If you have lived with or have had a close relationship with someone addicted to alcohol or drugs, you know all too well the dysfunction that goes on around them.
Did you know that this experience has likely had a lasting emotional impact on you?
At Cedars, we understand just how much one person’s addiction can affect the lives of those around them. Just as addicts are obsessed with their drug of choice, loved ones can become equally obsessed with the behaviours of the addict.
If you are living with an addict in active addiction or recovery, you are the the parent of an addict, someone who grew up in a home with an addicted family member, or perhaps you were married to an addict in the past, then our family-oriented Cedars Discovery Program is for you.
At the heart of this six-day retreat is the opportunity for people to share their experiences in a safe, supportive and confidential environment to discover that they are not alone. As people disclose their stories, others find that they too have gone through similar situations and emotional responses. For many, this can feel like a huge weight is lifted off their shoulders.
Our programs are small so that each person can have a more meaningful experience, as there is time to focus on the needs of each individual.
A sampling of topics covered in our Discovery Program include:
- Understanding the difference between helping and enabling
- Applying spiritual principles to daily living
- Setting and keeping goals
- Overcoming feelings of shame and guilt
- Establishing personal boundaries
- Developing more effective communication skills
At the end of the retreat, you will come away with a plan and strategies to help you create a healthier, more balanced lifestyle.
In addition, you will leave with a support system of people in place that you can call upon anytime, who know you and what you’ve been through. Having learned new skills, you will feel better equipped to deal with the day-to-day challenges that in the past may have left you feeling frustrated, hopeless and drained. You’ll leave feeling lighter and with more passion for living.
Starting in January 2017, we are excited to be taking our Discovery Program off-site to the beautiful Oceanfront Hotel in the picturesque village of Cowichan Bay. Outside the scheduled hours of the program, you can enjoy all the amenities of this newly renovated hotel including a pool, hot-tub and fitness centre. You may also want to spend some time exploring the vibrant, oceanfront village of Cowichan Bay.
Please visit the Oceanfront website for more information about the facility.
Discovery Dates for 2017:
May 28 – June 2
June 25 – 30
July 23 – 28
August 27 – September 1
October 29 – November 3
November 26 – December 1
For more information, please call Amanda in Discovery at 1-866-716-2006.