Please note: due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this workshop will be held online via your computer.

This workshop will take place on Google Meet; when you register, you are sent further details by email. Email with any questions.

Validation Practice Group

If you have a loved one (family, partner, friend, etc.) who lives with mental illness and has difficulty managing their emotions, this group is for you! This is a practice group where we will practice Validation, using examples from real life. We will also introduce the practice of boundaries and limit setting. Since this is an interactive group, we will use role play and you will be expected to participate.

Validating a loved one means communicating to them that they are seen, heard and loved even when they are in pain, angry, upset, etc. Validation is a very useful skill and can have a profound impact on relationships. However, it can be hard to practice Validation, especially in highly charged situations. Practicing Validation with other family caregivers, in a supportive environment, can be a great place to start in order to feel more comfortable in challenging situations with your loved one. Like any other skill, practice is key.

We will not be explaining Validation during this workshop. Before joining this group, you must watch this video that explains Validation.

BPD Validation with Laura MacMartin

Tonights workshop is about BPD Validation. If you have general questions about BPD we will have a workshop for that on May 27, you can sign up for that workshop here: you for tuning in!

Posted by AMI-Quebec on Thursday, April 23, 2020

If you would like to learn more about Validation before the workshop, here are other helpful videos:

Carl’s Story: Living with Borderline Personality Disorder

Validation: Making sense of the emotional turmoil in Borderline Personality Disorder with Dr. Galen

BPD Validation Q&A with Sylvie Bouchard

If you have any questions about this group, email Sylvie:

September 16, 2020  FULL
November 18, 2020

6-7:30 pm
With Sylvie Bouchard
Online through Google Meet

Registration is on a first come, first served basis. This is an interactive workshop and space is limited.
If you register and do not attend, you are taking a spot away from someone in need.

This Validation Practice Group is offered by AMI every 2 months.

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