Workshop Matheson Resized

 

Therapeutic Groups

Mind Over Matter: An Online Therapeutic Group for Anxious Girls 

These 7-week groups are for teen girls (13-17) who are struggling with anxiety that interferes with their everyday routines, social and family life, and/or academic functioning. The group will bring participants through the process of understanding their anxiety, and learning how to detect and manage unhelpful thoughts and feelings using various strategies from a cognitive-behavioural approach.

Week 1:  During this session group members will:

  • Get to know one another and what they can expect from the group
  • Learn more about anxiety and how it affects them personally 
  • Identify their individual goals

Week 2:  During this session group members will:

  • Learn about the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behaviours
  • Learn how to identify, dispute, and replace irrational maladaptive thoughts with more realistic and productive thoughts

Week 3: During this session group members will:

  • Become aware of how they physically experience emotions
  • Have the opportunity to externalize their emotions through a body tracing activity

Week 4:  During this session group members will:

  • Learn relaxation/guided imagery techniques.
  • Be provided with the required skills for future exposure activities

Week 5:  During this session group members will:

  • Identify their fears from least to most feared
  • Challenge their fears (imaginal desensitization) while in a state of relaxation

Week 6: During this session group members will:

  • Develop an understanding of mindfulness and the benefits of practicing mindfulness
  • Have the opportunity to practice mindfulness by engaging in a mindfulness activity
  • Have the opportunity to discuss what they have learned over the course of the group, what skills they will continue to utilize, and how they will continue to work towards their goals

Parent-Orientation Session: Prior to group, parents will be invited for a virtual orientation session with the group facilitator.

Cost: $350 ($50/week). Our services are covered by most extended health benefits plans. Please confirm with your insurance provider that you have coverage for psychological services.

(Register Here)       ** Dates for Mind Over Matter Groups


Big Life Thinking: Developing a Growth Mindset Online Group

Matheson Psychology is excited to be offering a 5-week online group for kids ages 11-15 on developing growth mindset. What is growth mindset? In short, it’s the ability to think “I can” instead of “I can’t”. Growth mindset occurs when we believe that we have the capacity to learn how to do anything with the right support and strategies. This type of mindset is strongly linked to greater happiness and achievement in life, and the earlier it’s developed, the greater impact it can have. Helping our children develop growth mindset can provide them with the confidence and courage to take on life’s challenges- and the ability to see them as opportunities for growth instead.

During the group, participants will be lead by their facilitator using the Big Life Journal (www.biglifejournal.com) and will learn about the following:

  • Why do we care about developing growth mindset?

  • The power of our brain

  • What growth mindset looks, sounds, and feels like

  • Key elements for establishing growth mindset

Parent-Orientation Session: Prior to group, parents will be invited for a virtual orientation session with the group facilitator.

Cost: $360 ($60/week) *includes cost of the journal

(Register Here)     ** Dates for Big Life Thinking Groups

_________________________________________________