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Workshop for people with anxiety disorders

Since June 2008, the territory of Vaudreuil-Soulanges has relied on Le Versant, a community organization that helps people with anxiety disorders.


We are presently receiving registrations for a workshop in English which will take place by video-conference on Tuesday evenings. The two-hours-per-week workshop takes place over a period of 10 weeks.

Moderated by two volunteers who have been participants before and understand anxiety, the group includes a maximum of eight participants. Although the Quebec Government allows organizations such as ours to pursue their activities in person during the confinement, we have decided to give our workshops by videoconference. You can register on our website www.leversant.org.

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health problems, especially this year. The physical symptoms related to anxiety seem worse and more difficult to deal with during the confinement. Luckily, numerous therapeutic approaches can relieve anxiety, but the therapy that is the most efficient is cognitive-behavioural. It is this therapeutic approach that Le Versant uses. The basic subject The Global Approach, the Key to Master One’s Anxiety Disorders is the one offered in English this winter.

Two new developments are worth mentioning in the schedule of the workshops this season

First, as a specialist on childhood anxiety, with knowledge and experience with students and young children, Chantal Besner offers help to parents. By videoconference, the meetings will take place on Monday evenings, starting January 18 for two hours during four weeks. A second group is offered in March. Those two short workshops given in French are free. However, the participants must become members by paying the annual membership fee of $10.

Second, an intensive workshop for young adults between the ages of 18 and 30: during this intensive weekend workshop we will be offering the French version of The Global Approach. This will take place on the weekend of February 20 and 21, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The volunteer facilitator Pierre De Sève and social worker Nathalie Bernier will help eight young adults learn to manage their anxiety.

You can register for a workshop through our website at leversant.org. Do not delay, places are limited. Fees of approximately $40 will apply for the didactic material required and for participation in the organization.

For more information, send us an email at info@leversant.org or leave a message on our voice mail by calling (450) 455-6171, extension 70657. Someone from our organization will answer your request.

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