Recovery College YVR – September Calendar

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Recovery College YVR

September 2023 Calendar

We hope you all have been taking care and enjoying the sunshine as much as possible.

Please find the Recovery College YVR September calendar attached for your perusal.
We are offering some new/returning courses/groups this month:

  • Recovering from Trauma:
    • A 10-week expressive arts therapy group for treating trauma symptoms.
  • Qigong with Rachel Rocco:
    • Mind and body energy practices strengthen your natural resilience, balance your nervous system, transform worry, anxiety and fear into inner strength. Sessions offer a variety of moving, meditations, sound therapy, and self massage techniques designed to nourish and invigorate systems of the body. All abilities welcome!
  • Pet Therapy:
    • Come spend some time with the sweet four-legged friends (dogs), give some pets, or take a short walk if the weather permits.
  • Mindful Art:
    • A new group featuring origami and other crafts. It combines mindfulness with artistic creation, allowing individuals to create meaningful artwork while being fully present. Materials will be provided but feel free to bring your own craft project you’ve been working on.
  • Mental Health First Aid:
    • The 2-day Mental Health First Aid course focuses on the four most common mental health disorders including substance related, mood related, anxiety and trauma related, and psychotic disorders. Participants who take this course will be well prepared to interact confidently about mental health with their family, friends, communities, and workplaces. This course is certified by the Mental Health Commission of Canada.
  • Watercolour Painting:
    • Follow along with the instructor and others in the group to create a painting based on a different example image, photo or inspiration each week. If you have never tried watercolours before, you will find it a very relaxing and meditative experience, and the results will amaze you. No experience is necessary.

Other updates and announcements:

The Circle of Hope: Farsi Speaking Women’s group is now being offered on Fridays from 4:00 – 5:00 PM at the Kelty Dennehy Mental Health Resource Centre.

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) will be hosting an information session on their Peer Programs and Work Opportunities in Vancouver on Wednesday, Sept. 13th from 10:00 – 11:30 AM. 

>>View the September 2023 Course/Group Calendar

Recovery College YVR
September 2023 Calendar
Recovery College YVR
September 2023 Calendar

To register:

If you need help to register, please call:
778-836-9243 or email:

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