4-WEEK ONLINE SUPPORT GROUP

Breaking the Cycle of Anxiety

Support, education, encouragement, and practical tools to help you better cope with anxiety.

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health struggles. It’s the result of your nervous system’s normal (yet often unpleasant) response to the way we perceive certain situations. This response can leave you feeling overwhelmed, fearful or stuck in a pattern of worry that you may find impossible to escape from. Over time, these affects can lead you to avoid certain situations altogether, in an effort to prevent the unnerving sensations that accompany them. 

This 4-week, evidence-based support group is designed to provide you with new tools to manage your anxiety when it arises. You’ll learn about the benefits of mindfulness and self-compassion, and how to use these powerful tools to significantly reduce feelings of anxiety. By the end of the course, you’ll walk away feeling more in-control of your mind and body, and the tools needed to bring back a sense of calm into your life.

This group is intended for adult women who:

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Facilitators

Paige Mowbray, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

Lisa Cavey, MA, RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Location

Online (via Zoom)

Next Date & Time

June 6, 13, 20, 27
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PST

Cost

Regular rate: $200 (+GST)

Early bird rate: $175 (+GST) until May 6

Work with your anxiety, not against it.

Your emotions are incredibly complex. When you experience a particularly strong emotion, like anxiety, it may be a signal that something important is happening in your life.  That’s why we’ve developed this comprehensive 4-week program, in which we’ll walk you through the ins and outs of what anxiety is, how and why your body reacts the way it does, and what practical tools you can use to help you manage it. 

Common Questions

Support groups are made up of people who share common challenges. These groups are focused on providing education, resources and tools, with the overall goal of helping you to cope. They provide a safe place for you to express your thoughts and feelings, and to share your experiences if you feel comfortable. Groups often provide reassurance and encouragement. There’s something truly unique about surrounding yourself with others who are experiencing similar challenges as you. Group members often walk away feeling stronger, more capable and hopeful about managing the difficulties that brought them to the group.

Our groups typically range anywhere from 5 to 12 people. 

Everyone is welcome! You do not need to be a current client in order to join any of the groups we offer. 

Every group is facilitated by trained clinical counsellors who have a masters-level education and experience supporting individuals in a group setting. They will ensure that group members are respected throughout the group process and will provide members with new knowledge and skills to manage their struggles.

While most insurance companies will cover all or a portion of the cost for 1-on-1 counselling services, some are more particular when it comes to group programs. We encourage you to contact your service provider to determine what type of coverage might be available to you. We’re happy to provide individual receipts for each session if needed.

Confidentiality is of the utmost importance and is part of the ground rules for attending a group program. Everything said before, during and after group sessions is considered confidential and all members are required to sign and agree to this. 

All of our group programs occur on a private and confidential video conferencing service that has an encrypted connection and is both PHIPA (Personal Health Information Protection Act) and HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) compliant. You will receive a link by e-mail to access the sessions.

Every group member is expected to attend the full 4-week program, but we do understand that unforeseen events can occur. If you are going to be absent for any session, we ask that you please inform the facilitator(s).

Our cancellation policy for group sessions can be found here.
Still have questions? Feel free to reach out to us via our contact form, or email us directly at [email protected]

Session breakdown

Session One

Anxiety and the Body

What exactly is anxiety?

Session Two

Thoughts-Feelings-Behaviours

Understanding the connection and why it plays a key role in anxiety

Session Three

Mindfulness & Accepting Uncertainty

Slowing down, tuning-in and getting comfortable with the unknown

Session Four

Self-Compassion

Show yourself the kindness you would show to a friend

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