Category: Life at SCHC


Our Philosophy | Our Program

Why Maturity is a Basic Admission Requirement at Sunshine Coast

Martin’s Story The other day I took a call from a mother (I will call her “Stacey”) whose 34-year-old son (“Martin”) was struggling with alcohol and living in her basement. Martin had a long history

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Our Staff

Celebrating National Nursing Week at Sunshine Coast Health Centre

“Not all superheroes wear capes” as the old saying goes.  Join us in celebrating National Nurses Week (May 11-17, 2020) by honoring our incredible nursing team here at Sunshine Coast Health Centre. Even though they

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EMDR | Hypnotherapy | Our Program | Our Staff

Meet Quyn: Our EMDR and Hypnotherapy Wonder Woman

Meet Quyn I find Quyn’s door open, she is sitting at her desk working at her computer. Her office is quiet, relaxed, and I am greeted by her very friendly dog, Essie. Essie is Quyn’s

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Our Program | Our Staff

Meet Monique

30 years in England, a background in Mental Health and Addictions, and a desire to move to Powell River. These are the beginnings of Monique’s journey to Sunshine Coast Health Centre. After a bit of

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Nutrition | Our Program | Our Staff

Say Hello to Our Nutritionist

Meet Sarah Image Source: Sarah S. Hooff Nutrition Consulting Sarah – a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Sports Nutrition Consultant, and a wonderful addition to the Sunshine Coast Health Centre/Georgia Straight Women’s Clinic team. Considering herself lucky

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Addiction Research & Theories | Defining Addiction | Exploring Addiction | Our Philosophy

SCHC’s Interpretation of Addiction

The scientific study of addiction is very complex. For example, there are more than 65 research journals that focus on addiction, over 30 recognized theories of addiction, and over 100 recognized therapies. In spite of this complexity,

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Treatment Philosophy

Trauma Treatment at Sunshine Coast Health Centre (Part 2): Somatic Experiencing Therapy

Has Something Traumatic Occurred? If something traumatic happened, then it probably had a big impact on you. Let’s talk about what’s next. At Sunshine Coast Health Centre, we want to help you find your path

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Treatment Philosophy

Emotionally Focused Therapy and Tapping

There are many approaches to psychological therapy and it can be hard to know what method will be most beneficial for you. In the coming months, we will be covering different therapy techniques, outlining their

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Our Program

PTSD & Trauma Healing: EMDR – Part 1

Have You Experienced a Traumatic Event? If something traumatic happened, it probably has had a big impact on you and is possibly resulting in some post-traumatic stress. Let’s talk about what’s next. For the most

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Life After Treatment / Recovery | Life at SCHC

Final Thoughts – Half a Year of Reflections

There are many reflections to think about. My biggest thought over the last six months is crushing the stigma attached to addiction and people suffering from substance use. I’m also quite struck at the number

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Life After Treatment / Recovery | Life at SCHC

The Best of New West and The Boathouse

I was lucky enough to meet up with an alumnus to Skytrain-it to New West. To have the company and catch-up was AWESOME! He is doing so good – words that are a total understatement.

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Alumni | Client & Alumni Submissions | Life After Treatment / Recovery | Pieces Written by our Clients

Alumni Submissions – A Calgarian, a Client and Breaking the Stigma – Part 3

The notion of “once an addict, always an addict” in our society is something that is killing people, preventing people from getting the help they need and robbing capable individuals of bright and productive futures.

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Relapse, Addiction & The Stages of Change

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Relapse, Addiction & The Stages of Change

Relapse and Fear For families with loved ones in recovery from addiction, the R-word is a very scary word. Family members typically fear relapse because they make sense of it as a disaster or failure

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