#20, 9912 106 Street NW Edmonton, AB T5K 1C5
To be honest, I was a little hesitant at first as I wasn’t sure if I belonged in this group. However, the facilitator and the women in the group either challenged or validated my thinking, and I kept coming back each week.
The atmosphere in the group was welcoming, always positive, and non-judgmental. The women in the group had very diverse backgrounds but were so supportive of each other. Getting validation was the most helpful aspect for me in my transformation. I was able to express thoughts that had been in the back of my mind for so long.
I feel this group has been beneficial not only to my relationship with my spouse but also with my kids, family, coworkers, and managers. I have received very positive feedback: people tell me I am a more open person and more approachable. Since Healthy Relationships, I lead a healthier lifestyle and have stopped taking antidepressants. I listen actively and reflect more before I react. I feel like there has been a healing process. I am a happier person. Now I understand who I am as a person.
The Family Centre acknowledges that we are on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional meeting ground, gathering place, and traveling route for the Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Métis, Dene, and Nakota Sioux. We acknowledge all the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries.