Why invest in Turning the Tide?

What are the benefits of this 10 week program?

  • Gain a deeper understanding of depression, based on the latest neuroscience research and the wisdom within our group.

  • Enjoy clear explanations that make sense to anyone who has lived with these symptoms, and which can be shared with family and friends.

  • Practice new tools and strategies to rebuild your health, based on somatic experiencing, a highly effective body-centered therapy.

  • Meet wonderful people whose experience with depression will encourage, comfort and help you.

  • Practice exercises that get you back in touch with your instinctive self.

  • Feel your energy, power and sense of self return, as you learn to work *with* your physiology.

  • What others are saying...

    "This group really helped me get through a long dark winter with minimal depression… very different than last year."

  • Testimonial

    "The ideas were excellent: easy to follow, understand and implement. I am using the skills daily now to cope."

  • What past participants said...

    "I've gained trust in other people and faith that things can change."

What's Included

Each week, we focus on a different aspect of depression. Here are the details:

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    Before We Begin

    • Getting the Most from this Program
  • 2

    Week 1: Hello and Welcome

  • 3

    Week 2: What Your Nervous System is Telling You

    • Checking In
    • Polyvagal Theory (Optional)
    • Live Discussion: Nervous System States
    • Shutdown (animated)
    • What Gear is Your Body In?
    • What Are You Noticing?
    • Week Two Recording
    • Exercise: Feeling Like Myself
    • Stephen Porges: Safety and the Nervous System (optional)
    • Try This 2
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    Week 3: Getting Unstuck

    • Checking-In
    • Live Discussion: Getting Unstuck
    • Window of Tolerance
    • Signs That We're Out of the Window
    • When Our Window is Small
    • Our Resource List
    • Exercise: Finding the Oasis
    • Week Three Recording
    • Try This 3
  • 5

    Bonus Week: Dec 23

    • Checking In
    • Merry Christmas!
  • 6

    Week 4: A Feeling is Just a Feeling

    • Checking-In
    • Emotions in Action
    • Live Discussion: A Feeling is Just a Feeling
    • Difficult Emotions
    • The Rhythm of Regulation
    • Week Four Recording
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    Week 5: Letting Go of Blame, Shame, Shoulds and Perfectionism

    • Checking-In
    • Live Discussion: Letting Go of Shoulds, Shame, Self-Blame and Perfectionism
    • Loving Kindness Meditation
    • Beautiful You
    • Favourite songs
    • Brene Brown: The Power of Vulnerability (Optional)
    • Mid-point Feedback
    • Week Five Recording
    • Try This 5
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    Week 6: Shifting Out Of Negative Thinking

    • Checking-In
    • Live Discussion: Working With Negative Thoughts
    • Week Six Recording
    • Questions to Ask
    • Try This 6
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    Week 7: Difficult and Challenging Situations

    • Checking-In
    • Live Discussion: Difficult and Challenging Situations
    • Resiliency Discussion with Kathy Kain and Irene Lyon (Optional)
    • Quotations About Adversity
    • When The Body Says No - Dr. Gabor Mate (Optional)
    • Week Seven Recording
    • Connecting to Coherence
    • Try This 7
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    Week 8: Safe Connection and Relationships

    • Checking-In
    • Wired for Connection
    • Live Discussion: Effects of Relationships
    • Circles of Relationships
  • 11

    Week 9: Your Purpose

    • Live Discussion: Connecting to Meaning and Purpose
  • 12

    Week 10: Putting It All Together

    • Live Discussion: Celebration, Appreciation, and a Plan
    • Post a Public Review

Next Session

Starts December 2 at 4 PM PST

Depression is a physical disease - it's not all in your mind. There are profound changes happening in your physiology when you become depressed, as a result of internal (thoughts and memories) and external (difficult life circumstances) stresses. These changes can be reversed. In Turning the Tide, we not only share our personal experience of what works, but also an array of tools based on the latest research, so you can turn these patterns around in your life. If you want to learn how to ease depression now and in the future, join me for Turning the Tide.
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  • Will an online program help me feel truly connected?

    The goal of Turning the Tide is to build a safe, supportive network, and we begin doing this during our first video chat, and continue throughout our full 10 weeks together. You'll have the opportunity to get to know other participants, to open up and share at your own pace, and to stay in touch with group members (if you choose) after the program is complete. Graduates report how important it is not to feel alone in depression, and how valuable they found the program in this respect.

  • Will my information be private and secure?

    I've put a lot of thought and work into ensuring that the program is confidential. The online platforms that host Turning the Tide meet the stringent requirements for the provision of counselling, so you can feel comfortable that your personal information is secure.

  • How much support will be available?

    You can reach out 24/7 while taking the program. I will respond during working hours (M-F, 9-5 Pacific Time), and will be available during our weekly online meetings, where we'll discuss and share our experiences and thoughts. Others in the group may post questions and respond at any time of day. If your circumstances require another option, please let me know.

  • How much does it cost?

    Turning the Tide costs $197. This works out to less than $13/hour for three months of clinical counselling. That's just one of the advantages of group counselling - you'll also have access to the ideas and experiences of others in the group. Previous participants have freely shared resources, strategies and hope with each other.

  • What if I don't have the energy, time or money?

    If you're worried about your ability to complete the program, know that there are other, shorter options available. You can build your stamina, save your dollars and spend more time resting and caring for yourself - it's important to do what is right for you, personally. If funding is your main concern, let's talk - there may be funding available from a community agency, or we can come up with a payment plan that will work for you. Contact me, and we can talk about options.

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Social proof: testimonials

Stephanie is a lifeline in this crazy thing called life. Bringing many tools to the table, Stephanie is able to gently reach into the heart and facilitate the extraction of healing. I always feel heard and understood. Thank you for all you do Stephanie.

Thank you so much for all of your help and encouragement throughout our sessions. When and if I need help again, I will be back, as you were my favourite counsellor out of all that I tried. You are an amazing lady! You helped me immensely and I will always be forever grateful to you.

During a low ebb in my life, I learned to advocate so much better thanks to you. Few people are a pivotal centre in society, where they make the world a better place. I met one in you, and I consider myself the better for it.

Everyone who goes through depression needs to do a positive, resourceful group program like this.

Pricing options

You can purchase the program up front, or pay monthly to stay on budget