Blog

These blog posts are a combination of OK2BME news and personal stories written by youth and teens in the OK2BME program. If you would like to write a personal story for our blog, please contact Scott at swilliams@kwcounselling.com

The End of Our OK2BME 30+ Grant, by Wash Silk

In the fall of 2016 we excitedly announced that the OK2BME program at KW Counselling Services, with the support of the KW Community Foundation would be able to provide free counselling for LGBTQ+ community members over the age of 30+ and free public education for service providers on the topic of supporting LGBTQ+ adults. Unfortunately, at the end of September 2017 this project will come to an end.

The End of Our OK2BME 30+ Grant blog post

Breathe 2 Relax, by Scott Williams

Breathe 2 Relax teaches diaphragmatic breathing. This is a deep breathing technique that is accomplished by contracting the diaphragm.

Breathe 2 Relax blog post

Smiling Mind, by Scott Williams

Smiling Mind is a not-for-profit organisation from Australia that works to make mindfulness meditation available to all. Their Smiling Mind app has reached more than 1.5 million people worldwide.

Smiling Mind blog post

Gender Neutral Pronouns, by Scott Williams

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, “pronouns are used in place of a noun that has already been mentioned or that is already known, often to avoid repeating the noun.”  But pronouns are more than that.

Gender Neutral Pronouns blog post

Call for Workshop Proposals, by Scott Williams

Save the date! Our next annual GSA Conference will be held February 7, 2018!

Call for Workshop Proposals blog post

The Pride Flag, by Scott Williams

We thought it might be interesting to look back at the history of the Pride Flag to help explain why it is so important.

The Pride Flag blog post

Checking in with the WRPS, by Scott Williams

This is what the WRPS have shared with us about their work with the LGBTQ+ community.

Checking in with the WRPS blog post

Explaining Same-Sex Families to Kids, by Scott Williams

Here are some tips for answering questions and having conversations with kids.

Explaining Same-Sex Families to Kids blog post