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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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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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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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Geoff Thompson | Our Program

Addiction and the Media

Too many people are talking about addictions these days. It’s almost impossible to read a newspaper, listen to the radio, watch a television newscast, or scan the internet without finding yet another article or segment

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Fitness, Exercise, and Recreation | Our Program

Sober Sports Victoria and Serendipity

If you know me you know I love hockey… Like LOVE HOCKEY! I’m an Oilers fan (let’s just get that outta the way right now), since sports fans care who your ‘TEAM’ is. Any who,

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Life After Treatment / Recovery | Our Program

Victoria, Victoria, Victoria

I say it like that because I haven’t been to the city in September… it was different, more robust! Busier than usual. A few cruise ships were docked and it was mayhem… only in my

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Alumni | Our Program | Our Staff

The Prairie Files VII – Final Thoughts

It’s the end of a 6-month venture of traveling across this great country and I’m heading into the pause of summer, for traveling that is. Back up in September! There are quite often so many

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Alumni | Our Program | Our Staff

The Prairie Files VI – Firehall 8

In the middle of my Saskatoon trip, I got to hang out with the fellas at Firehall #8. I was asked to join them for lunch, a tour, a long day of visits, laughter, and

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Our Program | Our Staff

The Prairie Files V – Saskatoon Shenanigans

If you’ve never been to Saskatoon, I challenge you to go. It is a beautiful city nestled in the heartland of farm country. The river runs along the city’s edge and when you are flying

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Alumni | Our Program | Our Staff

The Prairie Files IV – Edmonton and the Battle of Alberta

A Quiet Meal The playoffs were on the night I had hosted the Edmonton dinner. I’m sure that’s enough said since Pittsburgh ended up winning the cup that night. I was cheering for the Predators

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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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