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Compassion in Action

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Compassion in Action: Being Effective in Emotionally Difficult Conversations. A Video Workshop from Adventures in Caring Foundation. Comes with Resources, training activities, and handouts for leading a discussion or seminar based on the video, Compassion in Action.  The video is set in a Health Care setting but the content is appropriate to help learn about being effective in any emotionally difficult conversation.

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This Beggar’s Description

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Philip Tétrault has been locked up in jails and psych wards, kicked out of the house by desperate friends and family and spent long periods living on the streets of Montreal. However, he is also a talented writer and loving father whose deep family bonds and friendships have helped him come through periods of incredible darkness brought on by his schizophrenia. Directed by Pierre Tétrault, This Beggar’s Description tells his brother Phil’s story – one of art, love, and madness – capturing the far-reaching effects of schizophrenia on one man, his friends and his...

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Working Like Crazy

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Working Like Crazy is a fresh look at the struggles and victories of some former mental health patients who work in businesses owned and run by other psychiatric survivors. Labelled “”unemployable,”” they have given themselves a safe space among peers. A place where they can earn an income and rebuild their lives. Laurie spent years in psychiatric isolation and now runs a courier business; Diana has transformed rage and family violence into work for the Ontario Council of Alternative Businesses; since Graham has a job at Fresh Start Cleaning, his plan is...

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Toxic Tresspass: How safe are your children? (Director’s Cut)

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TOXIC TRESPASS (Director’s Cut) 83 min. DVD Toxic Trespass investigates the effects on our health of industrial chemicals that are now in the environment around us – particularly the effect on the health of children. We meet passionate activists, doctors and scientists who see clear evidence of often-denied links between the environment and health, and are working for change. 2008

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Toxic Trespass (TV Version)

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TOXIC TRESPASS (TV Version) 53 min. DVD Toxic Trespass investigates the effects on our health of industrial chemicals that are now in the environment around us – particularly the effect on the health of children. We meet passionate activists, doctors and scientists who see clear evidence of often-denied links between the environment and health, and are working for change. 2008

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Griefwalker

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GriefwalkerA portrait of palliative caregiver Stephen Jenkinson and his work. Jenkinson is a social worker, storyteller, author and theologian. His message is that our death is not to be denied or avoided but ‘befriended’ – ‘The skill of dying is the same skill as deep living. I’m trying to teach people how to die well.’ This film offers much to think about and talk about and the imagery of the tension that exists in the natural world is beautiful. DVD 2008 (70 mins)

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This Thing Called Hope: Part 2: Experiencing Hope

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THIS THING CALLED HOPE: EXPERIENCING HOPESome of us are paralyzed by the challenges life offers. Others embrace the future with an amazing sense of hope despite seemingly insurmountable odds. Hope has an inexplicable beneficial impact on the lives of those who practice it. Today there is powerful evidence to support the belief that positive emotions can cause physical change. By making hope a part of our lives, we can learn to thrive instead of just merely survive.Part II, illustrates a variety of techniques people use to make hope visible and effective in their lives. It profiles a woman...

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This Thing Called Hope: Part 1: What is Hope?

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THIS THING CALLED HOPE: WHAT IS HOPE?Some of us are paralyzed by the challenges life offers. Others embrace the future with an amazing sense of hope ? despite seemingly insurmountable odds. Hope has an inexplicable beneficial impact on the lives of those who practice it. Today there is powerful evidence to support the belief that positive emotions can cause physical change. By making hope a part of our lives, we can learn to thrive instead of just merely survive.Part I, defines hope and examines the mind-body connections that make hope a valuable tool in dealing with life’s...

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SPIRIT CONNECTION – October 2006 Compilation (DVD)

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October 15, 2006 – Changing Times (19th Season Premiere) Introducing David Giuliano, the new Moderator of the United Church of Canada, elected at the 39th General Council. The church’s newly appointed General Secretary of the general Council, Nora Sanders, talks with host Royal Orr about her expectations for the near future. This program will also include highlights from the proceedings of the 39th General Council, held in Thunder Bay, Ontario in August 2006. General Council is the church’s national gathering, held once every three years to discern, decide, and provide...

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Keeping the Vision Alive – Saving Healthcare in Canada

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Faith & the Common Good worked for several years – particularly during 2002 – to create an opportunity for inter-faith dialogue on the state of the health care system in Canada so that we could mobilize faith communities to participate in the public process created by the Romanow Commission, raise public awareness of the faith based values underpinning public policy decisions on the health care system, and influence the direction of the national health care system. To this end, we developed an educational video with accompanying workshop guidelines and carried out regional...

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