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COMRADES IN WELL-BEING

A 12-Week Program for Ontario Veterans Looking for Evidence-Informed,

Well-Being Alternatives Using Sound Healing, Breathwork, Yoga, and Peer Support

Starting November 4th, 2023

After serving, coming back to your community and staying connected with your community is challenging. It’s understandable if you’re facing adjustment and/or mental health difficulties. We’re here to help you re-build your connections. We’re offering innovative and integrative wellness tools to foster connection not only to your community, but also to your mind, body, and soul.

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Joining this Program Can Help With:

  • Increased Peer & Social Connectedness

  • Decrease in PTSD Symptoms

  • Improved Mental Health & Well-Being

  • Increased Mindfulness & Presence

Agenda

WHAT TO EXPECT

PART ONE

This 12-week program is divided into two components. The first is

in-person at Brock University with a breakdown of the day included below:

 

Peer-Based Speaker Panel

Hear the stories of Veterans who have experienced mental health issues and participated in holistic wellness practices.

 

Trauma Education

Psychoeducation on trauma and the impact of holistic wellness practices on healing will be facilitated by licensed mental health professionals.

 

Yoga

A yoga session will be facilitated by a registered yoga instructor and licensed mental health professional.

 

Breathwork and Sound Healing

A breathwork and sound meditation session will be facilitated by a certified breathwork facilitator, certified sound therapist, and licensed mental health professional.

 

Peer Reflection Circle

Participants will be divided into smaller breakout groups to reflect on their experiences with the holistic wellness components, as well as the opportunity to connect with other peers.

 

Please note that this day will be held between the hours of 9:00am-4:00pm. Some assistance with travel costs may be provided.
 

Please scroll down and register for an information call to get more details.

PART TWO

The second part of this program will be held virtually, on Wednesday evenings between the hours of 7:00pm-8:30pm. These virtual sessions will include:

Weekly Wellness Practice Sessions

Each week, participants will engage in an online wellness practice (e.g., sound healing, breathwork, yoga) that will last for approximately 1.5 hours. Participants will then participate in a peer reflection circle to deconstruct their practice and weekly experiences. For the reflection circles, participants will be divided into smaller groups that will be led by the clinical facilitators and a trained peer support workers.

 

 

Please note that these virtual sessions will commence the Wednesday, November 8th and will be held every Wednesday evening except for a short two-week break over the Christmas Holiday (December 27 and January 3).

Facilitators

MEET YOUR FACILITATORS

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Dr. Tiffany Hunt, C. Psych

Registered Clinical and Health Psychologist

Adjunct Professor of Education, Brock University,

Certified Sound Therapist

Certified Breathwork Facilitator

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Tessa Alexander, MA, C. Psych.

Registered Clinical Psychological Associate

Canadian Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher

Our Goal is to bring attention and awareness to Mindfulness-Based wellness programs as complementary to psychotherapeutic interventions to foster community reintegration efforts and reduce mental health symptoms amongst Canadian Veterans.

In other words, we want to help.

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The program is developed in partnership with a community-based charity,

Boots on the Ground, and academic institution, Brock University, and will be delivered by licensed mental health professionals, as well as trained peer support workers.

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THIS PROGRAM IS FUNDED BY TRUE PATRIOT LOVE

True Patriot Love is Canada’s Foundation for the military community, working to support military members, Veterans, and their families at every stage of their journey.
Thanks to their funding, this program is free for Ontario Veterans.

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THANK YOU

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In this moment, we want to extend our genuine gratitude to our kind hosts at Boots on the Ground and our esteemed research partners at Brock University. It's thanks to their unwavering dedication and support that this program has become a reality.

If you're curious to learn more about the remarkable efforts of
Boots on the Ground, you can find out more by clicking the button below
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REGISTER FOR AN INFORMATION CALL

We would love to hear from you if you are interested in our program.

The registration process starts by clicking the button below, or scanning the QR Code with your camera phone and following the link.

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HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?

Our team has done our best to provide most of the details on this webpage, but if you still have a question, you can email: pete@bootsontheground.ca
 

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