Host: Ms. Lynette Walker, MA
Group meets in:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
"I invite Jungian-oriented psychotherapists, counsellors and members of the public to a monthly book circle to explore Jungian literature. Jungian psychology focuses on the development of the Self and the significance of the Unconscious. Selections will be chosen from Carl ..."
(778) 770-0859
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
"I invite Jungian-oriented psychotherapists, counsellors and members of the public to a monthly book circle to explore Jungian literature. Jungian psychology focuses on the development of the Self and the significance of the Unconscious. Selections will be chosen from Carl ..."
Host: Dr. John Álvarez de Lorenzana, MD, MA, RCC
Group meets in:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
"**FREE** for those covered by their Provincial Medical Service Plan/MSP ($700 fee for those without medical coverage): Tuesday 4:00-5:30pm | Next Cycle May 11th-June 29th. | This 8-week program will assist you in releasing and managing stress-overload, which can negatively ..."
(778) 400-1469
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
"**FREE** for those covered by their Provincial Medical Service Plan/MSP ($700 fee for those without medical coverage): Tuesday 4:00-5:30pm | Next Cycle May 11th-June 29th. | This 8-week program will assist you in releasing and managing stress-overload, which can negatively ..."
Host: Mr. Earl Blacklock, MALM, MDiv, MC, CCC
Group meets in:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
"Dialectical Behavioural Therapy group for those suffering from the effects of trauma and complex mental health disorders who wish to gain the skills to lead a life worth living. "
(778) 770-2917
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Group meets in:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
"Dialectical Behavioural Therapy group for those suffering from the effects of trauma and complex mental health disorders who wish to gain the skills to lead a life worth living. "
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Host: Ms. Christie Wittig-Harrison, MEd, RCC
Group meets in:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
"This group is for parents of babies and toddlers and parents to be who may be feeling isolated due to Covid or just because you're a parent of a little one! This is an open group where participants can share ..."
(778) 765-0253
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
"This group is for parents of babies and toddlers and parents to be who may be feeling isolated due to Covid or just because you're a parent of a little one! This is an open group where participants can share ..."
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Host: Ms. Megan Vandersluys, MEd, RCC
Group meets in:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
"A small group for children to develop confidence in their social skills, work on friendship skills in the moment with a trained social skills coach. This group is great for kids who are shy and struggle to speak up, as ..."
(778) 763-1446
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
"A small group for children to develop confidence in their social skills, work on friendship skills in the moment with a trained social skills coach. This group is great for kids who are shy and struggle to speak up, as ..."
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Host: Veronica Harris, MACP, RCC
Group meets in:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
"A nurturing group for pregnant women and mothers to connect and support their emotional wellbeing. This is a place to explore expectations in motherhood, experiences of birth and loss, share challenges of motherhood, and how to care for ourselves as ..."
(778) 800-6565
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
"A nurturing group for pregnant women and mothers to connect and support their emotional wellbeing. This is a place to explore expectations in motherhood, experiences of birth and loss, share challenges of motherhood, and how to care for ourselves as ..."
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Host: Mr. Terry Ketteringham, RCC, CHyp
Group meets in:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
"Continuing Care groups are offered weekly to people who have successfully completed a residential addiction treatment program who are looking to integrate back into independent living. "
(778) 771-4220
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
"Continuing Care groups are offered weekly to people who have successfully completed a residential addiction treatment program who are looking to integrate back into independent living. "
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Host: Garuda Centre
Group meets in:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
"**FREE** Virtual 8-Week Program with Dr. John Álvarez De Lorenzana | Tuesdays 4-5:30pm | Register your interest as space is limited to 10 | Covered by MSP for residents of BC with relevant medical diagnosis | Next Cycle May 11th-June ..."
(778) 718-2642
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Group meets in:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
"**FREE** Virtual 8-Week Program with Dr. John Álvarez De Lorenzana | Tuesdays 4-5:30pm | Register your interest as space is limited to 10 | Covered by MSP for residents of BC with relevant medical diagnosis | Next Cycle May 11th-June ..."
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Host: Ms. Victoria Pawlowski, MEd, RCC
Group meets in:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
"In this 6-week Live Online Mindful Self-Compassion course, you will learn some of the principles and practices of mindful self-compassion, so you can better relate to and care for yourself, both physically and emotionally. Research has shown that these techniques ..."
(778) 860-4271
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
"In this 6-week Live Online Mindful Self-Compassion course, you will learn some of the principles and practices of mindful self-compassion, so you can better relate to and care for yourself, both physically and emotionally. Research has shown that these techniques ..."
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Host: Leslie Wilkin, MSW, RSW, RCC
Group meets in:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
"This is a 5 week online counselling group for women struggling with anxiety and who have experienced trauma. The group combines embodiment practices, psychoeducation, and group process to help you navigate recovery from trauma and anxiety, and improve the quality ..."
(778) 766-3858
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Group meets in:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
"This is a 5 week online counselling group for women struggling with anxiety and who have experienced trauma. The group combines embodiment practices, psychoeducation, and group process to help you navigate recovery from trauma and anxiety, and improve the quality ..."
Host: Mr. Dean Henry Laviolette, MA, RCC
Group meets in:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
"Dad's with Compassion is a group that helps dads explore personal values, beliefs, and ethics. Other areas explored include the difference between punishment and discipline, various parenting styles, natural and logical consequences, and a segment on mindfulness such as deep ..."
(855) 336-1429
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
"Dad's with Compassion is a group that helps dads explore personal values, beliefs, and ethics. Other areas explored include the difference between punishment and discipline, various parenting styles, natural and logical consequences, and a segment on mindfulness such as deep ..."
Host: Mr. Earl Blacklock, MALM, MDiv, MC, CCC
Group meets in:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
"Dialectical Behavioural Therapy group for those suffering from the effects of trauma and complex mental health disorders who wish to gain the skills to lead a life worth living. "
(778) 770-2917
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Group meets in:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
"Dialectical Behavioural Therapy group for those suffering from the effects of trauma and complex mental health disorders who wish to gain the skills to lead a life worth living. "
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Host: Ms. Christie Wittig-Harrison, MEd, RCC
Group meets in:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
"Many people are feeling the strain of Covid isolation. This is an 8 week, closed process group focused on developing meaningful connections, sharing concerns and giving and receiving support and encouragement. Through this process, participants have opportunities for deepening self ..."
(778) 765-0253
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Group meets in:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
"Many people are feeling the strain of Covid isolation. This is an 8 week, closed process group focused on developing meaningful connections, sharing concerns and giving and receiving support and encouragement. Through this process, participants have opportunities for deepening self ..."
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Host: Ms. Jade Seabrook, MA, RCC, CSAT, BRI
Group meets in:
Nanaimo, BC V9T
(844) 734-1421
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Group meets in:
Nanaimo, BC V9T
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Host: Garuda Centre
Group meets in:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
"**FREE** Virtual 8-Week Program with Dr. Carmen Chornell | Tuesdays 4-5:30pm | Register your interest as space is limited to 10 | Covered by MSP for residents of BC with relevant medical diagnosis | This program will assist you in ..."
(778) 718-2642
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Group meets in:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
"**FREE** Virtual 8-Week Program with Dr. Carmen Chornell | Tuesdays 4-5:30pm | Register your interest as space is limited to 10 | Covered by MSP for residents of BC with relevant medical diagnosis | This program will assist you in ..."
Host: Mr. Earl Blacklock, MALM, MDiv, MC, CCC
Group meets in:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
"This is an ongoing group intended for parents, the unemployed, and those managing their disability and/or addiction. It is intended to provide the information needed to deal with debilitating anxiety, elevated distress, and crippling depression on a day-to-day basis. "
(778) 770-2917
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Group meets in:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
"This is an ongoing group intended for parents, the unemployed, and those managing their disability and/or addiction. It is intended to provide the information needed to deal with debilitating anxiety, elevated distress, and crippling depression on a day-to-day basis. "
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Host: Garuda Centre
Group meets in:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
"**FREE** Virtual 8-week program with Dr. Christine Layton | Fridays 12:00-1:30pm | Register your interest as space is limited to 10 | Covered by MSP for residents of BC with relevant medical diagnosis | Pregnancy 101 will provide prenatal education ..."
(778) 718-2642
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Group meets in:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
"**FREE** Virtual 8-week program with Dr. Christine Layton | Fridays 12:00-1:30pm | Register your interest as space is limited to 10 | Covered by MSP for residents of BC with relevant medical diagnosis | Pregnancy 101 will provide prenatal education ..."

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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Nanaimo 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 Nanaimo is led by a therapist, group psychotherapist, or group counsellor, 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 Nanaimo are usually facilitated by a therapist or counsellor, 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.
Is Group Therapy Right For You?
Group therapy in Nanaimo allows you to benefit from the experiences and sharing of others. Listening to others, and recognizing what you have in common, allows you to learn about yourself. In the group environment, where therapy types ranging from CBT to Mindfulness Based therapy are used, you can recognize aspects of yourself that you may choose to modify or change.

As other members share about their lives, you might see your own experiences or see patterns you hadn’t noticed previously. The group allows you to better understand issues you might not have noticed before.

Hearing the stories of group members gets you outside of yourself and helps you see your life differently. As you do that, a process of self-acceptance and empathy for others occurs as you learn to relate with others in the group.

Group therapy and support groups in Nanaimo can also be a less expensive alternative to individual therapy. While you should check with your insurance company, you’ll often find that therapist led group psychotherapy is covered, while peer-led support groups are not. Either way, group session costs are generally less expensive than individual therapy.