Acceptance and Commitment Skills Group Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a relatively new form of therapy which helps you relate differently to your anxious feelings, depressed moods, worrying mind, self-defeating behaviors, and/or anything else that causes you problems. The aim of ACT is to limit the ways these run your life. This 6-week group comprises short educational components, group discussions, and lots of experiential exercises. ACT has been shown to reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety and psychological distress.
At times all parents feel lost or without a clue about what our child might need from us. Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking from you. The Circle of Security® Parenting™ program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened. This 6-week group focuses on helping you: Understand your child’s emotional world by learning to read emotional needs Support your child’s ability to successfully manage emotions Enhance the development of your child's self esteem Honour the innate wisdom and desire for your child to be secure
This is a 3-week group devoted to helping you kickstart your mental health in the postnatal period. It is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which is the recommended, first-line treatment for perinatal anxiety and depression.
Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child (Workshop)
Without good information and the right skills, parenting can feel overwhelming. Parents often wonder: “What is one thing I could do for my child that would make a difference both now and in the future?” The answer, found after more than twenty years of research, is to build your child’s emotional intelligence. This means helping kids understand their emotions by recognizing what they are feeling and why. During this workshop you'll learn: The importance of Emotional Intelligence How to recognise, respond to, and validate what your child is feeling How to be an effective Emotion Coach using the Five Steps of Emotion Coaching with kids of any age Ways to express understanding and empathy How to set limits and problem solve with children
Taming the Rage: Managing feelings of anger toward your children
There are many new emotions that can come up when baby arrives or in general with young kids - and one that we know can come up a lot is anger and its many forms: irritation, frustration, anger and rage. These can be challenging and distressing emotions to deal with, and can be directed at ourselves, our children, our families and our partners. Often following anger comes guilt and sadness, which can also be really tough to deal with. This frank, open and supportive workshop will explore why we feel these feelings, and give you some practical strategies to deal with it during the day-to-day of parenting.