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Recovery Canada is a registered non profit organization offering peer led training in cognitive behavioural techniques to relieve symptoms of depression and anxiety. Our leaders and assistant leaders are unpaid volunteers and we rely on your generous support to continue offering this valuable service to the public. Our parent organization is Recovery International based in Chicago, which is celebrating its 80th anniversary!

Many of our volunteers unfortunately are not comfortable with computers, so this meetup is advertised for the regular groups in your area. Expect that particular dates will say one person attending. If you are in doubt of the location and date, please contact the phone numbers provided or e-mail us and someone will get back to you. There are over 600 weekly peer led self help mental health training meetings held around the world.

The Anxiety and Depression Skills http://www.recoverycanada.org Meetup is comprised of people in the Vancouver Lower Mainland who are interested in learning and practicing the Recovery International Self Help Method.

About Recovery International - a helpful Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recovery_Inte ...

Recovery International Website: https://www.recoveryinternational.org

Recovery Canada Website: http://www.recoverycanada.org

To find a Canadian Meeting click here: http://www.recoverycanada.org/meetings.php& ;;... may have to scroll down the page to see the meeting list).

If you want to see the list of all upcoming meetup local meetings and how to get there, go to Join Us to sign up as a member of this meetup group. Then check out the calendar listings for specific details on individual meetings.

If you don't want to join the meetup, here is a list of the Vancouver Lower Mainland Recovery Meetings:

Burnaby Tues 1:00 pm G&F Financial Group Boardroom 4191 Hastings contact Gordon 778-833-3924

Langley Mon 7:00 pm Langley Hospital (Cafeteria Meeting Room NW corner) 22051 Fraser Highway contact Kelly at 604-510-4579

North Delta Tues 7:00 pm N. Delta Evangelical Free Church 11300 84th Ave contact Angela 778-593-2293

Port Coquitlam Wed 7:30 pm Tri-Cities Mental Health Centre 1-2222 Elgin Ave contact Kathy 778-554-1026

If you are not using the meetup to indicate your attendance, call the contact person before your first meeting.

About Recovery International Meetings:

At Recovery International Meetings, you learn and use practical cognitive behavioural tools to deal with anxiety, depression, stress and anger in a safe supportive group setting. Recovery is also particularly suited to dealing with relationship problems. Relationship and marital counselling typically requires the attendance of both partners. Recovery is one of the few methods to heal relationships without the participation of the spouse or significant other. The group format provides hope as the experienced members demonstrate their improvement to the new members. The meeting also provides social contact for those isolated by fear, anxiety and depression. Meetings are peer led, anonymous, open to everyone, and we only request a voluntary $5.00 contribution to cover administrative costs. We do understand that some may not be employed, in those cases a contribution of any amount would be very appreciated.

To learn more about your first meeting click here: http://www.recoveryinternational.org/resour ...

About the Recovery International Method:

The Recovery International Method (aka RI) is a system of cognitive behavioural self help techniques for controlling behaviour and changing attitudes. People who practice the living skills detailed in the Recovery International Method learn to change their thoughts and behaviours; changes in attitudes and beliefs follow.

Neuropsychiatrist Abraham Low, MD, developed these self help techniques, which are explained in his books such as Mental Health Through Will Training, The Wisdom of Dr. Low, the RI Discovery Workbook and Peace vs Power in the Family. All these and more can be purchased here: https://www.recoveryinternational.org/store

It is recommended but not mandatory to purchase these reading materials, the necessary books will be available for use at the meeting.

There are three parts to the Recovery International Method:

1. Attending RI meetings and giving the four step examples

2. Reading Dr. Low's books

3. Practising the RI Tools in your daily life.

Can't attend a Local Group Meeting? Click on links below for other options:

Telephone meetings: https://www.recoveryinternational.org/meeti ...

Online Meetings Webinar format: https://www.recoveryinternational.org/meeti ...

Online Meetings Chat Room format: https://www.recoveryinternational.org/meeti ...

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