Badge of Life Canada is gaining National respect as a resource hub for those dealing with operational stress injuries.   We have many requests to post or add resource information to our website.  To ensure that our networking and collaboration is a positive and mutually beneficial approach for both those seeking and sharing resources we ask the following; 

The individual or group must respect the beliefs and mission of Badge of Life Canada and be willing to actively promote those beliefs and mission through word and deed. our-mission our-beliefs.  How do you see yourself doing this?  The individual or group must be willing to list www.badgeoflifecanada.org and logo on their respective website.  Please send a link and Indicate where our logo and website are located on your site. 

Badge of Life Conferences  2017-  February 7, Richmond Hill, ON ,February 23 & 24,  Surrey, BC, May 12-14,  Jasper, AB, June 8,  London, ON 

UPCOMING

Fall Sudbury, ON

We put first responders with OSI’s at the centre of all that we do.  BOLC is highly collaborative in its approach to solving problems and works hard to get first responders to our conferences by removing their personal stumbling blocks.  We invite individuals, fire, paramedics, police, go transit, border crossing, corrections, academics, veterans, chaplains and first responder agency departments, to join the mental health conversation at our conferences.  

We come together in cross-functional teams with other organizations to work on solutions towards mental health treatment and support for first responders.  As part of our day-to-day activity, volunteers with BOLC use innovation tools/ methods, and participate in creative collaborations like idea jams for conferences to stimulate mental health awareness and affect positive healing connections for first responders.  

We are constantly evolving our connections through conferences allowing for networking and awareness of new approaches in treating ptsd and decreasing suicide. People are becoming both aware of and practicing self care tools through our innovate website and conferences towards a goal of mental health.  We go as far as surveying our participants , to create “the new” (on our website and with connections/networking during conferences) with them at our side.

September 9, 2017 Session 1

October 14, 2017 Session 2

Healing with Horses: Autumn Self-Care Retreat for Trauma Survivors

Location: Oz Farm

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Sep 16 – 22, 2017

The Hoffman Process is designed to bring about positive, permanent shifts in the quality of your life — in just seven days.One meticulously crafted process tailored to meet the needs of many. Personalized to the individual through a thoughtful enrollment plan. An open door to a multitude of possibilities.

The Process is a structured program, founded by Robert Hoffman in 1967. A variety of methods are used to bring the essentials of your being — intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and physical — to balance. You will experience shifts and growth on all levels — or what the Hoffman Process calls your ‘ Quadrinity ‘.Through our proprietary methodology, participants learn how to transform existing beliefs, perceptions, and emotional patterns that are limiting their lives. The Hoffman Process helps remove the barriers that are holding you back from being the best version of yourself.

Learn more hoffmaninstitute.ca

Break the Cycle of Inherited Family Trauma — A Workshop with Mark Wolynn

October 21-22
Calgary, AB

In this workshop, we’ll explore the unexplained fears, anxieties, depression, obsessive thoughts and chronic conditions that we’ve biologically inherited from our parents and grandparents—symptoms we often think are ours. Through lectures, interactive group work and family constellations, Mark Wolynn, author of IT DIDN’T START WITH YOU: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle (Viking, 2016) will offer effective ways to break biologically inherited patterns so we can live healthier, happier, more fulfilled lives. You will learn how to:

  • Become a detective of your family history, uncovering the traumatic events that can affect health, success, vitality and relationships.
  • Interpret the clues in your words, feelings, symptoms and behaviors that link to unresolved traumas.
  • Use dialogue, imagery, ritual, healing sentences, and other neuroscience tools for resolution, so that you, your children, and their children, can be free from having to relive the pain of previous generations.

Learn more: www.markwolynn.com

October 12 and 13, 2017

Two Day Peer Support Training Accredited by Mood Disorders Society of Canada

Please Join us for a two day Peer Support Training Session.

Where? The Trauma Centre, 18642 Leslie Street, Sharon, ON L0G 1V0

Price includes includes lunch and snacks both days. Limited to 16 participants
See register/event for more details

Oct 14 – 20, 2017

The Hoffman Process is designed to bring about positive, permanent shifts in the quality of your life — in just seven days.One meticulously crafted process tailored to meet the needs of many. Personalized to the individual through a thoughtful enrollment plan. An open door to a multitude of possibilities.

The Process is a structured program, founded by Robert Hoffman in 1967. A variety of methods are used to bring the essentials of your being — intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and physical — to balance. You will experience shifts and growth on all levels — or what the Hoffman Process calls your ‘ Quadrinity ‘.Through our proprietary methodology, participants learn how to transform existing beliefs, perceptions, and emotional patterns that are limiting their lives. The Hoffman Process helps remove the barriers that are holding you back from being the best version of yourself.

Learn more hoffmaninstitute.ca

Nov 11 – 17, 2017

The Hoffman Process is designed to bring about positive, permanent shifts in the quality of your life — in just seven days.One meticulously crafted process tailored to meet the needs of many. Personalized to the individual through a thoughtful enrollment plan. An open door to a multitude of possibilities.

The Process is a structured program, founded by Robert Hoffman in 1967. A variety of methods are used to bring the essentials of your being — intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and physical — to balance. You will experience shifts and growth on all levels — or what the Hoffman Process calls your ‘ Quadrinity ‘.Through our proprietary methodology, participants learn how to transform existing beliefs, perceptions, and emotional patterns that are limiting their lives. The Hoffman Process helps remove the barriers that are holding you back from being the best version of yourself.

Learn more hoffmaninstitute.ca

Nov 12 – 17, 2017 Cornwall, ON

“COPE” or “Couples Overcoming PTSD Everyday” is a new and innovative program that uses the power of the “group” to learn how to manage PTSD in the home. Treating the individual diagnosed with PTSD in isolation misses a major component on the path to better health and happier life.

COPE is sponsored by Wounded Warriors Canada, our founding National Funding Partner. From the initial presentation of the idea of COPE, they have offered their encouragement, support and generous funding of this initiative.

COPE is now open to first responders.  We do have a fairly long waiting list so please be patient as we work our way through the list of couples asking for COPE. When your name comes up for a possible position for a COPE Program in your geographical area, someone will contact you either by phone or email to see if the dates work for you. If so, you and your partner will be required to attend by phone an intake interview conducted by a COPE Psychologist. This process takes one hour and is the final step in being accepted to attend the COPE Program. Once this is completed and you are both deemed ready/fit to attend COPE, you will receive the Joining Instructions.  In the meantime, and while you wait, you might consider sourcing the CanPraxis Program for couples also funded by Wounded Warriors Canada.

Learn more copecanada.com

Dec 9 – 15, 2017

The Hoffman Process is designed to bring about positive, permanent shifts in the quality of your life — in just seven days.One meticulously crafted process tailored to meet the needs of many. Personalized to the individual through a thoughtful enrollment plan. An open door to a multitude of possibilities.

The Process is a structured program, founded by Robert Hoffman in 1967. A variety of methods are used to bring the essentials of your being — intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and physical — to balance. You will experience shifts and growth on all levels — or what the Hoffman Process calls your ‘ Quadrinity ‘.Through our proprietary methodology, participants learn how to transform existing beliefs, perceptions, and emotional patterns that are limiting their lives. The Hoffman Process helps remove the barriers that are holding you back from being the best version of yourself.

Learn more hoffmaninstitute.ca