Pop-up business recognised

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One of the successful Pop-Up Shops, set up by the Kemptville BIA, has been recognised by the Municipality of North Grenville with the 2018 New Business of the Year Award.

Compassionate Support for Stressful Times was opened by Shulamit (Shula) Ber Levtov, who caters to the needs of people dealing with trauma and stress.

“People need a place to talk where they will find compassion and wisdom,” says Shula, who has a master’s degree in counselling and spirituality, and is a registered social worker and yoga instructor. “The community showed me they wanted this, that there is a need for it. Stress is part of this era. Life is generally more distressing because we are all exposed to so much information.”

Services provided by Compassionate Support include counselling, psychotherapy, therapeutic yoga instruction, Thai massage and traditional Chinese cupping as well as video support. “It’s about having a quality service where people don’t have to go to Ottawa,” says Shula.

There is a certain irony in the fact that the Municipality has awarded this distinction to Compassionate Support for Stressful Times, as they then went on to cancel all funding for the BIA’s Pop-Up Shop program.

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