WHY GROUP THERAPY FOR COUPLES?
During this unprecedented time of societal change, group therapy is an excellent way for couples to get cost-effective and evidence-based help and support for newly surfaced or longstanding struggles in their relationship. Weekend workshops are less personalized and interactive, whereas traditional couples therapy can be more intensive and expensive. Couples group therapy
is an excellent option that allows for learning, active participation, and an opportunity to interact with other couples – at a cost that is much lower than traditional couples therapy.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Led by Dr. Janine Cutler, C. Psych and Shankari Sharma, M.A., couples will be introduced to science-based descriptions of what healthy relationships look like, the types of conflict or avoidance that can harm relationships, tips for enhancing connection, coping and processing distressing changes in your relationship, methods for managing conflict, and creating shared meaning to build long-term strength in your life together.
Couples will learn ways to implement these strategies:
COMMUNICATION & CONNECTION ENHANCEMENT STRATEGIES:
Learn how to enhance the love, affection, admiration and connection that is already present in your relationship. Learn healthy communication and negotiation styles, how to set appropriate boundaries, and how to build strategies to effectively meet each other’s needs.
CONFLICT MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES:
Learn about the different types of difficulties couples encounter and how to resolve them.
DEALING WITH LIFE CHANGES & CHALLENGES:
Learn how to remain committed to one another, manage big emotions, accept differences in desires and expectations, negotiate well, and continue to grow individually and together.
SHARED MEANING STRATEGIES:
Learn strategies to enable couples to create their own rituals, roles, goals, and symbols that will help to honour each other’s individuality while also creating a shared meaning for their lives.
Total cost per couple is $1,200 for 8 sessions. Total fee for group is requested upon registration.
12 weekly sessions
Monday Evenings 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
October 19 – December 7
Videoconferencing on Microsoft Teams
To register, please contact Rene Graham-Evans at 416-499-6373 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE: This group is not suitable for individuals who are under the age of 18 years, single, or actively suicidal or threatening suicide. Group members cannot consume or be under the influence of alcohol or other substances during the group session. This group would not be suitable for individuals who are under the age of 18 years; single; or actively suicidal or threatening suicide. This group also would not be suitable for couples who are engaging in or at significant risk for domestic violence.