Circle of Friends offers 8-week WRAP course

Circle of Friends Wellness and Recovery Center is offering an 8-week course to teach the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP). The course will be taught for eight consecutive Fridays beginning on July 22 and ending on September 9. Each class will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Circle of Friends center on the corner of Main St. and Tamarack in Burney. There is no charge for the course.

Circle of Friends building at Main and Tamarack

Circle of Friends building at Main and Tamarack

WRAP provides people who are struggling with personal difficulties and stress with “wellness tools” to help them regain and maintain control of their lives. The course helps people to identify triggers and early warning signs so that they can be proactive and avoid crises.

The course also helps people develop healthy habits and techniques such as communicating with friends and supporters, peer counseling, focusing exercises, relaxation and stress reduction techniques, journaling, and engaging in positive activities. A person’s wellness toolkit also includes exercise, diet, and adequate rest.

The program is designed to be used by both individuals and families including teens, adults, and seniors. Key concepts taught are hope, personal responsibility, education, self-advocacy, and support.

For more information or to register, call Lynn Erickson or Chelsea Sabin at 530-335-4221.

A hard copy version of this article also appeared in the Mountain Echo 7/19/16

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