Stand Firm Grad Ceremony #26
Understanding what's going on in our bodies as we go through the physical process of recovery from addiction is important. Along with this, we learn to take responsibility for our body's ongoing care in learning about healthy nutrition, exercise, sleep, hobbies and interests, career options and accessing health care resources that are available.
Emotional & Mental Health
Managing strong feelings in a constructive way is challenging for most of us. Here, we help people learn healthy strategies for identifying and dealing with twisted thinking and attitudes, dpression and anxiety, mood disorders as well as grief and loss. Participants will also improve their communication skills and learn how to develop a good personal support system.
Thinking through how our behavior impacts others is key to growth and healthy changes. When we know our own core values, we can make decisions based on these values instead of on a whim. We also explore the family model with good bonding and how to establish healthy relational boundaries, forgive others and manage conflict.Issues concerning spouses and lovers, sexual boundaries as well as healthy family dynamics are also covered.
This is where it gets very practical. Alongside the financial management program offered by Vancity, guidance is available for those who are job seeking or making plans for more education. There are privileges and responsibilities that come with belonging and partcipating in community, and there are lots of people to help!
In this module students learn to find their security and significance in their relationship with God. We explore our own worldview and how it shapes all the rest of the decisions we make. Realizing that we do not have to walk the path of life alone, we learn tools of prayer and navigating life being guided by the Bible, being connected to a healthy, spiritual community, and learning to contribute using the gifts and skills God has given us.