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Skills Classes & Series

Skills Classes

There is something very powerful, affirming, and healing about being in a safe space with others who understand your struggle and empathize with your challenges. This is what our classes offer to the individuals we work with. We extend this same healing space for friends, family, graduates of our DBT programs, and those seeking stress reduction through mindfulness. It’s important to note that while we foster healing and growth through our skills classes, these classes should not be confused with “group therapy.” You do not need a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder to participate in our skills classes. DBT is available to anyone regardless of diagnosis.


Comprehensive DBT 24 Week Skills Class - In Person

Our DBT 24 week Skills Class works in combination with weekly individual therapy sessions and in the moment phone coaching for skills use. This blended approach empowers individuals to integrate skills through a supportive process. This program teaches the four modules of DBT: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. This class is for ages 18+ and cannot be taken on it’s own without individual therapy and phone coaching.

Comprehensive DBT 24 Week Skills Class - Virtual

Our DBT 24 week Skills Class offered online! This class has two options:

  1. Anyone can take this skills class without working with one of our skilled therapists. And, if you change your mind at any point, we would be happy to set you up with a therapist that fits best for your needs.
  2. This skills class can be part of your Comprehensive DBT Treatment, and can be taken in combination with weekly online individual therapy sessions and in the moment phone coaching for skills use. This blended approach empowers individuals to integrate skills through a supportive process.

This program, like the In-Person class, teaches the four modules of DBT: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. This class is for ages 18+.

DBT-A Multi Family Skills Class (Adolescents)

For families looking to register their Adolescent (Ages 15-17) in DBT therapy, they must also enroll in the DBT-A Multi Family Skills Class. This class works in combination with weekly therapy sessions and phone coaching for in the moment guidance on skills use. This class teaches the four modules of DBT: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, & Interpersonal Effectiveness. It is mandatory that the parent(s) attend and participate in the class as well as be available to meet individually if it is deemed effective for their adolescent’s progress in treatment. The Skills Class cannot be taken on it’s own without the accompanying parts of Comprehensive DBT: individual therapy and phone coaching.

Family & Friends Education & Support Series

Next Start Date: TBD

Recovery is a journey when you love someone who is struggling with intense emotion dysregulation.

This series offers education & support that enables friends and family to become skillful together, facilitating communication, validation, support, and healing. (Please note Siblings are not encouraged to attend this series. If you are a sibling looking for support, please contact us to set up an individual consultation session).

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Next Start Date: TBD

The relationship that many of us have with stress can be damaging both mentally and physically. Our eight-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) classes can dramatically change this relationship. This research-proven approach helps individuals learn to be more present, make calmer, wiser decisions, and experience fewer negative emotions in reaction to stress.

MBSR is considered the gold standard in mindfulness training and can only be led by certified MBSR instructors. We have on staff a fully-certified MBSR educator, ensuring that our clients receive empirically-supported treatment and quality assurance.

 

 

 

 

A LASTING PATH TO WELLNESS

Inner Solutions™ is a Certified DBT Program

DBT-Linehan Board of Certification has granted Inner Solutions™ Ltd. the distinction of being a Certified DBT Program. This recognition reflects the need for accurate and full-fidelity delivery of DBT. Our mission is to assure those we work with that they are getting the highest standards of practice when entering into a treatment protocol.

We stand on the ethical delivery and practice of empirically supported, evidence-based treatments delivered from a team of determined, passionate professionals who are invested in bringing together all our knowledge to assist your struggles.

Note: Inner Solutions™ is the only Certified DBT Program in Western Canada, and Jessica Heil (Clinical Director and Clinical Supervisor) is Alberta’s only certified DBT clinician.