Please note: due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this interactive workshop will be held online via Google Meet (it’s like Zoom). When you register, you are sent further details by email.

Email  or call 514-486-1448 with any questions.

Hands On Practice for Challenging Situations

(Formerly 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!

Have you read all the books and taken all the workshops, but you still feel stuck and scared when it comes to interacting with your loved one in challenging situations? In this workshop you will meet other people who feel the same way, and together we will practice how to deal with difficult situations that come up in our day to day lives.

One of the most important tools we will explore is validation. 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 implement, especially in highly charged situations. This group offers you a safe and friendly environment so that in the future you may feel more comfortable putting into practice what you have learned. Like any other skill, practice is key.

In this group, we will use examples from real life. We will also talk about boundaries and limit setting. This is not a lecture—it is an interactive group, using discussion and role play. You will be expected to participate.

This workshop requires participants to have their camera on. When a workshop relies on interaction, and especially when shared experiences may be difficult or painful, a safe space is of great importance. The participation with cameras supports a safe space; when someone refuses to be on camera it may suggest they themselves don’t feel safe, and this is likely to affect the group. For this reason, if you do not have a camera or if you would rather not have your camera on, unfortunately, you won’t be able to attend this workshop.

Before the workshop, please note that you must watch this video that explains validation. We will not be explaining validation during this workshop.

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:

May 10, 2022
With Sylvie Bouchard
Online on Google Meet

Complete this form or call 514-486-1448

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