"What we know about human growth is that... these difficult moments end up being very important." - Eduardo Vega
Growing Through is an innovative, strengths-based approach to supporting others through challenging life events and personal distress. Guided by best practices for mental health peer support and suicide prevention, informed by the recovery model, humanistic psychology and lived expertise, Growing Through provides skills training for serving as an “ally” to others in these difficult times, including effective use of one’s personal experience.
Growing Through is founded on the philosophy that every individual’s life journey is unique and valuable. For some people, the most significant moments of that journey include intense difficulty, distress and/or pain, including despair and thoughts of death. By approaching struggle and crisis, including suicidal intensity, as parts of personal growth, Growing Through "Allies" help people find value and meaning in the midst of pain, and maximize their own resources for recovery.
You may also like the following events from Grow Event Partners:
- Next Friday, 26th July, 08:30 am, Persuasive Therapeutic Communication workshop in Christchurch
- This month, 29th July, 09:00 am, The Powhiri, Purakau and Motivational Interviewing in Christchurch
- This month, 29th July, 09:00 am, Activating Hope in Wellington