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Families in Need: Compassion in Chaos

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For Families of persons with emotion dysregulation:  

Groups starting back up on Mondays on Monday September 25th, 2023. See below for links to sign up for upcoming groups.

Family and friends can feel helpless when a loved one is experiencing extreme emotions and not know where to turn for support for themselves. Understanding emotion dysregulation/borderline personality disorder is important in order to understand our loved ones who are struggling. It’s extremely important for families to learn DBT and other important skills and knowledge in supporting a loved ones recovery and success. Recovery is a journey for everyone involved. Families learning DBT skills can learn new ways of coping with their own feelings in order to be effective, lead by example and in moments of intense emotions can help loved ones remember useful skills to use in stressful situations. Click here for more information about these workshops….

Compassion in Chaos workshops/support groups run every Monday from 6:30 to 8:00pm EST consistently in an open group format.  We learn skills each week and support each other.  This group has both a psycho-educational and a support discussion component. 

This group is online.  We use zoom and send out a link prior to the start of each group within 1 hour of group start.

You will need to register for each group each week to secure a spot.

This group is facilitated by Julie Hayden, MSW, RSW (Read about facilitators here)

Compassion in Chaos Family DBT January – 22, 2024 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Compassion in Chaos Family DBT – January 29, 2024 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Compassion in Chaos Family DBT – February 5, 2024 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Compassion in Chaos Family DBT – November 27, 2023 6:30pm – 8:00pm

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