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Learning, Grounding, Growing: A Skills-Based Mental Health Workshop Series

Posted on January 6, 2022

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For it’s second round, LGBT YouthLine is excited to present Learning, Grounding, Growing: A Skills-Based Mental Health Workshop Series for 2SLGBTQ+ youth! ✨
From February 8th – March 9th , we invite 2SLGBTQ+ youth (ages 12-29) who live in Toronto to join us for a FREE, five-part workshop series. This series will teach you practical tools to support yourself and your peers!Topics include:🌈 somatic/embodied practices🌈 boundaries and relationships🌈 arts-based exploration🌈 active listeningWe’ve got two cohorts – one for Youth Ages 12-18, and one for Sick and Disabled Youth!➡️ Youth Ages 12-18 group will run on Tuesdays from 4-6pm EST (Feb 8, 15, 22, Mar 1, 8)➡️ Sick and Disabled group will run Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm EST (Feb 9, 16, 23, Mar 2, 9)All supplies will be provided! 10 spots per group! Click here to register. Admission is on a rolling basis until full. The final day to register is February 1st, 2022. 
If you register, be sure to check your junk mail just in case our email to you ends up there!
Have questions? Reach out to Gavrel at learning@youthline.ca.

Participants must be 2SLGBTQ+ youth between the ages of 12-29 and live in the Municipality of Toronto.

 


 

Meet The Facilitators!

 

Youth Ages 12-18 Group

Tuesdays, 4pm-6pm EST (Feb 8, 15, 22, Mar 1, 8)

 

Holding Boundaries and Having Hard Conversations with Chloe

A multilayered conversation on consent including consent amongst friends & more. We’ll learn how to initiate & hold space for hard conversations, as well as what it means to practice self-advocacy.

 

Creative Writing Re-Imagined with Chloe

In this workshop, we’ll re-define our understanding of creative writing, as well as learning some foundational literary tools. We’ll also discuss our imagination and daydreams as part of our intelligence, and as a way to incorporate visualization into our creative process.

 

Somatic practices: Feeling our way through with Arti

 

So often, we try and think our way through hard feelings and we forget that we have a body full of wisdom! In this workshop, we will learn about the brilliance of our nervous systems and practice somatic strategies that help us come home to ourselves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Sick and Disabled Group

Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm EST (Feb 9, 16, 23, Mar 2, 9)

 

Boundaries: A place of connection with Arti

How do we set healthy boundaries for ourselves while staying in connection with others? How do we receive other people’s boundaries well? In this workshop, we will examine what boundary setting and receiving feels like in our bodies, and practice communication strategies.

 

Somatic practices: Feeling our way through with Arti

So often, we try and think our way through hard feelings and we forget that we have a body full of wisdom! In this workshop, we will learn about the brilliance of our nervous systems and practice somatic strategies that help us come home to ourselves.

 

 

 

Painting Outside the Lines with Afi

Creativity is a beautiful way to support your mental health. With all that is going on in the world, having healthy outlets to express yourself are so important. In these workshops, we will paint outside the lines, get grounded, explore our emotions and affirm ourselves. No art experience necessary, all materials will be provided

 

 

 

 

 


Active Listening

Both the BIPOC and the Trans and Gender Diverse Group will participate in an active listening workshop, which will focus on hands-on tips & tricks of active listening, based on LGBT YouthLine’s very own Active Listening 101 training!

 

There will be space to practice skills including reflection, validation, and asking questions.