Search Resources (English): Self help, Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)

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Someone like me: women helping women through self-help groups

Discusses the benefits and limitations of women participating in self-help groups.

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Published: 1998
Uncovering sex and gender differences in use patterns of self-help and support groups: annotated bibliography and research agend
Studies the roles and values of self-help/support groups by examining their issues through sex and gender analysis. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Enlightening parenthood

This article outlines and critically examines old notions of child-raising and discuses perils and pitfalls of different parenting courses offered; highlighting the wisdom that unfolds with mentorship gained from group experiences, questions the “expert” tradition, discusses alternatives to parenting courses; self help model, child-parent centres, create long terms support networks.



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Published: 1980
Thoughts on sex without science

This article is about the sexuality of women who have sex with men. Discusses The beginnings of gynecological thought and practice; A call to move from the symptoms-analysis-cure approach to a holistic approach. Encourages women to be their own experts; To think critically about their sexuality and how they feel about their bodies.

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Published: 1980
Endometriosis healing with the mind’s eye

This article discusses what is endometriosis; the difference between the medical system’s approach to dealing with endometriosis and a self healing method; Discuses tools on how to heal yourself by detoxifying, reviewing your nutritional habits, introducing herbs, exercise, yoga, massage, acupressure, visualizations.

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Published: 1981
Help for premenstrual syndrome

This article defines pre menstrual syndrome, describes mental, emotional and physical effects. Lists possible treatments and available resources. 

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Published: 1983
Seeking help

This article is the second of a special issue of Healthsharing on the topic of women and therapy by The Feminist Therapy Study/Support Group. Identifies four steps which can assist in the process of seeking help. 

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Published: 1982
Why women drink

This article is an exploration of women and alcoholism. 

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Published: 1984
Sharing the menopause experience

This article explains how menopause workshops encourage sharing and demedicalize menopausal transitions.  

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Published: 1986
An uncertain well-being: weight control and self control

This article discusses weight preoccupation as a women's health issue and as a feminist issue. Illustrates how women can work together to create change in their lives. Examples given of programs that focus on empowerment to increase self esteem and sense of self direction. 

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Published: 1987