CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

The BFDC offers classes and workshops for CHILDREN, TEENS and ADULTS.

Many of the classes and workshops can be joined even after they have started. Contact us today for more details on any of our programs.

FOR CHILDREN

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Holiday Literacy Intensives

Week-long summer sessions for reading, writing and spelling for Lower Primary and Middle Primary students. July 3-7 & Aug 21-25. Register today, spaces are limited!

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Chatterbug Club

Summer language and social skills for kids 5 - 7 yo. Listening, taking turns, storytelling, building confidence and more! July 3-7/Aug 7-11. Led by Fiona McElhone, Director of Speech and Language Services.

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Social-Emotional Learning (6-8)

A group for children 6-8 yo. Kids will learn to regulate their emotional reactions, empathize, learn to cooperate and negotiate, and much more. Tuesdays in June or Thurs in Aug-Sept.

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Social-Emotional Learning (8-10)

For ages 8-10 yo. Kids will learn to regulate their emotional reactions, empathize, learn to cooperate and negotiate, and more. Tues, June-July, 4-5 pm. Led by Katrina Rozga, M.A

Mindfulness for Children (7-9)

A group for kids aged 7-9 yo to help manage stress, improve focus, and augment emotional regulation. Tues and Thurs in August. Led by Katrina Rozga MA and Jackie Lam.

Mindfulness for Children (10-12)

A group for kids aged 10-12 yo to help manage stress, improve focus, and augment emotional regulation. Tues and Thurs in August. Led by Katrina Rozga MA and Jackie Lam.

School Readiness (8-11)

An intensive 3-week workshop to help kids ages 8-11 yo review and polish social-emotional regulation skills for the next school year. Tues and Thurs, starting Aug 8, 4-5 pm. Led by Katrina Rozga, MA

 

FOR TEENS

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How to Worry Less

CBT and mindfulness practices to help teens, 14-17 yo, gain the ability to reduce worry and to manage stress and anxiety more effectively. Thursdays, in Aug-Sept. Led by Marianne Lagutaine MA, AthR and Jackie Lam.

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Academic Transition Stress

For middle and high school students making one of the three main academic transitions in next school year. A two-week course that will help manage expectations, and improve coping skills and stress management. M/W/F, Jul-Aug.

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CBT for Teen OCD 1

Exposure and Response Prevention, an effective CBT therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder for teens age 13-17 years. Includes an initial assessment. Two sessions, June-July or Aug. Led by Dr. Doug Seiden.

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CBT for Teen OCD 2

A continuation of CBT E/RP group therapy for teens, aged 13-17 yo, with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Must have completed Level 1. Tuesdays in Aug, 5-6 pm. Led by Katrina Rozga MA and Jackie Lam.

Mindfulness for Teens

For young people 13-15 yo. Mindfulness techniques to help teens handle the stress that will come their way in healthy and valuable ways. Tuesdays and Thursdays in August, 11-12 pm. Led by Katrina Rozga, M.A. and Jackie Lam.

 
 

FOR ADULTS

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CBT Meditation 1

Cognitive Behavioral Meditation Training for adults to better manage stress, mood and overthinking. Tuesdays this summer, 7:00-8:00 pm,  June-July or July-Aug. Lead by Dr. Doug Seiden.

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CBT Meditation 2

From wellness to well-being and beyond. Must have completed Cognitive Behavioral Meditation Training Level 1. Tuesdays this summer,  6-7 pm, July-Aug. Lead by Dr. Doug Seiden.

Overcoming Insomnia 1

CBT treatment for insomnia. Identify the specific factors that interfere with sleep and address each of these to get your sleep-cycle back to normal. Sat in July-Aug. Led by Dr. Doug Seiden.

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Overcoming Insomnia 2

For participants who have completed L1. Continued feedback and support for CBT insomnia skills as sleep continues to improve. Sat, Aug-Sept. Led by Dr. Doug Seiden.

Pain Management 1

Open-Focus for Dissolving Pain is an effective method that incorporates mindfulness techniques to change how we relate to both physical pain and psychological distress. Sat in July-Aug. Led by Dr. Doug Seiden.

Pain Management 2

For participants who have completed Level 1. Receive continued feedback and support for use of mindfulness and Open Focus skills, continuing to make progress on dissolving pain. Sat, Aug-Sept. Led by Dr. Doug Seiden.

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Inner Landscapes

Art-based workshops for women. Using the creative process and the inherently healing properties of art, these sessions help you connect with yourself and those around you. Tues mornings, Aug-Sept.