THE NATURAL PATH

Recovery & Wellness University

Peer Support Center

 A learning environment where common sense can come alive.


NOW ONLINE!

~ For those seeking natural tools for recovery from mental illnesses, addictions & life challenges.

~ For those seeking to become an Alaska trained Peer Support Specialist or Recovery Coach.

~ For those wanting to learn more about naturally maintaining health and wellness.


Natural Peer Support – 40 hours

Learn to transform past experiences into healing for others. How can we inspire and empower?  Explore the recovery principles and practices of hope, mutuality, “being with”, and strengths-based language. Study the history and leaders of the Peer Support movement as well as alternate views on madness and addiction. Practice co-counseling, telling your recovery story, and role-playing. Learn Peer Support as a discipline with unique skills, and best practices in alignment with SAMHSA’s Peer Support Core Competencies.


Alaskan Peer Leaders – 15 hours

Want to make a difference at the policy level? Want to voice your views at the decision-making tables? Explore effective systems advocacy in Alaska. Study the world-wide Peer Support movement and development of peer leaders, and be inspired by renown models of peer support from around the world. Also includes opportunities to strengthen our statewide peer support network.



Plant-based Cooking Classes – 16 hours

Online classes in delicious nourishing vegan cooking, and the energetics of food and health. 


Mental Health First Aid – 8 hours

A nationally acclaimed program to learn more about how to effectively support people with different kinds of mental health challenges. 


WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) – 20 hours

WRAP is a self-designed prevention and wellness process that anyone can use to get well, stay well and make their life the way they want it to be. Developed in 1997 by a group of people who were searching for ways to overcome their mental health issues and move on to fulfilling their life dreams and goals, it is now used extensively by healthcare systems, and people in all kinds of circumstances, to address all kinds of physical, mental health and life issues.  


WHAM (Whole Health Action Management) – 20 hours

WHAM is an educational weekly support group which uses ten evidence based health and resiliency factors to sustainably change our own behaviors. WHAM is non-judgmental, empathetic, popular and proven to be quite effective.


The Natural Path has recently received welcome support from 

The ALASKA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SOCIAL JUSTICE FUND

The RICHARD L. AND DIANE M. BLOCK FOUNDATION