we offer various group therapy programs

 
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different types of therapeutic groups

  • Conscious Parenting Skills Group

    • 6 week program offered spring and fall

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  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

    • one time per year

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  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) Skills Groups

    • Full year program

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  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

    • 6 - 8 week program offered spring and fall

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  • Emotion Regulation Classes (ER)

    • 4 week program offered spring and fall

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Which program is for me?

Choosing a program can seem a little confusing at first. We suggest talking to your physician, psychiatrist or psychotherapist about how each group can meet your needs. Below is a brief summary.

Conscious Parenting Skills are based on the principles of Mindfulness. We look at how our current mental state and personal biases impact our views and choices in parenting. Children create opportunities for us to grow and learn about ourselves. When we bring conscious awareness of our own reactivity to our parenting it enables us to respond to our children with compassion and understanding. Further we explore how to negotiate the role of parenting in today’s society with its cultural demands.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy focuses on identifying and rectifying maladaptive thinking patterns. It emphasizes self-awareness of our thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

Dialectical-Behavioural Therapy has its roots in CBT with additional elements that directly deal with teaching individuals skills to tolerate distress, regulate emotions, improve interpersonal relationships and develop the ability to stay present in the moment.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction is a specific program that teaching the individual to put their attention into one thing in the present moment. To do this requires developing skills of noticing a stimulus in the moment, such that your increased awareness enables you to consciously respond to situations rather then react.

Emotion Regulation classes are intended for the general population. Many people are not taught practical ways to better manage strong emotions. These classes not only provide you with the information but have opportunities to practise..