What is Roots to Heal

Roots to Heal evolved from the Roots Theory (led by Dr. Shannon Dames) in conjunction with Dr. Crosbie Watler’s decades of experience as a psychiatrist and change agent.  Based on evidence and informed by these and other thought leaders, Roots to Heal is an out-patient health collaborative aiming to activate the innate, individual and collective human capacity for healing and resilience.

As an initial offering and with the support of Vancouver Island University, Island Health, a philanthropic donation, the Regional Incentives Fund, and the Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR), Roots to Heal is partnering with local agencies and experts to co-develop and sponsor a treatment program that combines the Roots to Thrive program with ketamine-assisted psychotherapy.

In light of all that is happening in the world right now, the first offering is for healthcare professionals who are suffering from PTSD or treatment resistant depression. If you are a healthcare provider who wants to participate in our first cohort, please complete the short online questionnaire at the bottom of this page to ensure mutual suitability. If values and intentions align, we will proceed to an initial assessment (virtually) with two members of our intake team.

Interested in joining the Roots to Heal Program? If you are a healthcare provider, fill out the form below and someone from our intake team will contact you within 24 hours to set up a complimentary consultation. For others wanting to stay connect for future offerings, please go to the contact us section of the website and subscribe or send us a message.