BALANCE adds an essential ingredient to our offerings!

Sharing Space Support Group

[NOTE: This group is now full. Please check back in May for notification of another opportunity.]

Come together with other people to share your experiences of living with vision loss. This is a safe space where you can explore your feelings and thoughts, from your greatest frustrations and challenges to your proudest successes. The group will be based on what you want to talk about. Discussions could include: understanding ableism, effects on your self-esteem, dealing with negative emotions, and building strength and resiliency.

The group will be facilitated by a registered Social Worker, Lisa Derencinovic. Lisa runs her own counselling practice specializing in working with people with disabilities. She has also facilitated many groups throughout her career. Lisa knows first-hand the experience of living with vision loss, having been diagnosed at age 4 with a genetic eye disease.

The group will meet once a week for 2 hours at the BALANCE offices. We will spend 12 weeks getting to know each other, sharing our experiences and learning from each other. Please come join us in this exciting new group at BALANCE.

Dates: Thursdays, 10 a.m.-Noon, February 16-May 4, 2017

Pre-registration required: Call Laura Monday through Thursday at 416-236-1796, extension 0. Group minimum-5, group maximum-10. First come, first served. This group is offered first to BALANCE clients. If there is space after January 31, it will be opened up to non-clients of BALANCE.