*minimum number of students required for some workshops


De-escalate, Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime.

$ 57 CAD

Unplug the power struggle with principle based De-escalation.

Saturday, May 28, 2016 1PM to 4PM

Location: TBD

Space Limited to maximum of 15 people


Learn 5 surprises and 3 guiding principles, that will allow you to:

  • Remain in control at all times.
  • Support anyone, anywhere, with any issue.
  • Avoid the wrong response which can make the situation worse.

Facilitator: Catherine Corey struggled to navigate the mental health and addiction system in search of help for her son. Countless crisis threatened to bring her to her knees until she learned how to de-escalate the situation. 

Catherine is determined to keep hope alive and to provide others opportunities to learn from her challenges, failures and heartache the lessons that led to recovery for herself and her son. 


How to Train Your Brain for Happiness

$ 47 CAD

Saturday, February 20, 2016  1 PM to 4 PM

Family Services Ottawa, 312 Parkdale Avenue, Ottawa 

Space limited to a maximum of 20 people. 

"No problem can be solved by the same state of mind that created it"   Albert Einstein

Learn the active role that we play in our own happiness and some happiness practices to use in your own life, that will allow you to:

  •           Be empowered with a fresh start
  •           Experience life in new and healthier way 
  •           Feel a sense of control 

Facilitator:  Ryan Evans has lived experience in addiction recovery and has devoted considerable time and energy into changing his thinking.  He has synthesized the work of neural biologists, researchers and many recovery programs to an easy to understand. 

"When our best thinking has got us here; it's time to change our thinking"

Ryan invites you to learn how he changed his thinking to maintain a mindful and happy sobriety. 

Client and Family Engagement

$ 117 CAD

Friday, March 11, 2016  9 PM to 3 PM

Family Services Ottawa, 312 Parkdale

Workshop for Service Providers

You are invited to a training opportunity to expand your understanding of the family response to mental illness and or addictions.

You will hear stories of client and family experience from a recovery perspective.

We will explore ideas that support families and clients on their path to recovery.