THE HAPPINESS PILL PROGRAM FOR TEEN GIRLS
Mental Health Skills For Life.
Tired of feeling Overwhelmed. Unmotivated. You’ve come to the right place! Being a teen is not easy in the current world we live in.
Maybe you imagine the life you want but it feels out of reach most of the time.
Instead you’re not sure your friends are true, your parents don’t get it, and some days you’d rather just stay in bed than face another stressful day. These feelings keep you prisoner to spiraling negative thoughts and lofty pressures to be some version of perfect.
You’re bright so you’ve found ways to numb out or push away the painful thoughts and feelings, but the trade off is a short lived relief.
Your parents don’t seem to understand what’s going on so they tell you, “everyone was a teen once- this is normal”. They walk on eggshells, unsure of how to best support you, not wanting to make the situation worse.
What if you could feel confident and live the life you want?
Whether confidence means talking to more people, trying that new thing out, feeling good in your skin- This is all possible with The Happiness Pill Teen Life Coaching program!
By learning these 5 essential mental health skills, you will discover your confidence to do the things you want and watch the stress simmer while you can step into living the life you want.
The Happiness Pill Program is a 6-week life changing program that teaches foundational mental health skills that gets you from a place of stress and anxiety to a place of contentment, motivation, and confidence.
Who Is This For?
The Happiness Pill program is for teen girls (ages 12-17) who are ready to feel confident in their own skin (including their body), work through social struggles, and navigate big emotions like anxiety and overwhelm.
- 6 week program with weekly group coaching sessions
- 6 pre-recorded videos for parents with an overview of the skills we’re teaching your teen, along with ways you can make life and your connection with them a little smoother
- Program workbook
- Digital Access to videos, audios, and quick skill recaps
- Option for ongoing 1:1 coaching afterwards
When Does It Start?
We start on Monday, October 23rd.
Our weekly sessions will continue on Monday evenings from 5:30-7:00 pm.
Where Are The Sessions?
Our weekly sessions will be located at the Willow Park Community Centre in Calgary, Alberta.
680 Acadia Drive SE
I wish I had this support when I was a teen.
As a self-professed recovering perfectionistic people pleaser, I had a tough time as a teen.
Where I struggled was to believe in myself and my worth. My negative self-talk was loud and loved to remind me of how everyone was noticing my mistakes and imperfections and judging me harshly.
This impacted me in every area of my life!
I was afraid to make the wrong move so I often procrastinated on school assignments. I didn’t want people to dislike me so I stayed in relationships that were not good for me. I didn’t speak up at times when things seemed not okay and I didn’t like myself for that. I let opportunities pass me by for fear of being judged.
The harshest critic was actually me. Things got really bad around the age of 15 and I didn’t feel ok sharing with my friends or my family.
Things changed for me when I discovered my passion for fitness. By honing in on this hobby, I discovered role models– I discovered my strength– I discovered my resilience and ability to set goals and get through hard things. As I became more confident, it opened up my world to different possibilities and opportunities. It’s been a twisty turning journey and it keeps unfolding- which I’m grateful for.
Had I learned as a teen, the key to building confidence, managing my emotions, and growing my ability to face adversity, what a world of difference it would have made!
If my future self could have told Teen Me to tap into self-acceptance and self-love, my teen years would have been filled with doing more of what I loved.
If I had felt more okay to share with my parents about what I was experiencing- I wouldn’t have felt so alone.
This is why I created the Happiness Pill Teen Life Coaching program.
Over this 6-week program, I’m committed to showing up and supporting teen girls discover their greatest strengths and resources that will carry them into living a life they love, while helping their parents understand and feel well-equipped to support their daughters through this important rite of passage.
Here’s the HAPPY Overview:
H: Health hygiene
What is health? What are the different parts that make up health? Taking inventory and looking at facts and myths about health.
Learning to be more present and stepping into being in the moment so you can press pause, get some perspective and not get sucked into anxious spiraling and overwhelm.
P: Pain Resilience
Life comes with intense emotions and tough times so this foundational skill will help you deal with crisis while knowing that all emotions are OK.
Your points of connection. Who is in your life that matters? We’ll focus on interpersonal skills that will help you find solid relationships that are trusting, loving, caring, and connected.
The You part. Get a new perspective on inner talk and how you see yourself. Your relationship to yourself is one of the most important!
How Does It Work?
– Contact us with any questions you might have: We are available for you and want you to be sure this is the right fit for your mental health journey. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or text the word RESILIENT to 403.812.1716
– Register right away for the best value: We want to put together the best groups who we know are going to have fun and leave with important connections and takeaways
“The Happiness Pill Program has given our daughter the confidence and strength to standup for herself in tough situations. She was always afraid to express her feelings. Now when something is bothering her she opens up to us, her teachers, and even her peers. This program is teaching her the skills and providing the tools to ensure she grows up to be the happy, confident and strong young lady that we know she can be. She looks forward every week to joining the chat with Chantal. Thank you Chantal we’re so glad to have found The Happiness Pill Program!” – Maria & Eric
The start date is October 23, 2023. It will be located at Willow Ridge Community Association 680 Acadia Dr SE, Calgary, AB T2J 0C1.
I hear this a lot and let’s be clear- group is not everyone. But most of the time it’s nerves and the unknown that makes group seem intimidating at first, especially if you don’t really know anyone.
I can relate and sometimes had to force myself to participate in groups. What I found is that being part of a group was actually really helpful. There is something great about knowing you are not alone in your thoughts/feelings/experiences. And it can feel really good when someone else gets you and what you’re going through. And bonus, oftentimes people in the group will share something that gets you thinking- “oh I hadn’t thought of that, maybe I’ll try that”.
I have participated in many different types of groups and I have lead lots of groups (grief groups, social skills groups, and community groups) with teens over the years and I can say when done properly – groups rock!
Group coaching in The Happiness Pill program offers a “more heads are better than one” approach, where you will hear how others might be handling situations. It will show you you aren’t alone, and give you fresh ideas.
On the flip side, something you say or share could be super valuable to someone else too!
There is of course no pressure to show up with profound words of wisdom – just be yourself and you never know how helpful that can be.
If there is something specifically going on in the group calls that you are struggling with, you can share it in the call or reach out to me privately and it will be addressed right away.
Most of the teens I work with have many different things going on. You may have a high focus on academics, play competitive sports or music or something in the arts, have a job, help out a lot at home, or volunteer in the community, etc. On top of all that, you want to hang out with their friends, have chores to complete, family time and so on.
I get it – life is busy. And it can be overwhelming to think of adding yet another thing to your week.
The Happiness Pill is an investment in you and your best life. It is a way to step back from the stress and overwhelm, and give yourself an hour each week to focus on you and making your life truly the best. You can make the most of that time by being kind to yourself, showing up, being authentic (the real you), and sharing about things that matter to you.
You can ask questions about things that are relevant to you that week. If you feel unsure of what to talk about or what you want to ask about, you might find that what others are sharing about has a connection to your own life somehow. And if not, there’s always the ‘take what fits and leave the rest’ philosophy.
You will find that when you create the hour a week for you, decreasing your stress and anxiety, that you will actually have more room for the things you love.
We will talk about how to respectfully maintain everyone’s privacy of information throughout the group calls, including a rule: no one is to share or post anything about what others are saying in group.
However, if you’re ever feeling really impacted by something that was said in group, it is 100% ok to share about your feelings and your thoughts about the situation with someone you trust… As long as you keep the focus on you and don’t share private information about another member.
Note: If there is any concern for you or another member’s safety, I am required by law to share with the proper authorities in order to keep that person safe.
If you have any concerns about privacy, reach out: email@example.com
Early bird pricing of $997 is available until September 30th!
(On October 1st, the price goes up to $1,200)
Currently our Happiness Pill Program is only being offered in Calgary. Email or Text us to see what options are upcoming. firstname.lastname@example.org, 403.812.1716
We help teen girls from the ages of 11 to 21. The Happiness Pill Program is best suited for ages 12-17. Please contact us with any questions.
Yes we offer two payment plans. Contact us for details. email@example.com or 403.812.1716
Yes and No. The program is currently delivery by me, Chantal, a registered psychologist in the province of Alberta.
Some insurance companies may cover group services related to mental health delivered by a psychologist. Others may not. Please check with your health insurance provider directly.
If using your benefits is a priority in accessing services, you can always consider our individual therapy supports.