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SUPPORT GROUPS

8 Week Programs

All of our support groups are eight sessions in length.

Anger Management

We host separate groups for men and women.

Our supportive program helps participants learn how to understand the complexities of anger, how anger goes awry, how to change their experiences of anger and how to respond to another person’s anger.

However, this course not only deals with anger, but stress management in general.  Group discussions and worksheets allow participants to acknowledge that life comes with complications, but with the proper tools and conditioning, we can change our responses from negative to positive.

Other topics relating to the subject of anger will also be explored such as self-esteem, assertiveness, anxiety and depression.

Anxiety & Depression Support Group

The Anxiety and Depression group program is designed to increase your understanding of the symptoms you may be having and build skills to manage symptoms in a healthier and more positive way.  Over the course of 8 weekly sessions, you will have the opportunity to learn new skills, and share your experience with others.  The goal is to provide you with a tool kit of coping strategies to use when facing triggering or emotionally challenging situations.  Exploring challenges in a group setting can provide insight, normalize your experience, and make you feel less alone.

Topics explored through presentations and interactive activities include self awareness, grounding techniques, core beliefs, the cognitive triangle, recognizing automatic thoughts, negative bias, alternative responses, and self compassion.

Healthy Masculinity Support Group

What is healthy masculinity? Is there un-healthy masculinity? Do we mean masculine as a John Wayne type of masculine, or a stay-at-home dad type of masculine? Is there even a difference? Healthy masculinity conjures up questions that can be confusing. Likewise, it conceals the nature of what healthy masculinity really is. Health is subjective, and this group talks about that and so much more. Does healthy mean physical, mental or relationship? It means all of it.

Managing Powerful Emotions

Through DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy) people are taught two seemingly opposite strategies: acceptance (i.e. that their experience and behaviours are valid) and change (i.e. that they have to make positive changes to manage emotions and move forward).  The purpose is to help people introduce effective and practical skills into their lives, which they can use when they are distressed.  These skills are meant to replace other unhealthy and negative behaviours.

Portfolio Development

A portfolio is a formal document which defines learning acquired through a variety of formal and informal experiences.  Preparing a portfolio can be unfamiliar, laborious, yet rewarding task.  However, through the process you gain self-esteem and self-concept as a learner and you start to clarify and reach important life/work goals.  A portfolio is an excellent record of your effectiveness in a variety of life/work situations, suitable for presentation to prospective employers and others interested in your skills and abilities.

Strong Women Rising

The foundation of Strong Women Rising is to learn to focus on self, by adapting a mindful and conscious perspective of life and self.  Strong Women Rising teaches us how to change the conversation that we have with ourselves by living in the ‘now’ by adapting mindful coping strategies.  Throughout the program, we start to remove our layers and find our true and authentic selves, as we remove the expectations of who we thought we should be, and start accepting who we are.  Each week Strong Women Rising focus’s on the following topics through a mindful lens: stress & resilience, work-life balance, coping strategies, stigma & culture, no is a complete sentence, boundaries, and manifestation.  Through Strong Women Rising program women also get an opportunity to hear how other local women continue to ‘rise’ and share their ‘story’.

Suicide Bereavement

This is a closed group, supporting family members through the loss of someone to suicide. This is an 8-week program, with three facilitators. This group directly leads into another group called New Me, in which there will be another 8-week group focusing on living while someone’s gone. This group is only for the family members or close friends – no observers or students.  Be advised there is a waitlist for this program.

8 WEEK PROGRAMS

Join one of our groups &

BUILD CONFIDENCE.

GAIN TOOLS.

LEARN COPING STRATEGIES.

For everyday Mental Wellness

REGISTER FOR GROUPS

Contact our office at (613) 969-8874 or email [email protected] for more information on our support groups and/or to register.