Groups & Workshops

To register for any of our groups or workshops
Contact Melinda (she/her) at 705-840-2403 (press zero)

Due to COVID-19, our groups and workshops are currently on hold. Check back soon for updates or contact our Office Administrator, Melinda. 


Drop-In Sessions – Length: Ongoing
This pre-counselling group gives survivors the opportunity to learn what to expect from counselling, how trauma impacts the brain, and what tools can be used to manage flashbacks, triggers, and other symptoms of trauma.

Seeking Safety

Length: 6 weeks
This effective skills-based group is for individuals who struggle with trauma history along with substance misuse or other less safe and potentially harmful coping mechanisms. The program runs 2 hours per week for a total of 6 weeks The primary focus of this group is on learning and developing healthy coping skills and strategies.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Safety
  • Grounding
  • Asking for Help
  • Coping with Triggers.

Connections: Shame Resilience

Length: 12 weeks
This group is based on Brene Brown’s Resilience Theory and engages on a cognitive, behavioral, and interpersonal level. Individuals learn via group and personal exercises, handouts, and reading assignments from Brene Brown’s best-selling book I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t): Telling the Truth About Perfectionism, Inadequacy, and Power.

Beyond Trauma

Length: 15 weeks
This group counselling program offers an opportunity to learn how to build trust, gain support, and learn from and share with each other during this difficult time. The program runs 2 hours per week for a total of 15 weeks. As recovery from trauma is a long-term commitment, a follow up reunion two months after the last session is held to re-evaluate progress, share tips and continue support.

Sleep and Trauma

Length: 4 weeks
A common challenge that people face as a result of trauma is difficulty falling and staying asleep. This 4 week workshop explores practical strategies to help promote better sleep hygiene.

Healthy Anger

Length: 4 weeks
When you think of anger, what do you think about? Some people are afraid to express anger because of its association with violence. Others may try to suppress it because they feel helpless or that they need to be in control at all times.

This 4-week workshop challenges the way we perceive anger by exploring its role as a vehicle for change, and as an opportunity to engage in self-care.

Healthy Relationships

Length: 4 weeks
We often talk about red flags and unhealthy relationships, but what about healthy ones? Many people have not had the privilege of witnessing a healthy relationship in their lives. Others have lost the belief that they have rights in intimate relationships due to boundary violations from the past. This 4 week educational workshop explores the different components of a healthy relationship.