Olivia’s Therapy Book Club

Facilitator: Olivia Blander
Featuring: Sharon Salzberg’s “Real Life: The Journey from Isolation to Openness and Freedom”
  • 6 sessions Sundays from 4:30pm – 6pm
  • Connect with like-minded individuals
  • Explore tools for personal growth
  • Share the joys and struggles of the human experience

Secure your spot!

Contact us at (604)-924-6626 or info@lynnvalleycounselling.com

What is a therapy book club?

This group, facilitated by a certified clinical counsellor, offers the benefits of individual therapy in a supportive group setting.

In this format, you are welcome to share personal experiences to your own comfort level – nothing is required, and there may be days when you feel more comfortable just listening to the discussion.

Group therapy can be a place to…
  • reflect and be heard
  • find commonalities and benefit from feelings of connection
  • consider differing perspectives
  • be challenged, supported and inspired
Key agenda topics for the sessions:
  • identifying core values and how to align with them
  • being with difficult feelings and experiences
  • befriending ourselves
  • contemplative practices and tools
  • learning to live with authenticity
  • holding on vs. letting go
  • spaciousness, openness
  • acceptance; what can and can’t be controlled
  • how messages we received long ago are still affecting us today
  • loneliness; the power of connection and community
  • expanding our ideas of what is possible

Meet your facilitator:

Olivia Blander, Canadian Certified Counsellor

Olivia sees counselling as a way to offer others the support she has benefitted from in her own life. Inspired by the wonderful therapists she has been fortunate to work with, , she guides others toward healing, peace, growth, and wellbeing. Outside of counseling, Olivia enjoys outdoor hobbies and spending time with her dog, Roo.

Read Olivia’s full bio  |  A conversation with Olivia Blander 

About Real Life by Sharon Salzberg

Real Life leaves us wiser, encouraged, courageous, and tender, more connected to our heart.”
-Jack Kornfield

“In this inspiring and powerful book we are invited to open to our full potential for wisdom and love, and offered clear, practical guidance for living from that basic goodness.”
-Tara Brach

Real Life has the power to revolutionize the way we relate to ourselves and the world.”
-Valarie Kaur

Sharon Salzberg is a meditation pioneer, world-renowned teacher, NY Times bestselling author of thirteen books, and co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts. She is among the first to bring meditation to mainstream American culture 50 years ago, inspiring generations of meditation teachers and wellness influencers.

*A copy of the book is not included, you are responsible for buying/borrowing one. Options include the audiobook read by the author.

Get in touch

Looking for some support and guidance? Lynn Valley Counselling – we provide individual, couples, family, and group counselling for children, teens, and adults. Our registered therapists are trained in diversity awareness and committed to combating barriers to mental health. We’re here for you. Let’s talk.

Reach out today for a free, confidential consultation.




1 (604) 924-6626 


Lynn Valley Centre (#44-1199) Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver BC, V7J 3H2.

Clinic hours: 8:30 AM – 9:00 Monday-Friday. By appointment only.

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