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WORKSHOPS

Le Versant uses workbooks provided by La Clé des Champs for its adult workshops. The cognitive behavioral approach, problem solving techniques as well as breathing techniques are the recommended tools. The objective is to bring the participants to understand anxiety and to learn to manage it. Our workshops bring together a maximum of 8 to 10 participants and are led by two trained facilitators who have already participated in the workshops. Regular groups take place over ten weeks at a rate of two hours per week. The intensive workshops last two full days.

WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS
FROM 18 TO 98

A Global Approach to Anxiety Disorders
Learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of anxiety, modify anxiety-provoking thoughts and overcome the difficulties due to anxiety in everyday life.

Please note that this workshop must be completed before you can register for any of the following:

 


Taming Our Emotions
Helps you tame your emotions: recognize them, accept them, understand their usefulness and learn how to use them to prevent the onset of anxiety.

The Key to Cultivating your Self-Esteem
Varied techniques and approaches that help you get to know yourself, learn to let go and stop being obsessed with perfectionism as well as the judgment of others.

Communication and assertiveness
Helps in understanding the mechanisms of communication, its drawbacks, and obstacles. It is also a set of practical exercises and reflections that promote self-assessment.


Anxiété? Parents éclairés

Chantal Besner, an elementary school teacher in Vaudreuil-Dorion, is a specialist in children's anxiety. She shares her knowledge and experience with parents whose children are dealing with anxiety.

WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN
AND TEENS

J’apprivoise mon anxiété
Le Versant is collaborating with experienced psychoeducators, to offer young children in elementary school (grades 3 to 6) the workshop “J'apprivoise mon anxieté”. It is offered in schools within the jurisdiction of the Centre de Service Scolaire des Trois-Lacs.

Immersion en nature
These workshops are aimed at children between the ages of 5 and 11. The different groups are formed according to age and are led by facilitators specialized in Eco-education through nature. During these workshops, children and teenagers learn to overcome their fears and gain self-esteem while being immersed in nature. It is offered only in French.

J’apprends à surfer mon anxiété
With the help of education specialists and the involvement of their parents, teenagers learn how to deal with their anxiety.

ANXIETY IN CHILDREN
AND TEENAGERS

Santé mentale jeunesse 1ère et 2e ligne at the CLSC in Vaudreuil-Dorion offers many services for children and teenagers: group workshops, meetings for parents and children, individual therapy and more. Parents who want help for their children should call the CLSC (450-455-6171) where they will be directed to the appropriate department.

ASD Diagnosis

Children and teenagers diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Intellectual Disability (ID) who want to obtain services can contact the DI-DP-TSA access desk at the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CISSS) de la Montérégie-Ouest at 450-635-4779 ext. 3029.​​​

REFERENCES

Karine Plante-Boulay, social worker at Équipe Jeunesse CISSS Montérégie-Ouest, has prepared a list of media references (in French) and some tips (in English) that parents can consult to help their child or teenagers in managing their anxiety.

 

The organization La Clé des champs has prepared a list of resources, some of which are in English, on the various themes affecting anxiety. Consult their website at the Resources tab.

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