MIND, BODY, CONNECTION for Women: Join us in a multi-session group for women who want to learn the practice of mindfulness and meditation in a safe and supportive group setting. Topics will include: stress and anxiety reduction, connecting with your mind and body, enhancing your self-worth and self-esteem, and learning about general relaxation and happiness. Tuesday November 1/16 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. OR Wednesday November 2/16 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 4600 Bathurst St.- Lipa Green Centre for 6 sessions OR Wednesday November 2/16 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at 35 Madison Ave. for 7 sessions.
LIFE SKILLS FOR TODAY’S WOMAN– A six session wellness group for women wanting to discuss relevant issues and wanting to make a change in their lives. Topics include: Time and stress management; building self-esteem; becoming more assertive and improving communication skills. Monday November 7/16 from 7 to 9 p.m. at 9600 Bathurst St.– Lebovic Community Campus.
ADULT CHILDREN LOSING A PARENT– A six session group for adult children who have recently lost a parent. Topics include: coping with grief, loss and legacy and resolving unfinished business. Tuesday November 8/16 from 7:30 to 9 p.m.at 4600 Bathurst St.- Lipa Green Centre.
WIDOW/WIDOWERS under 65 BEREAVEMENT- A six session evening group for men and women under 65 years of age and who have recently lost a partner or spouse. Topics to be discussed may include: coping with grief, living with loneliness, changing relationships, and new beginnings. Tuesday November 8/16 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at 4600 Bathurst St- Lipa Green Centre.
LOOKING AHEAD– A six session group for newly separated or divorced individuals who are dealing with the initial feelings of loss, anger, loneliness and wanting to let go of the past and move forward. Tuesday November 8/16 from 7 to 9 p.m.at 9600 Bathurst St.- Lebovic Community Campus.
WIDOW/WIDOWERS 65+ BEREAVEMENT- A six session daytime group for men and women over 65 years of age and who have recently lost a partner or spouse. Topics to be discussed may include: coping with grief, living with loneliness, changing relationships, and new beginnings. Wednesday November 9/16 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at 4600 Bathurst St- Lipa Green Centre.
THE CHALLENGE OF ANGER FOR WOMEN– A six session group for women who want to learn how to express their anger in an assertive, non- aggressive way. Topics include: understanding what triggers your anger; emotional and physical responses to anger and alternative techniques to express your anger. Wednesday November 9/16 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at 4600 Bathurst St- Lipa Green Centre.
LIVING WITH TEENS– Parenting your adolescent without losing your cool. A six session group for parents of teenagers. Topics include: setting appropriate limits; learning to let go; parent’s rights and responsibilities; keeping the lines of communication open; realistic expectations, and the pressures of drugs, alcohol, dating and sexuality. Wednesday November 9/16 at 9600 Bathurst St.- Lebovic Community Campus from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
ONE FAMILY, TWO HOMES- A six session series for families experiencing separation and divorce. Children participate in separate age appropriate groups which will help them to: feel better, deal with some of the myths and know where to get support. Topics for parents include: tips for keeping the kids out of the conflict, trends in family law and the impact of separation and divorce on children. Thursday November 10/16 at 4600 Bathurst St- Lipa Green Centre from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
EFFECTIVE PARENTING– A four session group to help parents learn what they can do to raise a happy, motivated and well behaved child. For parents of children ages 2 to 10 years. Topics include: how to nurture self-esteem; encourage problem solving; increase communication and set appropriate limits and discipline. Thursday November 10/16 from 7 to 9 p.m. at 9600 Bathurst St.- Lebovic Community Campus.
BEYOND THE CHUPPAH, BECOMING A COUPLE– A five session Marriage Preparation group for engaged couples who are going to be married in the next year. Topics include: Changing roles and expectations; finances; conflict negotiation and resolution; effective communication and Jewish home and family life. This program is offered in partnership with the Rabbinical Assembly- Ontario Region. Tuesday November 15/16 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Beth Tzedek Synagogue.
SEPARATION 101– Join us for a one session workshop being provided by Gelman and Associates for those who have questions about many of the common issues that arise when dealing with the prospect of divorce. Topics to be discussed include: child custody, spousal support and division of property and assets. Wednesday November 16/16 at 4600 Bathurst St.- Lipa Green Centre from 7 to 9 p.m.
CHANGING YOUR ADHDitude: LIVING WITH ADULT ADHD– A 4 session group for ADULTS who have been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD and want to learn the necessary skills and strategies to take charge and create positive change in their lives. Topics include: Defining and understanding your ADHD; reorganizing the disorganized mind; taking charge of your issues and learning to focus; and establishing realistic expectations of yourself and others. Thursday November 17/16 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 35 Madison Ave.
NAVIGATING Social Media and Technology for Youth with Learning Disabilities- Join is for a one session workshop presented by Integra that will explore the ever changing world of social media and technology and discuss the potential risks in navigating the social environment for youth with LD’s and/or ADHD. Tuesday November 22/16 from 7 to 9 p.m. at 4600 Bathurst St. – Lipa Green Centre.
PARENTING THE CHILD/TEEN WITH ADHD-This is a four week group for parents of children/teens diagnosed with ADHD who are wanting to learn more about ADHD and develop strategies for assisting their children at home and at school. Tuesday November 29/16 from 7 to 9 p.m. at 4600 Bathurst St. -Lipa Green Centre.
As with all of our programs, registration is required. Our groups and workshops are open to all members of the community regardless of cultural, religious and/or racial background and we offer a sliding scale for those who require fee reductions. For more information or to register please call Shawna Sidney at 416-638-7800 Ext # 6215 or go to our website at www.jfandcs.com/groups
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