The VK Wellness Initiative

The VK Wellness Initiative We offer programming to support positive change in personal and collective wellbeing supported by registered professionals Wellness planning, the VK way, involves a collaborative exploration of the many different aspects of your current, past, and future experiences.
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Our certified Wellness Guides walk with you using a specific template completed together in just 2 sessions supported by a registered clinical counselor. The process is designed to complete this process in a more efficient way than most thereupeutic experiences. This is because we believe the answers your best path to wellness already exists within you and to us current experience, you just need to know where to look! To learn more about this process please book an appointment or call for an initial consultation. Private Professional Support: Kara Fogwell - cofounder, offers clinical counselling support for clients of all ages and from all walks of life. She also offers professional case management support for those with dual diagnosis or specialized funding and programming that may require the organization and planning for allocation of services. Group Therapy and mindfulness programs offered. Please note, this is a public website - what you post on here can be seen by anyone. If you would like to speak to us confidentially, please email us securely at [email protected] or visit our website www.vkwellness.ca

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02/24/2021

#vkwellnesswednesday

Our Mindfulness-Based Cogintive Therapy group is an 8-week series of 2 hour sessions.  Call or email to register.
02/23/2021

Our Mindfulness-Based Cogintive Therapy group is an 8-week series of 2 hour sessions. Call or email to register.

Starting next Tuesday. Don't miss out. Participants outside of Powell River are welcome. PIE students can be funded upon...
02/12/2021

Starting next Tuesday. Don't miss out. Participants outside of Powell River are welcome. PIE students can be funded upon approval from their teacher.
Looking forward to seeing all of you there.

You don’t need to be a writer to join this Therapeutic writing group starting February 9th. Writing therapy can help you...
01/29/2021

You don’t need to be a writer to join this Therapeutic writing group starting February 9th. Writing therapy can help you to propel your personal growth, practice creative expression, and feel a sense of empowerment and control over the your life (Center for Journal Therapy, n.d.). @vkwellnessinitiative #writingtherapy #knowthyself #journaltherapy

PIE STUDENTS. This program has been approved to use your RESOURCE FUNDING with or if your child has an IEP they can use ...
01/27/2021

PIE STUDENTS. This program has been approved to use your RESOURCE FUNDING with or if your child has an IEP they can use this funding.
Register here
https://vkwellness.janeapp.com

PIE STUDENTS can use their RESOURCE FUNDS to pay for this. Let your teacher know and they can help you with the process....
01/27/2021

PIE STUDENTS can use their RESOURCE FUNDS to pay for this. Let your teacher know and they can help you with the process. For more info call 604-578-8135.
To register please go to this link and register for one of the sessions.
So excited to be bringing this program to you all.
https://vkwellness.janeapp.com

#vkwellness #vkwellnesswednesday
01/13/2021

#vkwellness #vkwellnesswednesday

The VK Wellness Initiative has incredible online group programs coming up for parents, youth, or anyone experiencing dep...
01/04/2021

The VK Wellness Initiative has incredible online group programs coming up for parents, youth, or anyone experiencing depression, anxiety, sleep troubles, chronic pain, stress, etc. Programs include Cognitive Based Therapy, Mindfulness for Parents, Mindfulness For Youth, Calm and Cool for kids, Mindfulness for Sleep, Therapeutic Writing, Mindful Walking.... and more!!! Inquire about funding options! Check out www.vkwellness.ca for event info or email [email protected] to register today! Looking forward to hearing from you! 💚

.#counseling #grouptherapy #mindfulness #cognitivebasedtherapy #youth #anxiety #depression #chronicpain #sleepdisorder #stess #therapeuticwriting

The father of stress science research, the man who coined the term “stress,” Dr. Hans Selye, once said, “It’s not stress...
01/03/2021
What about Stress

The father of stress science research, the man who coined the term “stress,” Dr. Hans Selye, once said, “It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.” Being able to clear your head can make you healthier, quiet your pain, and help you to manage your life. There is a gentle way to let go and find some healing stillness.

What about Stress? By James N. Dillard, M.D. Shelli sat across from me, gripping her purse, fists with white knuckles. Her burning leg pain was better, but it was still keeping her from sleeping. “…

Reading A Charlie Brown Christmas book - holiday rates available 😂
01/01/2021

Reading A Charlie Brown Christmas book - holiday rates available 😂

"each moment is truLy an opportunity for growth, an OCCASION to be true to oneself, a potential branch point leading to ...
12/30/2020

"each moment is truLy an opportunity for growth, an OCCASION to be true to oneself, a potential branch point leading to a number of INFINITE POSSIBLE next moments depending on how this one is seen and held" . . #vkwellnesswednesday #livewithintention #opportunityforgrowth #counselling #counseling

🙌 We are soooo excited to share this news with you - our new office space including a group therapy/meditation studio! 🧘...
12/28/2020

🙌 We are soooo excited to share this news with you - our new office space including a group therapy/meditation studio! 🧘🏻‍♂️ Serving the beautiful community of Powell River 🏔. Stay tuned for more updates soon! 🙏 ☮️ 💚 @powellriverbc #counsellingoffice #meditationstudio #femaleentrepreneurs

Thank you everyone for your support during our first few months of opening. What an adventure it’s been! We are so thank...
12/28/2020

Thank you everyone for your support during our first few months of opening. What an adventure it’s been! We are so thankful to be on this journey with all of you. Thank you! 🙏 Wishing you and your families a loving, healthy, and peaceful holiday. With gratitude, Vanessa and Kara ❤️

Kids and I made these yummy cookies today. They r gobbling them up. We are fortunate to use our hazelnut trees for the f...
12/24/2020
Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cut-Out Cookie Recipe

Kids and I made these yummy cookies today. They r gobbling them up. We are fortunate to use our hazelnut trees for the flour, but store bought hazelnut meal has all the health benefits too! These are Refined sugar free and Gluten free. Comment below if you try them!

#vkwellnesswednesday

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Or shall I call them Gingerbread Hazelnut Cookies since they are made primarily with hazelnut flour? Our children have so much fun cuttin...

#vkmindfulnessmonday #mentalhealth #mindfulness #youarenotalone
12/21/2020

#vkmindfulnessmonday #mentalhealth #mindfulness #youarenotalone

The VK Wellness Initiative's cover photo
12/18/2020

The VK Wellness Initiative's cover photo

How do we understand the emotions in our body?    🤔.                                             .                      ...
12/18/2020

How do we understand the emotions in our body? 🤔. . . . #vkfeelingfriday #karasgoodreads #neuroscience #emotionalhealth #emotions #mentalhealthawareness #healthylifestyle #heal

Take out the pen today and write. Set a timer, write a 10 minute reflection on what you would like for yourself and thos...
12/16/2020
Writing to Heal - VK Wellness Initiative

Take out the pen today and write. Set a timer, write a 10 minute reflection on what you would like for yourself and those you love in 2021. Re-read and reflect. Such a powerful process. #vkwellnesswednesday

“There is great delight in beginning a new notebook, its fresh clean pages as yet uncontaminated; the unexplored possibilities seem infinite” ~ Kate Thompson I was recently reminded of the benefits of writing as a source of healing and inner exploration. I wrote my first real journal entry in ma...

Life is wild and precious - how will you live it? #vkwellnesswednesday
12/09/2020

Life is wild and precious - how will you live it? #vkwellnesswednesday

Women in Business Powell River Scavenger Hunt, get out there and support local this Christmas!  What a fun thing to do -...
12/07/2020

Women in Business Powell River Scavenger Hunt, get out there and support local this Christmas! What a fun thing to do - this week only! I'm excited to get out there and find my clues! #prwomeninbusiness #supportlocalpowellriver

https://mindfulnoggin.comIncredible resource, mindfulness training for mood balance  at your own pace, much cheaper than...
12/06/2020
Mindful Noggin – learn mindfulness skills to support wellness

https://mindfulnoggin.com
Incredible resource, mindfulness training for mood balance at your own pace, much cheaper than a formal therapy program.

Preventing depression and anxiety starts with...a single breath Our evidence-based, digital courses will teach you how mindfulness can help you achieve greater emotional balance and resilience in everyday life. For Your Mental Health Prevent depression and anxiety with scientifically proven mindfuln...

Youth group starting soon! 12-14 year olds. Please share with any that may need this support. ❤️                        ...
12/05/2020

Youth group starting soon! 12-14 year olds. Please share with any that may need this support. ❤️ . . . #youthmundfulness #workshop #therapy #support

#vkfeelingsfriday
12/04/2020

#vkfeelingsfriday

Read this more than once. A truly inspiring way to think about your path and lifeThis is at the heart of The VK Wellness...
12/02/2020

Read this more than once. A truly inspiring way to think about your path and life
This is at the heart of The VK Wellness and all of our programs.
#vkwellnesswednesday #vkwellness

Ended* Congratulations Linda Carter!!  thank you for all of your participation and support ❤️ ✨🙏Wellness GIVEAWAY🙏✨In th...
12/02/2020

Ended* Congratulations Linda Carter!! thank you for all of your participation and support ❤️ ✨🙏Wellness GIVEAWAY🙏✨
In the spirit Of giving - Here’s your chance to win a VK individualized wellness plan, a VK HOPE tshirt, two amazing books Brené Brown and Jay Shetty, and an Urban Earth Teas wellness gift box! (Total $535 value!!!) Win for yourself, or gift to a loved one ❤️

To Enter:
👉FOLLOW Instagram/Facebook @vkwellnessinitiative
👉LIKE this “original” post
👉TAG A friend in the comments in the “original” post (**TAG more friends, one on each line, for additional entries )

🙌 BONUS entry - comment below with a wellness goal or challenge of yours
🙌 BONUS entry - share this photo to your story with #wellness
🙌 BONUS entry - like and follow BOTH Facebook and Instagram page @vkwellnessinitiative

🍀 That’s it! Contest ends December 14th at 1:00pm PST. 🍀

Open to Canadian residents only 🇨🇦. This promotion is no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Instagram.

*Teas Donated by @urbanearthteas - A set of 5 delicious herbal teas formulated to help support sleep and relaxation. Each individual package makes 8 servings of tea.
#giveaway #wellnesspackage #vkwellnessgiveaway #wellness #win

✨🙏Wellness GIVEAWAY🙏✨In the spirit of #GivingTuesday- Here’s your chance to win a $535 valued Wellness Package:VK indivi...
12/01/2020

✨🙏Wellness GIVEAWAY🙏✨
In the spirit of #GivingTuesday- Here’s your chance to win a $535 valued Wellness Package:
VK individualized wellness plan, a VK HOPE tshirt, 2 wellness books Brené Brown and Jay Shetty, and an Urban Earth Teas wellness gift box! (Total $535 value!!!) Win for yourself, or gift to a loved one ❤️

To Enter:
👉FOLLOW Instagram/Facebook The VK Wellness Initiative
👉LIKE this “original” post
👉TAG A friend in the comments on “original” post (**TAG more friends, one on each line, for additional entries )

🙌 BONUS entry - comment below with a wellness goal or challenge of yours
🙌 BONUS entry - share this photo to your story with #wellness
🙌 BONUS entry - like and follow BOTH Facebook and Instagram page @vkwellnessinitiative https://www.instagram.com/vkwellnessinitiative/

🍀 That’s it! Contest ends December 14th at 1:00pm PST. 🍀 Good Luck!

Open to Canadian residents only 🇨🇦. This promotion is no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Instagram.

*Teas Donated by Urban Earth Teas - A set of 5 delicious herbal teas formulated to help support sleep and relaxation. Each individual package makes 8 servings of tea.
*shirts designed by Brother X George
#giveaway #wellnesspackage #vkwellnessgiveaway #wellness #win

Do you live in autopilot? Do you even know what I mean? Try this exercise to get a "taste" of how different it is to be ...
11/30/2020

Do you live in autopilot? Do you even know what I mean? Try this exercise to get a "taste" of how different it is to be present when you eat, rather than your typical experience. Let us know what you noticed!
#vkmindfulnessmonday

These podcasts impart skills for dealing with big feelings, like isolation, loss, and anxiety through a variety of techn...
11/25/2020
8 Podcasts To Encourage Mindfulness | Kidcasts

These podcasts impart skills for dealing with big feelings, like isolation, loss, and anxiety through a variety of techniques, some directly related to SEL curricula. Parents can benefit, too

These podcasts impart skills for dealing with big feelings, like isolation, loss, and anxiety through a variety of techniques, some directly related to SEL curricula. Parents can benefit, too.

Oh yeah! Hoodies now available. 4 colours. PM us to order 👏 Soooo soft and cozy! $55 #bestill #choosekindness #positivem...
11/25/2020

Oh yeah! Hoodies now available. 4 colours. PM us to order 👏 Soooo soft and cozy! $55 #bestill #choosekindness #positivemessages #feelgoodclothing

11/25/2020

One of our top services is our unique and individualized wellness planning program. Find out why it is our leading service! Www.VKwellness.ca ❤️ 🤗 #wellnessplanning #goals #feelbetter

Take a moment to write down your response. Share with us what happened or how that felt for you 🤗.     #whereiwanttobe #...
11/25/2020

Take a moment to write down your response. Share with us what happened or how that felt for you 🤗. #whereiwanttobe #takeactionnow

Too true! 👎 I will make this year different, the VK way! Get the NY resolution workshop and a journal for FREE when you ...
11/25/2020

Too true! 👎 I will make this year different, the VK way! Get the NY resolution workshop and a journal for FREE when you sign up for the Wellness Planning service. ❤️💪👏 #newyearsresolution #notthisyear #yesthisyear

🤔Reality vs thoughts?                       #vkmindfulnessmonday #mindfulness #reality
11/23/2020

🤔Reality vs thoughts? #vkmindfulnessmonday #mindfulness #reality

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11/22/2020

The VK Wellness Initiative's cover photo

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