Sunshine Coast Health Centre Announces 'Georgia Strait' Women-only Trauma Program to Open in November 2019

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Sunshine Coast Health Centre is a best-in-class trauma treatment program operating as a residential program for men in Powell River, British Columbia. The Centre is announcing a new, woman-only trauma treatment program called 'Georgia Strait' planned to open as soon as November 2019.

Sunshine Coast Health Centre is a best-in-class trauma treatment program for women.
We are very excited to expand our trauma treatment offerings to women through the Georgia Strait Women’s Clinic.

Sunshine Coast Health Centre (https://www.sunshinecoasthealthcentre.ca/), a best-in-class Centre in British Columbia for trauma treatment, is proud to announce plans for a woman-focused trauma treatment program called the “Georgia Straight Women’s Clinic.” Using a non 12 step methodology, the Centre has established a reputation as a top-rated methodology to treat trauma and PTSD and has historically focused on men only. Its residential facility is located in Powell River, BC, but it has reached clients from the key cities in British Columbia such as Vancouver, Richmond, or Victoria as well as clients from other key cities in Canada such as Calgary or Edmonton. The program is now expanding to a parallel offering to be named "Georgia Straight Women’s Clinic," and focusing on trauma treatment for women.

“We are very excited to expand our trauma treatment offerings to women through the Georgia Strait Women’s Clinic,” explained Casey Jordan, Chief Marketing Officer. “The new women-focused program will help women with moderate to severe trauma issues in a relaxed, residential setting. Our program will be the first of its kind in Canada.”

A website for the Georgia Strait Women’s Clinic is currently in development. For now, persons interested in the trauma treatment program for women should visit the website at https://www.sunshinecoasthealthcentre.ca/ and then click on the "contact" button. Information can be requested at that point. Alternatively, persons interested in the treatment philosophy and methodology are urged to visit the information pages on Non 12 Step Methodology (https://www.sunshinecoasthealthcentre.ca/non-12-step/) and trauma therapy (https://www.sunshinecoasthealthcentre.ca/trauma-program/). These pages provide an overview to the perspective of the Centre and are a starting point for self-education. Above all, however, each individual is urged to reach out to the Centre for a consultation as no two individuals, nor their situations are exactly alike.

EXPANDING TO MEET THE NEEDS OF CANADIAN WOMEN SUFFERING FROM TRAUMA

Here is background on this release. Scheduled to launch November 2019, the Georgia Strait Women’s Clinic will be the first of its kind in Canada. Currently, women with moderate to severe trauma issues have limited inpatient or residential care options. Long wait lists exist for trauma-specific care of any kind. Most residential programs are strictly trauma-informed, meaning they focus on addictions and treat trauma as a secondary symptom. In addition, most residential programs are mixed gender and are therefore unable to provide the same level of safety and support found in a women-only program.

The Georgia Strait Women’s Clinic will be the first program in Canada to offer trauma-focused care exclusively for women. An abundance of one-on-one, highly personalized care is what makes trauma-focused treatment possible. While the Georgia Strait Women’s Clinic will offer group therapy and psychoeducation, it is understood that trauma can sometimes prevent group participation, particularly in the early stages of care. That is why a heavy emphasis will be placed on emotional self-regulation, offering evidence-based therapies such as eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), hypnotherapy, dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), and many others.

For these reasons, Sunshine Coast Health Centre is proud to announce the Georgia Strait Women’s Program.

ABOUT SUNSHINE COAST HEALTH CENTRE

Sunshine Coast Health Centre is a 47-bed drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility exclusively designed for men, officially opened on the 15th of March 2004. The Centre has a philosophy of care that goes beyond just addiction to include personal transformation based on three key therapeutic principles: interpersonal relatedness, self definition (autonomy & competence), and intrinsic motivation. The Centre offers both drug rehabilitation and alcohol treatment near Vancouver, BC, but serving patients across Canada, particularly British Columbia and Alberta and cities such as Calgary, Edmonton and Red Deer. Sunshine Coast Health Centre uses a form of drug rehabilitation based on the research of Viktor Frankl and methodology of Paul T.P. Wong, namely 'Meaning ­Centered Therapy.'

Website. http://www.sunshinecoasthealthcentre.ca

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