Therapy Group for Men and Women and a Men’s Group in Toronto.
Getting started: If there are enough men interested in working together, I’m planning to start a men-only group in January that would meet bi-weekly. If you are interested in joining or want more information, please contact me as soon as possible.
Therapy Group for Men and WomenTherapy Circle:
You are invited to join a bi weekly therapy circle focusing on personal development and authenticity in a group setting.
This is an opportunity to get feedback and learn from a diverse group of like-minded people. We will be focusing on unfinished business, which is defined as the unexpressed feelings that are associated with distinct memories or fantasies. Feelings associated with unfinished business may be resentment, rage, hatred, pain, anxiety, grief, guilt, and abandonment that are not often fully experienced in awareness, linger in the background, and are carried into the present. The preoccupation, anger, and aversion produced by this typically create self-defeating behaviors that limit your choices and create unhealthy patterns in relationships and behaviour. Unfinished business persists until we deal with our denied or alienated feelings. We will also focus on accountability to the group, setting goals, developing our inner creativity, become more self aware, responsible, choiceful, self-actualizing and nurturing loving, healthy relationships. Our group will create space for you to freely express yourselves and your feelings without judgment.
Step into your powerful and authentic self.
A main goal of the group is to create opportunities for men and women to share, support and connect deeply with others in an atmosphere of safety, trust and camaraderie. This is your chance to explore patterns and beliefs that restrict you to negativity and prevent you from considering or seeing new possibilities or developing healthy choices that will bring balance to your life. The Toronto Therapy Circle is based on gestalt therapy and Co-Active coaching and is facilitated by a very experienced coach Bradley Foster. Group participation includes the sharing of experience, process, reflection, and may include psychodrama.
“…Things used to get me so upset. I no longer worry about things I can’t change. It’s helped me to put my energy to better use.” client, June 2005
What can you expect as a result? Being part of this group can help you in many ways: increase awareness of your own behaviour and your impact on others; assume ownership of your experiences rather than making others responsible for what they are thinking, feeling, or doing; develop skills and acquire values that will allow you to understand and satisfy your needs without violating the rights of others); accept responsibility for your actions and the resulting consequences; move toward internal self-support from expectations for external support; to be able to ask for and accept help from others and to be able to give to others. You will also learn the key elements to setting and meeting your goals.
Format: Our group meets every other Tuesday evening from 7:00 – 9:00 pm, near Casa Loma in Toronto. Anyone is welcome but there is only room for 8 at which point registration will be closed. The group will be closed to new participants after about four sessions, upon agreement with the group.
Registration: Registration for our group is now available and on a first-come-first served basis.
Fee: $40.00 per meeting, incl HST. To register call Bradley Foster at 416 927-7092. Alternately you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Fees are to be paid at the beginning of each month or you can pay for all the sessions at once.
” I’m extremely satisfied. This is a great resource.” - client, May 2004
Location: 25 Castle View Ave. at 7:00 – every other Tuesday evening starting in November. 25 Castle View is across Walmer Road from the Casa Loma stables, between the Dupont and St. Clair West subway stations. See map at: http://goo.gl/JpYUl