Our Courses

1Up offers members a wide range of parenting and life skills development programs and workshops, as well as peer support groups that are open to the public.

Events in March 2024

  • Understanding Anger and Stress

    Understanding Anger and Stress


    March 5, 2024

    This course runs from January 16th - March 5th 2024

    Please join us at the Men's Therapy Centre 3491 Saanich Road #301, Victoria BC V8X 1W8

    Join us and explore what anger and stress are. How they affect our bodies and relationships. Learn new skills to manage both and make positive shifts in your life.

    The program begins with having participant's gain an understanding of the physiology of anger and stress and how they are similar and different within our bodies.

    It builds on this by exploring the roots of anger within our own personal backgrounds, the specific triggers of our anger and then spends time practicing the many ways to recognize anger is building and manage the outcome.

    Throughout the time frame of the course participants become very skilled in understanding what is happening to them physically and emotionally when anger strikes, they develop the skills they need to manage these reactions and turn them into measured and planned responses.

    The program also looks at ways to manage and reduce life stresses to help alleviate anger triggers and finally focuses on assertive communication so that participants can calmly and clearly communicate their needs and boundaries to others without resorting to anger or aggression.

  • Dads with Dads

    Dads with Dads


    March 6, 2024

    Join us at Men's Therapy Centre 3491 Saanich Road #301, Victoria BC V8X 1W8 for a weekly drop in group designed to offer support and community to men in the process of exploring father related concerns such as: parenting skills, strategies for coping with separation from children, grief and loss, co-parenting, self discovery, balance with social life, work and family, information on resources and advocacy.

    FACILITATOR: Jeff Vancha

    contact Lesley for more information - lesley@singleparentvictoria.ca

  • Healthy Boundaries

    Healthy Boundaries


    March 7, 2024

    Please join us at  Royal Oak, # 104 - 4489 Viewmont Ave Victoria, BC V8Z 5K8
    This program runs from February 15th - March 14th 2024.  It is designed to support participants to learn about boundaries in a variety of ways. Some examples of topics will be:
    • What are boundaries?  and What are limits or rules?
    • How to identify what kind of boundaries an individual has?
    • How to safely set boundaries (and when not to).
    • How to identify personal needs and wants.
    • How to determine reasonable expectations.
    • How to communicate assertively and calmly.
    • Responding and not reacting.
    • Choosing to end relationships
    • Managing emotions when relationships end
  • Dads with Dads

    Dads with Dads


    March 13, 2024

    Join us at Men's Therapy Centre 3491 Saanich Road #301, Victoria BC V8X 1W8 for a weekly drop in group designed to offer support and community to men in the process of exploring father related concerns such as: parenting skills, strategies for coping with separation from children, grief and loss, co-parenting, self discovery, balance with social life, work and family, information on resources and advocacy.

    FACILITATOR: Jeff Vancha

    contact Lesley for more information - lesley@singleparentvictoria.ca

  • Healthy Boundaries

    Healthy Boundaries


    March 14, 2024

    Please join us at  Royal Oak, # 104 - 4489 Viewmont Ave Victoria, BC V8Z 5K8
    This program runs from February 15th - March 14th 2024.  It is designed to support participants to learn about boundaries in a variety of ways. Some examples of topics will be:
    • What are boundaries?  and What are limits or rules?
    • How to identify what kind of boundaries an individual has?
    • How to safely set boundaries (and when not to).
    • How to identify personal needs and wants.
    • How to determine reasonable expectations.
    • How to communicate assertively and calmly.
    • Responding and not reacting.
    • Choosing to end relationships
    • Managing emotions when relationships end
  • Dads with Dads

    Dads with Dads


    March 20, 2024

    Join us at Men's Therapy Centre 3491 Saanich Road #301, Victoria BC V8X 1W8 for a weekly drop in group designed to offer support and community to men in the process of exploring father related concerns such as: parenting skills, strategies for coping with separation from children, grief and loss, co-parenting, self discovery, balance with social life, work and family, information on resources and advocacy.

    FACILITATOR: Jeff Vancha

    contact Lesley for more information - lesley@singleparentvictoria.ca

  • Dads with Dads

    Dads with Dads


    March 27, 2024

    Join us at Men's Therapy Centre 3491 Saanich Road #301, Victoria BC V8X 1W8 for a weekly drop in group designed to offer support and community to men in the process of exploring father related concerns such as: parenting skills, strategies for coping with separation from children, grief and loss, co-parenting, self discovery, balance with social life, work and family, information on resources and advocacy.

    FACILITATOR: Jeff Vancha

    contact Lesley for more information - lesley@singleparentvictoria.ca

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