Tim Fletcher is the Founder of Finding Freedom and has worked for 15 years in Recovery Centres in Winnipeg. Based on this hole in the system, he developed a new outpatient program in 2016 called RE:ACT, Recovery Education for Addictions and Complex Trauma. And the program has now come to Surrey! We opened here in January of this year.
The program consists of Three Phases, which help people where they are at in their recovery journey.
Phase One is an Introduction to Recovery and Complex Trauma, and will consist of classes, group therapy and counselling.
Phase Two is designed to go deeper into Complex Trauma and beginning to learn new tools to deal with it.
Phase Three is what we are most excited about, because we will be offering not just a long term support network, but we will offer them a chance to learn who they are and what they are good at, with job skills, life skills, relationship skills, parenting skills and learning different activities and hobbies.
Each client will get to choose how they want their program to look like, and will be offered days and evenings. For those people who are already in treatment, they have the option of starting in Phase 2 or 3. For people who have gone through your program but still know they need more teaching and counselling, this will be an option for them as of October.
When I realized that there were no treatment centres in Canada that had a program to help people deal with their childhood trauma, I began to look into starting one.
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Brittany was born and raised in Winnipeg to a family of 5. Experienced Childhood Complex Trauma at home, school and church. Struggled with a food addiction, no self-esteem, and unhealthy relationships for many years. Started attending Finding Freedom when it started in 2007, and that is where her healing began. Worked for 5 years as an Addictions
Counsellor and have been the Director of RE:ACT for 3 years since it’s conception. Today, her daily recovery involves taking care of herself relationally, emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually: keeping supports in her life, a daily emotion inventory, learning through books and studying, walks and nature, and she loves music.
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