This is a community oriented group based approach to supporting our individual and corporate healing journeys. We take a biopsychosociospiritual approach. The needs of the whole person are considered. The groups are structured along the format of a transformational healing circle.
This is an intra-personal, processing group therapy. We use an eclectic range of modalities to explore; self-care, self-expression, self-identity, trauma, grief and loss, fear and anxiety, self-care for professional caregivers, and much more. All in an atmosphere of gentleness and non-judgment. Survival strategies, trauma responses, belief systems, mind-sets, and behavior patterns that may no longer be serving are explored. The facilitators provide feedback. The opportunity to learn new skills is provided. We use Accelerated Resolution Therapy. All with the intention to support the goal of wellness and thriving.
We welcome those who are willing to explore what healing and transformation looks like for them. This does require a commitment of: time and energy, self-care, self-compassion, and gentleness.
This is a 90 minute individual session. Participants will meet with the facilitators, Rita Balanko MA Registered Psychologist and Dr. Jane Carr, Psychiatrist. This meeting will give participants a better idea of the goodness of fit of these programs to their needs. It is a self-referral process. Potential participants call to book an intake meeting for themselves. All costs are covered through Alberta Health and private insurance.
Following an intake meeting, all individuals wishing to proceed, attend this group. The commitment is three to four weekly sessions (3-4 hours each). The focus will be on exploring what it means to establish trust, to connect with self, to focus inward on the transformational healing process, and to be part of a community of support committed to holding the space to do this. During the last session, participants will be part of making the decision about which group will serve their ongoing healing needs the best. We have a variety of time spots that we offer. It is important to note that this form of group therapy is not a fit for everyone and an essential part of this process is to come to an awareness of this.
A portion of the resources generated by all of our healing circles goes to the Soluna Fund which is dedicated to the development of high quality, accessible, holistic healing projects. Some examples include: Aboriginal healing practices, trauma processing, nutrition, art, music and dance therapy, yoga, children’s health, holistic research and much more.
To book an Intake Meeting, please call 780-240-3403 and leave a message.
Dr. Carr returns all messages personally. Your patience is appreciated.