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Teens (12 to 18 years)

Managing Big Emotions

Join us Tuesday evenings from 4:15pm to 6:15pm to learn evidence-based skills. Our group meets in person at 1550 Laperriere Ave #100, Ottawa, ON K1Z 7T2 (Revel Academy School).

Next Session starts September 24th

Learn to:

  1. Understand and manage big emotions

  2. Be more mindful and present in everyday life and on hard days

  3. Decrease big emotions in relationships with friends and family

  4. Effectively communicate needs and boundaries while maintaining relationships


Each 2-hour group session is $162 and invoices will be provided for insurance purposes upon payment receipt.

6-Week Module Outline

Week 1:


What is DBT and How Can DBT Help Me?

  • Learn the “ins and outs” of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and the ways it can be helpful to you.


Mindfulness…What, When and How to Practice

  • Learn how mindfulness can help you to be present in all aspects of your life including when you are managing big emotions.


Week 2:

Teen Life and Why It Can Be Stressful

  • Learn about teen life realities and the factors that can make life more stressful.

How Anxiety Can Get In The Way

  • Learn how anxiety can manifest, including perfectionism, procrastination and self-criticism

The 3 Helpful Selfies: Self Care, Self Validation & Self Compassion

  • Learn about the “Helpful Selfies” and how they can make life less stressful.

Week 3:

These Emotions are So Overwhelming!

  • Learn the skills that will help you tolerate distress 


Week 4:

Reality Acceptance…Even When It Feels Unacceptable

  • Learn specific skills to heal and accept difficult situations in your life…even when it seems impossible.


Weeks 5 :


Emotion Regulation as a Super Power!

  • Learn the importance of emotion regulation skills and how you can use these skills to your benefit!


Weeks 6: 


Introduction to the Communication Powerhouses (and Wrecking Balls!)

  • Learn concrete strategies to help you communicate effectively in relationships. Learn how to communicate your needs, your boundaries and how to communicate when life gets challenging

Let us help you Cope Well.

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