Vantage
 

Group Therapy

 

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Rise Up: Teen – Strategies For Transforming Anxiety

DateSeptember 24 to October 29th (Thursdays) 1 session per week

Location: Zoom teleconferencing

Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm

Cost: $80

Registration Deadline: September 17th, 2020

Description:

This 6-week group is for anyone between the ages of 13-17. The goal is for young people to feel confident in overcoming the challenges of everyday life. Our strength-based group involves fun and creative ways to learn. Topics will include the ways anxiety can impact our lives, mindful strategies for coping when feeling overwhelmed, and skills to practice stopping anxiety before it starts. Therapy conducted in a group setting has the added benefit of encouraging peer-to-peer support and positive social skills. Our groups are facilitated by experienced psychologists.

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You may be eligible for full subsidies to cover the cost, after registering we will contact you in 48 hours to see if you are qualified for the full $80 coverage. Call 403-340-8995 if you have any further questions.

 

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Expecting Mindfully  – Pregnant or Postpartum Women

DateOctober 14, 2020, to December 9, 2020 (Wednesdays); 1 session per week

*No Group Session on November 11, 2020*

Location: Zoom teleconferencing

Time: 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Cost: $149

Registration Deadline: October 7th, 2020

Description:

Do you:

  • often feel overwhelmed or stressed?  
  • worry about how feeling down, stressed, or anxious affects your parenting or the wellbeing of your baby?
  • want to take a more active role in defining what wellness means to you?

 

Expecting Mindfully is an 8 week group designed for pregnant or newly postpartum women . This group uses concepts from Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) to help participants learn to shift their attention to the present-moment experience and increase overall wellness.  This approach will help to address concerns by tuning in to the mind, body, and the outside world.  Mindfulness and cognitive-behavioural skills are easily learned and do not require a lot of time or additional equipment.  Mindfulness teaches how to slow down thinking processes, be less reactive, and escape the running commentary that often pulls individuals into the past or future.  Participants will learn how to accept their thoughts without judgment, practice letting go of unhelpful thoughts, and practice redirecting their attention from depleting to renewing emotions, thoughts, and behaviours. The goals of this group are to support participants in using mindfulness as a part of a daily routine, engage in self-awareness to address the more difficult moments of pregnancy and newly postpartum, and incorporate strategies to limit isolation often experienced by women who are pregnant or newly postpartum.

 

*This group is not designed for women experiencing acute depression/postpartum depression. If you are experiencing this, please seek support by contacting your medical doctor, dialling 211, or accessing your local hospital to receive the appropriate support.*

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