April Calendar[3]

Support Groups

Support Groups are facilitated to ensure that discussions remain safe and supportive respecting triggers and the choice to share or not. Participants are encouraged to engage in the process to get the most out of the group.

Open Groups

These groups are available for you to join without registration.

Western and Brescia Drop In Support Group     

These groups offer a safe environment for individuals to share their experiences, guided by a facilitator, and gain tools for           coping with disordered eating behaviours.

Western Bi-Weekly, Wednesdays, 6:00pm-7:30pm RM 256 UCC

Wed January 13th and 27th 2016
Wed February 10th and 24th 2016
Wed March 9th and 23rd 2016
Wed April 20th 2016

Brescia, First Tuesday of Each Month, 6:00pm-7:30pm St. James Building Rm 176

Family & Friends Support Group

This group offers family, friends and caregivers an opportunity to share concerns and struggles, gain insight and understanding and develop supportive strategies to help their loved one, as well as, themselves.

When: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month ~ 6:30pm-8:00pm

Getting Grounded

This open support group is based on the philosophy that no        matter where you are in your journey to recovery, having a              positive, supportive, and safe place to share your challenges (and successes!) with the intention of getting well again, is vital in the healing process. Each week we discuss our ‘eating disordered thinking’ and explore & share ways to develop healthy coping strategies and supports to help us overcome our challenges on our journey to wellness.

The group runs from 6:30 to 8:00 every Thursday evening. Individuals are encouraged to arrive a bit early to settle in and meet       others.

Key Benefits:

  • Support
  • Coping Strategies/Techniques
  • No judgement
  • Being with others who understand
  • Hope
  • Life skills: Communication, self-awareness, open-mindedness,        taking on challenges, adaptability, and more.

Branching Out

This open support group invites you to explore a creative craft based activity each week.  The purpose of this group is to offer the opportunity for individuals to connect with others without having to focus on their personal struggles.  No skills required.  All             materials provided.

The group runs from 4:00-6:00 every Monday afternoon. A            schedule of activities will be promoted monthly.

Key Benefits:

  • Develop peer networks
  • Explore old and new interests
  • No judgement
  • Creative self-expression
  • Hope
  • Life Skills: creativity and innovation, stress management, gratitude, social skills and more.

Knitting Space (with a twist)

Join us weekly in our peer knitting space while we work together to create something with wool and yarn.  The twist is that the space will be set with an affirmation story or music, to help induce positive thinking and guide conversation.  Knitting/crocheting has proven to relax the mind, bringing focus to task at hand.

Tuesdays, 3:30pm-5:00pm

Inside Counts

Every aspect of life depends on how we treat ourselves inside. Our perceptions, thoughts, and decisions made daily reflect how we fill about ourselves.  Feeling positive from our inside out will enable us to move through life with more ease and clarity.

Key Benefits:

  • Increased self-esteem and self-awareness
  • Increased focus
  • Self-healing and gratitude
  • Life skills: communication, stress management, patience, perspective thinking, self-awareness

Closed Groups

These groups require registration. Please complete form below.

Art Therapy

This 8 week closed support group aims to encourage change and growth on a personal level through the use of various materials in a safe and supportive environment.  No skills required. All materials provided.

The group will run for 8 weeks starting Tuesday March 29 from 6:00-8:00pm.  To participate you must register by Friday March 25 below or call 519.434.7721. Spots are limited.

Key Benefits:

  • Outlet for release of emotions and feelings
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Increase self-esteem and awareness
  • Provides ownership and sense of achievement
  • Hope
  • Life skills: courage, perspective thinking, self-awareness, resolve, inventiveness, patience, and more.

Closed Group Registration Form

To register for closed programming please complete the below form. All information held with confidence.  All groups have limited seating available.

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