What is it?

The Foundations of Healing program is designed to offer additional support and resourcing to clients prior to or alongside their trauma processing therapy. This program aims to support individuals in developing emotional regulation tools and provide psycho-education around trauma and its impacts.

Two Dried Leaves

Healing and Beyond is a therapy group that aims to:

  • provide a space for you to explore how things are going post-therapy

  • provide a space to develop and review skills that you've worked on with your Saffron therapist

Currently this group is being held through a secure online video platform.

Sessions are currently on the first Wednesday of every month 6pm-7:30pm

Scope of the Program

This program is delivered by our team of Trauma RecoverySupport Workers (TRSW). They are trained to assist you in finding coping strategies that work best for you in working towards your personal goals for this program. They are not trained in trauma processing, and as such, it is important that your Foundations of Healing sessions are focused on your current symptoms and goals, and not on your personal trauma history. While it is common to want to share pieces of your story during your work in the Foundations of Healing program, it is important to understand that your TRSW is nota licensed therapist and does not have the necessary training needed to safely support you through any trauma processing.It is for this reason that if you were to share detailed accounts of your trauma, your TRSW would then be working with you in session to redirect the conversation and bring you back to a place of safety, within the scope of this program.


If you decide you would like to participate in this program, you will need to complete a brief 15-30 minute screening to assess whether this program would be a good fit for you in your healing journey. During this screening, you and a TSRW will have the opportunity to assess what format would work best for you and your needs.If needed, this can also look like attending both the individual and group format either simultaneously or one after the completion of the other. 


The goal of this program is to ensure you are able to get the most out of your 20 sessions in the Seeds of Healing (trauma processing) counselling program. Your TRSW’s will assist you in strengthening existing coping tools and developing new ones to help manage your present/everyday symptoms and reactions. This can help you to feel and be more prepared to enter the Seeds of Healing program.


Both group and individual sessions are currently held online. Group is held through the confidential video platform, whereas individual is held through our client portal or via phone if video is not an option.


20$ per session 

sliding scale available 

Saffron’s no show/late cancellation policy still applies. 

Group or Individual?

The Foundations of Healing program is offered in two distinct formats, either as a group or individually. While the focus and goals of either format are virtually identical, some people may benefit more from one format over the other. During your screening, you and a TRSW will discuss which format would be the best fit for you and your personal needs.




This format has been designed to be a psycho-educational group that focuses on a variety of topics centered around the impacts of trauma. The group is co-facilitated by two TRSW who will periodically ask questions to the group to provide an opportunity for discussion and personal reflection. The benefits and goals of the group format include:

  • Creating a foundation for future healing

  • Fostering a sense of belonging among participants

  • Providing validation for your thoughts and feelings

  • Exposure to a wide variety of coping tools 


Group is held weekly at a predetermined time. Each week will be a 90min session, focusing on a different module.

To get the most out of this program, and to gain a better understanding of what tools and strategies work best for you, it is most beneficial to be practicing and reflecting on the material covered during the group.


Some of the expectations if you are to participate in the group format are:

  • Active Participation (20% participants, 80% listening)

  • Maintaining confidentiality of other group members

  • Mutual respect and non-judgment

  • Willingness and desire to learn

  • Having your camera on (discuss with support worker if thisis not possible)



The individual format of Foundations of Healing offers one-on-one sessions with a TRSW. These sessions will be used to provide psycho-education and coping tools specific to goals identified by you and your TRSW. The benefits and goals of theIndividual format include: 

  • Creating a foundation for future healing

  • Collaborative goal setting 

  • Individualized support

  • Building a repertoire of coping tools specific to you


Sessions are 50min and can be scheduled weekly, bi-weekly or otherwise depending on what you and your TRSW decide is most beneficial. Availability for sessions is dependent on the schedule of your TRSW. 

To get the most out of this program, and to gain a better understanding of what tools and strategies work best for you, it is recommended that you continue practicing what you’ve learned in between sessions.


Some of the expectations if you are to participate in the individual format are:

  • Active participation and collaboration with your TRSW

  • Setting goals for what you are wanting to achieve while in this program

  • Actively working towards these goals in and outside of session

  • Willingness and desire to learn


  • Effects of Trauma: Brain, Body, Self

  • Window of Tolerance & Creating Safety

  • Distress Tolerance

  • Dissociation & Grounding

  • Avoidance & Anger

  • Panic Relaxation & Breathing

  • Blame & Shame

  • Grief and Growth

How do I sign up/ get more information?

To join this program, individuals must complete a brief, 30 minute, phone screening with a TRSW.

To get booked in for a screening, call us at 780-449-0900

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