Winnipeg addictions counsellor to run three sessions on Gabriola

Mary Charlotte Wilcox

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Tuesday, January 9 2018

On Saturday, January 13th, starting at 10:00 a.m., Tim Fletcher, a pastor and addictions counsellor from the Assiniboia-Charleswood Community Church in Winnipeg, Manitoba, will speak at Gabriola Fellowship Church (corner of North and Church). 

Tim will teach 3 sessions: the physiology of addiction (10:00 a.m.); how complex trauma both sets us up for addiction (1:00 p.m.) and makes it impossible to envision a happy life (3:00 p.m.). His talks are based on a series he wrote called Finding Freedom (available on youtube); the talks are about 2 hours with time for short breaks and questions; lunch for everyone will be served at noon.

Tim’s program, Finding Freedom, is popular in drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs; this material was recommended to us by a recent Gabriola graduate of the 3 months program at “Stepping Stones”, a women’s recovery house in Courtenay, B.C. 

On Sunday, January 14th, at 10:30 a.m. Tim will speak at the morning service and teaches again at 2:00 p.m. Coffee served and lunch about noon. You are welcome to join us at any time.