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All WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) facilitators are dedicated to a system of Values and Ethics that helps everyone involved to feel safe, comfortable, and respected. One of the points of our Values and Ethics is: “Participants are treated as equals with dignity, compassion, mutual respect, and unconditional high regard.” When I first heard the term, “unconditional high regard”, I was thrilled.  I thought it was one of the best word combinations I had ever heard.  As a facilitator, this term personifies the Values and Ethics of WRAP, and makes it very simple to remember that we’re all in this together and we need each other’s support and encouragement. 


Blog post from PEERS: What I took away from my first Copeland Center Summit


This training is designed to prepare people to co-facilitate Seminar I WRAP workshops. It is an essential part of the Evidence-Based Practice of WRAP Facilitation.

To prepare and qualify for the Seminar II WRAP Facilitator Course one must:
a) Attended a Seminar I WRAP workshop or completed the Copeland Center WRAP correspondence Course
b) Developed and use their own WRAP regularly
c) Have knowledge of the WRAP structure and sections.  
d) Read article assignments sent prior to the start of the course

"My WRAP has carried me through the death of my sisters, thyroid disease and divorce. I have used WRAP to lower my blood pressure and given that my younger sisters died of heart attacks I knew how it might turn out if I did not take steps to deal with this issue.

The HSC Clinical Education Centre in partnership with the Northern Ireland Association of Mental Health (NIAMH) held a Conference in March 2013. The theme was "Recovery in Action‟, with a particular emphasis on the Wellness Recovery Action Planning approach, better known as WRAP.


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.


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.


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.