Mental Health & Addiction Services of Ottawa
1489 Merivale Rd Unit 200

Ottawa, Ontario K2E 5P3

MHASO, Mental Health and Addiction Servies of Ottawa
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MHASO, Mental Health and Addiction Servies of Ottawa, Smart Recovery

The SMART Recovery 4-Point Program helps people recover from all types of addiction and addictive behaviors, including: drug abuse, drug addiction, substance abuse, alcohol abuse, gambling addiction, cocaine addiction, prescription drug abuse, sexual addiction, and problem addiction to other substances and activities. SMART Recovery sponsors face-to-face meetings around the world, and daily online meetings. In addition, our online message board and 24/7 chat room are excellent forums to learn about SMART Recovery and obtain addiction recovery support. 

Saturday Mornings
10:00 am - 11:30 am 

Wednesday Evenings

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Monday & Thursday

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Are you struggling with how to help someone with drug addiction, alcohol abuse, or other addictive behaviors? SMART Recovery would like to provide you with the resources you can use to help yourself, as well your loved one. SMART Recovery Family & Friends helps those who are affected by the substance abuse, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, or other addictions of a loved one. SMART Recovery Family & Friends is a science-based, secular alternative Interventions. Our method is based on the tools of SMART Recovery and CRAFT (Community Reinforcement Approach & Family Training).

Every Saturday
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Tuesday Afternoons
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 

Please join Nicole LeBlanc for our weekly Mindfulness Drop-In Group from 12:00 to 1:00 pm! It is a free group but donations are welcome :) 

Teachings on wisdom & self compassion - Guided sitting meditation -Mindful movement - Self reflection practice

Mindfulness Drop-In Group

This program aims to support individuals in cultivating greater well-being & resilience amidst the ups & downs that life presents us.

You will learn how to:

- Befriend your flaws & inner critic

- Transform shame through self-compassion

- Offer kindness & understanding to yourself during times of difficulty

- Foster hope for well-being toward yourself & others.

Therapy on the farm amongst nature. Spend time 'Healing with Horses' and walk the trails.

An alternative to psychotherapy in an office setting. Connect with nature. Take some time for yourself.

Every Friday

Do you find yourself worrying about the past or future? Is stress interfering with your ability to live a healthy life? If so, this may be the right group for you!

This evidence-based group will be led by Nicole LeBlanc MA, MSW, RSW, a Clinical Social Worker who offers psychotherapy through M.H.A.S.O. She has been practicing & leading mindfulness-based interventions over the past 4.5 years.  She is a qualified teacher in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) through the School of Medicine, University of Massachusetts, & in Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT), developed by Psychologist Dr. Jean Kristeller (co-founder of the Center for Mindful Eating, NH). She is also a teacher in training in Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) through the School of Medicine, University of San Diego.

eCPR is open to anyone who would like to learn how to respond to others in an emotional crisis.  You do not have to have any special education or be in a mental health related field.  This is a grassroots program that welc
omes everyone.
If you have loved ones or coworkers or do volunteer work where you interact with people who need emotional support sometimes, this is the course for you!
Mental Health and Addiction Services of Ottawa, MHASO, Deb Dana Ottawa, Polyvagal Theory

In this two-day, experiential workshop, Deb Dana shares her Polyvagal Theory guided approach to therapy. Participants will learn the organizing principles of Polyvagal Theory and work with practices designed to bring the power of Polyvagal Theory directly into clinical work. Working individually and in dyads, participants will learn techniques to map autonomic response patterns and skills designed to reshape the nervous system.  Polyvagal Theory gives therapists a guide to becoming a regulated and co-regulating resource and concrete ways to help clients find, and savor, experiences of safety. Working from a foundation of Polyvagal Theory, therapists have practical ways to help clients identify and interrupt their familiar response patterns and strategies to shape their autonomic nervous systems toward safety and connection.

Full Day Mindfulness

Retreats at the Farm

April 19th 2020

June 28th 2020

September 27th 2020