Gratitude as an Action Plan
Become a member of The Copeland Center today to participate in the next webinar for members only. Gratitude as an Action Plan will be presented by Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator, Carol Bailey Floyd. Wed, Jun 12, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT.
By Robert Talkie
I appreciate being well. It may sound simple, but I have known what it is like to withdraw into a state of isolation, despair, and self- effacement. While it is true that being diagnosed with bipolar disorder presents many challenges on my life journey, I nonetheless do not have any desire to return to that black hole of depression. I was so self-absorbed and self-centered that I think I actually became “sick of myself”. Hence, I am thankful for the ability to do everything necessary to abide by the “wellness approach” toward full healing and wholeness.
While in Belfast Ireland for a keynote address and Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator training, Copeland Center Executive Director Matthew Federici took time out for an interview on BBC Radio on the 'Good Morning Ulster' program. He spoke about the development of WRAP, his own story of recovery, the key concepts of WRAP, and the role of peer support.
The Copeland Center has been working in Edmonton Alberta Canada on the WRAP infusion into High School project since 2011. This project, which is being done in partnership with Alberta Health Services of Canada, is the first of its kind. This project is intended to create an environment in high schools where youth can focus on being and staying well, that promote inclusion and self determination, and give youth a set of tools to manage distressing and unforeseeable events.
The WRAP Workshop is over. Now what? How do I make this last? Where do I go for support? Every successful WRAP Workshop ends with many people asking these very questions. Join us for Creating Wellness Support Groups, a webinar presented by Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator Jane Winterling. This session will discuss how you can develop wellness support groups for yourself and others. The webinar is based on Jane's many years of experience in the development of WRAP and her work to answer these questions for all of us.
Thursday, April 11, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
To register for this webinar, you must be a member of the Copeland Center. Learn more about membership.
WRAP for Anyone and Everyone
Have you ever wondered if WRAP is a tool for you or someone you care about? Jawanza Hadley will present a webinar on how WRAP can be used by everyone and can help anyone. Jawanza will reflect on his understanding of how a peer can be anyone as we all deal with significant challenges in our lives and can seek greater wellness through utilizing WRAP. This webinar explores how people can live day to day using WRAP as their guide to recovery and wellness.
Gina Calhoun, The Copeland Center's Director of National Wellness Recovery Education, recently did a keynote and workshop at the 2 day Franklin County Human Services Training Days. Nearly 200 mental health professionals gathered at Rhodes Grove in Chambersburg, PA for the two-day event. Calhoun, also a certified peer support specialist, spoke Wednesday to some of the same people who tried to help her years ago. "Recovery happens," she said. "We've got to debunk the myth that those of us with mental health challenges are invalids or unbalanced, because it's simply not true."
The Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery is pleased to announce the International WRAP® Centers of Excellence Certification Program - IWCEC. Through this program, The Copeland Center recognizes and certifies WRAP® Centers of Excellence to highlight and promote high quality transformational experiences through Wellness Recovery Action Plan Facilitation.
The Copeland Center celebrated National Wellness Week with three webinars designed to encourage individuals, families, and communities across the country to improve their health behaviors.
This edition continues celebrating 15 years of WRAP and focuses on "Taking WRAP into the Future, the next 15 Years and Beyond". Also In this issue...."WRAP Goes to High School", Japanese WRAP Workbook, WRAP Correspondence Course, articles by Mary Ellen Copeland and Matthew Federici.