Depression Support Groups in Calgary, AB

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Defining Solutions
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych
Verified
"Defining Solutions is a team of Calgary psychologists who are dedicated to supporting individuals as they strive to grow and change their lives. Our therapists will help as you take your first steps then support you on your journey. "
(888) 612-8561 
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Calgary, AB T2N
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MBSR, MBCT
Counsellor, CCC, MBA, MofC, EMDR, MBSR
Verified
"Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy are for individuals experiencing stress resulting from chronic physical and psychological conditions. MBSR/MBCT is an empirically supported 8 week psycho-education group that teaches mindfulness meditation as a health intervention and Cognitive ..."
(587) 507-4774 
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Group meets in:
Calgary, AB T3C
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HeartMath (TM) The Reliance Advantage
Psychologist, MSc, RPsych
Verified
"Is your life battery running on empty? This group provides you with resilience skills for clear choices, optimal function and innovative action. This group, based on HeartMath's (TM) published, peer reviewed research on the science of resilience, will help you ..."
(587) 318-7924 
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Calgary, AB T3B
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Pre-Teen Girls Group
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych
Verified
"Starting again as soon as 5 girls are registered! This group is designed for girls ages 11-13y.o. Topic area include friendships, managing big feelings, healthy boundaries and coping skills. The framework for this group is will be a mixture of ..."
(587) 803-3324 
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Group meets in:
Calgary, AB T2X
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Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified
"Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to & seeing clearly whatever is unfolding in our lives. By connecting to the present moment we become increasingly aware of our patterns of thinking - behaving - feeling. "
(855) 225-4675 
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Group meets in:
Calgary, AB T3H
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Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, RCSW
Verified
"MBCT is an evidenced based model of care addressing depressive release, anxiety and emotional distress. The next course begins on 9 September 2019 and will run for the following 8 weeks. Drawing on skills & strategies from CBT and mindfulness, ..."
(844) 285-0152 
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Group meets in:
Calgary, AB T3H
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Hope Quest--Personal Hope Book--Begins May 2, 2022
Art Therapist, DVATI, MA Lead, BA Psyc
Verified
"ONLINE, $160 for 6 wks. Could you use a little more hope in 2022? How do you find hope when it's dark? or when you've experienced loss? Can we cultivate hope? Nourish hope? The word gets over used--but can we ..."
(587) 409-3670 
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Group meets in:
Calgary, AB T2H
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Mindful Transdiagnostic CBT Group
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified
"Mindful Transdiagnostic Cognitive-Behavioural Group Therapy (MTCBT) features enhanced CBT techniques, Mindfulness Meditation skills & a focus not just on symptom reduction, but on targeting the underlying cognitive, behavioural, & emotional processes that create vulnerability to emotional difficulties. A 1-session Orientation ..."
(866) 664-1901 
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Group meets in:
Calgary, AB T2E
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Mindful Transdiagnostic CBT Maintenance Group
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified
"Open to all individuals who have attended the 12-session MCTBT group. This monthly group will offer an opportunity to continue to hone the skills learned in the MTCBT group. Each session will feature a Mindfulness Meditation practice, update from group ..."
(866) 664-1901 
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Group meets in:
Calgary, AB T3E
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Authentically You - Online CBT Group Class
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, RSW, RCSW, LCSW
Verified
"Using CBT develop skills to move past anything holding you back! Learn how to care for your thoughts, feelings and behaviors! Transform stress, anxiety, "being stuck" and/or depression into happiness and authenticity. Elements of DBT and ACT are included in ..."
(587) 417-6813 
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Group meets in:
Calgary, AB T2C
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Mindful Living 6 week program
Psychologist, RPsych, BCS, MC
Verified
"This program is based on scientific research validating efficacy of mindfulness in decreasing the relapse of depression and anxiety, and increasing wellbeing. Develop a solid meditation practice, learn how to manage stress, quiet your mind, calm your body, and increase ..."
(855) 719-9220 
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Group meets in:
Calgary, AB T2L

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Depression Support Groups
Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. Depression is not a passing blue mood, which almost everyone experiences from time to time, but a complex mind/body illness that interferes with everyday functioning. It not only darkens one's outlook, it is commonly marked by sleep problems and changes in energy levels and appetite. It alters the structure and function of nerve cells so that it disrupts the way the brain processes information and interprets experience.

Despite feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, depression is a treatable condition. It can be treated with psychotherapy by depression support groups in Calgary. As with many illnesses, the earlier treatment begins, the more effective it can be and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented.

Psychotherapy addresses the thinking patterns that precipitate depression, and studies show that it prevents recurrence. Drug therapy is often helpful in relieving symptoms, such as severe anxiety, so that people can engage in meaningful psychotherapy.

What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Calgary Support Groups and Group Therapy both offer a safe place to explore important issues. It is important, however, to understand the difference between the two.

Group therapy in Calgary is led by a therapist, group psychotherapist, or group counselor, and is generally structured around an issue. The therapist guides the group through a program as the group works together to better understand thoughts and feelings. Experienced therapists lead psychotherapy groups for various ages, such as adults, and specific issues including anger management, anxiety, and coping skills.

Support groups in Calgary are usually facilitated by a therapist or counselor, but can also be led by members with lived experiences. Generally, a support group is less structured than a therapy group. Support groups bring together members to provide support and strength to each other, often around a common challenge such as addiction or grief.

Most therapy groups will meet for a fixed length of time with a consistent group of members, while many support groups meet for an indefinite period of time with members coming and going.