Vancouver Avalon Centre

From Surviving to Thriving

Begins first week of October 2018

Add to your recovery toolbox this ten week CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) class.
You will learn:

  • Mindfulness techniques
  • Self care strategies
  • SMART goal setting
  • Effective ways to overcome negative self talk.

Instructor Darlene Arseneault is a mental health professional and a trained Cognitive Behavioural Therapy facilitator.

Please call Vancouver Centre at 604.263.7177 to register.


White Rock Centre

Vision Board Workshop

12 pm to 2 pm

Friday, August 31, 2018




North Shore Centre

Women’s Retreat Step 11 – Nurturing Practice.

May 25th to 27th, 2018
Siddhartha’s Intent Sea to Sky Retreat Centre on Daisy Lake by Garibaldi Provincial Park.
Secluded 40 acre site of extraordinary natural beauty, Siddhartha’s Intent Sea to Sky Retreat Centre is an elegant Buddhist and non-sectarian Retreat Centre.

Includes 6 delicious home-cooked vegetarian meals and clean comfortable shared accommodation.

Meditation and Breath Work
Gentle Yoga
Vegetarian Food
Nature Walk
Quiet Reflection
Recovery Yoga

Facilitators: Angela von Werder Certified Recovery Life Coach, Mindful Meditation Teacher
Sue Olson 500 hr. Certified Yoga teacher specializing in trauma and recovery. Y12SR, CPT

Presented by: Avalon Recovery Society and Soroptimist International of North & West Vancouver

Please bring a notebook, water bottle, small towel and yoga mat! Namaste
North Shore Centre 604 913-0477


Vancouver Centre

Expressive Art Therapy Series

June Introductory Session- Date TBA This will be followed by a 4 part closed series.

Use art and creativity to access new insights, strengths and emotional well-being in a solution oriented way. No artistic ability required!
Facilitator: Amy Burns – Vancouver School of Expressive Art Therapy

By donation; please register 604-263-7177  Vancouver Centre 5957 West Blvd


Vancouver Centre

Anxiety & How to Manage It
Facilitator: Carrie DeJong RCC

Abracadabra- The Magic of Change
Facilitator: Gail Howell-Jones

It’s All About Me & Co-Dependency
Facilitator: Gina Vanderham

Improving the Digestive System
Facilitator: Patricia Kelly R.H.N.

Food Intolerances
Facilitator: Patricia Kelly R.H.N.

Nutrition for the Mind (including depression & anxiety)
Facilitator: Patricia Kelly R.H.N.

Balancing Your Blood Sugar Levels



presented by West Vancouver Community Foundation and the City of North Vancouver

Thriving Through the Holidays
Presented by Vicky Frederiksen, Program Facilitator at Bridge Point Center for Eating Disorders
4 sessions of 3-hour workshops

The Joy & Wonder of Mindful-Eating 
Presented by Gina Vanderham, MA, MFT, ICADC, SAP, CEA

Women’s Wisdom Circle (for women in stable or long-term recovery)
Presented by Angela von Werder, Recovery Life Coach

Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (8 week series)
Presented by Margaret Jones Callahan MA, RCC, BCATR, CATR

Co-Dependency – The Abandonment of Self
Co-facilitated by Sharon Jackson, ICADC, CIP and Gina Vaderham, MA, MFT, ICADC, SAP, CEAP

 Therapeutic writing workshop – Recovering Unique Stories
Co-Presented by Charlotte Wieliczko MSocSc , RCC and Carmen Ostrander, Art Therapist

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