Thu, Sept 29|
Here & Now
A monthly support and skills group for women 35+ who are looking for a safe space to connect, recharge and heal. This group is designed to help women who are craving a space to help fill their cups and avoid burn out.
Time & Location
Sept 29, 2022, 7:00 p.m. – Sept 30, 2022, 8:30 p.m.
CCP, 97 James St N, Hamilton, ON L8R 2K6, Canada
About the event
As women being HERE & NOW is necessary and impossible at the same time. We have collectively dealt with some of the most challenging years of our lives and have been expected to maintain the status quo without any additional support.
This group is designed to meet the needs of women who are looking for a space to come and feel heard in a safe, professional and supportive atmosphere. A space to build off of the shared experiences of one another and an opportunity to rest, reflect, recharge and be HERE & NOW for at least 1.5 hours a month.
We have been flirting with levels of burn out that are no longer acceptable. Too many women are walking around with levels of stress, fatigue, irritation and sadness that they are chaulking up to "not handling things well enough". At CCP we have seen this over and over again in our clients and colleagues and want to offer this as a way to lesson the guilt and help people feel less alone.
"Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet constant demands. As the stress continues, you begin to lose the interest and motivation that led you to take on a certain role in the first place."
Many of you reading this right now are saying "I'm not that bad" "I'm functioning perfectly fine" "I'm still doing all the things" etc. Whether you are teetering on the edge of burn out, or whether you're simply craving connection in a group where you can discuss elements of emotional and psychological health you deserve to take this time. We are no longer subscribing to the go-go pace that forces us to fly through life at high speed and high stress, we now know the importance of rest and connection but have no idea how to do it.
This group is for you if:
-You have previously enjoyed a workshop held at CCP and benefitted from the shared connection.
-You have an interest in supporting emotional and mental health and are looking for ways to do so.
-You have been struggling with not feeling heard, seen or understood by people in your life.
-You can identify aspects of burn out and need to find ways to avoid falling deeper.
-You benefit from shared experiences with like-minded women.
-You're feeling stressed, anxious or irritable and need some support to feel more balanced.
-You're a very busy person who wants to prioritize being HERE & NOW and know this will help you do that.
-You need help repairing some wounds that have been left untreated for too long.
-You need a reason to get out and vent about being human.
This group will cover topics such as:
-Self Compassion and the importance of fostering care and nurturance for self.
-Support and Empathy: how to find and give when you feel it's no where around you.
-Boundaries and interpersonal challenges: how our relationships with others impact our relationships with ourselves.
-Parenting and stress around the demands of motherhood.
-Professional Burn out: finding calm in the chaos of being a managing a career along with everything else.
-Challenging the Patriarchy: discussions around women and our place in this world.
This group is a combination of support group and skills based group so there will be equal parts connecting and learning.
Each group will be led by: Carly Crawford, Registered Psychotherapist with guest therapists joining to cover various topics.
-Check in: opportunity for updates from members.
-Moment to learn: skills or topic presentation.
-Sharing and questions.
This group is a closed group and is limited to 10 people. A closed group means once you are signed up you are signed up for all 6 sessions no one can join half way through and there will be the same people each month. This increases the amount of connection, consistency and confidentialty and allows us to build off of every month's group without starting fresh each month.
Held IN PERSON at CCP our comfortable setting will allow for safety and confidence as you discuss elements that may be difficult.
Scheduled in 6 month sections with the hope to continue, breaking half way through the year gives people the opportunity to join half way through the year.
Deadline for Registration is September 20th.
Sessions will take place:
Thursday September 29th
Thursday October 27th
Thursday November 24th
Thursday December 22
Thursday January 26th
and Thursday February 22
Participants are expected to attend all 6 sessions.There are no refunds for groups not attended and a receipt may be provided for insurance purposes. We will vote as a group whether to have the December 22nd group or to extend the series by one month.
Investment is $75.00 per group or $450.00 for the 6 month committment.
Register below and you will receive an intake form from CCP. This intake form will help us assess whether this group is appropriate for you and help us plan material that meets your needs.