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Join us each season as we run a new series of Building Blocks.

Our series are facilitated by our unique team of therapists.

Check out our topics below!

EACH SESSION IS HELD AT JOURNEYS SATURDAY MORNINGS AT 9AM-11AM.

Please register 48 hours in advance (each Thursday prior) to ensure a spot.

Contact therapist below for the latest dates and groups for Building Blocks.

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Are you wanting to...

  • Create momentum in your individual, family or couples work?

  • Find a cost-effective alternative to individual or family work?

  • Practice emotional and relational skills?

  • Establish or sustain healthy boundaries?

  • Create more safe places in your life?

Life’s challenges can be exhausting, and our coping strategies can be overwhelmed. When we are looking for ways to get unstuck, it can be helpful to learn and practice new skills.  If you are looking for a cost effective way to gain new tools in managing your stressors, Building Blocks is uniquely designed for you.  If you are engaged in a supportive role for someone in your life who is struggling emotionally, Building Blocks are a way for you to refuel and recalibrate.

Building Blocks Can Help

Our highly qualified team of therapists have put together six Building Block sessions chock full of all the information that therapists wish clients could have before their first individual session.   Utilizing information from up-to-date research on trauma, self-care, depression, anxiety, and relationships, these sessions teach the skills that help us all function as healthier adults.  These sessions are basic enough that they can be helpful even if you have had no counseling experience and are robust enough to help even highly trained caregivers or leaders.

 

Overview of Sessions

 
 
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Building Block 1 -  Confidence, Clarity & Calm Through Mindfulness

August 24th, 2019

  • Learn what mindfulness is and how it can improve many areas of your life.

  • Learn skills for improving your awareness, attitude, and ability to understand and respond to your experiences.

  • Reduce anxious feelings, negative self talk, and physical suffering.

  • Gain confidence by practicing mindfulness meditations with skilled therapists


Building Block 2 -  Managing Intense Emotion

August 31st, 2019

  • Understand the mind-body connection, and how you can make it work for you

  • Enjoy first hand experiences of emotion regulation

  • Have fun trying new techniques

  • Learn practical applications for daily use

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Building Block 3 -  Emotional and Relational Safety

September 14th, 2019

           • Identifying the goals of safety with examples of life situations

           • Resilience and coping strategies to create safety

           • How to determine whether someone is "unsafe"


Building Block 4 -  Creating Resilience to Shame

September 21st, 2019

  • Discuss the difference between guilt and shame

  • Discover why it is important to recognize shame

  • Go over the biological and emotional indicators of shame

  • Explore how to develop shame resilience

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Building Block 5 -  Developing Healthy Communication and Boundaries

October 12th, 2019

           • Identifying healthy ways of communicating feelings, needs, and requests

           • Defining boundaries and their benefits

           • Discussing the signs of unhealthy boundaries

           • Explore how to establish healthy boundaries


Building Block 6 -  Creating a self-care & Self-soothing plan

October 26th, 2019

  • Explore unhealthy vs healthy self care strategies

  • Consider the barriers to caring for yourself

  • Create your personalized fight/flight rescue kit

  • Understand what the brain needs to regulate once it is in flight/fight mode

  • Utilizing the materials provided, choose your own colors, images, scents, and containers

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Calendar of Up Coming Building Blocks

 
 

 

 

Contact Us

In addition to our basic Building Blocks series, we are continually developing additional Workshops for a variety of concerns.  In the past we have hosted:

  • Building Blocks for Teens (DBT Skills)

  • Parenting with an Attachment-Based Parenting Approach

  • Couples: Creating Intimacy

  • Expressive Arts: How Creativity Helps in Therapy

  • Conflict-Resolutions Skills

  • Learning the Language of Body Acceptance

Please complete the form below to request a new workshop

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FAQs & Testimonies

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"I want to learn these skills, but how do I know if a group experience is the right fit for me?"

Group experiences can be powerful change agents!  It can be validating to work with a small group of like-minded individuals who struggle with similar issues.  Group work can also motivate you to try skills that you may talk about in individual therapy but never quite put into practice.  Groups are also a cost-effective way to learn a new idea or skill, and the dividends play out in an emotionally and relationally healthier you. Please visit our Groups Main page to learn more about the benefits of group work or contact one of therapists below for a brief screening to make sure groups are a good fit for you!


 "How do I pay for Building Blocks sessions?"

All payments are collected prior to services. We accept cash, check or credit card for payment.


What Building Block Attendees are Saying:

  • “Thank you for offering these classes!  The 2 hour time line makes it more feasible to fit into my schedule. I enjoyed the class so much and really hope you will consider doing more.”

  • “I leave with a little hope in my heart that life can get better.”

  • “I appreciated the interactive approach to the material as well as the utilization of a variety of learning methods.”