At the Edmonton North PCN, we offer a number of classes to help you meet your health goals. All of the classes below do not require a referral and you can call us at 780.473.7131 to register.

All classes are held virtually via Zoom, an online platform that can be accessed from your smartphone, tablet or desktop.

Below are all the classes that are running from January to March 2021.

  • How to Register for Classes

    All classes here are open for anyone to register for. No need for a referral from your family doctor. To register:

    1. Check out the class listing below.
    2. Choose the class you would like to attend and call 780.473.7131 to register.
    3. A few days before the class start date, you will receive an email with a link to the virtual group, along with an electronic copy of the class materials.
    4. You can also download the class materials from the class description, there is a link there.

    If you are unable to attend, please be sure to give us a call at 780.473.7131 two business days prior so we can try to book someone else in your spot.

  • Anxiety to Calm

    Has anxiety stopped you from enjoying your usual activities? If you want to learn tools to manage your anxiety, this program is for you! During this eight week program, you will:

    Find Calm: Learn exercises to help manage your anxiety.
    Challenge Yourself: Challenge thoughts, behaviours and emotions.
    Live Well: Learn to improve your lifestyle.

    Past participants were asked what was the most helpful about this program. They said:

    “To relax, do my breathing and listen to myself, what my heart, body and mind is saying and yes, it’s ok to say NO.”

    “Making me aware of my contribution to my anxiety, then giving me the tools to manage and understand my anxiety.”

    DATE: Wednesday, January 20 – March 10, 2021
    TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    This class runs for eight weeks, with each class being two hours. Class materials for Anxiety to Calm can be downloaded here.

  • Changeways - CBT

    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is based on the assumption that most psychological problems are improved by identifying and changing inaccurate and dysfunctional perceptions, thoughts, and behaviours. People with depression tend to interpret facts negatively, people with anxiety tend to look at the future with apprehension, and those with low self-esteem maximize others’ success and minimize their own. CBT, therefore, trains people to identify and change their unhealthy thinking habits into better alternatives that promote desirable behaviour and eliminate unwanted ones.

    All classes are full – please look back in March for the next set of class dates. You can also visit the Edmonton Zone Classes page to see if Changeways – CBT is offered through another PCN . 

    This class is an six-week program and each class is an hour and a half. Click here to download the class materials for Changeways CBT.

  • Happiness Basics

    Has anxiety stopped you from enjoying your usual activities? If you want to learn tools to manage your anxiety, this program is for you! During this eight week program, you will:

    Find Calm: Learn exercises to help manage your anxiety.
    Challenge Yourself: Challenge thoughts, behaviours and emotions.
    Live Well: Learn to improve your lifestyle.

    Past participants were asked what was the most helpful about this program. They said:

    “To relax, do my breathing and listen to myself, what my heart, body and mind is saying and yes, it’s ok to say NO.”

    “Making me aware of my contribution to my anxiety, then giving me the tools to manage and understand my anxiety.”

    DATE: Monday, January 25 – February 22, 2021
    TIME: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    DATE: Friday, February 5 – February 26, 2021
    TIME: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    DATE: Friday, March 3 – Friday, March 24, 2021
    TIME: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

    This group runs for four weeks, with each class being two hours. To download the class materials for Happiness Basics, click here.

  • Healthy Eating for Managing Blood Sugars

    This two hour class gives you information on how healthy eating can manage blood sugars. You will learn how to balance different types of food to help manage blood sugars. This class is facilitated by one of our dietitians and answers many questions around diabetes including meal timing and portion sizes.

    DATE: Monday, January 12, 2021
    TIME: 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

    DATE: Thursday, February 4, 2021
    TIME: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    DATE: Wednesday, February 18, 2021
    TIME: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

    DATE: Tuesday, March 23, 2021
    TIME: 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

    Each class is a one-time two hour session. Class materials for Healthy Eating for Managing Blood Sugars can be accessed here.

  • Introduction to Mindful Eating Active Living

    Introduction to Mindful Eating and Active Living is a two hour group class that is a pre-requisite to a longer eight week program. This group is for individuals who have struggled with past dieting, have frequent food cravings, or identify with emotional eating. The group is designed to offer a different perspective on weight loss. At the end of the group, participants may book into the longer eight week program.

    DATE: Monday, January 4, 2021
    TIME: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    DATE: Thursday, January 14, 2021
    TIME: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    DATE: Wednesday, February 3, 2021
    TIME: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

    DATE: Tuesday, February 16, 2021
    TIME: 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 

    Each class is a one-time two hour session. Class materials for Introduction to Mindful Eating and Active Living can be accessed here.

  • Living with Pre-diabetes/Diabetes

    In this two hour class, participants will learn the health risks related to having pre-diabetes or diabetes as well as healthy lifestyle changes they can make to better manage their blood sugars.

    DATE: Thursday, January 21, 2021
    TIME: 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

    DATE: Tuesday, February 23, 2021
    TIME: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

    DATE: Thursday, March 25, 2021
    TIME: 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

    Each class is a one-time two hour session. Class materials for Living with Pre-diabetes/Diabetes can be accessed here.

  • Moving on with Persistent Pain

    Moving on with Persistent Pain is an eight week group (once weekly), led by an Exercise Specialist and a Behavioral Health Consultant. The outcome is to will learn ways to manage pain including planning your activities to improve stamina and energy while preventing flare up; exploring the relationship between anxiety and stress and pain levels; learning to set goals to change your lifestyle and decrease pain.

    DATE: Tuesday, January 26 – March 16, 2021
    TIME: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    DATE: Tuesday, March 23 – May 11, 2021
    TIME: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

    This class is an eight-week program and each class is two hours long. Class materials for Moving on with Persistent Pain can be accessed here.

  • Relationships in Motion

    Relationships in Motion is for anyone who wants to learn skills and strategies to improve their relationships – family, personal, or work.

    Topics covered in the group include:

    • Ways to better to understand yourself and the other person
    • Increasing healthy communication
    • Managing conflict
    • How to cope with intense emotions.

    Relationships in Motion is interactive, and has opportunities for self reflection.

    DATE: Tuesday, February 2 – March 23, 2021
    TIME: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    This group runs for eight weeks, with each class being two hours. To download the class materials for Relationships in Motion, click here

  • Why Nutrition Matters

    This two hour group class gives you information about how the body’s digestive system works so that you’ll learn how to space out your meals and include a balance of nutrients to help you feel full and energized until the next meal time. This class covers many popular nutrition and food myths; if you have questions about what to eat or how much to eat, this class could be for you. You’ll leave the class with a better understanding of how to fuel your body to meet your nutrient needs.

    DATE: Thursday, January 21, 2021
    TIME: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

    DATE: Thursday, February 18, 2021
    TIME: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    DATE: Monday, March 15, 2021
    TIME: 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

    Each class is a one-time two hour session. Class materials for Why Nutrition Matters can be accessed here.