Virtual Classes in Edmonton Area

January 4, 2021 | Blog

A variety of education classes are now available to anyone in the Edmonton area, no referral required.

All of these classes are offered virtually.


Mental Health


Happiness Basics

Learn how to make lifestyle changes and add new habits into your everyday life to boost your overall happiness. Taking Happiness Basics has been shown to increase mood, increase energy levels, and boost physical and mental health.

January 5 for four weeks 5:30 – 7:00 pm Register
January 25 for four weeks 1:00 – 3:00 pm Register or call 780-473-7131
February 5 for four weeks 1:00 – 3:00 pm Register or call 780-473-7131
March 3 for four weeks 9:30 – 11:00 am Register or call 780-473-7131
March 4 for four weeks 6:00 – 8:00 pm Register or call 780-986-6624

Check out ESPCN dates for Happiness Basics


Understanding Depression

Depression can affect anyone at any time in their life. You are not alone! Join this workshop to learn about the signs, symptoms and treatments available to you, including therapy and medication options.

February 2 12:00 – 1:00 pm Register
March 2 6:00 – 7:00 pm Register

Journeying Through Grief

Grief is an emotional reaction to loss. There are over 40 different types of losses that we can incur over a lifetime. This class is an action-oriented process to help participants understand what grief and unresolved grief are.  Myths and ineffective behaviours will be addressed while taking healing actions to help you preserve your memories without them turning painful.

January 14 for eight weeks 5:30 – 7:30 pm Register or call 780-473-7131

Relationships in Motion

Learn skills and strategies to improve their relationships – family, personal, or work. Topics covered in the class include ways to better to understand yourself and the other person, increasing healthy communication, managing conflict and how to cope with intense emotions.

January 18 for eight weeks 1:00 – 3:00 pm Register or call 780-473-7131
February 2 for eight weeks 1:00 – 3:00 pm Register or call 780-473-7131

Anxiety to Calm

Anxiety to Calm is a simple, positive and empowering class. It is for those who want to have an opportunity for a healthy learning process to manage their anxiety. Anxiety to Calm moves people to action. The classes teaches low tech and low cost skills that should be accessible to everyone.

January 12 for eight weeks 9:30 – 11:30 am Register or call 780-473-7131
January 20 for eight weeks 10:00 am –12:00 pm Register or call 780-473-7131
February 1 for eight weeks 6:00 – 8:00 pm Register or call 780-986-6624

Managing Stress

Stress is a fact of life. But not all stress is bad! Learn how to manage day to day, chronic stress and keep yourself feeling in control when your stress levels are off the charts.

January 14 12:00 – 1:00 pm Register
February 9 6:00 – 7:00 pm Register

Breaking the Cycle of Anxiety

Have you been called a worrier? Is your mind always racing? You may have anxiety or an anxiety disorder. Learn what you can do to cope and some practical strategies to help keep you feeling calmer. Find out about treatment options including therapy and medications.

January 28 6:00 – 7:00 pm Register
March 9 12:00 – 1:00pm Register

Changeways

Learn practical strategies that will help manage symptoms of depression and anxiety through goal setting, challenging negative thinking habits and addressing lifestyle factors.

January 12 for six weeks 1:00 – 2:30 pm Register or call 780-473-7131
January 13 for six weeks 5:30 – 7:00 pm Register or call 780-473-7131
February 10 for six weeks 5:30 – 7:00 pm Register or call 780-473-7131

Check out ESPCN dates for Changeways including a one-hour information session to learn more about this class.


Mental Wellness 101

If you’ve been struggling with stress, anxiety or depression, this class is a great starting point. In this 30-minute video, we explore some common mental health concerns and teach coping strategies.

On-demand


Workplace Stress & Bullying

If you’re experiencing stress and bullying in the workplace, watch this informative online seminar. We’ll review negative workplace conditions, the causes, and how they affect people’s overall mental and physical level of functioning. Learn what you can do to alleviate the stress, how to handle bullying, and coping mechanisms to get your work-life balance on track.

On-demand


Coping with Anger

Want to learn how to deal with your anger? In this online video, clinicians talk about what causes and maintains anger, help you learn about your own anger styles, and touch on why we get so angry. You’ll be introduced to cognitive behavioural therapy methods of coping and working through anger, and get strategies on how to implement changes in everyday life.

On-demand


Effective Communication

Want to communicate better with the people in your life? In this online two-part class, you’ll learn about different communication styles, setting boundaries, and strategies on how to be assertive and say ‘No’ when you need to.

On-demand


Insomnia

Having trouble sleeping? We can help you understand what affects your ability to fall and stay asleep, and teach you strategies to optimize your sleep habits for longer, deeper, better sleep.

On-demand


Nutrition


Label Reading

Learn to read food labels with the help of a Registered Dietitian. Feel confident in understanding labels, comparing food, and picking healthier options at the store.

On-demand

Check out ESPCN’s dates for Label Reading


Eating the Mediterranean Way

The Mediterranean diet is an evidence-based diet proven to reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, and helps with weight management. This way of eating is popular in countries such as Greece, Italy, Morocco and Spain. Learn how incorporating foods like vegetables, fruits, lentils, lean proteins and nuts can be beneficial to your health and well-being.
January 21 6:00 – 7:00 pm Register
January 18 2:30 – 3:30 pm Register or call 780-410-8000
February 18 6:00 – 7:00 pm Register or call 780-410-8000
March 23 6:00 – 7:00 pm Register or call 780-986-6624
March 30 12:00 – 1:00 pm Register

Mindful Eating

Learn how to improve your relationship with food by honouring internal cues, observing hunger and fullness, savouring your food and discovering strategies to overcome mindless eating.

January 19 6:00-7:00 pm Register or call 780-986-6624
January 26 6:00-7:30 pm Register or call 780-443-7477
February 23 6:00-7:30 pm Register or call 780-443-7477

Why Nutrition Matters

If you have questions about what to eat or how much to eat, this class could be for you! Learn how your body’s digestive system works, how to space out your meals and include a balance of nutrients in your meals to help you feel full and energized until your next mealtime. This class also covers many popular nutrition and food myths. You’ll leave the class with a better understanding of how to fuel your body to meet your nutrient needs.

January 21 5:30 – 7:30 pm Register or call 780-473-7131
February 18 1:30 – 3:30 pm Register or call 780-473-7131
March 15 8:30 – 10:30 am Register or call 780-473-7131

Introduction to Mindful Eating Active Living

If you’ve struggled with being on diets in the past, have frequent food cravings or often feel uncomfortable in your body, this class could be for you. The introductory class offers you a different non-diet approach so that you may better understand why you eat the way you do. You’ll be given tools to help increase a feeling of control over food and satisfaction with eating. The class is designed to give you a different perspective on weight loss with an overall goal of helping you feel at peace with your body.

January 4 1:30 – 3:30 pm Register or call 780-473-7131
January 14 1:30 – 3:30 pm Register or call 780-473-7131
February 3 5:30 – 7:30 pm Register or call 780-473-7131
February 16 8:30 – 10:30 am Register or call 780-473-7131

Heart Health

This class will provide you with a greater understanding of what hypertension and dyslipidemia are and what factors cause them, as well as effective ways to control and treat them. Learn how your diet and medication work to lower your blood pressure and cholesterol to improve your Heart Health.

January 13 2:00 – 3:30 pm Register or call 780-960-9533 ext. 234
February 10 2:00 – 3:30 pm Register or 780-960-9533 ext. 234
March 10 2:00 – 3:30 pm Register or call 780-960-9533 ext. 234

Protein & Fibre

Are there benefits of getting enough fibre and protein in your diet? If you’re trying to manage your appetite and your weight, there is evidence this can help! A Registered Dietitian will help you evaluate your diet and find practical ways to make sure you are “hitting the mark” for both protein and fibre.

On-demand


Healthy Eating 101

In this online class, you’ll learn about effective healthy eating strategies for general health and for a variety of health conditions – from diabetes to weight management to high cholesterol.

On-demand


Physical Activity & Exercise


Drop In Exercise

Led by an Exercise Specialist, this class focuses on guiding you through low impact stretches and exercises. Each class will focus on a specific muscle group, so you optimize your workout and learn exercises associated with different muscle groups. We do not require medical screenings for participation in this class, so if you have any concerns please contact one of our Exercise Specialists to discuss them.

Every Monday & Thursday starting January 4 1:30 – 2:00 pm Register or call 780-410-8000

Introduction to Physical Activity/ Beginner Exercise Class

Beginner workout you can do from your living room. Exercise Specialists will lead you through a fitness session that is good for your heart and muscles. Suitable for all levels of fitness.

January 27 6:00-7:00 pm Call 780-986-6624
March 10 11:00-12:00 pm Call 780-986-6624
Daily Live Class 12:15 – 12:45 pm Register

Active Living 101

In this 90-minute class you’ll learn about the effects of inactivity, we’ll discuss proper standing and sitting mechanics, physical activity guidelines and SMART goal setting. Register for a live- facilitated class or watch our pre-recorded online class.

January 13 4:30 pm Register
February 22 9:00 pm Register
March 17 4:30 pm Register
On-demand Register


Diabetes Management


Healthy Eating for Managing Blood Sugars

Learn how to balance different types of food to help manage blood sugars. A Registered Dietitian will answer many questions you have around diabetes including meal timing and portion sizes.

January 12 8:30 – 10:30 am Register or call 780-473-7131
February 4 1:30 – 3:30 pm Register or call 780-473-7131
February 18 5:30 – 7:30 pm Register or call 780-473-7131
March 23 8:30 – 10:30 am Register or call 780-473-7131

Living with Pre-Diabetes/Diabetes

Learn the health risks related to having pre-diabetes or diabetes. You will also find out what healthy lifestyle changes you can make to better manage your blood sugars.

January 21 8:30 – 10:30 am Register or call 780-473-7131
February 23 5:30 – 7:30 pm Register or call 780-473-7131
March 25 8:30 – 10:30 am Register or call 780-473-7131

Diabetes 101 – The Basics

Learn about diabetes, how it is treated and the potential problems it can cause to your health. Find out how to make changes to your daily life to help you control diabetes, such as managing your blood sugar level, taking care of your feet and setting personal goals. It is beneficial to take the Diabetes 201 class to learn more about managing your food and lifestyle with diabetes.

January 6 6:00 pm Register or call 780-410-8000
January 19 9:00 am Register or call 780-410-8000
February 5 1:00 pm Register or call 780-410-8000
March 4 6:00 pm Register or call 780-410-8000
March 8 9:00 am Register or call 780-410-8000
March 26 1:00 pm Register or call 780-410-8000

Diabetes 201 – Managing Food and Lifestyles with Diabetes

Learn how different foods change your blood sugar and find out how to make snacks and meals so you can better control your blood sugar. We will talk about the importance of physical activity and how to exercise safely. It is beneficial to take the Diabetes 101 class to learn more about living with diabetes.

January 14 6:00 pm Register or call 780-410-8000
January 26 9:00 am Register or call 780-410-8000
February 24 6:00 pm Register or call 780-410-8000
March 15 9:00 am Register or call 780-410-8000


Healthy Living


Moving on with Persistent Pain

Learn ways to manage pain including planning your activities to improve stamina and energy while preventing a flare-up. You will also explore the relationship between anxiety and stress and pain levels, along with learning to set goals to change your lifestyle and decrease pain.

January 26 for 8 weeks 1:30 – 3:30 pm Register or call 780-473-7131
March 23 for 8 weeks 1:30 – 3:30 pm Register or call 780-473-7131

Let’s Talk Menopause

Dealing with hot flashes, night sweats, trouble sleeping and mood swings related to menopause? Discover ways to help manage these symptoms through lifestyle changes, non-prescription and prescription therapy options, including a detailed discussion on hormone therapy.

January 26 6:00 – 7:30 pm Register or call 780-410-8000
February 26 1:00  – 2:30 pm Register or call 780-410-8000

Osteoporosis

Join us for a relaxing discussion about osteoporosis, where you will learn about commonly used tests and treatment options, as well as gain understanding about your risk factors and how to take steps to improve the health of your bones.

March 24 2:00 – 3:30 pm Register or call 780-410-8000

Osteoarthritis

Learn about the symptoms and risks related to arthritis. Find out about essential practices to manage chronic joint symptoms and pain.

January 11 2:00 pm Register or call 780-410-8000
March 11 6:00 pm Register or call 780-410-8000


Lung Health


Smoking Cessation

Find support and tools for quitting smoking with the help of trained professionals. Learn strategies to manage cravings and withdrawals, and get tips on dealing with stress and ways to develop a quit plan that works for you.

January 6 for three weeks 6:00 – 7:30pm Register or call 780-960-9533 ext 234
February 3 for three weeks 6:00 – 7:30pm Register or call 780-960-9533 ext 234
March 3 for three weeks 6:00 – 7:30pm Register or call 780-960-9533 ext 234

Check out dates for ESPCN’s Smoking Cessation workshop


Looking for workshops hosted by the Edmonton Southside Primary Care Network?

Edmonton Southside PCN Virtual Workshops