FAMILY AND GROUP SERVICES

Comprehensive Family Services

FAMILY SERVICES

Parenting Support - "Circle of Security Parenting"

The family therapist at Bluestone Therapy adheres to the Circle of Security Parenting International programming. COS Parenting focuses on the early intervention models to increase attachment and security. Glen Cooper, Kent Hoffman and Bert Powell are the founders of Circle of Security Parenting International.

The principal around Circle of Security Parenting is to build on caregivers' knowledge and experiences in meeting their children's emotional needs, read their cues, help them to express themselves, and process their emotions in a positive fashion.

Najwa works with families, parents, and children.

Parent Groups

The goal for the group is to repair and rebuild trust between youth, parents/ caregivers and others.
•    When:  Saturdays 9:30-11:00am
•    Therapist: Najwa Zahr
•    Where: Group Room
•    Duration: The group runs for 8 weeks
•    Cost: $480.00 for the 8 weeks. Couples attending together receive$ 100.00 off the cost
  
For more information please contact Najwa Zahr at (403) 615-1808.

ADULT ADHD GROUP

Skills-based ADHD Group

This skills-based program equips adults with ADHD to use cognitive, behavioural, and mindfulness skills to improve day-to-day functioning and well-being. Become more organized, efficient, and aware.

•    Where: Group Room
•    Therapists: Dr. Andrea Beck & Dr. Carl Adrian
•    Duration: 2 hours

Cost: $85.00/group

For more information please contact Dr. Beck at (403) 919-7402 or DrAndreaBeck@gmail.com.

PROCESS ORIENTED GROUPS

Open-ended Process Oriented Group

The goal for the group is to repair and rebuild trust between youth, parents/ caregivers and others of Security
•    When: Wednesday 6:30 - 8:00 pm
•    Where: Group Room
•    Therapists: Yuko Yoshinami & Dr. Carl Adrian
•    Duration: 90 minutes. Open-ended.

Long-term interpersonal groups benefit persons with difficulties in building and maintaining relationships, resolving conflicts, low self-worth, social isolation and patterns of relating that lead to repeated problems.

The focus in this group is on the "Here & Now" interactions in the group, on developing insight into patterns of relating, communicating feelings and needs more effectively, focusing on personal goals, and reducing anxiety in social situations.

Cost: $60.00/group

For more information please contact Yuko Yoshinami at (403) 998-6191.

 

TRAUMA INFORMED YOGA


YOGA in Therapy and Trauma Treatment: Mindfulness Through Movement

The body is often a silent partner in the therapeutic process. Knowledge falls short in the real world when it is not lived through our emotions and the body. Recent brain research and its neurology shows how the body is an integral part of therapy, especially in the area of trauma treatment, but I believe we don’t necessarily need research to tell us that. We sense this when we say “I know this is true in the head, but I don’t buy it. I just don’t feel it.”

You might have had an experience of feeling frozen, unable to move, even when your brain knows that it is safe. You may have felt something is missing after talking about your problems session after session. You might be experiencing your body as something quite distant or a disconnected entity. You might be wary or downright frightened of your body and its experience.

This is the class that encourages you to reconnect with your body at your pace through sitting, standing, lying and moving. It invites you to “Be”, “Sense” your body and “Choose” autonomously what you and your body want to do next as one.

For more information please contact Yuko Yoshinami at (403) 998-6191.

Group Work Training


Bluestone Therapy provides group training and supervision using the unique method of Participant Observer developed by Dr. LaRocque. The learning is as unique as each group trainee. The goal of the teaching is to provide an understanding of group theories, the stages of groups, the importance of professional uses of self as a group facilitator, and the ability to work purposely with group dynamics.

For more information please contact Dr. Sarah LaRocque at (403)-875-3932 in Cochrane or (306) 380-2164 in Saskatoon.