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RISEUP,FALL

 

Rise Up: Teen – Strategies For Transforming Anxiety

Date: November 05th to December 10th (Thursdays) 1 session per week

Location: Zoom teleconferencing

Time: 4:45pm-6:45pm

Registration Deadline: October 29th, 2020

Price: $149.00

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. Therapyconducted 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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ANGERMGMT,FALL

 

Anger Management Group Therapy

Date: November 18th to February 17th (Wednesdays) 1 session per week

*NO GROUP ON DEC 23RD & DEC 30TH*

Location: Zoom teleconferencing

Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm

Registration Deadline: November 11th, 2020

Price: $149.00

Description: Anger and substance abuse often occur together, which increases the risk for negative consequences such as physical aggression, self-harm, distressed relationships, job loss, or criminal justice involvement. This 12-week group is designed for individuals who have substance use and mental health concerns along with anger management problems. This group uses a cognitive-behavioural approach to understand anger and learn how to make a change. Each weekly 90-minute session will occur using videoconferencing (Zoom). There is a limit of 10 spaces.

Common Emotional and Physical Symptoms of Anger-Related Problems:

  • Headaches
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Fatigue
  • Heart palpitations
  • Tightness in the chest area
  • Sweating
  • Inability to listen or focus
  • Tense muscles
  • Feelings of loss of control
  • Lack of sleep
  • Easily frustrated with others
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Common Patterns of Behaviour:

  • Becoming angry when consuming alcohol
  • Substance abuse
  • Self-harm or inward aggression
  • Outward aggression such as yelling, swearing, being violent or threatening violence to control others
  • Difficulty expressing emotions in a healthy way
  • Social isolation
  • Difficulty compromising without becoming angry
  • Cycles of bad behaviour

Anger management addresses the symptoms of anger problems by targeting the emotional and physiological components. It involves identifying triggers and faulty beliefs; strengthening assertiveness and conflict resolution skills; learning about what is under the surface of your anger; and, practising strategies to express your emotions in a way that supports healthy friendships and family bonds.

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ExpectingMindfully,Fall

 

Expecting Mindfully – Pregnant or Postpartum Women Group Therapy

Date: November 18th to January 20th (Wednesdays)

1 session per week

*NO GROUP ON DEC 23RD & DEC 30TH*

Location: Zoom teleconferencing

Time: 9:30am-11:00am

Registration Deadline: November 11th, 2020

Price: $149.00

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 eight-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, dialing 211, or accessing your local hospital to receive the appropriate support.*

 

 

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If you would like to be contacted when more upcoming groups are available, e-mail Morgan at mhanson@vantagecommunityservices.ca and she will add you to a list.