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Upcoming Events

Woolwich Counselling Centre is providing in-person and virtual small group therapy sessions and workshops for children, youth, adults, and seniors in 2022-2023.

To register, please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org. There are limited spots for small group therapy sessions and some workshops, so please register early. Registration closes one week prior to the start of the event.

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In-person small group therapy
Ages 12-16
Bi-weekly Tuesday starting Sept. 20 2022, 4-5 pm
Fee: No cost

This facilitated therapy group provides a safe, fun, and respectful environment to connect and seek support.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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supporting children who are anxious

Virtual adult workshop
Thursday, Sept. 29 2022, 7-8 pm
Fee: No cost

All children experience fears during their development. It can affect sleep, appetite, school performance, and general well-being. Anxiety can strain family relationships and parenting.

This workshop addresses the causes, symptoms, and treatment of anxiety in children. Tips are provided for parents to assist children in managing their anxiety. Strategies that enable families to cope are also shared.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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BUILDING RESILIENCE

Virtual adult workshop
Monday, Oct. 3 2022, 7-8 pm
Fee: No cost

Building resilience brings peace, hope, and happiness into your life and can equip you to better support yourself and others.

Join us to discover how to learn from and grow through adversity. We will help you build a resilience plan and learn new skills to apply to your life when stressful situations arise.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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2SLGBTQIA+ UNDERSTANDING AND AWARENESS

Virtual youth and adult workshop
Wednesday, Oct. 5 2022, 7-8 pm
Fee: No cost

This workshop will provide an understanding and awareness of the 2SLGBTQ+ community. Topics include terminology, myth-busters, and the impact homophobia has on a community. Developing a better understanding enables everyone to feel accepted and respected.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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NO NEED TO FRET

In-person small group therapy
Ages 8-11
Wednesdays, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2 2022, 5-6 pm
Fee: $100; further subsidies available if needed

Does your child worry excessively? Do worries and fears interfere with your child’s ability to enjoy a carefree childhood?

Appropriate and timely intervention can help anxious children grow up to be healthy adults. This five-session therapy group provides strategies to help anxious children better manage fears and worries.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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caregiver support group

Adult session
Thursdays, Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 1 2022, 1-2 pm
Fee: No cost

Caregivers provide physical and emotional support to family members, neighbours, partners, and friends. We recognize that caregivers may also need support. We are here for you.

Please join us for refreshments, conversation, community, and peer support. This event will have a theme of self-care. Please join us for one or all sessions.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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UNDERSTANDING COGNITIVE BEHAVIOUR THERAPY (CBT)

Virtual adult workshop
Tuesday, Oct. 11 2022, 7-8 pm
Fee: No cost

Learn about an evidence-based approach commonly used in mental health counselling to support clients struggling with stress, depression and/or anxiety.

You will be introduced to the CBT Model and learn how thoughts, emotions, and behaviours interact as well as the value of changing negative thinking patterns.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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HELPING TEENS manage ANXIETY

Virtual adult workshop
Thursday, Oct. 13 2022, 7-8 pm
Fee: No cost

Adolescence is a time of many stressors, including academic and social pressures. Awareness, understanding, and support are necessary to navigate through adolescent years. This workshop examines the causes and symptoms of adolescent anxiety. Strategies to support and cope with anxiety are provided for teens, their parents and others.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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MINDFULNESS lunch break

Virtual group for adults
Thursdays, Oct. 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10 2022, 12:30-1 pm
Fee: $50; further subsidies available if needed

Join us for a 5-week mid-day break to re-centre and de-stress to improve focus and concentration, restoring your daily well-being.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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coffee and connection: parenting support coffee time

In-person sessions
Monday, Oct. 24, Nov. 21, Dec. 12 2022, 10-11 am
Fee: No cost

Join us for one or all of these monthly discussions to gain resources and practical strategies to strengthen our relationships with our children and build confidence in our parenting role.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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GLAD TO BE ME (currently full)

In-person workshop
Ages 4-7
Thursday, Oct. 27 2022, 4-5 pm
Fee: No cost

This fun-filled children’s workshop promotes self-esteem and self-worth.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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BOUNDARY AND ASSERTIVENESS SKILL-BUILDING 101

Virtual adult workshop
Tuesday, Nov. 1 2022, 7-8 pm
Fee: No cost

An important part of mental health is being able to communicate with others about how you would like to be treated.

You will learn about healthy and unhealthy boundaries and the differences between passive, aggressive, and assertive communication styles. Being assertive can help you manage stress, anger, and improve relationships. It can also boost your self-esteem to enable you to define your personal boundaries.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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Coping with worries: seniors group (currently full)

In-person small group therapy for seniors
Wednesdays, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 2022, 1-2 pm
Fee: No cost

This 5-week group will support you in learning practical strategies for how to cope with the uncertainties we encounter as we age.

Together we will discuss how to manage our fears and become more resilient as we enjoy life.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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MINDFULNESS

Virtual small group therapy for adults
Mondays, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12 2022, 7-8 pm
Fee: $120; further subsidies available if needed

This six-week therapy group will help you discover a healthier, more relaxed and focused YOU.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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UNDERSTANDING ELDER ABUSE AND NEGLECT

Virtual adult workshop
Monday, Nov. 7 2022, 7-8 pm
Fee: No cost

Stress on communities, institutions, families, and individuals increases the risks of possible neglect and abuse to those members in our community who rely on others for care and daily needs.

This workshop will create awareness and increase understanding of what abuse and neglect may look like in its various forms, and how we can come together to care for, protect, and prevent any harm to our elders.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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COGNITIVE BEHAVIOUR THERAPY (CBT) ANXIETY SKILLS GROUP

Virtual small group therapy for adults
Tuesdays, Nov. 8, 15, 22, 29, Dec. 6, 13 2022, 6:30-8 pm
Fee: $120; further subsidies available if needed

This psycho-educational six-session therapy group will teach you about CBT, an evidence-based approach that focuses on the way people think and act and how these contribute to mood.

You will be provided with the tools necessary to begin managing your symptoms of stress, depression, and/or anxiety by learning strategies to support mental well-being. Topics such as self-care, goal setting, styles of distorted thinking, how to overcome negative thoughts using thought logs, and thought challenging strategies will be covered.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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CONQUERING TEEN ANXIETY

In-person small group therapy
Ages 12-14
Wednesdays, Nov. 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec. 7 2022, 4:30-6 pm
Fee: $100; further subsidies available if needed

Adolescents face many different pressures and stressors. All teens feel anxious from time to time but some experience anxiety more than others.

This five-week therapy group will help teens learn effective ways to cope with teenage pressures and stress. They will learn strategies to better manage anxiety and feel more in control of their lives.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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calm and content: strategies for managing your emotional state

Virtual adult workshop
Wednesday, Nov. 9 2022, 7-8 pm
Fee: No cost

Life is better when we can manage our emotions and avoid getting stuck in an anxious, down, or angry state.

In this workshop you will receive an introduction to how our nervous system works to manage emotions. You will learn a few tips on how to use this wisdown to stay calm and content.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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connecting mind and body for kids

In-person group
Ages 7-10
Thursdays, Nov. 10, 17, 24, Dec. 1, 8 2022, 5-6 pm
Fee: $100; further subsidies available if needed

A fun and engaging yoga and mindfulness children’s group. Through playful games and activities, children will learn breathing techniques, yoga poses and calming exercises to connect with their thoughts and feelings.

Please bring yoga mats.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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STRENGTHENING CHILDREN’S EMOTION-REGULATION SKILLS

Virtual parenting workshop
Thursday, Nov. 10 2022, 7-8 pm
Fee: No cost

Learning how to recognize and manage strong emotions is an important life skill. Benefits include improved communication, independence, self-confidence, and interpersonal skills.

Join us to discuss strategies for building emotion-regulation skills in our children, our teens, and caregivers too.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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STAND TALL

In-person small group therapy
Ages 7-9
Mondays, Nov. 14, 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12 2022 5-6 pm
Fee: $100; further subsidies available if needed

This six-week therapy group promotes confidence and assertiveness enabling children to protect and express themselves.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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GLAD TO BE ME (currently full)

In-person workshop
Ages 4-7
Thursday, Nov. 24 2022, 4-5 pm
Fee: No cost

This fun-filled children’s workshop promotes self-esteem and self-worth.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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STRENGTHENING CONNECTION WITH OUR children and teens

Virtual adult workshop
Thursday, Dec. 1 2022, 7-8 pm
Fee: No cost

This workshop will provide strategies to minimize power struggles, parent-child conflict, and promote positive, respectful, and cooperative relationships with our kids.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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MANAGING THE STRESS OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON

Virtual adult workshop
Monday, Dec. 5 2022, 7-8 pm
Fee: No cost

This workshop will provide tips to minimize the stress that accompanies the holidays and to make changes to ensure this season is truly worth celebrating.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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anything but merry

Virtual adult workshop
Tuesday, Dec. 13 2022, 7-8 pm
Fee: No cost

When you are grieving, the holiday season can seem Anything But Merry. It can be a time of overwhelming emotions and new challenges.

Join us at our virtual education session where we acknowledge the difficulties the holiday season can bring and share coping strategies to help you through.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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caregiver support group

Adult session
Thursdays, Jan. 5, Feb. 2, Mar. 2, Apr. 6, May 4, Jun. 1 2023, 1-2 pm
Fee: No cost

Caregivers provide physical and emotional support to family members, neighbours, partners, and friends. We recognize that caregivers may also need support. We are here for you.

Please join us for refreshments, conversatin, community, and peer support. This event will have a theme of self-care. Please join us for one or all sessions.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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Understanding me: Interpersonal violence support group

Virtual group
Tuesdays, Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, Mar. 7, 14 2023, 10 am-12 pm
Fee: No cost

This 10-week therapy group provides education and support for women who have experienced emotional or physical abuse within their intimate relationships.

Funded by Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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EFFECTIVE PROBLEM SOLVING WITH OUR CHILDREN

Virtual parenting workshop
Thursday, Jan. 12 2023, 7-8 pm
Fee: No cost

This workshop will cover the value of effective problem-solving to promote healthy and nurturing relationships with our children.

Practical strategies to minimize parent-child conflict will be shared.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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breathing and connecting together: Child and Caregiver Yoga and Mindfulness Group

In-person group
Ages 5-9
Mondays, Jan. 16, 23, 39, Feb. 6, 13 2023, 5-6 pm
Fee: $100; further subsidies available if needed

This 5-week group will promote connection between caregiver and child through playful yoga poses, engaging theraplay activities, breathing techniques, and mindfulness strategies.

Please bring yoga mats.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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motivation and goal setting 101

Virtual adult workshop
Monday, Jan. 16 2023, 7-8 pm
Fee: No cost

Setting goals is an important part of mental health.

Creating and achieving goals increases feelings of success and motivation. This workshop will introduce you to practical ways to set SMART Goals that will lead to improved emotional wellness for the life you want to live.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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MINDFULNESS lunch break

Virtual group for adults
Thursdays, Jan. 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16 2023, 12:30-1 pm
Fee: $50; further subsidies available if needed

Join us for a 5-week mid-day break to re-centre and de-stress to improve focus and concentration, restoring your daily well-being.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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coffee and connection: parenting support coffee time

In-person sessions
Mondays, Jan. 23, Feb. 27, Mar. 27, Apr. 24, May 29, Jun. 26 2023 10-11 am
Fee: No cost

Join us for one or all of these monthly discussions to gain resources and practical strategies to strengthen our relationships with our children and build confidence in our parenting role.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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sleep hygiene: cbt strategies for a restful sleep

Virtual adult workshop
Tuesday, Jan. 24 2023, 7-8 pm
Fee: No cost

Struggling to get a good night’s sleep?

Learn how Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) can help you cope with sleep problems.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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EMPOWERING THE GIRL IN ME 

In-person small group therapy
Ages 10-12
Wednesdays, Jan. 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22 2023, 5-6 pm
Fee: $100; further subsidies available if needed

This five-session therapy group develops leadership skills and confidence to enable individuals who self-identify as girls to protect themselves, develop healthy coping mechanisms, and positive social connections.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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let’s talk about mental health: learning skills to support others

Virtual adult workshop
Wednesday, Jan. 25 2023, 7-8 pm
Fee: No cost

Mental health impacts everyone. Whether you’re struggling with challenges caused by the pandemic or ongoing mental health concerns, conversations on this topic are essential.

In honor of Bell Let’s Talk Day, this workshop will explore every day mental health issues people face while sharing how these symptoms are heightened by COVID-19. Join us to learn how to navigate conversations to support others, as well as practical coping strategies to manage your own mental well-being.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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GLAD TO BE ME 

In-person workshop
Ages 4-7
Thursday, Jan. 26 2023, 4-5 pm
Fee: $15

This fun-filled children’s workshop promotes self-esteem and self-worth.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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COPING WITH THE WINTER BLUES

Virtual adult workshop
Thursday, Jan. 26 2023, 7-8 pm
Fee: No cost

If your mood is as gloomy as the “blahs of winter”, join us to explore ways to ease that seasonal slump and reduce the winter blues.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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MANAGING CAREGIVER FATIGUE

Virtual adult workshop
Monday, Feb. 6 2023, 7-8 pm
Fee: No cost

Being a caregiver has many rewards and can be very emotionally fulfilling. However, it can also be demanding and impact mental and emotional well-being.

Join us to equip yourself with coping skills, self-care, and strategies to prevent caregiver fatigue.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) for insomnia

Virtual adult small group therapy
Tuesdays, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, Mar. 7, 14 2023, 6:30-8 pm
Fee: $150; further subsidies available if needed

This psycho-educational therapy group will introduce Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), an evidence-based approach that can help you identify and replace thoughts and behaviors that cause or worsen sleep problems with habits that promote sound sleep.

Strategies will be introduced to help improve sleep including healthy lifestyle choices, anxiety management, relaxation techniques, as well as stimulus control and sleep restriction measures.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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encouraging diversity and inclusivity in our children

Virtual parenting workshop
Thursday, Feb. 9 2023, 7-8 pm
Fee: No cost

When children learn the value and importance to respectfully engage with all people, they develop understanding, empathy and benefit of supporting others.

Join us to learn how caregivers can promote diversity, and support their children to value and act in an inclusive manner.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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UNDERSTANDING AND PREVENTING EATING DISORDERS

Virtual adult workshop
Monday, Feb. 13 2023, 6:30-8 pm
Fee: No cost

Eating disorders impact an estimated 2.7 million people in Canada and are often misunderstood.

This workshop will help you learn how to help others who may be affected. It will help you recognize the early signs of disordered eating, respond in a compassionate manner, and learn about supportive resources.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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GLAD TO BE ME 

In-person workshop
Ages 4-7
Thursday, Feb. 23 2023, 4-5 pm
Fee: $15; further subsidies available if needed

This fun-filled children’s workshop promotes self-esteem and self-worth.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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Navigating society’s pressures around eating, exercise, and health

Virtual youth workshop
Monday, Feb. 27 2023, 4:30-6 pm
Fee: No cost

Youth are flooded with messages about what is and isn’t healthy on a daily basis, and it can be confusing to navigate conversations around eating and exercise. In this workshop, we’ll explore these messages, reflect on the conversations we have with peers and loved ones, and discuss ways to support someone who might be struggling.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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WHAT IS MINDFULNESS?

Virtual adult workshop
Monday, Feb. 27 2023, 7-8 pm

Mindfulness is proven to be highly effective for both physical and emotional health, including anxiety, depression, high blood pressure, heart disease, sleep disorders, and chronic pain.

This workshop will provide participants with a thorough understanding of mindfulness and the well-being it can bring to our lives.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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coping with worries in older age

Virtual adult workshop
Wednesday, Mar. 8 2023, 1-2 pm
Fee: No cost

We recognize there are often many worries that we face in older age. In this workshop we will discuss how our response to these worries will impact our wellness and learn practical strategies for how to cope with the uncertainties we encounter.

Together we will discuss how to manage our fears and become more resilient as we enjoy life in older age.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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peaceful parenting: Effecctively setting limits, responsibilities and consequences with our kids

Virtual parenting workshop
Thursday, Mar. 9 2023, 7-8 pm
Fee: No cost

Building respectful relationships with our children is key to a peaceful home.

Join us to hear how effectively setting limits and consequences stems from respectful communication and encourages a positive, lasting connection with our children.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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connecting mind and body for kids

In-person group
Ages 7-10
Mondays, Mar. 20, 27, Apr. 3, 17, 24 2023, 5-6 pm
Fee: $100; further subsidies available if needed

A fun and engaging yoga and mindfulness children’s group. Through playful games and activities, children will learn breathing techniques, yoga poses and calming exercises to connect with their thoughts and feelings.

Please bring yoga mats.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

COPING WITH LONELINESS

Virtual adult workshop
Monday, Mar. 20 2023, 7-8 pm
Fee: No cost

Humans are innately social. Any physical, emotional or psychological disruption can trigger feelings of loneliness.

This workshop will provide you with tools to identify and respond to loneliness and build resiliency.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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MINDFULNESS

Virtual small group therapy for adults
Thursdays, Mar. 23, 30, Apr. 6, 13, 20, 27 2023, 7-8 pm
Fee: $120; further subsidies available if needed

This six-week therapy group will help you discover a healthier, more relaxed and focused YOU.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

CONQUERING TEEN ANXIETY

In-person small group therapy
Ages 12-14
Tuesdays, Mar. 28, Apr. 4, 11, 18, 25 2023, 4:30-6 pm
Fee: $100; further subsidies available if needed

Adolescents face many different pressures and stressors. All teens feel anxious from time to time but some experience anxiety more than others.

This five-week therapy group will help teens learn effective ways to cope with teenage pressures and stress. They will learn strategies to better manage anxiety and feel more in control of their lives.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

NO NEED TO FRET

In-person small group therapy
Ages 8-11
Wednesdays, Mar. 29, Apr. 5, 12, 19, 26 2023, 5-6 pm
Fee: $100; further subsidies available if needed

Does your child worry excessively? Do worries and fears interfere with your child’s ability to enjoy a carefree childhood?

Appropriate and timely intervention can help anxious children grow up to be healthy adults. This five-session therapy group provides strategies to help anxious children better manage fears and worries.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

GLAD TO BE ME 

In-person workshop
Ages 4-7
Thursday, Mar. 30 2023, 4-5 pm
Fee: $15

This fun-filled children’s workshop promotes self-esteem and self-worth.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

BUILDING BETTER BOUNDARIES

In-person small group therapy for adults
Thursdays, Apr. 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25 2023, 6-8 pm
Fee: No cost

This eight-week psychoeducational therapy group explores the importance of healthy boundaries in relationships, and provides concrete information and strategies to develop and maintain them.

This group will explore why setting healthy boundaries can feel challenging, and offer steps to overcome these barriers. 

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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Practicing postive thinking and gratitude

Virtual adult workshop
Monday, Apr. 10 2023, 7-8 pm
Fee: No cost

The skill of positive thinking and learning to practice gratitude can have a significant impact on your physical, emotional, and mental health. With practice, you can enjoy the physical and emotional health improvements that come with optimism.

Join us to explore how to benefit from positive thinking, and how to approach difficult circumstances in life from a healthier perspective.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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Importance of self-care for parents

Virtual parenting workshop
Thursday, Apr. 13 2023, 7-8 pm
Fee: No cost

Parental self-care is vital to the well-being of our children. Self-care can help replenish a parent’s energy, focus and positivity.

Tips and strategies on how to take care of ourselves to ensure we have positive energy for our children will be discussed.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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GLAD TO BE ME 

In-person workshop
Ages 4-7
Thursday, Apr. 27 2023, 4-5 pm
Fee: $15; further subsidies available if needed

This fun-filled children’s workshop promotes self-esteem and self-worth.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

STAND TALL

In-person small group therapy
Ages 7-9
Mondays, May 1, 8, 15, 29, Jun. 5 2023, 5-6 pm
Fee: $100; further subsidies are available if needed

This six-week therapy group promotes confidence and assertiveness enabling children to protect and express themselves.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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SUPPORTING SOMEONE WITH DEPRESSION

Virtual adult workshop
Tuesday, May 2 2023, 7-8 pm

Depression is a serious, but treatable disorder affecting an estimated 1 in 4 Canadians of all ages. Support from close relationships can play an important role in recovery and yet it can be hard to know how to help.

Join us for this insightful workshop to gain a better understanding of this illness and what you can do to make a difference. 

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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EMPOWERING THE GIRL IN ME 

In-person small group therapy
Ages 10-12
Wednesdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 2023, 5-6 pm
Fee: $100; further subsidies available if needed

This five-session therapy group develops leadership skills and confidence to enable individuals who self-identify as girls to protect themselves, develop healthy coping mechanisms, and positive social connections.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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MINDFULNESS lunch break

Virtual group for adults
Tuesdays, May 9, 16, 23, 30, Jun. 6 2023, 12:30-1 pm
Fee: $50; further subsidies available if needed

Join us for a 5-week mid-day break to re-centre and de-stress to improve focus and concentration, restoring your daily well-being.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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Talking mental health with our kids

Virtual parenting workshop
Thursday, May 11 2023, 7-8 pm
Fee: No cost

Mental health impacts everyone which is why conversations with our children and youth on this topic are essential.

This workshop will explore how caregivers can navigate mental health conversations and demonstrate support to our children and youth.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

GLAD TO BE ME 

In-person workshop
Ages 4-7
Thursday, May 25 2023, 4-5 pm
Fee: $15

This fun-filled children’s workshop promotes self-esteem and self-worth.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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2SLGBTQIA+ UNDERSTANDING AND AWARENESS

Virtual youth and adult workshop
Wednesday, Jun. 7 2023, 7-8 pm
Fee: No cost

This workshop will provide an understanding and awareness of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. Topics include terminology, myth-busters, and the impact homophobia has on a community. Developing a better understanding enables everyone to feel accepted and respected.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

the importance of self-care for seniors

Virtual adult workshop
Wednesday, Jun. 14 2023, 1-2 pm

Identifying key elements of care that can impact mood and overall well-being is important as we age.

Join us to learn why self-care is necessary and steps you can take to support your physical and emotional well-being.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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SUPPORTING OUR 2SLGBTQIA+ CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Virtual adult workshop
Thursday, Jun. 15 2023, 7-8 pm

Join us to gain a deeper understanding of how to support 2SLGBTQIA+ children and youth. Practical tools and resources to use at home or in the classroom will be shared. If you are hoping to explore conversations about gender identity and sexual orientation with young people, this workshop is for you.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

Past Events

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connecting kids (summer program)

In-person, half-day kids program
Ages 5-7:
July 18-21 – 9 am-12 pm
Aug. 15-18 – 9 am-12 pm 

Ages 8-10:
July 25-28 – 9 am-12 pm 
Aug. 22-25 – 9 am-12 pm

Fee: $25

Connecting mind and body through relaxation techniques and body awareness can improve emotional well-being.

In this fun summer program, children will be introduced to yoga poses, breath work, and mindfulness through playful games, stories and activities.

Theraplay activities will provide the opportunity for children to strengthen their ability to connect with others and further develop social skills.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

WHAT IS MINDFULNESS?

Virtual adult workshop
Thursday, Sept. 22 2022, 7-8 pm
Fee: No cost

Mindfulness is proven to be highly effective for both physical and emotional health, including anxiety, depression, high blood pressure, heart disease, sleep disorders, and chronic pain.

This workshop will provide participants with a thorough understanding of mindfulness and the well-being it can bring to our lives.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

THE IMPORTANCE OF SELF-CARE

Virtual adult workshop
Monday, Sept. 26 2022, 7-8 pm
Fee: No cost

This workshop is aimed at identifying key elements of care that can impact mood and overall well-being. Learn how to support your physical and mental health through day-to-day behavioural change.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

THE ROLE OF THE COMMUNITY IN SUICIDE PREVENTION

BUILDING A SUICIDE ALERT COMMUNITY

Virtual adult workshop
Tuesday, Sept. 27 2022, 7-8 pm
Fee: No cost

Communities play an important role in suicide prevention; they can provide individuals with support, and help give a sense of belonging and a feeling of connectedness.

This presentation will explore how we all have a role to play in the work of suicide prevention including: General suicide prevention awareness; how to identify invitations for help from someone who is struggling; available community resources; resiliency, and protective factors.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org