January 12, 2018
8:00 am to 9:00 am
HOpe Centre Atrium
1337 St. Andrews Ave.
North Vancouver, BC
Join us in the HOpe Centre Atrium for a presentation from Cameron Gibson of the Bach Counselling Group, with delicious breakfast provided by the HOpe Cafe.
This event is free to attend, but registration is required as seating is limited. Register here by Wednesday, January 10th.
About the presentation:
In his presentation, Cameron Gibson will explain the neuroscience behind mindfulness, and the effects of stress and the stress responses. He will review relevant and recent research showing the health benefits of mindfulness in everyday life for children, youth and adults. Furthermore, Cameron will present research showing the effectiveness of mindfulness in treating mental health diagnoses like anxiety depression, ADHD and eating disorders.
Cameron will illustrate the process of using mindfulness and invite the audience to participate with techniques using breathe, the body scan, and bringing attention to thoughts, sensations and feelings. He will discuss different types of mindfulness applications to be used in daily life, and approaches for those struggling with anxiety. Cameron will conclude with research highlighting the prevalence of anxiety in children, and functional tools for parents helping their children more effectively cope with anxiety.
About the presenter:
Cameron Gibson is a mental health counsellor here on the North Shore with the Bach Counselling Group. He treats youth and young adults dealing with anxiety, depression, developmental disabilities and ADHD. Cameron’s family immigrated to Canada from Scotland at the age of six, settling in Campbell River on Vancouver Island. After his work on fish farms outside of Gold River in his early twenties, Cameron decided to combine his passion for skateboarding with his interest in mentoring youth. He taught skateboarding to at risk and developmentally disabled youth. For eight years Cameron has worked with non-profit organizations, applied behavioral analysis youth residence and the Vancouver School Board. More recently he joined the Bach Counselling Groupand the Broadway Youth Resource Centre while finishing his graduate work in Counselling Psychology. Cameron practices Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and brings his training in this evidence-based method to youth and young adults with great success. With this training MBSR has become integral to his work with clients.