Where acceptance, understanding and planning create positive change.
The Healing Centre is a very sacred place that offers a unique program called “The Early Recovery/Stabilization Addictions Program”. We have worked very hard to ensure that our building is safe and taken care of on all levels; that our Employees are properly trained and that each understands their role and impact on clients.
Our intention in setting up our programs and services is to assist clients to 1) Accept and understand their addiction and addictive behaviour. 2) Once they get to that place, then they learn about/practise managing their addiction/addictive behaviour. 3) From that point on, if they continue to follow through, they start to create positive changes in their lives and they have created a very powerful and positive foundation for their recovery.
Early Recovery is the first two years of the journey into recovery from an addiction.
It is a very challenging and exciting time. Our Program offers a very experiential service:
There are several modules in our program; whereby clients can stay in residence for the full 7 or 8 weeks or they can come to a specific module to focus on a particular area. This is very helpful to clients who are working full time or who are from the local area and want to come in as day clients.
At the Healing Centre, our Motto is: clients first, last, and always. The Board and Staff work very hard to keep their focus on the clients and their needs. That’s why we have developed our programming over time in response to client feedback and gone through the Accreditation process with Accreditation Canada.
A key part of the work that we do at the Centre is to help others. Our Staff is helping the clients to develop a better relationship with the self and with others in their lives. Addiction is very powerful but it can be defeated through this program that we offer. The Staff do their best to work with anyone who wants help.
Hopefully, the First Nations communities up and down the coast and throughout BC will see that the doors of the centre are open and that we are willing to work with anyone who wants to start living a healthier lifestyle.
I am on the Board of Directors because my interest is to help others. I am retired and I do a lot of volunteer work to help others. This is because of what I went through in my own life. What I lived through in my young days and how I got help for myself for my drinking.
As an Elder, now I can see life differently. A better way of life is already there, you’ve just got to go and get it. I did it and I know that anyone who has the desire can and will get what they need out of this program.
Rod Bolton, President
“To provide a holistic healing environment that
empowers individuals to make positive choices regarding
their addictions and addictive life styles.”
Gya’ Wa’ Tlaab – Haisla translation meaning “Helping Each Other”
Our Vision of Service is one of a Holistic Model as an evidenced-based residential treatment program that is supported by a number of well defined beliefs, which include:
To teach clients that chemical dependency is a disease, and this disease causes physical, psychological, social and spiritual problems. And their total person is affected.
The Holistic Model of Recovery will inform and teach the clients to:
Gya’ Wa’ Tlaab Healing Centre
Achievements since opening on November 1, 2005
Gya’ Wa’ Tlaab Healing Centre
Early Recovery / Stabilization Program
Incorporates a Holistic Healing Model that addresses the whole Person
All Services must be client-focused and must address the needs of the clients. Our beliefs are: