Do you feel easily overwhelmed by and react strongly to emotions? Do you find it hard, as a result, to build healthy relationships?
In this program you will learn to develop skills in paying full attention to your “uncontrollable” emotions, thoughts and sensations and, learn to master your emotions more effectively. This will enable you to enhance your social and occupational functioning and thus, build a more peaceful relationship not only with yourself, but others.
The main objective is for you to learn and refine skills in changing behavioural, emotional, and thinking patterns towards healthier emotional living. Some of the behaviours to be decreased will include thought distortions, uncontrollable emotions, impulsive reactions and interpersonal chaos. At the same time, you will learn and practise core mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness skills. Mindfulness is “paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally” (by Kabat-Zinn).
Eight Wednesday evenings: May 6 – June 24, 2015
$250 / person
Facilitator is Diana Yiu, M.S.S.W., R.S.W., Clinical Registry. Diana’s area of specialization include addiction and mental health, marriage and family therapy, intercultural and spiritual counselling. In the past decade, Diana has been involved in the study and practice of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), using mindfulness training as a base to help build skills including distress tolerance, emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness. She has a special interest in working with people of different personality types such as having borderline, avoidant and dependent traits and people experiencing depression and anxiety.
Payment plans and / or limited subsidies may be available. We can help set up a plan that works for you and your budget; just ask us how.