Health Programs

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DPNCHC offers health promotion and disease prevention workshops throughout the year to help people improve their own health.

Surfing Tsunamis

A free 20-week Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) skills group for individuals who want to learn to manage their emotions better, improve distress tolerance, develop mindfulness, and communicate more effectively.

To be eligible, potential participants are required to have an individual therapist/counselor, struggle with significant emotional dysregulation, commit to attending regularly, and identify behavioural goals.

The waitlist for Surfing Tsunamis is currently closed. Please check back soon!

Tolerating Triggers

An 8 week mindfulness-based relapse prevention program for addictive behaviours. You can expect:

  • A better understanding of how our thoughts affect our feelings and actions
  • Develop greater awareness of triggers, habits and automatic reactions
  • Learn ways to respond, rather than just react
  • Receive an intro to mindfulness meditation.

Contact Debbie at (416) 656-8025 ext 239 to register, or for more information.

Family Connections

Is someone you know experiencing difficulty regulating emotions?

People with emotion dysregulation often have intense feelings of: sadness – shame – anger – anxiety – impulsivity – mood swings. This often leaves family members and friends at a loss of how to best support their loved one.

FAMILY CONNECTIONS™ is a free 12-week skills based program, designed specifically for family members and friends of those struggling with emotional dysregulation or who may have been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). It provides family members with knowledge and practical coping and communication skills to regain balance in their lives as well as skills to better manage emotional reactions to challenging situations.

12-Week Program

  • Date: Tuesday, September 20th –December 6th, 2016
  • Time: Tuesdays 6:00 pm to 8:15 pm
  • Where: DPNCHC
  • To register: email jennifer.carpenter@sashbear.org