This weekend workshop will focus on the approach to recovery developed by Dr. Gabor Maté, a renowned expert on addictions from Vancouver. Financial aid is available upon request, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions in Alberta, Star of the North Retreat Centre will not be offering an in-house version this retreat.
You may however choose to book a room for day-use ($25 a day/single-occupancy) or overnight stay ($50 a day/single occupancy) during this retreat at an additional cost; do note however that the Star is not providing meals for personal retreats at this time. Please contact the Star directly for availability and pricing options.
Facilitator: Archbishop Sylvain Lavoie, OMI, and others
Dr. Gabor Maté, renowned expert on addictions and former staff physician at the Portland Hotel harm-reduction facility in Vancouver, has decades of experience working with patients challenged by life-threatening addictions, mental illness, Hepatitis C and HIV. He calls for a compassionate approach to helping alcohol and drug addicts. For the many behavioural or “softer” addicts among us, he urges us to address the void addiction is meant to fill. Dr. Maté’s message gives greater attention to the impact our environment has on addiction. Best-selling author and speaker featured on TED Talks, his videos and work will serve as the main resource for this recovery workshop, facilitated by Sylvain L. and members of the program. This workshop will be a blend of input, fellowship, laughter, meetings, mutual support, and time for reflection and journaling.
Archbishop Emeritus Sylvain Lavoie is a missionary Oblate who has spent more than 30 years ministering among the Indigenous peoples of north and central Saskatchewan. He is currently chaplain at Star of the North.
|Friday May 07, 2021||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm|
|Saturday May 08, 2021||9:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Sunday May 09, 2021||9:00 am - 12:00 pm|