Group Counselling

The Schlifer Clinic offers a number of open and closed counselling groups throughout the year, with the exception of summer.

Information on the groups is available below, including how to register, if registration is required.  Please check back regularly to learn of added groups, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter to receive updates.

There is strength in numbers. Sometimes the best thing is to sit down with other women who are also in your situation and learn from each other how to cope and recover.

Shift

Join us for this online, six-week skills and support group for women women (self-identified), intersex, non-binary, and Two Spirit people who have experienced violence.

 

Tuesdays: October 12 – November 16, 2021

10 – 11:30 am

No previous group experience needed| Interpreters available upon request | Limited availability of technology on request | Limited confidential space available at the Clinic when booked in advance.

For more info, or to register please call 416-323-9149 ext. 234 or email [email protected]

Open Studio: Flow Series

Join us for this series of water-themed sessions that will allow you to share feelings and experiences on art and life, while connecting with others in community.  In this group, participants will learn new art techniques, practice self-study and explore personal creativity – all in a trauma-informed space!

 

Please choose just ONE of the following group sessions in which to participate

Ocean Drums – October 14, 5 – 6:30 pm

Fabric Art – November 4, 5 – 6:30 pm

Suminagashi – December 9, 5 – 6:30 pm

Open to women (self-identified), intersex, non-binary, and Two Spirit people who have experienced violence.

Art supplies provided | No previous group experience needed| Interpreters available upon request | Limited availability of technology on request | Limited confidential space available at the Clinic when booked in advance.

For more info, or to register please call 416-323-9149 ext. 234 or email [email protected]

Deliberate & Afraid of Nothing

Lead by Apanaki M. Temitayo, this group is designed for Black women (self-identified), non-binary, intersex and Two Spirit people who have experienced violence.  Join us to explore different art techniques that take into consideration, share colour and texture. 

 

Thursdays: October 21- November 4, 2021

11 am – 12:30 pm

Week 1: Introduction to African textile collage art

Week 2: Batik mini tote bags

Week 3: Mosaic fabric collage keepsake boxes

No previous group experience needed| Interpreters available upon request | Limited availability of technology on request | Limited confidential space available at the Clinic when booked in advance.

For more info, or to register please call 416-323-9149 ext. 234 or email [email protected]

Rise & Remember

We hope you will join us for this seven-week clay and mindfulness group! 

Taking a mindful approach, you will explore ways to calm and come home to the body.

Art supplies are provided, therefore participants are asked to commit to attending!

 

Wednesday: November 3 – December 15, 2021

1 – 3 pm

Advanced registration is required | No previous group experience needed| Interpreters available upon request | Limited availability of technology on request | Limited confidential space available at the Clinic when booked in advance.

For more info, or to register please call 416-323-9149 ext. 234 or email [email protected]