INTEGRAL RECOVERY TORONTO: 
MEANINGFUL PERSONAL SKILLS AND AWARENESS DEVELOPMENT FOR PEOPLE IN RECOVERY FROM
ALCOHOL + DRUG ADDICTION

Build new skills and capabilities in: your inner world, your relationships, your behaviour, your mind/body connection, and meditation.

  • Deepen your self-awareness.

  • Peer support.

  • Learn about the most comprehensive recovery map from addiction that’s available: the Integral map, and how you can apply this map to your recovery.

  • Attain a self-assessment of your next steps for development in recovery.


Recovery from alcoholism and addiction is one of the hardest things you’ll ever do.


The next Integral Recovery Coaching group will be online, via live Zoom videoconferencing. It'll be an 8-week group, 2 hours per week. I'll be sending out the program and details soon. Email melissa@strongarm.ca to be added to my email list.

 

FAQS ABOUT INTEGRAL RECOVERY TORONTO

WHY DID I CREATE INTEGRAL RECOVERY TORONTO?

I’m a person in recovery. As I have searched for support for my own recovery, I’ve realized that there is something missing. There are many gaps in the programs and services for those of us in recovery: too many are rigid, they are too few, and they don’t address your whole person. Or, they don’t talk about how we can thrive in recovery, how to live a full life.
I am a certified Integral Master Coach. I have a black belt in approaches to human development. I have been teaching people to meditate for the last few years. I have a private coaching practice and my clients say “Melissa is a skilled partner and guide along the journey of self-discovery … highly intuitive” and “Melissa provided a space of understanding, effective listening, and acceptance. I felt comfortable expressing my deepest thoughts, feelings and needs.”
I have created this Integral Recovery Toronto coaching program for groups to help people address their whole selves in recovery.

WHO SHOULD SIGN UP FOR INTEGRAL RECOVERY TORONTO GROUP SESSIONS?

It is for people with some stability in recovery from alcoholism and/or drug addiction. Stability is something you define for yourself.

WHY IS INTEGRAL RECOVERY TORONTO HELD IN A GROUP FORMAT?

Because we need connection with others to help us recover. We need people who understand us, and who get where we’ve been.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT OR SPECIAL OR UNIQUE ABOUT INTEGRAL RECOVERY TORONTO?

There are lots of good, valuable approaches to recovery, but most are incomplete. That is because the existing approaches to recovery do not necessarily take a developmental approach and may not address the whole self. Existing approaches might leave us asking: but what next? How do I thrive?
Integral Recovery Toronto answers these questions.

WHAT IS THE FORMAT OF THIS GROUP?

Each weekly session will include: a short introduction and teaching on an aspect of personal development, a group discussion, and meditation. You will receive a personalized practice to work on each week. In the final session (session 8), we will each carry out a self-assessment, providing which will provide a map to help you go forward on your journey of personal discovery and development. There are only 8 spaces in the group, so together we will create a kind and supportive space.

 

INTEGRAL RECOVERY TORONTO TESTIMONIALS

Melissa provided a safe space for us to speak our minds and feel completely supported. The integral approach confirmed my beliefs that recovery must be viewed holistically; there is no “one stop shop” – to recover from addiction. The four different quadrants offer complimentary perspectives on what is needed to exist in this world and feel more at ease and most importantly - whole. I walked away from this program with more knowledge and tools in my toolbox that I have begun to utilise today. I don’t want to just be sober, I want to have a quality life, and this program has helped me get to point where I feel confident that I can have that.

T.F.

If you want to strive not just survive in your recovery this is the program for you Integral Recovery Program. It offers you the tools and resources to take your recovery to the next level. Melissa offers a soothing, calm environment where participants  mediate,explore our thinking and offer suggestions regarding our recovery. Melissa has the ability to provide one on one coaching within the group and is not just your every day cut and paste program. She is very in tune with your needs and is an amazing facilitator and great listener. Her ability to navigate participants to individually step out of old behavior and habits and  guide you to embrace the new. Truly an incredible program for individuals seeking a higher quality of life in their recovery.

T.R.

 

SHAPING THE FUTURE OF HEALING CONFERENCE 2017

Presentation on Integral Recovery Toronto

 

INTEGRAL RECOVERY TORONTO

Thrive in Recovery from Addiction

Recovery from alcoholism and addictions is a lifelong journey. I believe that an approach to recovery and to life must include personal development.


I am really interested in making spaces for people in recovery to work on their personal development, and I am trying this out in the form of Integral Recovery groups: an 8-week course that I am facilitating.

I presented about this topic at the Inner Arts Collective's conference Shaping the Future of Healing

November 17-19, 2017 in Toronto. This conference was for practitioners of the healing arts, to improve our individual and collective impact in the communities we serve.

 

Melissa Armstrong
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

©2017 by Melissa Armstrong