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It’s hard to find words to describe these past two years. In this time of uncertainty and isolation, lots of us are experiencing anxiety, depression, numbness, despair, loneliness, a lack of hope, and lots more. Maybe you are too?
In this 8-week therapy group, we’ll co-create a playful, engaging and safe space to creatively and compassionately explore these (and other) feelings. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with yourself and others, so that you can meet this moment in time with presence and curiosity.
While individual therapy is great, groups offer an extra bit of magic: It is through being with others, listening and truly being heard and seen that we find ourselves as belonging to the world. We can really feel that we’re not alone, and we can begin to experience ourselves in new, previously unimaginable ways.
Expect to be engaged!
Beyond just talking about stuff, we’ll offer creative ways to help you:
- come into the present moment
- explore and make meaning of your experiences
- express yourself authentically
- find and feel support
- ride the ‘emotional waves’
- develop more satisfying ways to support yourself, and
- connect with others.
Depending on the group and what’s emerging in the space, this can include:
- Dream work
The format will vary as well, again depending on what’s emerging. This can include:
- One-on-one support in a group context
- Dyadic and small group work/play
- Large group sharing, exploration and dialogue
No artistic skills required whatsoever.
You will not be required to do anything. You will always have choice in how and how much you feel comfortable participating.
8 consecutive weeks
Friday March 11 – April 29 2022
3:00 – 4:15pm EST
$40 per week ($320 total)
You can pay weekly or all at once, however this is not a drop-in.
Small group size: maximum 8 participants
For Ontario residents 18+
Tanya Kowalenko (she/her) is a Registered Psychotherapist with a private practice in Peterborough, Ontario. Her work is somatic, relational and dynamic. She blends emotional and body awareness, creativity, movement, mindfulness, dialogue, and relational presence to support her clients. She also has extensive experience facilitating workshops and groups in her former role as Health Promoter with the Canadian Mental Health Association. She loves improv, DIY projects, gardening, cuddling her three cats, dancing and going on nature adventures.
Ruth Kerr (she|her|theirs) considers herself to be Tanya’s ‘psychotherapy sister’, having spent 5++ years training together with her at the Gestalt Institute of Toronto, and sharing a playful, embodied and creative approach to the practice of therapy. In addition to providing individual therapy as a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) through her private practice, Ruth leads individuals and group sessions in Sensory Awareness, (a mindfulness-based practice with historic ties to gestalt therapy) alongside finding time to check her kids’ homework (sort-of); make dinner (sometimes); kiss her dog and walk her husband – oh wait – that’s not right…