Strengthening Our Best Selves (formerly called Tough Times Toolkit)

“I am so grateful to Maureen for offering this course at a time when I so needed to find my resiliency.”
“Realizing I was not alone. Feeling my self-confidence grow. Knowing that I have the skills to deal with stress and anger and frustration.”
“Confidentiality was managed well because of trust in the course leader.”


Mondays 6:30 – 8:30 PM on Feb 6, 13, 27 and March 6 


Fridays 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Feb 10, 17, 24, March 3


Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will strengthen their best selves by:

  1. Developing a working understanding of the course topics, applying these to everyday life.
  2. Developing beginning skills in using the specific tools to strengthen emotional and psychological well-being.

Click here to view the course snapshot

Click here to view the 2022 testimonials. 

Click here to view the 2021 testimonials.


How to Enrol

FREE! 4 classes | 5 – 8 participants

Exclusive to Bowen Islanders – Age 25 and up.

To enrol or to obtain more information about this course, please contact Caring Circle @ 604-947-9100 or via email @


Are you in crisis?

This “toolkit” course is designed for people with everyday problems dealing with the impact of the pandemic and other factors upon wellbeing. Persons in crisis are advised to seek support from a crisis centre or a psychiatric professional instead.

If you are in crisis, please consider contacting:
Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, BC
(24-hr Distress Line, toll-free) 1-866-661-3311
Lower mainland 604-872-3311
(Suicide-related crisis) 1-800-784-2433

Other mental health supports are identified here:


Toolkit in the Media

Oct 14, 2022: October 14, 2022

March 15, 2021 (pre-course):

July 23, 2021: