Roots to Thrive

Resilience

A 12 week Community of Practice program weaving together the medicine of unconditional positive regard and community to bring us back to wholeness

Remembering our inherent wholeness

We are born whole, thriving beings. Many of us learn early on that we are not good enough as we are and believe this to be true. We learn to identify with our roles, actions, and outcomes and are told repeatedly that the things we DO are what makes us whole, and worthy of love and belonging. Doing = Worth. To survive, we look to others for how to act and present ourselves, ensuring we secure the love and approval we need. After trading in enough pieces of ourselves to attain the approval of others, we eventually lose connection with who we are – our very spirit or being – that fuels our passion for life. Our body then sends distress signals, to alert us we are out of tune with our real selves. These signals often manifest as anxiety and depression. Geraldine Manson, an honoured Snuneymuxw First Nation Elder, refers to the essence of who we are, as our pilot light. To tend this pilot light, we must be rooted deeply in the belief that we are indeed worthy, just as we are. The Roots the Thrive journey is not learning to be human, it is remembering our inherent wholeness.

If you are thinking of applying to be a participant in a Roots to Thrive program, here are some questions to help you decide if this is a good fit for you.

  1. Do you have the time, energy, and interest to be an engaged and consistent participant in a small group of people who become a bonded community over twelve weekly community of practice gatherings and three ketamine-assisted therapy sessions?
  2. If you are parenting, do you have solid child-care plans?
  3. Do you have a diagnosis of PTSD, depression, substance use disorder and/or anxiety that hasn’t shifted as well as you wish with medication, therapy, and other approaches although you have been doing your work and have made some progress?
  4. If you have self-medicated your distress with alcohol and/or drugs, is your life stable enough now to allow you to commit to a group process that counts on your open-hearted, fully present weekly participation?

Program Highlights

  • 12 weekly virtual communities of practice meetings
  • Small group supported by two facilitators
  • Multiple education and integration sessions
  • No doctor referral required

Program Cost: $2000 + tax

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Upcoming Cohorts

Prep Session

January 3, 2023

First Community of Practice

January 10, 2023

Last Community of Practice

March 28, 2023

Ketamine Sessions

February 4, 2023
February 5, 2023
February 18, 2023
February 19, 2023
March 4, 2023
March 5, 2023

Prep Session

April 4, 2023

First Community of Practice

April 18, 2023

Last Community of Practice

July 4, 2023

Ketamine Sessions

May 13, 2023
May 14, 2023
May 27, 2023
May 28, 2023
June 10, 2023
June 11, 2023

Prep Session

September 6, 2023

First Community of Practice

September 20, 2023

Last Community of Practice

December 5, 2023

Ketamine Sessions

October 14, 2023
October 15, 2023
October 28, 2023
October 29, 2022
November 11, 2023
November 12, 2023

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I actually have true hope and I can’t say I had that before… I am finally able to allow myself guilt free rest (that my body desperately needs) and this is the first time I can truly say, being in my body is ok – it’s not a place I need to run from. It is my home. We can work together. I can feel true deep love again and I didn’t even realize that I couldn’t before. I can feel my heart entirely without running away from what’s in there; I am free. This program has quite literally saved my life.

Past participant,