Groups + Workshops

*Women's Retreat (Nov 8-9, 2022)

We are excited to announce that Kelly McDonnell-Arnold MA, MBA, RSW, RP and Melissa Fellin MA, MSW, RSW, Ph.D are co-hosting a Women’s Retreat!

This retreat is for you if:

You are longing for a more fulfilling sense of connection with yourself and others and crave the time and space to reflect, build self-awareness and heal.

You’re burnt out and can’t seem to find the time to do inner work in your day-to-day life because you find yourself caring for everyone else.

Days are spent overwhelmed, anxious, tired or stressed. You try to take care of yourself but you feel the need for something more.

You long to have more meaningful and healthy relationships with other women.

A two day, one night retreat taking place on Tues. Nov 8- Wed. Nov 9, 2022

This retreat will be hosted at Ridgeway Retreat, a spacious and serene space located on 4.2 acres of land and a short walk to a private beach on Lake Huron. Featuring two luxury year round cottages, outdoor patio, hot tub and fire pit. Located in Dashwood, ON, the property is approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes from Waterloo Region, 45 minutes from London, 7 minutes from Grand Bend and 15 minutes from Bayfield.

Various ticket levels are available to suit your needs and comfort. The retreat will consist of an opening ceremony, two full days of workshops, a swag bag and a closing ceremony. Food will be provided.

Running from Nov 8-9, 2022
Coverage: For many people, group therapy with a social worker (MSW or RSW) or psychotherapist (RP) is covered under their insurance plans.
Investment: $450-$1450 (various ticket levels and day passes + post reflection add-on available)

Contact Melissa and Kelly at or call 226-647-6000 and a Bliss Associate (Bloom’s Sister Practice) will help to reserve your spot and answer any questions!

Parenting Youth with ADHD Poster
Parenting Youth with ADHD

Virtual parenting group: Parenting Youth with ADHD (for parents of children 8 years old and over). This parent/guardians-only group is being led by Bloom therapists, Josh Rinz BSc., MA, RP, AAT and Olivia Holden BSW, MSW, RSW

This group is a four-week, skill development and support group and covers the following topics:
Share and relate with other parents having similar experiences
Expectations vs reality with ADHD
Setting up a successful environment
Communication- verbal and nonverbal
Boundary setting and organization
Understanding sensory stimulation (food, environment, sports)

These 1 hour sessions will take place on Monday evenings at 5:00pm over Zoom on the following dates:
Mon. Sept. 19
Mon. Oct. 3
Mon. Oct. 17
Mon. Oct. 24

This group will be $100 per 1 hour session per couple/co-parents ($400 total) and if you have extended insurance benefits to see a social worker or psychotherapist, it can be submitted via benefits as “Group Therapy”.

Play-Based Yoga and Mindfulness Program – Flyer
Play-Based Yoga and Mindfulness Group

In person, children’s group (grades 4-6) that focuses on mindfulness for children managing anxiety, stress and emotional regulation. This group is also amazing for children who are developing a growth mind set, learning about compassion for others and themselves and building mindfulness skills for their everyday lives.

The purpose of the group is to:

  • Promote growth mindset in children
  • Build skills and confidence for managing emotions, stress and anxiety
  • Foster compassion and kindness

Skills will be taught through Yoga poses, art, story telling, therapeutic games, breath work and meditation. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy concepts will be incorporated throughout. 

The group takes place at Bloom (7 Willow St. Waterloo)

Sundays at 10:15am (75 min per session for 5 weeks)

October 16
October 23
October 30
November 6
November 14

The cost for the program is $500 ($100 per session). Many extended health benefits cover services provided by a Registered Social Worker. 6 spots are available!

Contact us for more information or to be added to the group therapy list.

Book your spot in group therapy today!

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