Did you know that our programs are covered by most healthcare insurance plans and can be written off on your taxes as a medical expense?

FREE Events/Workshops

FREE ONLINE Workshop: colouring night! December 9th 2021, 7-8pm Eastern (Sign up before Dec 8th at noon)

Colour Me Skillful with Dialectimals:  A Colouring Book Distress Tolerance Event

Join us as we celebrate the launch of our new coloring book, Colour Me Skillful: Using DBT and Dialectimals. This adult colouring book uses Dialectical Behaviour Therapy skills and strategies (DBT). Colouring books help us to relax and be meditative and studies have shown that negative thoughts can be replaced with positive ones just by focusing on the present “colouring” moment. Let the radical acceptance unicorn, the pros and cons snake, the soothe the senses turtle and the wise mind owl take you on a journey toward building a life worth living. Pick up your pencil crayons and colour yourself skillful with DBT Dialectimals!

Bring your colouring pencil crayons and printed colouring page (sent by email to you beforehand). You will need a printer to print it out yourself from home. 

We will send out a list of images of our colouring book pages beforehand and you can choose your image. Then you’ll receive a full-size page that you can print out.

You will receive a zoom link prior to the session within 2 hours

OR you may purchase the colouring book here on Amazon and get all the images! Make it a gift for yourself or your loved one for the holidays! Click here fore more information/image previews and link to amazon.

Click to SIGN UP before December 8th at noon to give us time to send you out the colouring page choices

FREE ONLINE WORKSHOP: Handling the holidays using DBT

Thursday December 16 2021, 7-8:30pm Eastern

Come out and join us for this workshop using DBT Skills to support our wellness through the holidays! 

We will be focusing on distress tolerance and mindfulness skills.

Who can attend?: Anyone who is experiencing challenges around the holidays and who also identifies as having challenges regulating emotions. Loved ones and their supporters welcome as are family members. No DBT Experience required

click here to sign up for Handing the holidays!

You will be sent a zoom link just prior to the session

PAST EVENTS

HEALTHIER LIVING IN DIFFICULT TIMES FOR SUPPORTERS June 24 2021, 6:30-9:30 EST

Acknowledging that this past year has been quite outside of the ordinary, three hour workshop for supporters of someone in recovery provides the opportunity for both learning and support. In this workshop you will learn some practical skills that can help you to support your loved one’s ongoing recovery. Incorporating elements of DBT, Mindfulness, and other aspects of healing, this workshop explores how you can support yourself while supporting someone else.

Sign up here for this online workshop

You will be sent a zoom link just prior to the start of the session within 2 hours

HEALTHIER LIVING IN DIFFICULT TIMES
1 day workshop June 19, 2021, 10am-3 pm EST

Acknowledging that this past year has been quite outside of the ordinary, this six hour addiction workshop for those with lived experience runs over the course of two days. In this course you will learn some practical skills that can help to support your ongoing recovery efforts. Incorporating elements of DBT, Mindfulness, and other aspects of healing, this course explores alternatives to substance use both in the moment and over the longer term.

Sign up here for this online workshop

You will be sent a zoom link just prior to the start of the session

PROGRAM INFO SESSION
Fall 2021

Learn more about our Loved Ones and their Supporters group:

Are you in a relationship with someone who has emotion dysregulation? Do you find it difficult to know what to say and how to de-escalate in times of distress? Or, are you a person who struggles with emotion dysregulation and wishes your family understood you better and had skills like validation to help you?

Learn new things… Stay Connected… Keep Developing…. Nurture the Seeds 

PAST Workshops

Watch the webinar here!

FREE Coping with Covid and the Holidays a 2 part workshop December 23rd and December 30th. 1pm to 2:30pm. Come to one or both sessions. All are welcome.

Come out and join us for this 2 part series on using DBT Skills to support our wellness through Covid and the holidays! Come to one or both days…

We will be focusing on distress tolerance and mindfulness skills.

Who can attend?: Anyone who is experiencing challenges around covid and the holidays and who also identifies as having challenges regulating emotions. Loved ones and their supporters welcome as are family members.

FREE Colour Me Skillful with Dialectimals:  A Colouring Book Distress Tolerance Event

Wednesday December 30th 7pm to 8pm

Come out and join us for our second back by popular demand Color Me Skillful Event!  Get a preview of our upcoming DBT Colour Me Skillful colouring book (to be available on Amazon by the holidays).  Receive 1 image for free! If you like DBT and animals this is the event for you!
 
Bring your colouring pencil crayons and printed colouring page (sent to you beforehand).
We will send out list/images of our colouring book pages beforehand and you can choose your image and we will send you the full page image prior to the group. You will need to print it.  If you still want to come and do not have a printer please feel free to sign up and bring your own colouring book page.
 
While colouring our images we will be discussing and refreshing our skills particularly distress tolerance skills.
 
Let the radical acceptance unicorn, the pros and cons snake, the soothe the senses turtle, the please penguins and the wise mind owl take you on a journey toward building a life worth living.
 
This group is for anyone beginner or advanced DBT’er.   No DBT Experience required
 
Click here for information on our soon to be published on amazon colouring book and preview a few images.  You will be sent more list/image choices after signing up.
Looking forward to colouring with you!
 
 
PAST WORKSHOPS

Musical Moments

Performances by Artists headlining Amanda Martinez and Ethelrida Zabala-laxa! . Check out Amanda here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8Mfc3adYAc
 

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One Night Intro to Mindfulness and Self Compassion.

Befriending Ourselves:  Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) was developed by Kristin Neff and Chris Germer to address the widespread human difficulties of debilitating self-criticism, how to attune to our own emotions, why we treat ourselves less kindly than we would a good friend, and the general question of how to get to know and befriend ourselves.  In this workshop we will: take the Self-Compassion Scale; understand the three basis of self-compassion; practice self-compassion with exercises you can continue in your daily life! 

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DBT Wise Mind Game

Orient yourself to DBT. What is it? How will it help?  We will learn about DBT and a new skill for your tool box to get your going and then we will play an interactive game around the learned skill.  This awesome game will teach you a skill, keep your DBT skills fresh, allow you to connect with others and inject some fun into your week. You will be using fun crafty supplies and in teams you will be building up your wise mind!  This group is for anyone whether they have learned DBT or not. It’s a fun way to learn/use and refresh and just have fun with this skill.

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