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30 Nov

Transforming Trauma Conference: A Wonderful Success!

Thank you to everyone who attended our 10th Annual Transforming Trauma Conference. Here are some of the successes achieved at this year’s event! 239 unique participants (with 139 of these attending more than two sessions during the week!) Most participants attending via computer (226) vs. Phone (13) 14 webinars delivered featuring 26 guest speakers in total- Webinar with highest registration and attendance was coping strategies led by registered psychotherapists...

22 Oct

Loverin’s Law

Loverin’s Law Charmaine Loverin is a Mom, Peer Facilitator, Mental Health Advocate and soon to be Author of her autobiography.  For the past several years, Charmaine has dedicated her energy to petitioning the Ontario Government to put forth Loverin’s Law. This legislative process has not been easy, despite all the challenges she has been through, she kept moving forward to ensure that this becomes a reality. She needs your support today. Please DM Charmaine on Facebook to...

22 Oct

Gratitude for Your Body & Brain

Gratitude for Your Body & Brain By Sherry Slejska Gratitude; a feeling of appreciation and one which good parents are quick to teach their children at a young age. While it might be the culturally appropriate auto reply we use to follow a welcomed exchange, it’s far deeper than a simple exchange. Gratitude is an acknowledgment of the good in one’s life. When we immerse ourselves in experiencing gratitude as opposed to a surface level expression, the experience...

22 Oct

Andrea: To Heal Is Truth & Peace

Andrea: To Heal Is Truth & Peace By A. Robins *Trigger warning I had no one to blame but myself. I’d asked my stepfather if I could sleep in a bed in his room while my mother was away. I’d just had a bath and was sitting on his lap. He tried to push my towel up to my thigh, but I wriggled and righted the towel. It was just another game. We had lots...

22 Oct

The Gatehouse: Transformation or Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

The Gatehouse: Transformation for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse By Stefan Horodeckyj, former group facilitator and former Director at The Gatehouse What is The Gatehouse? The Gatehouse, founded in 1998 by Professor Arthur Lockhart, is a unique community-based centre in Toronto that provides supports, resources, and advocacy on behalf of those impacted by childhood sexual abuse. It offers, among other things, three types of adult peer – support group programs: a phase1 peer- support group...