Telling Your Story
This 3 session, 1 1/2 hour per session course discusses the writing process and telling one’s own story of mental illness or addiction. Day 1 focuses on creative expression, storytelling and relating it to the recovery process. Day 2 features a speaker who will share their own personal story for the sake of motivation and connection. Day 3 focuses on public speaking for those who choose to tell their own stories to an audience.
This 3 session, 1 1/2 hour per session course educates and encourages the use of assertive behavior. The course discusses the difference between assertive, aggressive, passive and passive aggressive behavior to promote healthier relationships and improved functioning.
This 2 session, 1 1/2 hour per session course promotes awareness of the self-stigmatizing nature of being diagnosed with a mental illness or suffering from an addiction. This course offers suggestions on coping with self-stigma and discusses ways of combating stigma in the wider society. This course is heavily discussion-focused and will rely on experiences and input from participants.
In this 5 session, 2 hour per session course students are provided materials and encouraged to explore their creative side. Guest speakers, artists and creators may be invited and asked to share their method of self expression through ways they find meaningful.
Communication Building Blocks
This 5 session, 1 1/2 hour per session course teaches communication skills. The goal is to promote the use of effective communication skills and conflict management skills that can be used in everyday life.