Fee based & Complimentary Workshops

Pathstone’s workshops are facilitated by well trained professional staff with many years of experience working with children/adolescents and families who suffer from mental health problems.

For more information on any of our workshops in Niagara please call: 905-688-6850 ext. 163.

Divorce and separation – New beginnings: Let’s do it right!

This Workshop will cover:

  • how to talk to your children about your divorce and/or separation
  • meeting the developmental needs of your children from two homes
  • how you are coping with your separation or divorce and how this impacts your children
  • cooperative parenting and strategies on how to make your new parenting relationship work
  • strategies on how to deal with visitation refusal and make transitions between two homes easier for your children

All workshops run from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at 1604 Merrittville Highway, Welland and the cost is $30.

To register please call 905-384-9551 ext. 258.

A “Certificate of Completion” will be provided.

This workshop will be offered in 2019 on the following dates:

January 15, February 19, March 19, April 16, May 21, June 18
Please note that there are only 8 spots available for each date

Surviving the teenage years

A one-session workshop for parents, teachers, and social workers, designed to help determine when to take charge and when to let go by improving relationships and understanding which problems may require professional help.

Enhance your understanding of normal adolescent behaviour and the incredible impact of peer pressure.

With a presenter from Pathstone Mental Health, you will learn:

  • four ”cardinal sins“ of parenting a teen
  • five ways to improve your relationship
  • which problems require professional help
  • when to take charge, and when to bite your tongue
  • which problems to take on, and which ones to let go
  • techniques to improve parent/teen communication
  • that your teenager is not an alien from another planet!

This workshop will be offered in 2019 on the following dates:
April 11, June 13, Sep 26 and Nov 28 all from 6:30pm-9:30pm.  
Location: 1338 Fourth Ave.

To register please call 905-688-6850, ext. 163.

Fee: $20 per person; CASH or CHEQUE only.

1–2–3 MAGIC
Effective discipline for ages 2 to 12

This is a one session workshop for parents and teachers.

Who’s in charge in your home or class?

Parents and teachers often become frustrated by their children’s repeated behaviours such as whining, arguing and screaming, and end up in the ”Talk-Persuade-Argue-Yell-Hit“ syndrome.

This dynamic workshop will give practical parenting skills to:

  • stop the obnoxious behaviour;
  • get your children to do homework, get up in the morning, do chores, and much more

Parents will gain concrete parenting strategies to:

  • encourage communication with your child
  • develop better school / parent relations
  • avoid the parent ”guilt trap“

This workshop will be offered in 2019 on the following dates:
March 12, June 11, Sep 10, Dec 10 all from 6:30pm-9:30pm
Location: 1338 Fourth Ave

To Register or for more information on the next workshop, call 905-688-6850 ext. 163

Fee: $20 per person; CASH or CHEQUE only.

Care-ing (creating a rejuvenating environment) for the caregiver

In the midst of the busy-ness of caring for a child with a mental health issue, many caregivers neglect their own needs. Self-care has proven benefits, not only for caregivers but children as well. Even when the stressful circumstances themselves cannot be changed, the ability to tackle the day-to-day challenges begins to feel more feasible. Parents are able to begin afresh, renewed, and with a more positive outlook.

This 2-part clinic will consist of two, 2 hour sessions and will involve a combination of informal discussion and hands-on activities that will allow parents to experience for themselves how self care can nurture the body, mind and spirit. This workshop offers the following:

  • recognizing the warning signs of burnout;
  • information on community resources (i.e. respite and support groups);
  • sharing self-care ideas that are quick, yet effective and involve little or no cost;
  • creative self awareness activities;
  • meditation and mindfulness exercises;
  • making a craft item to encourage caregivers to continue their practice of self care following the workshop.

Fee: *This clinic is free of charge and open to all caregivers, male or female, parents, foster and adoptive parents, grandparents, family members or anyone caring for a child who is struggling with mental health.

This workshop will be offered in 2019 on the following dates:
Friday February 22nd  and March 1st, 2019  from 9:30am – 12 pm

To register, please contact Sheri at 905-688-6850 x124
Or email at seggleton@Pathstone.ca (please add “CAREing” to the subject line)

Yoga for children and their families

Clients and their families are invloved in a combination of Hatha Yoga and Restorative Yoga sequenced specifically for anxiety, depression and trauma related diagnosis. This approach combines breath work, critical for increasing energy, calming the mind and creating balance, with physical postures that are important to increase strength, balance, coordination, circulation and confidence. Clients will learn to manage symptoms from within their own bodies on conscious, organic and inherent levels.Yoga Pose

Yoga sessions will be provided in a group (maximum 8) setting or on an individual basis. Groups will be organized by age and need. Families can also register as a group (family rates available). Parent groups also available.

Fee for eight week session: Group is $100 per person. Individual is $120 per person

To register please call 905-688-6850 Ext: 164 (leave your name and number and Joanne will return your call) or email at: jleblanc@Pathstone.ca

Things to bring: yoga mat, water and appropriately dressed for various movements.

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