoffcalgary@gmail.com

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Alexander Calhoun Library

3223, 14 Street Southwest

Calgary, AB T2T 3V8


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