Celebrating Our Return to Summerland
After eight months away, playing in the hot springs and dense forests of the Kootenays, while focusing on growing new skills and certifications that include designations in Trauma and Integrated Mental Health Care, and bonding with my new therapy dog, Ash, I am excited to be returning to the sights and sounds of Summerland and the small, soothing space of our therapy office on December 7!
Reinvigorated, I am looking forward to introducing you to Ash and helping him develop in his role as a gentle comfort and support to individuals and families. I am also thrilled to be unveiling a refreshed office and new therapy groups.
Similar to the intensive DBT-based BED group, "Break the Binge", in 2018, new groups will focus on providing education, support, and skills for understanding, coping and growing through Binge Eating Disorders and an additional section on Body Image. Separate groups will be available for men and women in 2020, and registration fees will be kept low to make them more accessible.
Another exciting add-on will include brief Eco-therapy groups that blend Mindfulness and Somatic-based therapies with the tranquillity of nature. Effective for increasing connection, interoception (inner awareness) and improving emotional regulation, these small groups will assist individuals wishing to create positive change around Body Image and Anxiety disorders.
If participating in these new groups or meeting with me individually in the Summerland office with Ash sound like a fit for you, I look forward to hearing from you and learning more about how I can help you to meet your therapy goals and greater freedom with food, relationships, and your body.
I am in the office Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 10 am to 7 pm, am available at 250-859-8671, and email@example.com.
Michele & Ash