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Living with PMDD: Navigating the Challenges and Finding Relief

July 30, 2024
12 – 1:30 pm EST
Zoom (Virtual)

A workshop for those with lived experience of PMDD, who are interested in learning more about this disorder, as well as gathering and sharing community wisdom around this very specific (and often lonely) experience

In this workshop, we will be covering:

– PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoria Disorder) – What it is/What is isn’t

– Signs and symptoms, and the differences between PMS and PMDD

– A personal story of living with PMDD (by Paige)

– Community Wisdom – An opportunity to share what’s been supportive/helpful in your own experience of PMDD

Your Facilitators:
About Paige: Paige is an advanced practicum student at The Cove. She’s going into her final year in the Bachelor of Applied Science in Community Social Services program at the University of Guelph-Humber. She is passionate about mental health, specifically in the relationship between women’s hormonal fluctuations and mental well-being. If you ever engage in a conversation with Paige, don’t be surprised if she asks you what your zodiac sign is.

About Danielle: Danielle is a Registered Social Worker and psychotherapist at The Cove. She works with experiences of anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma, from a highly relational approach. She’s probably drinking a very hot coffee, right now. 

*This event is free

Exploring Eating Disorders with the Wisdom of Internal Family Systems (IFS)

June 18th 2024
12 – 1 pm EST
Zoom (Virtual)

A workshop for those with lived experience and clinicians interested in learning how IFS can support their clients 

In this experiential workshop we’ll be covering:
– an introduction to the Internal Family Systems model
– a chance to meet our own parts
– exploring how IFS is an effective model for working with and treating eating disorders
We hope you will leave the workshop with a greater understanding of the IFS model, and how we can work with our own parts (or with our clients’ parts) to experience more compassion and curiosity when it comes to experiences around food and body concerns. 

Your Facilitator:
About Alexis: Alexis is a therapist at The Cove, and works with eating disorders and trauma (alongside a range of other experiences, such as anxiety and depression). While she incorporates a variety of modalities in her practice, Internal Family Systems is her favourite. 

*If affordability is an issue, please contact [email protected] for complimentary access. 

A Conversation About Shame

March 10, 2023
12 – 1 pm EST
Zoom (Virtual)

We cannot heal what we cannot feel. So without recovery, our toxic shame gets carried for generations. – John Bradshaw

What are the different forms of shame and what does it mean to be a shame-based person? What can you do about it once you acknowledge the experience of shame and the impact it is having on you?

Join Danielle Hulan, MSW, RSW for a 60-minute lunchtime workshop surrounding all things shame, informed by John Bradshaw’s text Healing the Shame that Binds You.

By the end of this workshop, you will have an understanding of the different types of shame, how shame might be impacting your mental health and your relationships, and what you can do about it.

*A portion of the proceeds from each workshop is donated to Black Mental Health Matters, a non-profit working to increase access to psychotherapy, counselling, and mental health services within the Black community in the Greater Toronto Area.