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Families in Need: Compassion in Chaos

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For Families of persons with emotion dysregulation:  

Groups run every Monday evening open, drop in style, 6:30pm to 8:00pm . 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 be successful. 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.

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.  We are essentially teaching our 12 week core DBT Program each week and cycle around it. This means where you jump in is where you jump in and if you keep coming each week you will eventually learn all the DBT skills in our DBT 100 program over about 18 weeks. (We work through the content a bit slower to give opportunity to families to bring situations to group to get support and share solutions and strength).

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

June 10, 2024 6:30pm to 8:00pm – Compassion in Chaos / Family DBT for those with a loved one with challenges with emotion regulation

June 17, 2024 6:30pm to 8:00pm – Compassion in Chaos / Family DBT for those with a loved one with challenges with emotion regulation

If you would like to work as a family more one on one/two/three book a free consult below. We do work with families more individually if this makes sense for your family. We can also book sessions with you if you have particular issues you want help with for example:

  • Writing nurturing contracts with your loved one that may less likely trigger them (using softer, more dialectical language)
  • Coming up with boundaries and documenting and implementing them (Boundaries like; financial, space, tone, expectations etc.)
  • Dealing with an upcoming family get together and having a plan (Using the DBT skill of Cope Ahead)
  • Changes in circumstance for example a loved one moving in or out and putting in place expectations, boundaries and criteria
  • Family crisis event happened and you need help with picking up the pieces and getting back to living more peacefully

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