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We provide personal and family consultations, workshops and information sessions, group support sessions, and specialized exercise classes.

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Our professional staff offer a wide variety of services to clients at all stages of the lifecycle, from children to seniors, and their loved ones.

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A New Service at HeadWay for those living with epilepsy.
HeadWay is pleased to announce that we are now offering full counselling sessions (up to 10 sessions per person based on CBT principles) for a limited number our clients. If you are interested in taking advantage of these sessions, please get in touch with Deirdre at epilepsy@vepc.bc.ca.

BCALM’s Art of Living Mindfully Program

BCALM’s Art of Living Mindfully Program is now accepting referrals for the HeadWay group. If you are interested in attending but do not yet have a doctor’s referral, please get it in straight-a-way!  And please make sure it is the referral form marked “HeadWay”. This allows our clients to attend a great program without having to sit on BCALM’s regular waitlist.

This program will likely be scheduled for Thursday afternoons once we have 15-18 participants who have completed their referrals.

“This 8 week course provides participants with a firm grounding in mindfulness based strategies useful in navigating stress and in recognizing patterns of thought, speech and behavior that may be contributing to stress and suffering. Home meditation practice is a major component of this course in order to embody concepts learned in class and to then apply them into life. Exercises focusing upon mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy complement the meditation practice and allow participants to further explore key concepts of inquiry, acceptance, non-attachment, compassion, loving kindness and non judgement” (BCALM website). Please email epilepsy@vepc.bc.ca or call 250-475-6677 to get on the list if you are interested in attending this program.


Call for stories! We want to publish your stories.  I have spoken to so many amazing individuals who have inspiring stories.  If you are open to share your stories in our newsletter or for our Purple Day campaign, please get in touch with me (Deirdre).


OUTREACH AND EDUCATION! I have been very busy recently speaking to a number of organizations about epilepsy. These are targeted presentations which help an organization – whether that be a business who employs someone with epilepsy, a school that has students with epilepsy, or any organization working with someone who has epilepsy -  arm itself with the knowledge and support needed to best serve their employees, students, or clients.

If you know of an organization that would benefit from some seizure education and support, please let Deirdre know.  We are always happy to spread the word!


Services Across the Island

We are now offering a number of services, such as peer groups, up island for any individuals who live with any form of epilepsy.  If you are interested in meeting others in your area, please let me know at epilepsy@vepc.bc.ca or call 250-475-6677 to get on the list. 

Personal one-to-one consultations and education programs will now be offered once a month in a variety of communities up island.  It you are interested in meeting with me personally, or if you have an organization at which you would like me to speak, please send me a message at epilepsy@vecp.bc.ca . or call 250-475-6677 to get on the list