Thu, Oct 12|
Here & Now : Section 2
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 connect with like minded women in a safe and confidential way.
Time & Location
Oct 12, 2023, 7:00 p.m. – 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 piloted in September 2022, 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 had a wonderful first section and are thrilled to offer this again.
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're looking for some support to help practice more self compassion in your life.
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. We covered some of the topics above in Section 1 and will be expanded on some of the same topics along adding some new ones.
Each group will be led by: Carly Crawford, Registered Psychotherapist and co-facilitated each week by one of the CCP therapists (Shelagh, Riley or Luisa)
-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.
The Deadline for Registration is May 15th.
Group Dates are as follows:
Thursday May 25th from 7-830pm
Thursday June 22nd from 7-830pm
(break for summer)
Thursday September 14th 7-830pm
Thursday October 12th 7-830pm
Thursday November 9th 7-830pm
Thursday December 7th 7-830pm
Once registered Participants are expected to attend and pay for all 6 sessions. We understand life happens, so each group member will be given one free pass for a cancellation without charge. There are no refunds for groups not attended beyond that and a receipt may be provided for insurance purposes.
Investment is $75.00 +HST per group or $450.00 +HST 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.