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A safe place for First Responders & Military to access support for their PTSD and Post Trauma recovery

Our Mission

We believe in a well-balanced life, and understand the importance of mental, emotional, spiritual and physical health. We provide a safe space for those suffering from PTSD to come and experience all areas of wellness through nature-based programs and open-minded community centred support.

 
 

Our Approach

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Person-Centred

Advocacy

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Therapeutic

Best Practices

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Building a

Supportive

Community

 

Space to

Heal & Grow

The Wayfinders Wellness Retreat is located in foothills of the Canadian Rockies along Jumpingpound Creek, set among the rolling hills of the Wine Glass Ranch just outside of Cochrane, AB. 

This incredible landscape offers a safe and calm environment for our guests to begin their healing journey with us.

Learn more about the Wine Glass Ranch and the Wearmouth and Eklund Family, who have generously donated the retreat house on their property. 

Nature-Based

Nature is the great teacher and healer, and serves as the foundation of our wellness programming. Our guests have access to a variety of nature tails, fishing, and outdoor reflection spaces. In addition, we have partnered with nature-based professional therapeutic services, such as Prairie Sky to offer Equine-Assisted Therapy.

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Mind-Body

We take a biopsychosocial approach to PTSD recovery and offer a variety of therapeutic programs and services to help guests heal and re-connect with their mind and body. Our retreat includes a Sensory Room and intentionally designed spaces to promote mental and physical well-being.

We have partnered with local professionals to provide:

  • Yoga Classes

  • Guided Meditation

  • Fitness Training

  • Massage & Chiropractic Therapy

Guest can be referred to access professional therapeutic services such as:

  • Registered Psychologists, Therapists and Counsellors

  • PTSD & OSI Clinics

 
 
 

Creativity

Creative self-expression is a powerful tool for personal healing and development. We offer opportunities for guests to explore creative mediums such as music, journalling, art, and photography.

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Indigenous

Ways of Knowing

We have partnered with local First Nation leaders to assist with integrating Indigenous Ways of Knowing into our therapeutic philosophies and practices. These traditional sources of wisdom and approaches to healing help guests to become a more integrated and healthy human being. 

  • Ceremony

  • Sweats

  • Land Education

 

The Retreat

House

The generous folks at the Wine Glass Ranch have donated a single story home that is being renovated to become the centre of the Wayfinders Wellness Retreat. 

Here guests will find a welcoming and peaceful place to meet in confidence and safety.

If you would like to learn more about how to support the renovation of this space, please connect with us.

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How To Support

Just like in the 'barn raising' days of the past, we need the collective action of the community to make this vision a reality.

 

We need your generosity and support to build this space for our public servants.

 

If you would like to support

the Retreat House Renovation

by donating supplies, materials, equipment or services,

click here: 

Your Donation will help fund the renovation of the Retreat House and the development of our wellness programming.

 
 

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