Why offer a group:
The motivation to start group work is to satisfy the demand more effectively, so more people can access services at more affordable prices.

What the course is about:
The Life Skills Course aims to provide you with a wide range of practical psychological skills, which can help improve your quality of life. Each session will contain three parts, giving you a chance to learn and practice different (1) breathing and relaxation techniques, (2) concrete skills from Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical-Behavioural Therapy, and Schema Therapy, and (3) discussion and Q&A. The course also aims to create a dynamic and interactive environment where you can feel safe, accepted, free, and enriched by the experience. Between sessions you will be encouraged to experiment with the new skills. Progress is greater if there is active engagement during and between sessions.

Who the course is for:
If you have issues dealing: with certain thoughts or mental patterns, regulating your emotions, managing habits or unhelpful behaviours, relaxing, or interacting with others, then this course is for you.

Course versus group therapy:
The term “course” is used to differentiate it from “group therapy”. The focus of sessions will not be on sharing detailed accounts of individual experiences and bouncing them against the group. There might be some optional disclosure during exercises but no one will be expected to go beyond their comfort zone. If you feel that you require greater one-to-one professional attention to explore the specifics of your life, then you might prefer to consider individual therapy.

Instructor: Dr Désirée Gonzalo (Clinical Psychologist, Educator, Psychotherapist)
Course start and end dates: 12th January 2023 – 30th March 2023.
Course duration: 10 weekly sessions.
Session duration: 2.5 hrs.
Day & time: Thursdays, 16:45-19:15.
Session dates: 12.1, 19.1, 26.1, 2.2, 9.2, 2.3, 9.3, 16.3, 23.3, 30.3.
Location: Alivio Centrum (Badeniho 2, 2nd floor, 160 00 Praha 6, metro Hradčanska).
Language: English
Price: 7500 Kč*/course; to be paid by 5th January 2023 by bank transfer to account 266018822/0300.

*Dr Gonzalo is registered under this VZP program: If you have VZP insurance, they will refund you 5000 Kč for this course once you have completed the 10 sessions.

Maximum group capacity: 13 participants. Registration will stop once capacity is reached.

If you wish to register or have any questions, please send an email to:

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