Telling Your Story
This 3-day, 1 hour per session course discusses the process of writing 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 shares 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-day, 1 hour per session course is designed to educate about, and encourage the use of assertive behavior. We will evaluate the difference between assertive, aggressive, passive and passive aggressive behavior with the goal of promoting better relationships and healthy functioning. This course includes interactive activities, and informative handouts will be provided to reinforce the lessons learned while in class.
This 2-day, 1 hour per session course is intended to promote awareness of the self-stigmatizing nature of being diagnosed with a mental illness or suffering from an addiction. This course will begin by exploring the roots of this stigma in wider society and the second day will focus on how those feelings are internalized. We will make comment on the effect the media plays in stigma and acknowledge other groups that have been stigmatized. We will offer suggestions on coping with self-stigma and discuss ways of combatting stigma in the wider society. This course is heavily discussion-focused and will rely on experiences and input from participants.
This 5-day, 1.5 hour per week course invites students to get in touch with their creative side. 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 3-day, 1.5 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.