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  • Emotion and stress management

    The reality is that we don’t always have a lot of control over things that happen our lives, and this is true for both positive and negative events. A wedding, a severe illness that requires hospitalization, the death of a loved one, or a new baby are all emotional events. You may not believe it, but you can control your emotions. Some people who have problems managing their emotions turn to food, alcohol, tobacco and drugs.

    When you increase your strategies for coping with the unexpected in life, you will increase your self-esteem. Learn to respect yourself! We can give you tools, but if you don’t know where to start, talk to your doctor or see a psychologist.



    Method based on the development of emotional intelligence to deal with stress and adversity and promote empathy, inner peace, success, well-being, resilience, an enjoyment of life and togetherness.

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    /typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altText Course on integrative health 

    /typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altText Online mindfulness meditation workshop by Dr. Hugues Cormier (Faculty of Medicine at Université de Montréal)


    [Translate to English:] Hypnose

    Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness in which you are relaxed but maintain focused attention. Clinical hypnosis performed by a qualified hypnotherapist is a medically recognized therapy to treat emotional or physical disorders. Clinical hypnosis is very different from the hypnosis for entertainment that you see on TV.

    During a session, your hypnotherapist will lead you into a state of deep relaxation. You will feel detached but still aware of what is happening around you. Through suggestion, the therapist can help you in different ways, for example, to help you better control symptoms or modify behaviour that you want to change.

    Your hypnotherapist can also teach you self-hypnosis so that you can use helpful images and suggestions when you are by yourself.

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    /typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altText Société québécoise d’hypnose

    /typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altText Association des hypnologues du Québec


    [Translate to English:] Psychothérapie

    The goal of psychotherapy is to change a person’s attitudes, behaviours, thought patterns, or reactions to help them feel better, find answers to their questions, solve problems, make choices, and better understand themselves.

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    /typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altTextPrevention workshops: Cible Santé
    /typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altText Personal development groups: Service populaire de psychothérapie
    /typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altText Ordre des psychologues du Québec

    Info – Bariatric surgery

    Pensive woman

    Some people may think that bariatric surgery will solve all their problems. This simply isn’t true! Weight gain happens because of many factors. It is estimated that half of people who turn to bariatric surgery have behavioural or compulsive problems or take psychotropic drugs.

    People may try to solve their problems by “eating their emotions,” which of course does not solve anything. These disorders may recur or turn into another form of compulsion. It is therefore important that you address these problems while you are waiting for your bariatric surgery to avoid complications and to make sure you feel as good as possible in your future new skin!

    Social support

    Social support is important on the pathway to bariatric surgery and is predictive of good long-term outcomes. Involve the people you care about by bringing someone close to you to your hospital appointments.

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    Ask your employer if you have access to an employee assistance program
    /typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altText Défi Santé - Gardez l’équilibre 
    /typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altText Info-Social (call 811, option 2)
    /typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altText Ordre des psychologues du Québec
    /typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altText Coalition Poids 
    /typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altText Le Groupe de Réflexion sur l’Obésité et le Surpoids (Le GROS)