Virtuous Circle Counselling



VC Counselling Reading

Recommended Reads:

  • The Wise Heart – Jack Kornfield

  • Full Catastrophe Living – Jon Kabat-Zinn

  • When the Body Says No – Gabor Mate

  • When Things Fall Apart – Pema Chodron

  • Widen the Window – Elizabeth Stanley

  • The Gifts of Imperfection – Brené Brown

  • I Thought It Was Just Me (But it Isn’t) – Brené Brown

  • Healing Rage – Ruth King

  • Hold me Tight- Sue Johnson

Mindfulness Resources:

Mindfulness Coach App

Calm App

Dharma Seed App

Mindshift App

10% Happier App


  • Original Podcasts – Ester Perel

  • The Happiness Lab – Laurie Santos

  • Our Anxiety Stories – The Anxiety Canada Podcast, hosted by John Bateman

  • Be Here Now Network – A Network of Mindfulness & Spirituality Podcasts

  • Unlocking Us – Hosted by Brene Browne

  • Mentally Yours – Hosted by Ellen Scott and Yvette Caster

  • When Someone Great Is Gone – Hosted by Izzy Lee-Poulton and her guests
VC Counselling Podcasts

Calgary Emergency Contact & Support

The Distress Centre - 24/7 Crisis Line:

(403) 266-4357

Parent Help Line:

1 (888) 603-9100

Teen Line - 24/7 Crisis Line:

(403) 264-8336

Family Support - Alberta Health Link:

(403) 943-5465

We at Virtuous Circle Counselling acknowledge Moh’kinstsis, the lands where the Bow and Elbow rivers meet, in what we currently call Calgary. We acknowledge that we are visitors on Moh’kinsstis and acknowledge the Blackfoot are those who named this area as Moh’kinsstis. In the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation, we recognize the ancestral territories, cultures, and oral practices of the Blackfoot people, the Îyarhe Nakoda Nations, the Dene people of the Tsuut’ina Nation, and the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.