FAST track DBT program starting on Wednesday evenings February 8th (8 weeks)

DBT for Couples

This group is online via zoom sessions and is 12 – 2 hour sessions over a period of 12 weeks once per week.

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 partner understood you better and had skills like validation and interpersonal skills to help?

Perhaps you are a supportive couple/partners interested to learn how to be effective and successful in your relationship.

Whether you are early on in your relationship or have been together for a longer period of time you will gain benefit from this program. Your relationship is worth it!

Learn DBT skills together! Our online Loved One/ Supporter group/DBT for Couples group will help support you both with the skills to build a more positive, supportive and healthy relationship. Participants must be over the age of 18.

DBT helps with rumination, PTSD, trauma, reducing emotional pain and suffering, increasing abilities to handle distress, accepting reality and becoming more mindful in living in the moment without fear. DBT also helps those who may engage in self harm, eating disorder behaviour or addiction. With DBT we create a life worth living free from suffering, bringing joy into our lives. We pride ourselves in making learning FUN and interactive! We use powerpoint presentations, videos, role plays, break out groups, games, interactive activities, DBT charades, and group discussions.  Our DBT group is psychoeducational which means it’s not a sit in a circle talking in depth about our problems type support group as it is a group where you are learning beneficial life skills and practicing them in your lives. You are more like a student in a safe and comfortable learning environment with others who also struggle with their emotions. and are looking for relationship effectiveness skills.    

Facilitated by Julie Hayden, MSW, RSW. Julie is trained in family DBT skills both through NEABPD, Family Connections and CMBH “High Conflict Couples and DBT” as well as extensive training in facilitating DBT through CAMH, University of Toronto and the Linehan Institute/Behavoural Tech

Learn DBT skills together!

All participants must be over the age of 18.

Register Here for the January 18th, 2023 program. Spaces may fill up fast. Sign up today!

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