Workshops

Accessing therapeutic resources doesn’t have to be costly or out of reach. Thrive Therapy offers workshops throughout the year to provide practical ways to manage anxiety and negative self-talk so you can stay fully engaged in your life and relationships. Please RSVP for the workshops of your choosing as seating is limited.


Clear Communication

Effective communication is the cornerstone to a rewarding relationship. However, communicating clearly when we are upset or hurt can be tricky. We brush off or bottle our frustrated feelings to avoid confrontation. We edit and minimize our hurt only to blow up at a later date. Our words become weapons and our desire for validation and support is met instead with defense and retaliation. This vicious cycle erodes trust and prevents us from feeling safe with those who matter most to us. How do we stop this cycle and start communicating better? How do we put anger and frustration aside to engage in the conversations we really need to have? Join Matt Sutera, MHP, to learn how to express your anger in a way that doesn’t push people away in his Clear Communication workshop.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

  • Reduce reactivity and trigger points
  • Create a safe environment where honesty can be fostered
  • Align words with non-verbals (tone, body language, etc).
  • Tools for enduring emotional discomfort without reacting
  • How to foster closeness and validation
  • COST:  $20

Reserve your seat

CALENDAR:

SATURDAY, March 23rd , 2019 from 11:00 – 12:30 pm

PRESENTER:

Matt Sutera is a Mental Health Practitioner providing therapeutic services in Burnsville, Minnesota at Thrive Therapy. Matt has worked extensively with adolescents and adult males with chemical dependency issues and trauma. His experience also includes providing therapy for those struggling with relationship issues, abuse and neglect, gender identity, substance use/abuse, grief and loss, and sexual concerns.


Boundary Setting

Improve your family relationships with boundaries

Creating and maintaining healthy boundaries in our families is essential to our relationships and overall well-being. However it can be difficult telling our family “No,” knowing what healthy boundaries actually are, and how to establish and maintain them within your personal family dynamic. We tend to be more familiar with having our boundaries crossed by family members than knowing where and what our specific boundaries are. The cycles of behavior within family systems can be rigid, but can also change if individuals set and maintain appropriate boundaries. Small adjustments and changes can reduce hurt and resentment, foster healthier relationships and improve quality of life. Join Hannah Hill, MHP, to effectively learn how to create, set, and maintain healthy boundaries within your family systems.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

  • Define “boundaries”
  • Learn how to establish new boundaries
  • Tools and skills for maintaining boundaries
  • Benefits of boundaries within relationships
  • COST:  $20

Reserve your seat

CALENDAR:

SATURDAY, April 6th , 2019 from 11:00 – 12:30 pm

PRESENTER:

Hannah Hill is a Mental Health Practitioner providing therapeutic services at Thrive Therapy in Burnsville, MN. Hannah has worked with children, adolescents, and adults individually, as well as couples dealing with relational issues. Her theoretical approach is based in family systems and works with clients in a direct, personable and kind manner.


Thrive Book Club

Self-help meets Mental Health

There are countless of #1 New York bestseller self-help books on the market that are so relatable and engaging. Authors we’ve never met manage to communicate how we feel in such a succinct and articulate way that it helps us better understand our own experience. However, upon conclusion of the final chapter it can be difficult to determine how to move apply what we learning from the book to our own lives. Where do we go from here?

Thrive Therapy’s self-help book club creates an opportunity to explore self-help content with mental health professionals and practitioners. Together we sift through the chapter, discuss any shifts in perspective and/or determine if the book prompts any practical changes in our lives. Join us at our next Thrive Therapy book review for coffee, connection and chance to unravel some questions from your favorite books and authors. Please reserve your seat in advance, as only 8 seats are available.


THE GIFTS OF IMPERFECTION: Let go of who you think you’re supposed to be and embrace who you are

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SUMMARY:

“A motivational and inspiring guide to wholehearted living, rather than just the average self-help book, with this groundbreaking work Brené Brown, Ph.D., bolsters the self-esteem and personal development process through her characteristic heartfelt, honest storytelling. With original research and plenty of encouragement, she explores the psychology of releasing our definitions of an “imperfect” life and embracing living authentically. Brown’s “ten guideposts”  are benchmarks for authenticity that can help anyone establish a practice for a life of honest beauty—a perfectly imperfect life.

Now more than ever, we all need to cultivate feelings of self-worth, as well as acceptance and love for ourselves. In a world where insults, criticisms, and fears are spread too generously alongside messages of unrealistic beauty, attainment, and expectation, we look for ways to “dig deep” and find truth and gratitude in our lives. A new way forward means we can’t hold on too tightly to our own self-defeating thoughts or the displaced pain in our world. Instead, we can embrace the imperfection.”

Reserve your seat

CALENDAR:

 SATURDAY, April 27, 2019 from 11:00 to 12:30 pm

HOST:

Hannah Hill is a Mental Health Practitioner at Thrive Therapy in Burnsville, MN. For nearly five years Hannah has worked extensively in the therapeutic community, specifically with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, case management for adolescents with mental health diagnoses, and eating disorders. Her experience also includes providing therapy and skills practice to families who have concerns with neglect, abuse, and substance use.


INTUITIVE EATING by Evelyn Tribole & Elyse Resch

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SUMMARY:

“This guide to eating for nourishment and pleasure has been updated with new material and research supporting the authors’ clinical experiences over nearly two decades. Tribole (Healthy Homestyle Cooking) and Resch are nutritional therapists specializing in eating disorders, and their focus is on links between food, fear, guilt, and compulsive behaviors associated with futile dieting cycles. Each chapter is like an extended therapy session, with the bonus of case studies, insights, charts, and step-by-step guidelines to revisit while working through the 10 Intuitive Eating principles (making peace with food, coping with emotions, etc.).

The authors explain why diets fail to produce enduring weight loss, sabotaging the body’s natural signals for hunger and satiety; and how perfectionism strict calorie counts, obsessive workouts, etc. ensures defeat. In place of food restriction and calorie counts, they offer “gentle nutrition” (i.e., food choices honoring health and taste buds) and feel-good exercise as great incentives toward success. Parents will appreciate a chapter on preventing eating disorders and obesity in children, and readers suffering from eating disorders and their families will find hope and realistic advice on healing even longstanding, intractable cases.”

Reserve your seat

CALENDAR:

 SATURDAY, May 18, 2019 from 11:00 to 12:30 pm

HOST:

Ashlee Secord, LMFT, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and owner of Thrive Therapy in Burnsville, MN. She has worked alongside hundreds of women through the process navigating their inner critic in a way that promotes confidence and integrity, instead of shame and self-criticism through therapy and in her Confident Women workshops. She has also authored an ebook by the same name, Confident Women.