Group Programs for Adults
Managing Stress for Managing Moods
This group will examine several methods to ease chronic stress and related chronic negative mood states such as
anxiety, irritability, and depression. We hope to move towards building new habits of self-care, leading to a more
satisfying life. Cost: $200, sliding fee scale available.
This 8-week program is designed to help seniors connect with other seniors and learn about: elder rights and how to maintain them, planning around safety and setting boundaries, resolving conflicts, power of attorney and future planning, community resources and supports, financial awareness and potential for fraud. No registration fee. Transportation available upon request.
Mindful Moves – It’s a Walk in the Park
Sessions will begin with a walk around Victoria Park. While outdoors, the focus will be on mindful breathing and gentle stretching. The final half hour will take place indoors and focus on developing skills in seated mindfulness meditation. No fee.
Group Programs for Women
Building Better Boundaries
This group provides education and support for women who have experienced any form of abuse and are working towards setting better boundaries in their lives. Open group: clients can join at any time. No fee.
Moving Toward Healthy Relationships
This group for women who have experienced emotional or physical abuse focuses on safety, building of self-esteem, ending the cycle of violence and learning how to be healthy in relationships. No fee, however, completion of Understanding Me Group Program and registration is required. All participants are interviewed prior to the start of group to determine whether this group will best meet their needs. No fee.
Understanding Me provides education and support for women who have experienced emotional and/or physical assault within their intimate relationships. Open Group. No Fee, however registration is required. No fee.
Weaving Our Voices
In a safe and supportive environment, this group helps women deal with the issue of childhood sexual abuse, and assists participants in reducing feelings of isolation, developing advanced coping skills and increasing self-esteem. Open Group. No Fee, however registration is required. All participants are interviewed prior to the start of group to determine whether this group will best meet their needs.
Sexual Assault Therapy Group
This is a safe and confidential group for women who have survived past sexual abuse and trauma. There is no entry fee; please call to register.
Aging with Wisdom
This group for senior women has been designed as a place to learn or relearn skills that will enhance your self-esteem, help achieve a positive and stronger sense of self and asist you in making healthy life choices that will increase your inner recognition of your own positive qualities and those qualities you wish to change. During this 10 session group, you will experience a positive and nurturing connection with others by a validation of life experiences through some effective self-discovery exercises.
Healing with Creativity
This group will explore a variety of ways to express and process inner thoughts and feelings that relate to each woman’s own healing journey. Participants who have had an experience of sexual abuse or domestic violence (no fees). Others can be fee paying. Group will be open but members will have a brief phone intake before joining.
Group Programs for Men
Taming Our Anger: The Hero’s Journey (Group for Men)
This program is a learning opportunity for men who have difficulty expressing and/or managing angry and aggressive feelings. Cost: $200, sliding fee scale available.
Group Programs for Children
Taming Your Worry Dragon (Children, aged 7-10)
This group focuses on teaching children about stress and anxiety. It will explore signs, triggers, and healthy coping strategies to help children to manage through difficult situations and to gain control over their worries.
Group Programs for Teens
Dynamic Girls is a group for girls in grades 7 and 8. The group focuses on improving social interaction, increasing self-esteem and improving mood. Each week will cover different topics and teach girls skills that will help them cope with difficult times, overcome obstacles, and develop healthy relationships with themselves and others while navigating the teen years.