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Season’s Greetings from the CASS Employment Team

Posted on Wed, Dec 23, 2020 By:
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As 2020 comes to a close, our Calgary Alternative Employment Services (CAES) team shares this video with season’s greetings.

CASS Senior Leadership Team 2020 Season’s Greetings

Posted on Wed, Dec 23, 2020 By:
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Dear CASS colleagues, friends and family It is with warm thoughts that we say, Season’s Greeting and Happy Holidays! We are looking forward to all of the opportunities that 2021 will bring and will not forget what 2020 has taught us. Be kind, be caring and appreciate each other. Please enjoy our virtual Holiday Greetings.


Posted on Mon, Dec 21, 2020 By:
Posted in: blogMental Health & Mindfulness

I’ve been hearing a new term lately: “surge capacity”. Have you heard it, too? Apparently, it’s our human ability to activate our physical and mental resources to help us survive and thrive during a finite crisis. I bet we all tapped in to our surge capacity at the onset of the pandemic when we immediately…

Doing Life Mindfully

Posted on Mon, Dec 14, 2020 By:
Posted in: blogMental Health & Mindfulness

Welcome to December, friends! As we move into this last month of the year, we are faced, yet again, with the reminder of how starkly different this December will be compared to others before it. What are your holiday traditions and how will these be affected by the increased social distancing protocols, gathering restrictions, and…

The CASS Report – December 2020

Posted on Tue, Dec 1, 2020 By:
Posted in: blogThe CASS Report

The December 2020 edition of the CASS Report is hot off the processor. This edition contains information about upcoming training for staff, an important holiday announcement from CASS, tips for holiday safety and more.

Taking a Look at Our Values

Posted on Mon, Nov 30, 2020 By:
Posted in: blogMental Health & Mindfulness

Good morning Beautiful people! What do you value about the winter season? The beautiful falling snow, the crisp temperatures, the fact that every single snowflake is unique, the return of the eggnog latte? haha. I appreciate winter for its invitation to snuggle up in a blanket on the couch with a cup of hot tea…

Radical Acceptance

Posted on Mon, Nov 23, 2020 By:
Posted in: blogMental Health & Mindfulness

Here in Calgary, we’re in the middle of navigating a 2-week period of targeted health measures with enhanced restrictions to social gatherings. We are halfway through and alot of people are saying it’s just going to get more restrictive. Are you feeling, like me, overwhelmed with uncertainty and lack of control? That no matter how…

Challenging our Unhelpful Thinking Habits

Posted on Mon, Nov 16, 2020 By:
Posted in: blogMental Health & MindfulnessUncategorized

Hello and welcome to a new week! Last week we reviewed 5 cognitive distortions, a.k.a. unhelpful thinking habits. During the last seven days, did you notice any of these creating a problem for you? Did you have a chance to sit down and pay attention to your thoughts, feelings, and sensations? Did you notice any…

The CASS Report-November 2020

Posted on Wed, Nov 11, 2020 By:
Posted in: blogThe CASS Report

Unhelpful Thinking Habits – we all have them!

Posted on Mon, Nov 9, 2020 By:
Posted in: blogMental Health & Mindfulness

Hi friends, Last week, we learned about core beliefs and how core beliefs can be positive and life-enhancing, and they can also be negative and self-limiting. It’s common to have both types of core beliefs. Did you happen to try on a new pair of glasses to change perspective? Good for you for trying! What…

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