Dungeons & Worry Dragons

Face your demons - literally!

What is Dungeons & Worry Dragons?

Dungeons & Worry Dragons is a support group for individuals who want to build social skills to combat depression and anxiety. Group members will be playing the Dungeons & Dragons tabletop role-playing game.

How does it work?

Group members become players in the Dungeons & Dragons tabletop role-playing game, therapeutically facilitated to encourage group members to build social skills to combat depression and anxiety.

Why Dungeons & Dragons?

Tabletop role-playing games (such as Dungeons & Dragons) can increase confidence, creativity, and problem solving skills – all while having fun playing as powerful adventurers in a fantasy world.

How does it work?

Facilitated by a clinical counsellor, this group uses teamwork, role-play, and imagination to encourage participants to meet the challenges they encounter in daily life, and is especially helpful for those suffering from low mood and social anxiety.

Where does it take place?

This support group takes place online via Zoom.

Summer 2021 Schedule

Unavailable

Monday Unavailable
Tuesday Unavailable
Wednesday Unavailable
Thursday Unavailable
Friday Unavailable

Dungeons & Worry Dragons was featured on CBC North by Northwest on September 21st, 2020.

Listen in beginning at 1:22:00 and hear more about the facilitator and this group.

Find the clip >

How do I join?

To register, please contact David Lindskoog at david_lindskoog@sfu.ca with your name and email. You can also email David if you have any questions regarding this support group.

Upcoming Session

About the Facilitators

David Lindskoog

David is a Registered Clinical Counsellor holding a MA in counselling psychology from Adler University. His approach integrates emotion-focused, narrative, and cognitive-behavioural therapy, and he prioritizes offering a grounded and caring atmosphere emphasizing safety and empathy. David is passionate about suicide prevention, social justice, career and professional development concerns, and the use of role-playing games in therapy.

Kady Wong

Kady Wong is the daughter of a first generation immigrant from Hong Kong. She is half Chinese and half Scottish and completing her counselling practicum at SFU Health & Counselling Services.