NEW GROUP STARTING IN JUNE
THE LINK BETWEEN THE BODY AND TRAUMA
Trauma in your Body
Sensorimotor Therapeutic Group
What you will learn/do
Believe it or not, your body remembers. Trauma and stress do not happen only in your mind, they happen to your body as well. This group will allow you to link what happened to you with the way in which you have kept it in your body. You will learn how your body processes information and events, how you can regulate when faced with stressful or upsetting situations, how to recognize triggers and calm your sympathetic system and how to interpret your body’s cues to perceived danger and created fears.
Free. Whenever possible, we will offer options that are accessible to most. This group is one of those options. Our intention is to help individuals access mental health support without having to worry about insurance coverage, cost or bureaucracy.
June 21st- July 12th
Every Tuesday 6:30-7:30
Format and sequence
Emotional aspects of the body movement, postures, reactions, etc. will be at the forefront and you will be guided on how to connect the mind and its adapted attachment styles to what you are experiencing in your body.
Session 1: exploring body awareness
Session 2: Exploring body movements and the connection to autobiographical memories
Session 3: Exploring your body responses to memories
Session 4: Exploring your body responses to memories
Living with Anxiety Therapeutic Group | Group is closed now but check in back soon for when it is next available
What you will learn/do
We want to help you create awareness of how you can heal and realign the body and the mind. By practicing awareness of body postures, movements and sensations you will be able to connect your memories to your current ailments. You will learn the importance of allowing the body to process emotions and communications when faced with upsetting or stressful situations. Learning simple exercises will allow you to plan ahead in terms of ways to support yourself.
Free. In today’s high uncertainties, individuals are experiencing higher than typical levels of anxiety and we want to help in whichever way we can.
Tuesdays- 7-8:30 pm In person at 2526 Battleford Ave SW Suite #039
Thursdays- 8-9:30 online Link to the portal will be provided upon registration
Format and Sequence
The groups will run for 6 sessions each.
Session 1: Therapists will discuss how and why anxiety is in our lives (the purpose of anxiety and when anxiety becomes unhealthy) and explore how symptoms have been affecting their lives
Session 2: Therapists will introduce the ego-states. Members will work through different scenarios using ego-state on interpersonal communication
Session 3: In this session, individuals will go deeper. The therapist will introduce the drama triangle to identify ‘hooks’ and patterns in their behaviour that gives space for anxiety and/or depression.
Session 4: introduce drivers and injunctions. Discussion about why members could be struggling with change. Releasing blame on self and feelings of being a burden.
Session 5: Connecting with other members and sharing what has worked and what has not. Look at patterns of interpersonal communication. Physical aspects of anxiety and techniques to remain grounded.
Session 6: Final session with final thoughts, sharing and other closure activities.
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Where we are
We offer sessions and groups both online and in person.
2526 Battleford Ave SW Suite 039
Calgary, AB, T3E 7J4
If you found that group therapy worked but still feel the need for more individualized support, book a session with a therapist.