On Our Own of Montgomery County is pleased to announce that we will be holding our next WRAP (Wellness and Recovery Action Plan) training session beginning Wednesday April 2nd, 2014.Â The start date was pushed back a week from the original date in March. It will be held here at the Center:
434 East Diamond Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
There are eight sessions scheduled to meet on Wednesday beginning April 2nd.Â Each session will be two hours from 1pm to 3pm in the afternoon.Â There is an increasing need for peer support in our communities.
Note: We are now accepting registration for the waitlist for the April 2nd session. Check back periodically to see when the next class will be offered. Thank you!
The following is taken verbatim from the Copeland Center website:
“WRAPÂ® stands for Wellness Recovery Action Planâ„¢. WRAPÂ® is a self-management and recovery system developed by a group of people who had mental health difficulties and who were struggling to incorporate wellness tools and strategies into their lives. WRAP is designed to: Decrease and prevent intrusive or troubling feelings and behaviors Increase personal empowerment Improve quality of life Assist people in achieving their own life goals and dreams WRAP is a structured system to monitor uncomfortable and distressing feelings and behaviors and, through planned responses, reducing, modifying, or eliminating them. It also includes plans for responses from others when you cannot make decisions, take care of yourself, or keep yourself safe.
WRAP is for: Anyone who wants to create positive change in the way they feel, or increase their enjoyment in life. Anything from deep sadness, arthritis, hearing voices, diabetes to â€œburn out.â€” CITATION
“The WRAPÂ® system was developed by people who had been dealing with a variety of psychiatric symptoms and who were working hard to feel better and get on with their lives. Mary Ellen Copeland, an internationally acclaimed author, educator, and mental health advocate, initially practiced WRAPÂ® to help with her own struggles with mental health challenges. In 1997, Mary Ellen began to share WRAPÂ® with other people who were struggling with a wide range of emotional, physical, and mental health challenges. Through her books and lectures, she has taught tens of thousands of people over the past decade-and-a-half to adapt WRAPÂ® to their own personal recovery journeys.” CITATION
If you are interested in participating in this training or a future training, please contact Pete atÂ (240) 683-5555 Ext. 802 or EMAIL