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Show Up For You: LGBTQ+ and Allies Self Care Workshops

February 26 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM UTC-7

Is it hard for you to prioritize self-care in your life? Are you struggling with self-compassion or feeling burnt-out from family or workplace stress?  Are you quick to feel frustrated, angry or anxious in the face of challenging circumstances?


Show up for YOU: LGBTQ+ and Allies Self Care Workshop Series offers participants practical day-to-day self care tools and strategies to ensure optimimum overall health. This workshop series offers a perspective for participants to intentionally incorporate self-care practices to approach their own struggles to be well, in terms of grounding, resourcing, building community, coming to terms with sexual and gender identity, lack of family or friend support and/or coming out. Participants are encouraged to reflect on personal practices that facilitate as well as hinder helpful coping and how to make lasting changes to foster a healthier sense of self. This workshop aims to give you a new way to conceptualize this self-care to help you make better choices for yourself. Phillip Hau, a Registered Provisional Psychologist with Insight Psychological Inc., will walk you through a series of strategies that you can use in your daily life to cope with presenting stress.


This workshop is structured with a teaching component at the beginning of each workshop followed by engagement in the self-care practices and small group discussions.  The goals of each activity is for participants to understand how to intentionally incorporate the self-care practices into daily activities and to uses these practices to proactively promote wellness. In addition to the teaching portion of the workshop, you will be led through various self-caring activities to add to your existing toolbox of coping.  Working with your facilitator(s) you will have opportunities to personalize ways of self-caring and/or to design a more intentional way of coping with whatever most gets in your way or disrupts you. This workshop also provides time for collaboration so that you may ask questions or troubleshoot the things that get in the way of taking care of yourself. Therefore, please come with questions about the things that most help or most get in the way of you managing stressors.


Please note that this is an action-oriented workshop. It seeks to provide action-based solutions to the things that trip you up in your day-to-day life, and though we will discuss motivation issues, it is best directed at people who are already motivated to change. Show up for YOU is not designed to help you deeply process your past or current trauma and is probably not suitable for people who are in need of extended therapy, however this workshop may be complementary to your therapeutic process (ask your therapist if this workshop is a good fit for you). Furthermore, this workshop is not designed to help with relationships with others. Instead, it is all about our relationship with ourselves! Please feel free to contact us with questions about whether this workshop might be right for you.


Schedule


Please note that each week is individually registered for. If you would like to come to all six weeks, please register for each session or email programs@insightpsychological.ca for support to register for the entire series.


Week 1: Self Care 101
Tuesday February 5 – 6:00-7:30pm


Week 2: Breathing and Grounding
Tuesday February 12 – 6:00-7:30pm


Week 3: Setting Boundaries and Being Assertive
Tuesday February 19 – 6:00-7:30pm


Week 4: Creative Expressions
Tuesday February 26 – 6:00-7:30pm


Week 5: Community Resources
Tuesday March 5 – 6:00-7:30pm


Week 6: Creating Safe(r) Spaces and Bring Your Questions Day
Tuesday March 12 – 6:00-7:30pm


The Presenter


Phillip Hau is a Registered Provisional Psychologist at Insight Psychological. Phillip works from a strength-based client centred counselling orientation. Phillip is passionate about social justice and works to advocate for sexual and gender minorities. He is Pride Certified and has worked, and volunteered with the LGBTQ+ community for many years. He has worked with a wide variety of presenting concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, and self-regulation, and LGBTQ specific topics such as coming to terms, coming out, internalized and externalized homophobia/transphobia/biphobia..


Payment Options


Register through Eventbrite for credit card payment. Insight Psychological can accept debit payments in office, but payment must be done in advance of the workshop to reserve the spot. All registrations must be complete by 12:00pm on the Monday prior to the session you are attending. NOTE: Each session is charged at $90 and individually registered for. Registering for just one session will not grant you access to the entire series.


Insurance Coverage


Insurance plans may cover all or a portion of your fees. Your official receipts will be provided at the workshop.


Cancellation Policy


For orders cancelled less than 24 hours prior to the start of the workshop, no refund will be granted. Please email programs@insightpsychological.ca for any issues related to cancellations.



Venue

Insight Psychological Inc.
2532 Ellwood Drive Southwest
Edmonton, AB T6X 0A9 Canada

Organizer

Insight Psychological Inc.
Website:
http://insightpsychological.ca