Michelle's passion lies in empowering other peers to advocate for themselves, and supports them with recognizing their own strengths and talents, which in turn ignites that spark of hope that recovery is possible.
Michelle maintains Peer Roles such as:
Peer Navigator for the Wellness Network and Peer Facilitator for Working on Wellness (WOW) at the Edmonton Hope & Wellness Centre.
Michelle is a member of the Steering Committee for the Wellness Network Learning Community.
She also facilitates the following Recovery College courses:
- Do What You Love and Love What You Do (DWYL)
- Mental Wellness Recovery Group (MWRG)
- Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP®)
You can check out www.wellnessnetworkedmonton.com to find out more about these particular courses as well as others.
"Michelle, I just could not have come close to my experience today prior to today. I was filled with emotion and was deeply inspired. I have never been a part of any program/workshop that has even come close to the impact that it has touched me so deeply! Thank you Michelle for bringing your heart, your incredible gifts and skills to this program. I can't imagine just how many lives this will touch ... WOW!"
˜ DWYL attendee
Do What You Love and Love What You Do
This course is based on the workbook written by Michelle, by the same title.
Learners will have the opportunity to do hands-on exercises to learn new and exciting ways to develop skills, navigate change and find out what their strengths and talents are. They will discover how to become a self-advocate for their own needs and wants.
They will learn what they are passionate about and may find new and exciting ways to "Do What They Love and Love What They Do"!
This course is run over 8 weeks with 2-hour sessions per week. It is offered through the Wellness Network Learning Community in Edmonton.Learn More
Mental Wellness Recovery Group
The MWRG is a structured group where learners will be given proven tools to help in their own recovery journey to Mental Wellness. It includes techniques to work through despair, negative self-talk and anxiety, amoung others. It will teach you how to set goals that you can acheive.
This course is run over 10 weeks with 2-hour sessions per week. It is offered through the Wellness Network Learning Community in Edmonton.Learn More
Wellness Recovery Action Plan Program
WRAP® uses a preventive approach whereby individuals will gain tools to get well and stay well.
WRAP® is non-diagnosis focused and no referral is necessary.
It is run over 9 weeks with 2-hour sessions per week and is offered through the Wellness Network Learning Community in Edmonton.Learn More
"I will remember the tools that I have learnt and remember that I am a strong, resilient woman. I have come far and will continue to grow."
˜ MWRG attendee
"Thanks for being a mentor and friend and for inspiring me to carry on in so many other directions in my recovery."
˜ WRAP® attendee