(Surviving Trauma through Action, Recovery and Support)
This group is for military veterans, RCMP (active and retired), and/or other first responders who have experienced operational stress injuries including trauma, PTSD, and other mental health and substance use struggles.
When: To be scheduled.
Harm Reduction for Families
This group is intended for family caregivers (e.g. parents, spouses) who are involved with a loved one with chronic addiction and mental illness. You have likely attended a family education group on recognizing addictions or mental illness, learned coping skills and resources. However, recovery is a long dark road as you continue to experience your family member in and out of hospital, treatment centre, and/or jail. This group is intended to provide emotional and mental support and validation, harm reduction for yourself, and ways to foster resiliency and hope.
Date and location TBA.
Cost: $200 for four group sessions.
I ask that you are able to commit to all four group sessions. Group limited in size.
Group guidance/coaching for those in recovery from substances addictions and mental health struggles (e.g. depression, anxiety, PTSD, etc). Recovery is a continuum. We start where you are as opposed to where you want to be, whether it is sobriety or reduction in use.
We offer coaching, guidance and support:
Recovery coaching & guidance is a weekly support group. Group size is limited to no more than 6-8 members at any time:
Coaching group on Wednesday evenings 7-9pm.
Weekly individual boosters through text and/or phone call (10-15 mins).
Monthly fee $250 for group and weekly booster sessions.
About the coaches:
Otto Lim, MSW, RCSW, CCC
Over twenty years of clinical experience in mental health and addiction including individual, couples, and family therapy in concurrent disorders, assertive outreach in Downtown Eastside Vancouver, schizophrenia and early psychosis rehabilitation, inpatient psychiatry hospital, and treatment for operational stress injury for veterans and police officers.
Sally Blyle, Peer Guidance Coach
Twenty years of recovery from alcohol and ten years recovery from lifetime mental illnesses. Past experience working with peers including program planning and assisting in presentations on concurrent disorders to various agencies. Peer Support Training Certificate, Group therapies: depression, anxiety, DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy).