Group Programs

Group Programs

Mosaic Counselling and Family Services offers a wide range of group programs for men, women and children.

Current group times are listed in our Group Program schedule on the right frame of this page. Registration is required for all groups, including groups with no fee. For more information on any group, please contact us at 519-743-6333.

Unless otherwise indicated, group programs are based on a sliding fee scale. No one is denied participation due to inability to pay. Course material charges may apply to some groups.

Group Programs for Adults

Building Better Self-Esteem and Better Moods

This group helps participants learn methods to cope more effectively with feelings of depression and other negative moods, to identify and change chronically negative thoughts and beliefs, and to develop better self-esteem, better self-care, and a more satisfying life.

Finding The Calm in The Storm

Dealing with your anxiety can be a draining process. All of us have worries at some time or another. Some are quite helpful; but many worries are recurring and are inefficient thoughts that leave you feeling anxious or distressed. Finding the Calm in the Storm provides skills and techniques to help you gain control of symptoms of worry, anxiety and panic attacks.

Enhancing Your Couple Relationship

This group is for couples or individuals who are interested in acquiring tools and skills to enrich their significant relationships. Sessions will specifically focus upon improving verbal communications, assessing and changing dysfunctional interactions and developing some effective strategies to reduce the risk for relationship breakdown. Open group.

Moving On

Designed to make a crisis, such as separation and ending of a love relationship, a creative experience. The goal is not only to help people adjust, but to help them transform and take charge of their lives.

Moneylife Workshop

This clinic is an introduction to services provided by the Credit Counselling program at Mosaic – including budgeting, mediation with creditors and debt management program. Resource material available.

 

Group Programs for Women

Moving Toward Healthy Relationships

This group for women who have experienced emotional or physical abuse focuses on safety, building of self-esteem, ending the cycle of violence and learning how to be healthy in relationships. No fee, however, completion of Understanding Me Group Program and registration is required. All participants are interviewed prior to the start of group to determine whether this group will best meet their needs.

Understanding Me

Understanding Me provides education and support for women who have experienced emotional and/or physical assault within their intimate relationships.

Open Group. No Fee, however registration is required.

Understanding Me October – December 2012 Evening Schedule

Understanding Me October – December 2012 Day Schedule

Weaving Our Voices

In a safe and supportive environment, this group helps women deal with the issue of childhood sexual abuse, and assists participants in reducing feelings of isolation, developing advanced coping skills and increasing self-esteem.

Open Group. No Fee, however registration is required. All participants are interviewed prior to the start of group to determine whether this group will best meet their needs.

Sexual Assault Therapy Group

This is a safe and confidential group for women who have survived past sexual abuse and trauma. There is no entry fee; please call to register.

Aging with Wisdom

This group for senior women has been designed as a place to learn or relearn skills that will enhance your self-esteem, help achieve a positive and stronger sense of self and asist you in making healthy life choices that will increase your inner recognition of your own positive qualities and those qualities you wish to change. During this 10 session group, you will experience a positive and nurturing connection with others by a validation of life experiences through some effective self-discovery exercises.

 

Group Programs for Men

Taming our Anger Group for Men

This program is a learning opportunity for men who have difficulty expressing and/or managing angry and aggressive feelings.

Group Programs for Children and Teens

Changing Families

This group addresses themes and issues children confront when separation and divorce occur in their families.

Adventure Club (Ages 6 – 8)

This group enhances leadership attributes and strengthens social, problem-solving and communication skills. Assessment and attendance at pre-group parents session required.

Leader In Me (Ages 9 – 12)

This group enhances leadership attributes and strengthens social, problem-solving and communication skills. Assessment and attendance at pre-group parents session required.

Worry-Wise (Ages 9 – 12)

This group will focus on understanding anxiety and stress, and developing healthy coping skills to deal with worries.

Setting Free the Butterflies (Ages 8 – 12)

This group reduces children’s anxiety levels so that they are better able to cope at home, school and in the community, and assists parents by providing information, effective tools and strategies.

Girl Power (Grades 7 and 8)

Girl Power creates a safe, caring and friendly “girl community” where girls explore topics such as healthy body image, problem-solving and communication skills, positive relationships and peer power.

Muslim Social Services Mothers and Children’s Group

Muslim Social Services of Kitchener-Waterloo welcomes refugee moms and children (ages 6 – 10 yrs.) to a program hosted at Mosaic Counselling and Family Services. The children’s program will have story time, crafts and games all geared to their new life in Canada. For the mothers, there will be sessions of self care, mental health, anger management and parenting in Canada. Bus tickets are available. Please pre-register by calling Idrisa at Muslim Social Services at 519-772-0124. Email: idrisapandit@muslimsocialserviceskw.org