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Events, Courses, & Workshops


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Addiction Recovery Support Program

Start date: Thursday May 2, 2024 
End date: Thursday, June 20, 2024

Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Parkland Wellness Center


Facilitator: John Millett, Associate Addiction Counsellor, master’s student

Torene Neuman, Co-Facilitator, Director of Community Helps Program, Co-ordinator, Late Night Cafe

Feel free to contact with any questions or concerns.

Parkland Wellness is pleased to open applications to our very first Addiction Recovery Support Program, T.H.O.R.(Time To Hammer Out Recovery).


What: This is an 8-week, in-person, targeted and personalized program to formulate a structured plan of recovery. The goal is for you to walk away with your personalized plan, which allows you to find meaning and purpose in your life again outside of the cycle of addiction. The T.H.O.R. program is a dynamic approach to recovery that is evidence-based, experiential, psychoeducational and interactive. ( The group allows for 8 people maximum and may run again in the fall if there is a high demand)

When: Beginning Thursday, May 2 from 7-8:30 pm, this program runs for eight consecutive Thursdays and is NOT a drop-in support style group. Your eight-week commitment is required, as the program is cumulative.


Where: In person, Parkland Wellness Center, 180 Century Road, Spruce Grove, AB


Your investment: $50 application fee. Once you have applied for the program, you will be contacted by the group facilitators for an interview to ensure that the program best meets your needs and is suited for your present situation.

If the program is not a good fit for you, you will be reimbursed your application fee.

Grief Recovery Support Group WINTER 2024

Start date: Thursday, January 18, 2024
End date: Thursday, March 7, 2024

This support group runs for eight consecutive Thursday evenings from 6 - 8:30 pm.

This is not a 'Grief Share' style drop-in group and a commitment to attend all sessions is required.

Materials Provided: The Grief Recovery Handbook

Your Investment: $50 non-refundable deposit


Your facilitator is Cyndi Millett, who is a Registered Provisional Psychologist Certified Grief Recovery Specialist® EMDR Clinician.

If you have any questions or require any more information, please contact Cyndi Millett.

Loss and grief is a deeply painful, lonely, and frequently isolating experience. We often feel unprepared and ill-equipped to deal with our emotions and experiences with any form of loss. Most of us have not been taught how to heal our emotional pain after loss. Rather, we are told well-meaning myths and misinformation such as to “move on”, “keep busy”, “be strong”, and “time will heal” which often keeps us stuck or isolated in our pain.


Among the many normal reactions after loss, we may experience emotional and physical exhaustion, reduced concentration, numbness, isolation, changes in eating and sleeping, and a rollercoaster of emotional energy. The hopeful news is that grief does not have to be an experience of lifelong suffering. There are actionable tools that can help you to move beyond the pain and heal your heart.

The Grief Recovery Method is an evidence-based program that helps bring hope to people around the world. During the 8 weeks of the program, we will take several small intentional actions to move through the pain of loss and grieving, become more present, and recapture a sense of meaning and purpose.

Your facilitator is Cyndi Millett, who is a Registered Provisional Psychologist Certified Grief Recovery Specialist® EMDR Clinician.

Cyndi will be calling each registrant before the start date to ensure the program is a good fit for your needs. If you find the program doesn't fit your needs, your $50 fee will be reimbursed. 

ELL Course (English Learning Courses)

Our formal ELL courses are especially suited to pre-beginner and beginner English speakers and continue into an intermediate level.  Our main goal is to help prepare students for what may be a more intense English classroom setting in other schools and organizations.  If you want to learn English but still feel very intimidated in a more formal school setting, our classes may be just right for you.  We do offer one-on-one tutoring for more advanced students with specific goals in mind.  


If you are interested in ELL courses, please contact us and we will be happy to register you in the appropriate course. 


ELL Course (English Learning Courses)

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