ONYX Program

ONYX Program

SAFFRON ONYX Program Focus on : Healthy relationships Boundaries Dating safety Friendships Self-esteem It is said that ONYX is the stone of endurance and guides positive decision making in challenging times. This reflects the goals of the ONYX program: to empower young women to learn how to be assertive and set healthy relationship boundaries as they are bombarded daily with mixed messages through media, music, and print. SAFFRON staff are aware of the need for pro-active services in the community to address the vulnerability of today’s youth, and the challenges they face in present society when dealing with issues of sexual violence. By creating strong, independent, and empowered young women, they will be better able to withstand negative influences of sexual connotations and learn the skills necessary to make positive decisions for themselves and their future. Starting October 2015, contact lindsey@saffroncentre.com or call 780 449 0900  ...
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Book a Counsellor

New Clients MUST call an Intake Worker at 780 449 0900 before they can book an appointment. If you already know the name of your counselor, please include their name in your request. If you do not want a message left on your phone number you provide please indicate in your message, we strive to protect your privacy at all times. Please remember that this is a booking request ONLY. Our therapy coordinator or your specified counselor will respond to your email and confirm details before your requested appointment is scheduled in our system. Please feel free to follow up with a phone call, 780-449-0900. ...
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Art Therapy

WHAT IS ART THERAPY? Art therapy combines the creative process and psychotherapy.  It allows people with emotional or psychological difficulties to use creative materials to explore their thoughts and feelings.  The art therapist cooperates by offering the materials and sometimes a third hand when asked (to stabilize materials or pass tissues or whatever else is needed).  The art therapist does not interpret the pieces that are created, but supports the client to come to their own understanding.  Images, colours and shapes become a way of communicating with one’s self and with the therapist. In other words, art therapy is a chance to get messy and take chances in a safe environment in order to learn more about yourself.  Art therapy can help you uncover, discover, and recover from your current situation or stresses .  You do not need to be an artist or even particularly creative in order to participate.  The emphasis is not on making something pretty to display, but to...
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One-on-One Therapy

One-on-one counselling available for men, women, and children. Seeds of Healing Counselling Program SAFFRON Centre has qualified therapists that provide counselling for individuals and families working with various methodologies and specialties. SAFFRON Centre provides therapeutic one-to-one and group services to victims of trauma, abuse and/or sexual violence. SAFFRON’s qualified therapists provide services in many different modalities, including: Expressive Art Therapy Cognitive Behavioral Client-Centered EMDR Existentialist Mindfulness Narrative Play Therapy (NOTE: children are welcome to attend play therapy once the incident bringing them to therapy has been reported, and the authorities have cleared the child to receive counselling) Psychoanalytical Sand Play Solutions-focused ...
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Play Therapy

In play therapy, a child is able to express or “play out” their feelings and problems just as an adult does in talk therapy.  However, children may not have the words to describe what they are feeling or processing, so instead they choose objects, symbols, or types of play to express their difficulties and worries and work through particular problems. The therapists at SAFFRON are trained to observe and facilitate the therapy process. The main goal is to help a child regain their former level of functioning, enhance self-esteem, and build the child’s coping resources. SAFFRON has been fortunate enough to have generous individuals and companies in the community donate time, funding, talent, materials, toys, and labor to create a beautiful play therapy room, full of playful, active, and imaginative elements specifically dedicated to the most vulnerable members of our community. Activities in the Play Therapy Studio might include: Creative Visualisation Drama Puppets & Masks Music Dance, Movement Sandplay Clay, Plasticine or Playdough Games Art - Drawing & Painting Therapeutic Storytelling (...
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