Session 1: Nov 6– Introduction to group; learning about and recognizing anxiety and depression; facets of CBT to address symptomology.
Session 2: Nov 13 – Coping skills, understanding thoughts and emotions, introducing mindfulness in form and practice
Session 3: Nov 20 – Reflecting on difficult situation, coping skills, addressing automatic thoughts and cognitive distortions
Session 4: Dec 3– Coping skills, understanding behavioral activation, CBT strategies to address distressing emotions.
Session 5: Dec 4 – Review of mindfulness and behavioral activation; recognizing our values and what gives our lives fulfillment; finding joy in hard times.
Session 6: Dec 11 – Understand how facing fears can reduce anxiety and depression; define and understand exposure; learn how to create a fear hierarchy
Session 7: Dec 18– 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.
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