Therapy Groups

Referrals are required to join a therapy group. Make an appointment with any Hub Clinician and they will be happy to provide you with a referral!

 

ACT for Mood & Anxiety

The goal of an ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) group is to help participants create a rich, full, and meaningful life, while accepting the pain that inevitably goes with it. In this six-session group, participants will learn psychological skills to handle painful thoughts and feelings effectively, in order to reduce their impact and influence. In ACT, we set out to fundamentally transform our relationship to thoughts and feelings by using core processes such as acceptance and mindful choice. We will also help participants clarify what’s truly important and meaningful to them (values) and use that knowledge to guide and motivate life-enriching action.

Facilitators: George Radiotis & Philip Lemieux

Date Time Location
Wednesday, February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 13, 20 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Brown Room 3001

ACT Booster Session

This 1-hour booster session is being offered to students who have previously completed the ACT for Mood & Anxiety group. It's an opportunity to check in about some of the skills learned (or maybe forgot about), ask questions now that you have practiced them in real life, or you maybe just need a refresher. If you have not previously completed the ACT for Mood & Anxiety group, you will asked to get in touch with a mental health professional from the Wellness Hub to explore alternative options and/or potentially be referred to the group.

Facilitators: George Radiotis

Date Time Location
Tuesday, February 6 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM Online

Art Therapy

Facilitator: Jennifer Mosher

Date Time Location
Friday, March 15, 22 & April 5, 12 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM Online

Art Therapy for Mood & Anxiety

This brief art therapy group will use exploration through visual arts media to process and gain insight around anxiety and mood. Art activities aimed towards relaxation, stress management and self-expression as well as group discussion and self-reflection will be integrated each week.

Facilitators: Jennifer Mosher & Romeo Bidar

Date Time Location
Monday, January 29, February 5,12,19,26 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Brown Room 3100

CBT for Anxiety & Depression

This 6 session group will introduce participants to a variety of cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques to help manage anxiety and depression, including strategies for relaxation, improving mood, managing stress, and achieving more balanced thinking.

Facilitators: Marilyn Payne & Susan Oliver, Fatima Nabi & Nauveen Dubash

Date Time Location
Series 1 Thursday, January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Brown Room 3001
Series 2 Thursday, March 14, 21, 28 April 4 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Online

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Group

In using Dialectical Behavioural model, we learn to increase our awareness, to be mindful about how we affect and get affected by these dynamics in our lives. We learn to use that mindfulness toward increasing our tolerance in relation to the coexistence of the opposites in our lives using emotional regulation. This usually helps us develop more control on various aspects of our personhood to be able to then change our behavioural outcomes in a way that improves our life experience in different ways such as in our own personal lives via self-regulation, and in our social interactions. 

Facilitators: Branko Kazjer & Romeo Bidar

Date Time Location
Tuesday, January 16, 23 30
February 6, 13 & 20
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Brown Room 3001

CPT Group for Sexual Assault Survivors

This trauma focused therapy group is intended for students who experience PTSD symptoms and related conditions as a result of sexual trauma. The goal of Cognitive Processing Therapy is to improve one’s understanding of PTSD, reduce distress related to trauma memories, decrease emotional numbing and avoidance, decrease anxiety, guilt/shame, and improve day-to-day living.

How to participate

All participants will be required to meet for an assessment prior to acceptance to the group. Participants will be expected to complete regular weekly out-of-session practice assignments. A Hub referral form is required to be considered for this group.

Facilitators: Zahara Madhavji & Susan Oliver

Date Time Location
Tuesday, January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 12, 19, 26 & April 2 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Brown Room 4400

Living with Loss

The Living with Loss Support Group aims to provide a nurturing space for individuals struggling with the recent or past loss of a loved one to share their grief, while finding comfort and understanding from others who are on a similar path. By connecting with others who share similar experiences, we will navigate the journey of loss together, learn coping strategies, and receive emotional support as we foster resilience.

Facilitators: George Radiotis and Susan Oliver

Date Time Location
Friday, February 2, 9, 16, 23 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Brown Room 3001

Mindfulness & Self Compassion

Mindfulness and self-compassion focus on accepting our experiences and being kind to ourselves, especially when we are feeling down or stressed. Research has supported that mindfulness and self-compassion can be incredibly effective in moderating stress and anxiety. This group is intended for students who are thinking about slowing down and being less anxious- but do not know how to!

Facilitators: Maya Michel & Jaimie Dimopoulos

Date Time Location
Thursday, Feburary 1, 8, 15 & 22 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Online

Mindfulness for Mood & Anxiety

This 4 session online experiential group will introduce participants to a variety of mindfulness practices to help manage anxiety and depressive symptoms. The group format will include formal and informal mindfulness practices, self-reflections, and group discussions/exercises designed to combine the ideas of cognitive therapy with meditative practices. The goal of this group is to become more aware of habitual ways of responding to situations and to cultivate a new relationship with our mind.
Please note this group is highly experiential and will consist of frequent in-session practice. Participants will be expected to incorporate mindfulness practices outside of sessions as well. Access to a private and comfortable space is required.
Exclusion criteria:

  • severe anxiety/depressive symptoms
  • current depressive episode
  • current suicidal ideation
  • unresolved PTSD

Facilitator: Fatima Nabi

Date Time Location
Monday, February 5, 12, 19, 26 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Online 

Therapeutic Yoga for Anxiety, Stress & Symptoms of Trauma

This group will be an opportunity to heal the body from symptoms related to trauma, stress, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Yoga is an effective tool to actively reconnect to the body, safely tune in to the mind, and transform disruptive patterns. This unique therapeutic program will integrate gentle yoga postures, breath work, meditation, open conversation and psycho-education about the effects of trauma and stress on the body.

Facilitator: Mira Rozenberg & Julie Marceau

Date Time Location

Monday, January 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 4

Wednesday, March 13, 20, 27, April 10

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Brown Room 3001

Brown Room 5001

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