This group focuses on teaching skills and techniques that participants can utilize to begin making positive changes in their lives.
Participants can expect an integrative therapeutic approach, borrowing techniques from CBT and positive psychology,
to help understand and change how they experience Anxiety and Depression.
If you are ready to begin to take action and make changes in your life, this group is intended for you.
Each week, a new topic will be introduced that builds off of the previous weeks.
The objectives of each session are to provide information and insight into the techniques and skill introduced; including, building awareness, coping/self-care and maintaining changes.
Overall, the goal of the group is to empower you to develop an informed action plan and begin to change your relationship with Anxiety and Depression.
Session 1: Jan 15– Introduction to group; learning about and recognizing anxiety and depression; facets of CBT to address symptomology.
Session 2: Jan 22 – Coping skills, understanding thoughts and emotions, introducing mindfulness in form and practice
Session 3: Jan 29 – Reflecting on difficult situation, coping skills, addressing automatic thoughts and cognitive distortions
Session 4: Feb 5 – Coping skills, understanding behavioral activation, CBT strategies to address distressing emotions.
Session 5: Feb 12 – Review of mindfulness and behavioral activation; recognizing our values and what gives our lives fulfillment; finding joy in hard times.
Session 6: Feb 19 – Understand how facing fears can reduce anxiety and depression; define and understand exposure; learn how to create a fear hierarchy
Session 7: Feb 26 – Continue practicing building hierarchies; learn how to get the most benefit out of exposure practice; identify skills, strategies, and behaviors for increasing resilience; group closure.
These groups continue to be no-cost thanks to the funding provided by the Wellness Network
Attend as many meetings as needed
Facilitators: Kimberly Masliuk-Giddings, MSW RSW and supported by a Student Intern
Location: Centre 104 Building
Suite 706, 5241 Calgary Trail NW
Phone: (780) 757-0900