Classes

We offer a variety of recurring classes here at Recovery Academy. Most classes run for six weeks and classes meet once a week for 1 1/2 hours. Students are welcome to attend multiple classes and may begin at any time. To join, simply find a class and arrive at our office 15 minutes early to complete paperwork.


Building Hope, Self-Esteem and Confidence in Difficult Times - Build hope, confidence and self-esteem. Difficult times are part of the human experience; these experiences influence our outlook on life and how we view ourselves. Learn how to turn negative messages into positive ones with techniques and skills that you can use to build your confidence and self-esteem.


Fear, Forgiveness and Boundaries - Are you tired of feeling backed up against a wall and not knowing which way to move? Giving up feelings of fear and the harboring of forgiveness can be one of the hardest things to do. This class will help define and overcome the role of fear in your life and understand what forgiveness is about. Learn about creating safe boundaries and when to trust.


Feeling Depression - Depression can be overwhelming. Let's break down the elements and find our way back to health, learn about its symptoms, ways of coping, and the importance of believing in your recovery.


Handling Anger - Understand and learn how to better control your anger. Anger is one of the primary emotions, along with happy, sad, and afraid. We all get angry...the problems arise when we express our anger in an impulsive, aggressive or violent manner. Learn strategies to express anger in appropriate ways.


Improving Relationships - "Relationships are vital but no one talks about them." - This course will explore the meaning and value of relationships and how to create and develop healthy relationships. We will explore: why relationships are important, indicators of a healthy relationship, places to find and how to meet people, challenges, and the impact of personal trauma. No one person is an expert on relationships. The format involves targeted questions and input from the group.


Skills of Self-Management - Enhance your personal potential toward recovery! Skills of Self-Management will teach skills that contribute to overall wellness. Self-Management involves three basic components: understanding ourselves, creating plans, and putting our plans into action. Topics include: problem solving, self-esteem, interpersonal communication, stress management, nutrition, fitness, and personal planning.


Stand Up Speak Out - Stand up for your rights and the rights of others! Stand Up Speak Out teaches the skills necessary to effectively advocate for yourself and others. Learn about communication skills, attitudes, self-advocacy, citizen rights, the public mental health system, serving on Boards of Directors, and how to address legislators. You will have the opportunity to make a positive impact regarding personal needs and to educate yourself about community resources.


Wellness Recovery Action Planning (W.R.A.P. - Create a personal plan to become and stay well! W.R.A.P. will help you discover the things you need to do every day to keep well, identify triggers and signs that things may be getting worse. With this knowledge, you design skills and tools to forward your recovery including creating your own Advanced Directive. W.R.A.P. can be used by anyone for any life issue; mental health, substance use, weight control, most anything.