Virtual Patient Education Classes
Edmonton Zone Patient Education Classes
Edmonton area Primary Care Networks are working together to offer a variety of education classes to patients. Attendance at these classes do not require a referral and are open to anyone in the Edmonton area.
All classes are offered via zoom platform so can be accessed utilizing a smart phone, laptop or tablet anywhere with internet access.
Registration varies by PCN so please check the registration link or call the phone number provided.
Learn how to make lifestyle changes and add new habits into your everyday life to boost your overall happiness. Taking Happiness Basics has been shown to increase mood, increase energy levels, and boost physical and mental health.
Have things been looking bleak? Are you not enjoying the activities you used to love? This may be depression. Learn more about the signs, symptoms and treatments available for depression, including medications and therapy options. It’s OK to not be OK.
Journeying Through Grief
Grief is an emotional reaction to loss. There are over 40 different types of losses that we can incur over a lifetime. This class is an action-oriented process to help participants understand what grief and unresolved grief are. Myths and ineffective behaviours will be addressed while taking healing actions to help you preserve your memories without them turning painful.
Relationships in Motion
Learn skills and strategies to improve their relationships – family, personal, or work. Topics covered in the class include ways to better to understand yourself and the other person, increasing healthy communication, managing conflict and how to cope with intense emotions.
Anxiety to Calm
Anxiety to Calm is a simple, positive and empowering class. It is for those who want to have an opportunity for a healthy learning process to manage their anxiety. Anxiety to Calm moves people to action. The classes teaches low tech and low cost skills that should be accessible to everyone.
Stress is a fact of life. But not all stress is bad! Learn how to manage day to day, chronic stress and keep yourself feeling in control when your stress levels are off the charts.
Breaking the Cycle of Anxiety
Have you been called a worrier? Is your mind always racing? You may have anxiety or an anxiety disorder. Learn what you can do to cope and some practical strategies to help keep you feeling calmer. Find out about treatment options including therapy and medications.
For those who have difficulty controlling their emotions and feels that their behaviour is causing chaos in their life. Learn and practice mindfulness skills to cope with emotionally stressful situations.
Changeways for the Older Adult
For adults 60+ who want to learn strategies for overcoming stress, anxiety and depression. Explore the changes that come with life experience including retirement, healthy aging and being a parent of adult children.
Learn practical strategies that will help manage symptoms of depression and anxiety through goal setting, challenging negative thinking habits and addressing lifestyle factors.
Changeways Information Session
You must attend an information session to find out if Changeways is right for you before starting the program from ESPCN.
Supporting Children with Anxiety Symptoms
For parents and guardians wanting to learn some practical tips and strategies to help their children who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety. Participants will leave equipped with the skills to coach their children through uncomfortable feelings at home and help encourage their children to manage their stress.
Practicing relaxation techniques will help you manage stress and anxiety in your life. Learn effective techniques like deep breathing, mindfulness and muscle relaxation.
Mental Wellness 101
If you’ve been struggling with stress, anxiety or depression, this class is a great starting point.
Workplace Stress & Bullying
If you’re experiencing stress and bullying in the workplace, watch this informative online seminar. We’ll review negative workplace conditions, the causes, and how they affect people’s overall mental and physical level of functioning. Learn what you can do to alleviate the stress, how to handle bullying, and coping mechanisms to get your work-life balance on track.
Coping with Anger
Want to learn how to deal with your anger? In this online video, clinicians talk about what causes and maintains anger, help you learn about your own anger styles, and touch on why we get so angry. You’ll be introduced to cognitive behavioural therapy methods of coping and working through anger, and get strategies on how to implement changes in everyday life.
Want to communicate better with the people in your life? In this online two-part class, you’ll learn about different communication styles, setting boundaries, and strategies on how to be assertive and say ‘No’ when you need to.
Having trouble sleeping? We can help you understand what affects your ability to fall and stay asleep, and teach you strategies to optimize your sleep habits for longer, deeper, better sleep.
Learn to read food labels with the help of a Registered Dietitian. Feel confident in understanding labels, comparing food, and picking healthier options at the store.
Meal planning can help you save time and money and help you eat healthier. Join a Registered
Eating the Mediterranean Way
The Mediterranean diet is an evidence-based diet proven to reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, and helps with weight management. This way of eating is popular in countries such as Greece, Italy, Morocco and Spain. Learn how incorporating foods like vegetables, fruits, lentils, lean proteins and nuts can be beneficial to your health and well-being.
6-Session Obesity Clinic Nutrition Classes
Daily activity tips and weight-loss strategies offered at every session. Patients are encouraged to attend all six sessions and can start during any week as the classes repeat every six sessions.
Learn how to improve your relationship with food by honouring internal cues, observing hunger and fullness, savouring your food and discovering strategies to overcome mindless eating.
Why Nutrition Matters
If you have questions about what to eat or how much to eat, this class could be for you! Learn how your body’s digestive system works, how to space out your meals and include a balance of nutrients in your meals to help you feel full and energized until your next mealtime. This class also covers many popular nutrition and food myths. You’ll leave the class with a better understanding of how to fuel your body to meet your nutrient needs.
Introduction to Mindful Eating Active Living
If you’ve struggled with being on diets in the past, have frequent food cravings or often feel uncomfortable in your body, this class could be for you. The introductory class offers you a different non-diet approach so that you may better understand why you eat the way you do.
This class will provide you with a greater understanding of what hypertension and dyslipidemia are and what factors cause them, as well as effective ways to control and treat them. Learn how your diet and medication work to lower your blood pressure and cholesterol to improve your Heart Health.
Protein & Fibre
Are there benefits of getting enough fibre and protein in your diet? If you’re trying to manage your appetite and your weight, there is evidence this can help! A Registered Dietitian will help you evaluate your diet and find practical ways to make sure you are “hitting the mark” for both protein and fibre.
Healthy Eating 101
In this online class, you’ll learn about effective healthy eating strategies for general health and for a variety of health conditions – from diabetes to weight management to high cholesterol.
Physical Activity & Exercise
Drop In Exercise
Led by an Exercise Specialist, this class focuses on guiding you through low impact stretches and exercises. Each class will focus on a specific muscle group, so you optimize your workout and learn exercises associated with different muscle groups. We do not require medical screenings for participation in this class, so if you have any concerns please contact one of our Exercise Specialists to discuss them.
Introduction to Physical Activity / [Beginner Exercise Class (EOPCN)]
Beginner workout you can do from your living room. Exercise Specialists will lead you through a fitness session that is good for your heart and muscles. Suitable for all levels of fitness.
Active Living 101 Webinar
In this 90-minute class you’ll learn about the effects of inactivity, we’ll discuss proper standing and sitting mechanics, physical activity guidelines and SMART goal setting. Register for a live- facilitated class or watch our pre-recorded online class.
Healthy Eating for Managing Blood Sugars
Learn how to balance different types of food to help manage blood sugars. A Registered Dietitian will answer many questions you have around diabetes including meal timing and portion sizes.
Living with Pre-Diabetes/Diabetes
Learn the health risks related to having pre-diabetes or diabetes. You will also find out what healthy lifestyle changes you can make to better manage your blood sugars.
Diabetes 101 – The Basics
Learn about diabetes, how it is treated and the potential problems it can cause to your health. Find out how to make changes to your daily life to help you control diabetes, such as managing your blood sugar level, taking care of your feet and setting personal goals. It is beneficial to take the Diabetes 201 class to learn more about managing your food and lifestyle with diabetes.
Diabetes 201 – Managing Food and Lifestyles with Diabetes
Learn how different foods change your blood sugar and find out how to make snacks and meals so you can better control your blood sugar. We will talk about the importance of physical activity and how to exercise safely. It is beneficial to take the Diabetes 101 class to learn more about living with diabetes.
Health Basics is a simple, positive and empowering class. It is for those who want to choose healthy living, become more active and shift their perspectives. Health Basics focuses on application of simple foundational diet, exercise and mindset approaches to healthier living.
Learn about what affects our weight and how to identify and overcome barriers you are facing. Work with a Registered Dietitian to set goals and make real changes in your life.
Managing Pain Through Mindfulness
Incorporate mindfulness and meditative practices into your life as a way to manage pain experiences. Explore ways to increase your mobility and flexibility with very gentle forms of movement and learn ways to reduce the intensity of pain experiences.
Moving on with Persistent Pain
Learn ways to manage pain including planning your activities to improve stamina and energy while preventing flare up. You will also explore the relationship between anxiety and stress and pain levels, along with learning to set goals to change your lifestyle and decrease pain.
Let’s Talk Menopause
Dealing with hot flashes, night sweats, trouble sleeping and mood swings related to menopause? Discover ways to help manage these symptoms through lifestyle changes, non-prescription and prescription therapy options, including a detailed discussion on hormone therapy.
Join us for a relaxing discussion about osteoporosis, where you will learn about commonly used tests and treatment options, as well as gain understanding about your risk factors and how to take steps to improve the health of your bones.
Learn about the symptoms and risks related to arthritis. Find out about essential practices to manage chronic joint symptoms and pain.
Find support and tools for quitting smoking with the help of trained professionals. Learn strategies to manage cravings and withdrawals, and get tips on dealing with stress and ways to develop a quit plan that works for you.
Provides education for expecting parents who are in the first 20 weeks of their pregnancy. Topics include prenatal care, management of common symptoms, nutrition and physical activity. Attending with partners or a support person are encouraged.
Join health professionals who specialize in pregnancy, birth and newborn care to discuss topics such as physical activity, self-care and mental health, comfort measures during labour and birth, infant care, breastfeeding and parenting. For expecting parents over 20 weeks. Attending with partners or a support person are encouraged.