Mindfullness

Mindfulness with Roberta Boughton

Calming the Storm with Mindfulness and Other Stuff

Facilitator: Roberta Boughton, M Ed, MA, Psychotherapist and Addiction Counsellor

Painful emotions and self-critical thoughts are key triggers for many addictive and problematic behaviours.   Over a series of 4 week Modules, we’ll explore:

  • What emotions are and how we struggle to avoid painful feelings,
  • How our thinking process can create or magnify the painful feelings
  • How we self-sabotage when we buy into self-critical or extreme thoughts, fueling depression and anxiety
  • What’s helpful?

The group modules offer a combination of support and skill training to calm the storm. We’ll use Mindfulness (practices, awareness, self-compassion, acceptance) and other strategies to cope more effectively, to move beyond suffering and to utilize our strengths and values to create a richer and more fulfilling life.

Module I: Mindfulness Intro; Dealing with emotions

Module II: Our thoughts as Triggers for upset, and changing the tune

Module III: Befriending and softening suffering self though self-compassion.

Module IV: Using Mindfulness to both accept what is and make changes towards a positive and meaningful life.

When: Friday evenings, 6-8 PM Starting August 25th, 2017

Where: North Simcoe Therapy Network, 788 Yonge Street, Midland, ON

Costs: $150 per four- week module. (8 hours)

Register at the office, call (705) 481-1925 or email clinic@midlandtherapy.com

Adult Groups

Group Therapy Now Available

Group sessions are now available for many types of therapy.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Group

The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Group is open to individuals ages 18 and up that are struggling with anxiety, depression or other related mental health and wellness concerns. The group is being offered on Wednesday evenings at 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the NSTN location. This group is facilitated by a Psychiatrist. Although there is no cost to individuals participating in this group, a Physician’s referral is required. Contact our office at clinic@midlandtherapy.com or call (705) 481-1925 with any questions regarding the group or costs.

 

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Group

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Training Group is open to individuals ages 18 and up that are interested in developing effective skills for coping in general. This group is divided into four modules: Core Mindfulness Skills, Distress Tolerance Skills, Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills and Emotion Regulation Skills. Each module is offered over four weeks on Thursday evenings from 6:30pm-7:45pm at the NSTN location. The cost of each four-week module is $125. There will be a review of the Core Mindfulness Skills at the beginning of each module. There is no requirement to complete all four modules or to complete them in any particular order. This group is facilitated by a Registered Psychotherapist. The cost of the group may be covered under extended health care benefits. Please check with your insurance provider prior to registering. Contact our office at clinic@midlandtherapy.com or call (705) 481-1925 with any questions regarding the group or costs. 

 

Substance Abuse / Concurrent Disorders Group

Provides participants with an opportunity to learn more about their substance use and/or concurrent mental health and addiction concerns as well as learn effective skills for reducing or eliminating their use. Effective relapse prevention skills will be discussed as well.

 

Family Support Group

When one person in a family is struggling with mental health or substance use issues the whole family feels the impact. Families play a crucial role in supporting their loved ones, which is often at the expense of themselves. As a result, family members may experience varying levels anxiety, sadness, confusion, self-blame, fear, and anger. Together, during our Family Support Group we will explore definitions of mental health and stigma; normalize feelings of guilt, fear, and anger; discuss the importance of developing effective communication techniques and boundaries; and establish strategies for self-care. It is our hope that our Family Support Group will help you discover you are not alone on your journey.

 

Young Adults Group

The Young Adults Group is open to individuals between the ages of 18 and 24 that are looking for support surrounding their mental health and wellness. This group is being offered on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:45pm at the NSTN location. The group runs in four week modules and is $125 for the full four weeks (5 hours). This group is facilitated by a Registered Social Worker. The cost of the group may be covered under extended health care benefits. Please check with your insurance provider prior to registering. Contact our office at clinic@midlandtherapy.com or call (705) 481-1925 with any questions regarding the group or costs. 

 

Senior’s Group

The Senior’s Group is open to individuals over the age of 55 that are looking for support surrounding their mental health and wellness. The group is being offered on Monday mornings from 10:30-11:45am at the NSTN location. The group runs in four week modules and is $125 for the full four weeks (5 hours). This group is facilitated by a Registered Psychotherapist. The cost of the group may be covered under extended health care benefits. Please check with your insurance provider prior to registering. Contact our office at clinic@midlandtherapy.com or call (705) 481-1925 with any questions regarding the group or costs. 

See our Calendar.

Growing Plant

More Services

As of June 1st we are offering full Psychiatric, Psychological, Psychotherapeutic and Social Work Services. 

North Simcoe Therapy Network is a network of highly qualified professionals of various disciplines and areas of specialties that strive to provide and promote best practice, evidence-based services to residents of Midland and surrounding areas. The North Simcoe Therapy Network offers high quality services to a variety of populations in a warm, welcoming and comfortable environment.  Our goal is to move away from a cold, sterile clinical setting and to encourage mental health and wellness in an environment that caters to the comfort of each and every client while not compromising best practice services. 

We will strive to provide the best possible care to individuals and their families that seek our services. We will do our best to support anyone that contacts our organization in receiving the services they are in need of, even if that involves referring them to services outside of our group.

 

Climbing

Sometimes if We Risk Nothing, We Risk Even More

This is a quote that I read some time ago. Recently it has become very relevant in my life and I think its meaning is important. In the last few months I decided that I wanted to build something more for myself, my family, my colleagues and my community. I resigned from my job and my partner and I invested every ounce of energy and resources we could to start something that we both truly believe in. A place where mental health and wellness services can be offered that is safe, comfortable and truly client-centred. A place where clinicians, that are excellent at what they do, can offer their services in an environment where they are understood and appreciated.

The amount of support and encouragement that we have received has been remarkable and I am actually starting to see that this dream is becoming a reality. And if it doesn’t become all that I anticipate it will, that’s okay too – I’ll find a new dream.

One thing is for sure, I will never live in paralyzing fear of following my heart again. I think many of us remain in situations that seem safe, secure – familiar. We fear the unknown. We worry that we will be selfish or compromise what we already should be grateful for in our lives. Once we are able to focus our intentions and align our desires with that which is desirable for everyone else, selflessly and with purpose anything is possible.

Thank you to all of the clients, colleagues and friends that have helped and will continue to help make our community a healthier, happier place.