Support Groups in T2G

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Domestic violence
Counsellor, CCC, PhD, Trauma
Verified
"Group counselling for men who have been accused of or themselves feel that they may be abusive to their partners. Group therapy accepted by the Alberta courts. Anger managemnt is part of this group or also a stand alone group "
(587) 323-4272 
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Calgary, AB T2G
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Expressive Arts & Grieving Hearts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
"*Groups are not running at this time*. This is an 8 week group exploring experiences and topics of grief, paired with expressive arts activities to enhance reflection and expression. Each online session will be 1.5 hours long and have a ..."
(587) 905-9138 
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Group meets in:
Calgary, AB T2G
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Coaching Bootcamp 101 Group
Psychologist, RPsych, NCC, PCC
Verified
"* What would be possible in your life if you knew how to better identify and design the results you wanted from yourself, in your relationships, and your work? * What if learning new ways of "showing up" and having ..."
(866) 897-3081 
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Group meets in:
Calgary, AB T2G
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How We Keep Going
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MC
Verified
"Because life in a pandemic this is hard and every person deserves a safe space to be heard and supported. Group will meet for four weeks, starting on Thursday June 24th until July 15th, 2021, from 4:30pm - 6:00pm. AHS ..."
(587) 400-2145 
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Group meets in:
Calgary, AB T2G
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Victims of domestic violence
Counsellor, CCC, PhD, Trauma
Verified
"Trauma caused as a result of abuse can last a lifetime if not dealt with and negatively impacts one's life satisfaction. This group will help you get your life back "
(587) 323-4272 
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Group meets in:
Calgary, AB T2G
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Coaching To The Whole of the Athlete
Psychologist, RPsych, NCC, PCC
Verified
"Introduction to sport psychology and mental performance training for athletes, coaches and trainers "
(866) 897-3081 
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Group meets in:
Calgary, AB T2G
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Conflict & Communication Relationship Workshop
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified
"Conflict & Communication is designed to help couples deepen their understanding of the common issues that can plague relationships, especially after becoming new parents. Throughout a combination of education and break-out exercises, couples will gain knowledge and insight into their ..."
(844) 818-0525 
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Group meets in:
Calgary, AB T2G
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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
T2G 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 T2G 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 T2G 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.
Is Group Therapy Right For You?
Group therapy in T2G 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 such as Mindfulness Based group 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 T2G 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.