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Fri, Nov 03

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CBT for Anxiety Group

PITC is offering and facilitating an online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Anxiety group, starting at the beginning of November.

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CBT for Anxiety Group
CBT for Anxiety Group

Time & Location

Nov 03, 2023, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT

Virtual

About the event

PITC will be offering and facilitating a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Anxiety group, starting at the beginning of November. This group will be virtual, and contain a maximum of 6 participants, with one group facilitator. The group facilitator will be Caroline Marson, a Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist. This is a closed group, and once enrolled, you must be able to confirm attendance at all groups, which will take place weekly on Fridays from 1:00-2:00pm for 8 consecutive weeks.

Group: CBT for Anxiety

Length of Group: 8 Weeks

Cost: $80/group session

Dates: Friday, November 3rd – Friday, December 22nd, 2023

Time: Weekly on Fridays, from 1:00-2:00pm

Week 1: Confidentiality, Group Rules, Introduction to CBT and Anxiety, and common symptoms of anxiety

Week 2: Looking at avoidance and anxiety, exposure interventions, “cognitive” coping strategies, and “behavioural” coping strategies.

Week 3: Looking at thought distortions, how to challenge negative thoughts, and how to use our values to dictate behaviour.

Week 4: Emotion Regulation and Distress Tolerance to help cope with anxiety symptoms

Week 5: Intrusive/obsessive thoughts, negative perceptions of self, or always predicting the worst

Week 6: Fight, flight, and freeze responses, and how to cope with this.

Week 7: Mindfulness, practicing flexibility in thinking, and interpersonal effectiveness skills

Week 8: Putting it all together, review of what we’ve learned and how to put it all into practice.

If you are interested, please register.  We will be sending an intake form and the group facilitator will contact you about eligibility for the group, and next steps!

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