Groups and Workshops

The Centre offers many different types of workshops and group counselling.  You will be asked to consult with us so that we can share what the group or workshop is about and how you might fit in with a group setting.  We offer psycho-educational groups and workshops, therapeutic groups, and expressive arts groups.  Please fill in a Request For Service Form to begin this process.

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KSAC groups and drop-ins focus on understanding the impact of sexual violence, developing coping strategies, and increasing resilience. Participants are not asked to share details of their trauma history.

 

 

Ongoing Programs

Grounding Introductions provide information to help you understand how the brain responds to sexual violence. You will learn and practice grounding activities that you can use to help calm your brain and alleviate symptoms such as anxiety and flashbacks. Supported by Peer Support Facilitators. Open to new and existing clients, but registration is required.

  • Offered twice each month (one daytime and one evening).
  • Dates are chosen one month in advance. Call us to learn more and register

Express Yourself ~ Weekly Drop-in Expressive Arts for female identifying persons. This drop-in provides space for those in our community to try out different art materials and express themselves through the arts. No art experience needed. Supported by Peer Support Facilitators and staff. Offered in partnership with PARN – Your Community AIDS Resource Network and Elizabeth Fry Society. Open to all female identifying persons – there is no need to register.

  • Fridays, 10:00am to 12:00pm in KSAC Boardroom (except on statutory holidays)

 

 

KSAC Groups

* Request for service & consultation required. Participants are expected to attend all weekly sessions.

WINGS (Wisdom in Grounding Self) is a 4-week therapeutic practice group for survivors of sexual violence, female identified or non-binary, focused on mindfulness, grounding and self-compassion. 

  • Wednesdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23 – 6:00pm to 8:30pm (back-up date October 30th

SEED (Support, Education, Empowerment, & Developing Strategies) is a psycho-educational series on healing from sexual violence. In a supportive environment, we explore how the brain responds to trauma, discuss trauma related symptoms and identify positive strategies for coping and self-care. 

  • SEED for Parents/Caregivers (all genders): Tuesdays, Oct 1st & 8th  6:00-9:00pm (2 weeks) 
  • SEED for Partners/Support (all genders): Tuesdays, Oct 22nd & 29th 6:00-9:00pm (2 weeks)
  • SEED for Survivors (Female identifying or non-binary):
    Wednesdays, November 6, 13, 20, 27th 6:00-8:30pm (4 weeks)

Building Internal Resilience Through Horses For youth who identify as female, ages 13 – 18yrs, who have experienced harm in their home environment. As part of a research project B.I.R.T.H combines expressive arts, psychoeducation and working with Horses that promotes, coping skills, emotional awareness, healthy self-esteem and personal resilience.

  • Tuesdays – Beginning September 17, 4:00pm to 6:00pm (10 weeks) 

For further information, to complete a request for service or to set up a welcoming consultation, please contact 705-748-5901 or ksac@nexicom.net

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