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EFIT – Journey to Wholeness: Coming Home to the Self

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“Welcome to the Journey of Wholeness, Coming Home to the Self, psycho-educational group based on Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy that I developed with my colleagues.


In this journey, new healing corrective emotional experiences are shaped through encounters with real or imagined significant others and parts of self, building a positive sense of self and other and secure connections, two important foundations for mental health and well-being.


I wish you well in your journey to wholeness as you come home to the self and find your place of belonging, security and harmony within.  


You are in good hands with Dr. Wong, one of our highly experienced and creative International Trainers, guiding you in this journey.”


Dr. Sue Johnson

Developer of Emotionally Focused Therapy

  • Don’t let your pain go to waste. When we feel pain, it can make us feel angry, hateful, and frustrated. But it can also teach us about love
  • Discover what makes you, you! Rediscover the key to your past and unlock a profound journey to wholeness through the power of emotions
  • By the power of corrective emotional experiences, you can arrive at a new version of yourself

Though our brains prefer things to be predictable and safe, sometimes our lives throw us curveballs and bring us challenging experiences. Do you ever feel upset, scared, confused, or overwhelmed too?

And when life gets to be so much, we may end up with difficult feelings, thoughts and beliefs. We might even feel ashamed, lonely, or unimportant. Or maybe we might not feel much at all, as if just going through the motions. This can make us disconnected from ourselves and from people who matter to us. When these obstacles prevent us from achieving our goals in our work and relationships, it can make us feel like we are just stuck.

How can Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy help?

Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) prioritizes emotions which are key to self-understanding and healing. When we can recognize our patterns of disconnection and emotional regulation, we can make sense of our emotions and use them as a compass for growthWe become unstuck and are open to new experiences and new connections that transform how we relate to ourselves and others.

The EFIT approach aims to help you build secure and strong connections with your inner self and people you care about. This might help you feel more whole, confident, and competent. To heal from hurts and move forward, it is important to have a secure space and supportive attachment resources that help you be grounded. 

By joining this group, we will guide you through experiences that help you make sense of your emotions to do just that.

Join us to start the journey!

Come and join us on this journey of self-discovery and healing. Don’t wait any longer to start this transformative journey, where you can feel more alive and emotionally balanced.

Journey to Wholeness:
Coming Home to the Self

Journey of Wholeness: Coming Home to the Self is a virtual course to everyone. It is not a group counselling session but a psycho-education virtual course that offers skills learning and support groups to each participant.

Audience: Anyone who is 18-year-old or above interested in emotional regulation, relationship building, growth and psychotherapy. 

There are a total 3-term to complete the Journey to Wholeness, each term has 10-weekly sessions

Term 1: Preparing for the journey
Term 2: Embarking on the journey
Term 3: Completing the journey

Each session is richly packed with 1.5 hours of Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) experiential learning and group application. 

  • The first portion: interactive Experiential Teaching and Demonstration
  • The second portion: Small Group Interaction, Experiential Exercises

Learning Objectives

    1. Gain crucial skills to recognize your own interactional and emotional processes (i.e. understanding and responding to people and emotions) that underlines  relationship disconnection and personal distress
    2. Transform alien, frightening, unacceptable emotions into normal, human, understandable experience that reshapes relational connections and sense of self 
    3. Join with people who have similar experience as you within our psycho-educational experiential learning and support groups
    4. A secure space to share your vulnerability and feelings
3 concepts of emotionally focused therapy
3 concepts of emotionally focused therapy

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Term 1 Program Schedule

  • This program consists of ten 1.5-hour sessions (15 hours in total)

Toronto: (Interactive experiential teaching and demonstration will be in English, small group interaction and experiential exercises can be in English, Cantonese or Mandarin)

      • DATEDATES: September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 30, December 7 2023 (Every Thursday)
      • timeTIME: 7:00-8:30 PM (Toronto Time EST) 

Hong Kong: (Interactive experiential teaching, demonstration, small group interaction and experiential exercises will be in Cantonese)

      • DATEDATES: September 23, October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11, 25, December 2, 9, 2023 (Every Saturday)
      • timeTIME: 8:00-9:30 PM (HK Time GMT+8) 

Each session will revolve around a certain topic that is accompanied by a key conversation and several hands-on exercises that require your active participation.

Since this is the first Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) educational group in the world, participants will have the opportunity to harness the power of emotions to shape new connections and a sense of self, participate in outcome studies, and contribute to the further development of EFIT groups.

Seats are limited, and we strongly advise that you commit to attend every session for optimal learning and to ensure a safe environment for all participants.

This program consists of ten 1.5-hour sessions (15 hours in total)

Toronto: (Interactive experiential teaching and demonstration will be in English, small group interaction and experiential exercises can be in English, Cantonese or Mandarin)

  • DATEDATES: January 4, 11, 25, February 1, 15, 22, March 7, 14, 21, 28 (Every Thursday)
  • timeTIME: 7:00-8:30 PM (Toronto Time, EST) 

Hong Kong: (Interactive experiential teaching, demonstration, small group interaction and experiential exercises will be in Cantonese)

  • DATEDATES: January 6, 13, 20, February 3, 17, 24, March 9, 16, 23, 30 (Every Saturday)
  • timeTIME: 8:00-9:30pm (HK Time, GMT+8) 

This program consists of ten 1.5-hour sessions (15 hours in total)

Toronto: (Interactive experiential teaching and demonstration will be in English, small group interaction and experiential exercises can be in English, Cantonese or Mandarin)

  • DATEDATES: April 11, 18, 25, May 9, 16, 23, 30, June 13, 20, 27 (Every Thursday)
  • timeTIME: 7:00-8:30 PM (Toronto Time, EST) 

Hong Kong: (Interactive experiential teaching, demonstration, small group interaction and experiential exercises will be in Cantonese)

  • DATEDATES: April 13, 20, 27, May 11, 18, 25, June 1, 15, 22, 29 (Every Saturday)
  • timeTIME: 8:00-9:30pm (HK Time, GMT+8) 

Meet Your Facilitators:

Course Developer and Lead: 

  • Dr. Tat-Ying Wong (MD, MTS, MDiv., AAMFT, CAMFT Supervisor, ICEEFT Certified Supervisor and Trainer)

Along with Co-Facilitators: Dedicated mental health practitioners, peer supports and student learners

Language Spoken: English, Cantonese and Mandarin

Course Fees and Sponsorship:

Course Fees and Sponsorship:

(Fee promotion info)

  • Early Bird Fee: ($65 per 1.5 hour session) = $650 for 10 sessions
  • Standard Fee: ($70 per 1.5 hour session) = $700 for 10 sessions
  • Sponsorship Application (applicable to those with financial challenges. Please read below for more details)

Early Bird Deadline: May 31 2023, 11pm. (EST) –> ended on June 14 2023, 11pm (Toronto Time, EST)

Registration Deadline: August 18 2023, 5pm (EST)

  1. Participants who would like a sponsorship, please email our staff at for the application form.
  2. Participants who successfully applied for sponsorship from Grace Health Centre will be asked to help with demonstrations of the exercises by Dr. Wong and to grant permission to use these demonstrations to benefit other participants.

Grace Health Centre will make every effort to accommodate people experiencing low resource, take into consideration your financial situation and not turn away anyone unless the seats are full.

Payment is made with cash or credit card at Grace Health Centre after the in-person registration screening process is completed and registration is confirmed. E-transfer is also accepted, please use email address for e-transfer service or credit card.


Payment must be made on or before September 12, 2023. 

Course fees (covering non-physician facilitation, course development costs and copyright fees) may be eligible for private insurance coverage claims under Social Worker or Registered Psychotherapist – for Online Group Therapy. Your private insurer determines and approves the eligibility of the claim. You will receive an invoice to send to your insurer.  You are responsible for making these claims to your insurer.

Special Discount for referrals from Mental Health Professional (in Training or Licensed)

We are offering a special discount for participants referred by Mental Health Professional (in Training or Licensed). Each referee can enjoy $420 discount of the standard fee.

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emotionally focused individual therapy discount program

Save more with Family and Friends Referral!

Learning together with a loved one will reap even greater benefits. 

Refer 1 person: You and your family member/friend gets a $280 discount on your registration. 

We encourage you to join with loved ones and refer to your friends!

Send this course link to your friend to register and once we have received their registration, the discount will apply.

Register Now!

Once you register, a Grace Health Centre staff will be in touch to schedule an in-person appointment at Grace Health Centre (402-2830 Keele St, Toronto) for an initial screening with our facilitating physicians before the 1st session.

The initial screening is not necessary for the following participants:

  1. Previous participants from the DBT skills learning groups
  2. Who have seen one of our facilitating physicians in-person in the past 12 months

If you are paying by e-transfer, please take note of below details:


Password: Your last name + last four digit of your mobile number on the registration form


Name: Alex Chen
Mobile: 647 123-4566

Password: chen4566

Participant's Agreement

1. This is an educational program that does not replace the need for professional help and medications. Participants need to continue their current treatment during the course. Even though the facilitators are trained and licensed mental health professionals, they are not acting as a professional counsellor in their role as course facilitator. 

2. Participants need to be stable, able to commit the time required, concentrate, absorb the key concepts, complete the basic exercises and not to be at risk to themselves or others so that a safe and productive learning environment can be maintained. The facilitators will ask participants who need additional help to consult their helping professionals. Participants who are new to Grace Health Centre and to the program facilitators may be required to attend an in-person screening appointment (30 minutes) at the clinic.

3. Attendance of all virtual sessions, engaging with course material for each session and participation in the in class discussions, sharing, self-reflection and skill building exercises are essential for maximum benefit and growth.

5. For optimal learning, participants are encouraged to review each lesson in the handbook and other learning materials.

6. Participants will keep the personal sharing and discussion confidential to protect each other.

7. Participants who are absent for emergencies, illness and other reasons beyond their control are expected to notify the facilitator as soon as possible.

8. I acknowledge that my personal growth is my own responsibility and am willing to take this responsibility by engaging and renewing my way of thinking, beliefs, attitudes, values, behaviour and experience without avoiding, or blaming myself or others. I understand that I am fully and solely responsible for the results and decisions that I make regarding my use of this course. I release the facilitator, the program developer and all related institutions and organizations from any and all liability and accept full responsibility for my involvement in this course and the use of any related materials.

9. Participants can support each other through mutual acceptance, understanding, validation, empathy, prayer and encouragement. 

10. In emergency situations or times when the participant is at imminent risk of hurting him/herself or others, then he or she will need to go to the closest emergency department or call 911 for immediate assistance.

12. Participants agree to be involved in photographs, recording, testimonies, and the production of short audio- visual clips for promotion, distribution at discretion of course facilitators, record-keeping for the purposes of helping other course participants. 

13. Participants understand the risks of using electronic communication and that Grace Health Centre team will use reasonable means to protect the security and confidentiality of information sent and received using email and/or text messages. However, because of the risks outlined below, the team cannot guarantee the security and confidentiality of electronic communications. 

  • Use of electronic communications to discuss sensitive information can increase the risk of such information being disclosed to third parties.
  • Despite reasonable efforts to protect the privacy and security of electronic communication, it is not possible to completely secure the information.
  • Electronic communications can introduce malware into a computer system and potentially damage or disrupt the computer, networks, and security settings.
  • Electronic communications can be forwarded, intercepted, circulated, stored, or even changed without the knowledge or permission of the GHC Team or the patient.
  • Even after the sender and recipient have deleted copies of electronic communication, back-up copies may exist on a computer system.
  • Electronic communications may be disclosed in accordance with a duty to report or a court order.
  • Participants acknowledge and understand that despite recommendations that encryption software be used as a security mechanism for electronic communications, it is possible that communications with the team using the Services may not be encrypted. 

14. Participants understand that Grace Health Centre will keep participant information private and secure.

15. Application fee is non-refundable by the start of the first course session. If participants cancel after the first session, the course fee will be prorated and can be kept as “credit” for future courses. A “credit’ will be valid for 24 months, starting from the date of your cancellation.

16. The maximum referral discount received per registrant is $50 from Family and Friends referral discount program.

17. Applicants can enjoy either Special Discount for referrals from Mental Health Professional (in Training or Licensed) or Family and Friends referral program.