Dec 7-9 Copeland Center Training on Wellness Engagement

NYAPRS Note: A special and timely opportunity from our friends at the Copeland Center.

The Copeland Center is offering an important and new course called,Wellness Engagement (WE) Training in Philadelphia Dec 7th-9th. This course is designed forthe peer support workforce and peer support allied professionals.

TheWellness Engagement (WE) Training is facilitated by Matthew Federici andJane Winterling. Jane Winterling is the key supporter who worked with Mary Ellen Copeland in the early development of WRAP and mental health recovery. The development of this course has taken from years of insight and conversations about what has been working and what's been missing in our peer support movement to advanced our practices.

The Copeland Center ishosting Wellness Engagement (WE) Training in Philadelphia, PA onDecember 7th-9thand we are seeking participants. This is an exciting new training that we feel fills the gaps of skills for peer specialists around creating the kind of relationships one-on-one that we know help people create change in their lives. .

Would you be interested in attending? We would love for you get first hand experience with this training and see its power in action. Would you help us get the word out?

Further information on the event and to register:

WE Training is a self-directed structure for people who want to work one on one or to educate and support constituents to implement support groups. It is ideal for peer support specialists, people who support someone facing a challenge and anyone who wants to enhance their ability to empower others to activate planning in their lives. In this training, participants learn skills that can take peer work deeper to encourage others to take practical steps for their own wellness.

Lived experience opens the door for us, but it’s our relationship skills that create change in people’s lives. WE training translates the values and ethics of peer support toward working collaboratively, creating healthy relationships, and identifying starting points for exploring wellness and action planning. You will learn techniques to engage people to recognize their own abilities and their power to plan for themselves. Additionally, this training can assist with the challenge of engaging people in their own wellness.

WE Trainingis a powerful tool for peer support specialistsand complementsmany other recovery approaches and models such as WRAP®, Intentional Peer Support, Peer Bridger, Hearing Voices Network, eCPR, Recovery Coaching, WHAM, and supported employment practices.

Topics Covered:

• Healthy Relationships as a way to understand healthy boundaries.

• Understanding the concept of structure as a tool to support someone to create self-directed plans when one’s life is in chaos - Plans within Plans.

• Tools to create self-sustaining peer support groups with shared power relationships.

• How to use language as a doorway to connection and a way to get started on the pathway to recovery.

• How to engage others in Crisis Planning after a difficult challenge.

• Tools to more deeply understand personal wellness and how to develop actions steps as a process of maintaining a well peer workforce

The Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that was founded in 2005 to provide training, consultation, and program activities to support the wellness and recovery journeys of individuals and to enhance the effectiveness of recovery groups, care providers, organizations, and systems. The Copeland Center provides training in the Wellness Recovery Action Plan® (WRAP). It is the only organization in the world which conducts the training required to become a certified Advanced Level WRAP facilitator.