I have registered for this course even though I feel that in many ways, our family is on top of our situation with our son, Chris. (I hope Chris feels the same way, too.) But, I can't presume that I know everything there is to know about recovery from major psychiatric conditions and that there is nothing left to learn. I had to cobble together my wisdom over many years without access to resources that offer a positive perspective of recovery.
If you or someone you know might be interested in learning about the family recovery perspective through a weekly online course, please encourage them to consider enrolling.
Recovering our Families
8 Weeks of Hope and Healing
Our fully facilitated, interactive online course supports individuals, families, and friends who are recovering from or working with mental health challenges, trauma or psychiatric diagnoses such as schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar, anxiety and other disorders.
May 8, 2013 - July 3, 2013
Register Now, Space is Limited
During our 8-week course, individuals, families and supporters will explore key recovery concepts including:
1. Sharing our experiences
2. Exploring recovery fundamentals
3. Understanding mental health
4. Harnessing the power of hope
5. Using a strengths-based approach
6. Building relationships amidst psychosis
7. Creating healthy boundaries
8. Celebrating recovery stories
Our classes are open to anyone working with emotional distress - individuals, families, friends and mental health care providers. Group discussions, exercises and reflections will be guided by our family recovery coach in a password protected, media-rich closed group website to encourage safe sharing and healing in a supportive community.
Families Healing Together provides interactive, online family mental health education designed to help families and individuals transform the experience of emotional distress, psychosis and other challenges that may have psychiatric diagnoses. Our strengths-based recovery approach helps families move from distress, fear and confusion to greater sense of well-being, wholeness and connection. Families Healing Together is a collaboration between Family Outreach and Response, PracticeRecovery.com and Mother Bear CAN, three organizations dedicated to helping families recover from mental health challenges through healing power of community.
Course Title: Recovering Our Families
Next Session: May 8th – July 3rd 2013
Duration: 8 weeks
Facilitator: Krista MacKinnon
Time commitment: As little or as much as you can invest. To receive benefits from the course, a minimum of one hour per week is be required.
Cost: $150 USD
Register Here: Paypal Registration