Please contact Connect Counselling at 250-860-3181 if you have any questions about our programs. View all dates for group programs on our calendar.
Please note that due to COVID 19 there are no Children’s Groups running until further notice. Some adult group programs are being held via the Zoom video platform.
Children & Change
The Children & Change Group is a 6-8 session group for children aged 6-12 years (children will be grouped into age appropriate sessions) who have experienced their parents’ separation or divorce. Topics include feelings, loss and change, loyalty and “being in the middle”, hopes and wishes, and self-esteem. Children experience separation in different ways than adults and may be reacting with anger, profound sadness, anxiety, guilt or confusion. They may be showing signs of sleep problems, regression, school difficulties, over achievement, aggression, aligning with one parent over the other. Through this fun, interactive process, kids get a chance to use art, games, discussion, and other activities to explore the changes in their lives. Please note that siblings will not be placed in the same group. Please phone Connect Counselling for more information or to register your child(ren).
SOOTHE: Regulating Strategies for Children’s Anxiety (Children Aged 6-12)
ANXIETY…the fastest growing mental illness in children and youth today can be dealt with effectively and non-invasively…
Each course is 8 sessions long, with the 1st, 5th & 8th classes offered to parents only to provide support for parents. Classes run throughout the year. Please contact Connect Counselling to place your child on the wait list.
Reaching Older Women (ROW)
This is a psycho-educational discussion group for any woman 50 years and older who has experienced relationship abuse of any kind. Topics may include self-care; tools for calming; assertiveness and boundary-setting; exploring guilt and shame. Please contact Connect Counselling if you are interested in speaking to the counsellor about this group.
“I Heal” Skills & Strategies Group
This group addresses trauma and chronic stress for women who fit the mandate for the Stopping the Violence Program and who are preferably working with an individual therapist.
Lowering Anxiety Through Self-Regulation for Adults
This is a five-week course for adults experiencing anxiety in their day to day lives. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health illness in Canada. This course is led by a professional counsellor and will provide tools and strategies to help you manage and reduce symptoms of anxiety. The course is $100.00 which has been subsidized by generous donations
Parenting Skills Class
This is an eight-week class that supports parents in developing skills to address challenging behaviours in children or teens while building positive family relationships.
To download the units 1-4 Handout: CLICK HERE
- Name it, Claim it, Tame it
- Feeling Words List
- How Are You Feeling Today?
- Your Downstairs Brain And Your Upstairs Brain
Rebuilding for Men
Based on the #1 trusted resource on divorce recovery, the Rebuilding Group offers an opportunity for men to rebuild themselves from the ground up after separation or divorce. The group follows Fisher’s “divorce process rebuilding blocks” to aid men in a healthy and less traumatic approach to healing in a supportive and group environment.
Rebuilding for Women
Based on the #1 trusted resource on divorce recovery, the Rebuilding Group offers an opportunity for women to rebuild themselves from the ground up after separation or divorce. The group follows Fisher’s “divorce process rebuilding blocks” to aid women in a healthy and less traumatic approach to healing in a supportive and group environment.
Finding Our Voices Drop-In Group
This is a safe non-judgmental counselling group for women exploring abuse and unhealthy patterns in partner relationships or from childhood. Topics are varied, and can include breaking the cycle, deciding whether/how to leave or stay in a relationship, boundaries, anger, trust, anxiety, depression, parenting, developing healthier present day relationships and healing and thriving after abuse. The group is held Friday mornings from 9:30-11:30 am and new women can join any week. Women are asked to come ½ hour early the first time they attend. Please phone if you have any questions or need more information.
Men in Change Drop-in Group
Men in Change is a process group for men who are interested in learning how to manage emotions and unhealthy conflict.” Themes include: Unfairness, Boundary Work, Respectful Communication, Family Conflict, Solution-focused Work, Managing Anger, Emotional Intelligence, Shame and Resiliency and Building Sense of Self.
This group is a weekly drop-in group and is co-lead by a male and female counsellor and takes place on Mondays from September-June at 5:30 p.m.
Men in Relationships with Self & Other Drop-in Group
A support group for men who are interested in self-awareness and creating a healthy relationship with self and others. This group is a weekly drop in group led by a male facilitator on Wednesday’s from September to June at 6:00 pm. No pre-registration required. This group does not take place in July & August.