We offer weekly groups offering peer led and facilitator led support.
Peer Groups are a way to sit with other people who may be on a similar journey to you.
Acceptance and value are the focus of these groups in a space that does not judge or devalue you.
At Evolve we believe that sometimes the voice of Depression and Anxiety is really loud but we will show you that your voice is stronger.
There are several options for you to choose from:
Tuesdays 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Saturdays 1:00pm – 2:00pm
62 London Street, Hamilton
These sessions are independent of each other meaning that you don’t have to go to previous sessions to get the benefit out of the next one.
Participation is when you want to contribute only and its never forced on you or expected from you. The learning is not dependant on your participation only, its dependant on what resonates with you and what you put into practice.
Each session has a koha attached to it. Under the true spirit of Koha this is a personal expression of gratitude not an entry fee. So it’s reflected in the mana between the participant and Evolve Trust.
Over the years we have taught many different topics and sessions about how to disempower depression and anxiety and how to reclaim yourself. We have taken the best of those topics and sessions and turned it into a three-month programme called “The Journey”.
This Journey is for you if:
You feel stuck and want to get unstuck
You are sick of depression and anxiety running your life
You want to improve your quality of life without the shadow of depression or anxiety.
You are receiving a benefit from Work and Income
This program requires you to attend a 2 hour workshop twice a week, and a weekly one on one coaching session to ensure you are getting the most from the program.
‘The Journey’ is a program that covers subjects like:
The character of Depression and Anxiety
Mindfulness (Practical and Theory)
Our rules in life Vs our values (Agreements)
How to forgive
Tools and Techniques
Learning to unlearn learned helplessness
Over those three months, ‘The Journey’ Programme is designed to support and provide tools to assist you in understanding the true nature of depression and anxiety and how to find yourself in the process.
This is a free service designed to focus on practical learning rather than being academic.
‘The Journey’ is proudly funded by The Ministry of Social Development and has eligibility criteria to participate. One of these criteria’s is you must be in receiving a benefit through Work and Income.
Contact us or a Case Manager for more details.
Evolve offers guided mindfulness session once a week. They are designed to fit into your weekend and are only 20-30 mins a session. If you are new to mindfulness then this is for you. If you are experienced in mindfulness then you know that we are always the student so this is also for you.
Mindfulness is our way of finding " pockets of stillness" through the day. Mindfulness just means allowing your body and mind to be in the same place, at the same time.
It means to be 'here'.
It means not being in the busyness of our head but in the lightness of the moment. And that's the place where we can breathe and refuel.
Saturdays 2:30pm – 3:00pm