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Choosing Calm and Positivity in a Chaotic World (Online Course)

Photo: A woman calmly standing still while everyone rushes around her

Generate "aha" moments by looking inward

We know this is a challenging time for everyone. As individuals, we can choose to be consumed by negativity, or infuse ourselves with positivity.

The purpose of this course is to provide you with a relaxed, calm setting to gain insights into your own circumstances and provide opportunities for you to focus on your well-being, interests, and strengths. By examining yourself, you can develop a clearer understanding of how your beliefs affect your choices, your perceptions of people, events, and experiences.

The activities in this course are mainly introspective and they are designed to encourage you to take time for yourself. If you like to write or draw, you will have several opportunities to express your thoughts and feelings artistically in response to various prompts and activities.

"Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit." – E.E. Cummings


  • Notebook or journal or several sheets of looseleaf
  • Plain unlined paper
  • Pen/pencil
  • Coloured pencils or markers
  • Any other artistic materials that appeal to you

Course details

Dates/Times: TBD
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Online
Price: $149 (+ HST)
Instructor: Barb Buckley

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About the instructor

Barb Buckley has spent the greater part of her career as an educator, specializing in the area of enrichment. As an Enrichment Coordinator/Supervisor for the former School District 18, she created and implemented over 20 enrichment programs for classroom teachers and gifted and talented learners. Several programs focused on writing, the arts and developing and enhancing creativity.

Teaching elementary students to write and produce original Shakespearean plays, earned her The Hilroy Fellowship Award for Innovative Teaching. Her work received recognition provincially as a recipient of the Premier's Award for Excellence in Teaching and creating a Passion for Learning. Currently, Barb continues to work with both students and adults interested in creative writing and teaching an enrichment model to teachers and administrators working toward their Master's degree.

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