Groups, Workshops, & Intensives

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Understanding Trauma: Online Therapeutic Workshop

Facilitator: Caroline Chasse

Dates:  6 Tuesdays, January 17- February 21, 2022

Time: 6pm-7:30pm

Cost: $300 ($50/session)

Where: Online

What: This course is for you if you want more information about how your trauma experiences have resulted in symptoms. It will focus on explaining how to use neurobiological understanding of trauma to help you move forward into your future with more personal freedom and fewer symptoms.

It is our hope that this course will:

  • Help you to understand the brain and how it has been working hard to ensure your survival.
  • Help you to understand the neurobiological origins of trauma symptoms.
  • Empower you to discover and develop daily practices in your life that soften, befriend and calm your symptoms.
  • Teach you to recognize the ways that your body communicates with you, that it needs some help calming down and coming into the present moment.
  • Prepare you for the language and ideas used in therapy sessions at CPYC.
  • Help you set a clear intention for your therapeutic work with your therapist at CPYC.
  • Help you understand how telling a trauma story over and over actually can increase the severity of trauma symptoms rather than relieve them. For this reason, we ask that you do not share your trauma story during this group and that you talk about it only when you and your psychotherapist feel that you are ready in your individual work and it would benefit you to do so.

Winter Therapeutic Intensive

Facilitator: Tara McGee (and Peter Madore if more than 5 people)

Dates:  January 23-27, 2023

Time: 8:30am-5:30pm

Cost: $2000 (if register before Dec. 30, 2022), $2250 if register after Dec 30, 2022.

Where: Creemore (In person)

What: This intensive is for serious seekers with trauma symptoms who are looking to do some deep work in a short period of time. Work will include yoga practices (movement/poses (asana), breath work (pranayama), meditation and visualization practices, and intensive psychotherapy sessions.

Psychotherapy sessions will be held in a group space where the energy of the group supports the individual’s work and the individual’s work supports the group.

The purpose of the intensive is to assist you to develop your levels of consciousness and to work to help you move closer to deeply and thoroughly healing your trauma imprints from this lifetime and throughout the lineages.

This work can be confronting, enlivening, painful, joyful, frightening, triggering, clarifying, confusing, lightening, loving, angering, compassionate and so much more; please be prepared for anything to emerge and come to the intensive with the intention to be open to new ways of experiencing yourself and the world and to be open to grow.

Yoga Therapy: Prior to the intensive week I will meet with each person individually to design a yoga therapy practice that will be designed specifically for you. I ask that you commit to practicing daily before the intensive and this will be the practice you work with throughout the intensive and beyond if you so choose.

Insurance: This therapeutic experience is facilitated by a Registered Social Worker – can be claimed on insurance if your insurance covers Social workers.

Food: Please bring your own lunch Monday-Thursday. Lunch will be provided on Friday. Snacks will be provided throughout.

Daily schedule: Will be determined based on what is happening in the process so it will change as needed – please book off the entire time and keep evening responsibilities light for integrating the day and to allow for a longer afternoon session if we need to go over time. Yoga practice will always start the day and will end the day as needed. Please be on the mat in the morning promptly at 8:30am.

Cell phones: are to be used ONLY for music during sessions. Please make a conscious effort not to busy yourself with cell phone use during breaks or lunches. The purpose is to be present with yourself and the group and often we dissociate by engaging the phone instead of our lives.

To register or for more information, please email tara@cpyc.ca . Once you have been accepted into the intensive, please send $1000 non-refundable e-transfer to info@cpyc.ca to secure your spot.

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Men's Club

Facilitator: Peter Madore

Dates:  8 Thursday evenings beginning January 19, 2023

Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm

Cost: $400 ($50/session)

Where: Ontario Street Office

What: Men, we have rules that we follow with respect to our emotions and how we express them. Mostly, we don’t express, we mask with stoicism, we perform courage and quietly we bottle up all the hard stuff. I think that the intention behind our performances are noble; I’ve heard men say that they are supposed to be the ones who keep it together, they have told me that they don’t want to be a burden to their families, and they have expressed that they fear being seen as “weak”. The “rules” can shackle us from our true selves. Men feel deeply.

I see my individual male clients stepping into who they really are by exploring their emotions. They are leading their own revolutions to be fully connected to themselves, their families and their communities. They are becoming whole.I am inviting the clients of CPYC to take part and encouraging more of us to take this risk to really know ourselves and each other.

It is in connection to others that we heal. It is in groups where we find the courage to share and be supports for others. The Men’s Club is an opportunity to express ourselves more fully, to create meaningful connections and to support each other to grow into our greater selves. 

Pre-requisites: 

  • Must be in regular psychotherapy
  • Ready to participate fully in group (listening, taking feedback, repairing relational breaks, sharing with vulnerability, owning our mistakes)
  • Willing to commit to all 8 sessions

If you are unsure or would like more information, please email peter@cpyc.ca 

 

Child Therapist in Collingwood, Ontario

Finding Calm in the Storm: Parenting Kids that need extra support

Facilitator: Marta Borges

Dates: 5 Tuesdays, January 31- February 28, 2023 

Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm

 Cost: $250/person ($50/session)

Where: 126 Hurontario Street, Suite 201, PLEASE enter through back door

What: This group will offer participants a mindful group process that will support self awareness and strategies for bringing calm into the home.

  • Is your child 12 years old or under, and acting up? 
  • Are you finding your child’s ways of coping are causing you to either over-function or to pull back? 
  • Are you finding yourself on edge, worrying about the next meltdown or phone call from the school? 
  • Are you missing work or losing sleep over your child’s behaviour?
  • Is your nervous system overwhelmed by parenting and you are struggling to just be present?
  • Is your child’s behaviour taking precedence over other relationships – your other children, your partner, friends, other family members?
  • Is your child highly sensitive and needs skilled parenting to help them thrive?
  • Do you wish you had strategies that you could try to turn things around?

Then this group is for you!

This group is a place where: 

  • Parenting concerns and frustrations can be heard and supported
  • We can explore child development and dysregulated behaviours from a brain based and non-judgmental perspective
  • You can learn about and practice co-regulation – helping yourself and your child feel calm, confident, connected and regulated.
  • You can develop self compassion, grounding, and mindfulness skills
  • You can learn to identify and become mindful of your own triggers
  • You can learn to soothe those triggered states
  • You can understand your child and your family and problem solve so that you can try out new strategies

This parent group offers a place where you can share your parenting successes and struggles with other parents. We will practice and role play scenarios with each other, learn about different parenting strategies and reflect on how they worked when you tried them out at home. Support and suggestions based on recent brain based and child development research will be offered, so you can feel resourced when faced with the most difficult parenting moments.

It is recommended that all parents/caregivers in the family attend so that strategies can be aligned and you can support each others’ efforts. 

Couples Psychotherapy in Collingwood, Ontario

Couples Intensive

Facilitator: Tara McGee (and Peter Madore if more than 5 people)

Dates: April 24-28, 2023

Time: 8:30am-5:30pm

Cost: $2000 (if register before Dec. 30, 2022), $2250 if register after Dec 30, 2022.

Where: Creemore (In person)

What: This intensive is for couples who are looking to do some deep work in a short period of time. Work will include yoga practices (movement/poses (asana), breath work (pranayama), meditation and visualization practices, and intensive psychotherapy sessions.

Psychotherapy sessions will be held in a group space where the energy of the group supports the individual’s work and the individual’s work supports the group.

The purpose of the intensive is to assist you to develop your levels of consciousness and to work to help you move closer to deeply and thoroughly healing your trauma imprints from this lifetime and throughout the lineages so that you can have more peace in your relationship.

This work can be confronting, enlivening, painful, joyful, frightening, triggering, clarifying, confusing, lightening, loving, angering, compassionate and so much more; please be prepared for anything to emerge and come to the intensive with the intention to be open to new ways of experiencing yourself and the world and to be open to grow.

Insurance: This therapeutic experience is facilitated by a Registered Social Worker – can be claimed on insurance if your insurance covers Social workers.

Food: Please bring your own lunch Monday-Thursday. Lunch will be provided on Friday. Snacks will be provided throughout.

Daily schedule: Will be determined based on what is happening in the process so it will change as needed – please book off the entire time and keep evening responsibilities light for integrating the day and to allow for a longer afternoon session if we need to go over time. 

Cell phones: are to be used ONLY for music during sessions. Please make a conscious effort not to busy yourself with cell phone use during breaks or lunches. The purpose is to be present with yourself and the group and often we dissociate by engaging the phone instead of our lives.

To register or for more information, please email tara@cpyc.ca . Once you have been accepted into the intensive, please send $1000 non-refundable e-transfer to info@cpyc.ca to secure your spot.

Parenting Intensive

Facilitator: Tara McGee (and Peter Madore if more than 5 people)

Dates: May 29-June 2, 2023

Time: 8:30am-5:30pm

Cost: $2000 (if register before Dec. 30, 2022), $2250 if register after Dec 30, 2022.

Where: Creemore (In person)

What: This intensive is for parents with trauma symptoms who are looking to do some deep work in a short period of time. Work will include yoga practices (movement/poses (asana), breath work (pranayama), meditation and visualization practices, and intensive psychotherapy sessions.

Psychotherapy sessions will be held in a group space where the energy of the group supports the individual’s work and the individual’s work supports the group.

The purpose of the intensive is to assist you to develop your levels of consciousness and to work to help you move closer to deeply and thoroughly healing your trauma imprints from this lifetime and throughout the lineages so that you can parent from a more grounded and connected place.

This work can be confronting, enlivening, painful, joyful, frightening, triggering, clarifying, confusing, lightening, loving, angering, compassionate and so much more; please be prepared for anything to emerge and come to the intensive with the intention to be open to new ways of experiencing yourself and the world and to be open to grow.

Insurance: This therapeutic experience is facilitated by a Registered Social Worker – can be claimed on insurance if your insurance covers Social workers.

Food: Please bring your own lunch Monday-Thursday. Lunch will be provided on Friday. Snacks will be provided throughout.

Daily schedule: Will be determined based on what is happening in the process so it will change as needed – please book off the entire time and keep evening responsibilities light for integrating the day and to allow for a longer afternoon session if we need to go over time.  Please be on the mat in the morning promptly at 8:30am.

Cell phones: are to be used ONLY for music during sessions. Please make a conscious effort not to busy yourself with cell phone use during breaks or lunches. The purpose is to be present with yourself and the group and often we dissociate by engaging the phone instead of our lives.

To register or for more information, please email tara@cpyc.ca . Once you have been accepted into the intensive, please send $1000 non-refundable e-transfer to info@cpyc.ca to secure your spot.

 

 

 

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Summer Intensives

Facilitator: Tara McGee (and Peter Madore if more than 5 people)

Dates:  July 10-14 AND July 17-21, 2023

Time: 8:30am-5:30pm

Cost: $2000 (if register before Dec. 30, 2022), $2250 if register after Dec 30, 2022.

Where: Creemore (In person)

What: This intensive is for serious seekers with trauma symptoms who are looking to do some deep work in a short period of time. Work will include yoga practices (movement/poses (asana), breath work (pranayama), meditation and visualization practices, and intensive psychotherapy sessions.

Psychotherapy sessions will be held in a group space where the energy of the group supports the individual’s work and the individual’s work supports the group.

The purpose of the intensive is to assist you to develop your levels of consciousness and to work to help you move closer to deeply and thoroughly healing your trauma imprints from this lifetime and throughout the lineages.

This work can be confronting, enlivening, painful, joyful, frightening, triggering, clarifying, confusing, lightening, loving, angering, compassionate and so much more; please be prepared for anything to emerge and come to the intensive with the intention to be open to new ways of experiencing yourself and the world and to be open to grow.

Insurance: This therapeutic experience is facilitated by a Registered Social Worker – can be claimed on insurance if your insurance covers Social workers.

Food: Please bring your own lunch Monday-Thursday. Lunch will be provided on Friday. Snacks will be provided throughout.

Daily schedule: Will be determined based on what is happening in the process so it will change as needed – please book off the entire time and keep evening responsibilities light for integrating the day and to allow for a longer afternoon session if we need to go over time. Yoga practice will always start the day and will end the day as needed. Please be on the mat in the morning promptly at 8:30am.

Cell phones: are to be used ONLY for music during sessions. Please make a conscious effort not to busy yourself with cell phone use during breaks or lunches. The purpose is to be present with yourself and the group and often we dissociate by engaging the phone instead of our lives.

To register or for more information, please email tara@cpyc.ca . Once you have been accepted into the intensive, please send $1000 non-refundable e-transfer to info@cpyc.ca to secure your spot.

Child Therapist in Collingwood, Ontario

Fall Intensive

Facilitator: Tara McGee (and Peter Madore if more than 5 people)

Dates: October 23-27, 2023

Time: 8:30am-5:30pm

Cost: $2000 (if register before Dec. 30, 2022), $2250 if register after Dec 30, 2022.

Where: Creemore (In person)

What: This intensive is for serious seekers with trauma symptoms who are looking to do some deep work in a short period of time. Work will include yoga practices (movement/poses (asana), breath work (pranayama), meditation and visualization practices, and intensive psychotherapy sessions.

Psychotherapy sessions will be held in a group space where the energy of the group supports the individual’s work and the individual’s work supports the group.

The purpose of the intensive is to assist you to develop your levels of consciousness and to work to help you move closer to deeply and thoroughly healing your trauma imprints from this lifetime and throughout the lineages.

This work can be confronting, enlivening, painful, joyful, frightening, triggering, clarifying, confusing, lightening, loving, angering, compassionate and so much more; please be prepared for anything to emerge and come to the intensive with the intention to be open to new ways of experiencing yourself and the world and to be open to grow.

Insurance: This therapeutic experience is facilitated by a Registered Social Worker – can be claimed on insurance if your insurance covers Social workers.

Food: Please bring your own lunch Monday-Thursday. Lunch will be provided on Friday. Snacks will be provided throughout.

Daily schedule: Will be determined based on what is happening in the process so it will change as needed – please book off the entire time and keep evening responsibilities light for integrating the day and to allow for a longer afternoon session if we need to go over time. Yoga practice will always start the day and will end the day as needed. Please be on the mat in the morning promptly at 8:30am.

Cell phones: are to be used ONLY for music during sessions. Please make a conscious effort not to busy yourself with cell phone use during breaks or lunches. The purpose is to be present with yourself and the group and often we dissociate by engaging the phone instead of our lives.

To register or for more information, please email tara@cpyc.ca . Once you have been accepted into the intensive, please send $1000 non-refundable e-transfer to info@cpyc.ca to secure your spot.

Couples Psychotherapy in Collingwood, Ontario

Beyond Psychotherapy: Healing and Yoga Psychology

Facilitator: Tara McGee

Dates: 6 Mondays beginning March 20, 2023 (excludes April 10)

Time: 9:30am-11:00am

Cost: $300 ($50/session)

Where: ONLINE

What: Join Tara for an online, 6 class lecture series considering Yoga Psychology theory and practices that are similar to and that go beyond psychotherapy theories and practices to help you and your clients go deeper. This seminar will incorporate a lecture and a short practice to integrate the material. Questions can be sent via email after the lecture and will be answered in written format.

This course is suitable for mental health practitioners, people in other healing professions and yoga teachers.

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Find Your Foundation: Get Grounded in Your Psychotherapy Practice

Facilitator: Tara McGee 

Dates: 5 Fridays, Feb 24, Mar 24, Apr 21, May 26, June 16, 2023

Time: 2pm-5pm (except on May 26 – 3-6pm)

Cost: $500 ($100/session)

Where: 126 Hurontario St. Suite 201

What: I meet with many psychotherapists who have either been in the field for awhile and have lost their footing or new therapists who have many theories in their minds, but don’t feel grounded in any of them. For effective therapy, we need to embody the theories and practices that we are working with. When we get lost and wonder, “What am I doing here?” or we feel that we can’t connect our practice to a theory, or that we are too theoretical/protocolled and not embodied enough, we lose connection to our clients and they don’t benefit from the work.

This course is designed to help you feel connected to yourself as a therapist and to help you be fully embodied when you are working with your clients. This course will help you to discover not a protocol, but rather the foundation of the work that we can continue to come back to over and over regardless of the theories we decide to consciously employ – that foundation is you. All of the material that you need to help someone reduce their suffering is right there in front of you. Being embodied, grounded and confident in your grasp of psychotherapy as an art is what will help you see what is needed more quickly and intuitively and  help you to co-create the reduction suffering in your clients.

In these series of workshops, we will challenge you to step out of the “expert” modality and into your vulnerabilities and your authenticity to work towards understanding the Self beneath the programmed role of “psychotherapist”. We will consider what healing is possible with the tools we have available to us and really hone the tool that is you.

It is the hope that you will leave feeling reinvigorated about your work, ready to step into your practice with more presence, feeling confident that your work is grounded in your connection to your Self.

 

 

Parenting the Extreme Teen

Please inquire about upcoming dates

A four-part series of workshops to help parents with common teen anxieties, and more extreme teen issues such as substance use, self-harm, truancy, and mental health issues.

You will learn:

  • How to respond rather than react
  • How to influence rather than control
  • To set limits from boundaries and values
  • To improve your relationship with your teen
  • To increase the respect has for you and otherS

Workshops for Organizations 

We develop workshops and seminars tailored to the organization’s needs. Our aim is to train professionals interested in developing their awareness of and facility in interpersonal skills; boundaries; creating healthy working groups; understanding trauma, neurobiology and attachment; therapeutic skills; mental health issues; personal wellness; yoga; and parenting.

Some workshops presented have included:

Please contact us if you would like us to prepare a training for your organization or group. 

Workshops for Clients 

We believe that people are the drivers of their own healing and that they have everything they need inside of them to move towards health and vitality; it is just that they need to be directed how to access this wealth of information residing inside. Education can help people understand at an intellectual level the work we are doing in psychotherapy or yoga therapy. This understanding often translates to trusting their experience of the modalities we are using and they can then verify if that technique is working as it should or if there is modification needed. We “understand” at many levels, but in our society we value most the level of the intellect.

Neurobiology does not change with simply understanding concepts; it changes with the experience and practice of the concepts. Workshops we offer can help people start to move towards being open to these experiences and practices as they understand their rationale. Once they understand in the intellect, they may be more willing to allow the other ways of knowing – through the body and intuition – to lead them to health and happiness.

Our Mission

To provide clients with an accepting, friendly space to discover their healing path and to develop therapeutic relationships that sustain, inspire and guide them.

To provide clients with highly skilled, self responsible and self aware psychotherapists and yoga therapists who are always striving to learn about advancements in their fields and to continually develop themselves.

To create psychoeducational opportunities for clients to empower them to learn about their symptoms and how they can move towards healing and growth.

To provide innovative training programs that develop highly competent, self aware, self responsible, and inspiring psychotherapists and yoga therapists.