Self-affirming, Wholistic, and Empowering

This group is designed to support women in finding more safety and power in their lives, expand their definition of self beyond the stigmatized definitions they may be carrying, understand internalized oppression, validate positive survival intentions underlying addictive behaviours, and explore preferred ways to meet these needs.

“I received compassion for my struggles. Gained more insight and self-awareness about why I think and act the way I do so I’m less confused and ashamed of my thoughts, feelings, and behaviors”

The group welcomes all self-identified women…
• who are seeking more empowerment in their lives and/or
• who have substance use issues or who have used substances as a coping strategy and/or
• who are in a journey of self-discovery and/or
• who are interested in exploring healthier relationships

Abstinence from substance use is not required in order to attend.

This is an ongoing drop-in support group starting September 2017 and women can start at any time.

“The most important thing for me was that I’m allowed to affirm that I will have the power to take charge of my life and stop being dependent on other people for my self-esteem and security.”

Each week the group explores a step in the journey of self awareness, self discovery and resilience. This is an open support group and we will be accepting new participants on an ongoing basis. At its core, this model is based on love, not fear, internal control not external authoritarianism, affirmation not deflation and trust in the ability of people to find their own healing path when given education, support, hope and choices.

For more information and/or to join the group please call 604.687.1867 or email intake@bwss.org

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