Skills Groups

Why Group Skills?

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 groups offer to the individuals we work with. We extend this same group 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 groups, these classes should not be confused with “group therapy.”

DBT Skills Classes

Our DBT Skills Classes work in combination with individual therapy. This blended approach empowers individuals to integrate skills through a supportive process. We offer DBT Skills Classes for adults, adolescents, and graduates of our program.

DBT Mastery Group

The DBT Mastery Group is an open-ended group designed to provide weekly opportunities for group members to review and practice learned DBT skills. This is an option for people who have already completed a DBT skills class and are looking to enhance their skill use. The goal is to see that Skills assist building and maintaining a ‘Life Worth Living.’

DBT for Friends and Families

Next Start Date: September 12, 2022 (6 Week Program – Mondays from 6pm – 8pm)

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

We offer group support that enables friends and family to become skillful together, facilitating communication, validation, support, and healing.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Next Start Date: September 22/22 (Thursdays from 6-8:30pm; Orientation Sept 8/22; Includes all-day silent retreat)

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.


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 Canada, and Jessica Heil (Clinical Director and Clinical Supervisor) is Alberta’s only certified DBT clinician.