Workshops, Retreats & Resources

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.

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Understanding Trauma - Online Group Therapy Workshop with Caroline Chasse

    6 Tuesday evenings – November 1- December 6, 2022 6pm-7:30pm
    Cost: $360 (no tax as it is facilitated by a RSW)

    This course focuses on helping you to understand the ways your body and brain have processed your traumatic experiences and how to 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.

    We appreciate your participation and encourage questions, curiosity, empathy for yourself and others, self responsibility and self reflection. Participation in the group through listening attentively or sharing your thoughts while being mindful of leaving space for others, will greatly enhance your learning. Understanding this material solely on a cognitive level will not create change in your life. Engaging with the homework and developing a daily practice for yourself will help you to “know” and apply the material so that it can be useful to you in your healing process.

    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

    Fall Therapeutic intensive, October 24-28, 2022 with Tara McGee and Peter Madore

    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 CRM therapy 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.

    Location (IN PERSON ONLY): Riverside Retreat

    Dates: October 24-28, 2022, Monday – Friday

    Time: Approximately 8am – 6pm (Must be available for entire day, each day and may run later in the evenings depending on lengths of sessions)

    Cost: $2250 – ($1000 non refundable deposit required to secure your spot).
    $2000 early bird discount if signed up with deposit by September 30, 2022.
    Full fee due by Friday, October 12, 2022.

    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. If you would like to update your practice as you progress, you will be entitled to 3 more yoga therapy sessions with me at 50% off ($75/session). After that, sessions are $150/session.

    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 8am.

    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.

    If you are interested and would like more information, please email me.

    To register, 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.

    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.