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Leading Non 12 Step Recovery Program, Sunshine Coast Health Centre, Announces Support for 10th International Meaning Conference in British Columbia


Leading Non 12 Step Recovery Program, Sunshine Coast Health Centre, Announces Support for 10th International Meaning Conference in British Columbia

Sunshine Coast Health Centre is a top-rated drug rehabilitation and alcohol treatment centre, serving patients in Powell River, British Columbia. The Centre is announcing its support of the upcoming 10th International Meeting Conference in British Columbia.

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RICHMOND, British Columbia, July 31, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Sunshine Coast Health Centre, one of the top drug rehabilitation, alcohol treatment, and trauma therapy programs in Canada and one that uses a Non 12 Step Methodology based on Viktor Frankl's Logotherapy, is proud to announce its support of the 10th International Meaning Conference to be held August 3-5, 2018, at the Executive Hotel, Vancouver Airport in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. Details on the conference can be found at


The conference addresses this central question:

How can we live a good life in spite of all the problems of addiction, depression, violence and political tumults?

The main conference theme is: "Courage, faith and meaning: Existential positive psychology's response to adversity." The conference advances the view that the best way to survive and flourish is to confront the dark side of life – the pathway to transformation and growth is through despair. It explores the how of finding mature happiness and hope through overcoming hardships and suffering.

The Conference boasts of a distinguished faculty from all continents. Notable speakers include Carol Ryff, Emmy van Deurzen, Robert Niemeyer, and Michael Steger. The public may also be interested in Bruce Alexander, author of the Globalization of Addiction; Kennon Sheldon, author of Optimal Human Being; and Philip Watkin, author of Gratitude & the Good Life.

There will be a public forum on Decoding Jordan Peterson's 12 Rules of Life. "Is the Peterson phenomenon created by intensive media coverage of his political controversies?" asks Paul T. P. Wong, Conference Chair, "Alternatively, is it because of his ability to integrate science and religion in providing a map of meaning for living?" Wong and Gordon Carkner will provide a balanced assessment of Peterson's book.

The public is invited to attend this informative forum.
There will be a special Celebration Banquet on Friday evening to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the International Network on Personal Meaning and the 80th birthday of its founder, Paul Wong. At the awards night on August 4, scholarships will be given out to graduate students and achievement awards will be given to Michael Bond, Bruce Alexander, Harriet Wu, and Melanie Alsager. The awards night is open to the public.

The Meaning Conference is organized by the International Network on Personal Meaning (INPM) and Sunshine Coast Health Centre. Registration information can be found online at Inquiries can be directed to Dan Jordan, Conference Manager, at


Sunshine Coast Health Centre ( is a 47-bed drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility exclusively designed for men, officially opened on the 15th of March 2004. The Centre has a philosophy of care that goes beyond just addiction to include personal transformation based on three key therapeutic principles: interpersonal relatedness, self definition (autonomy & competence), and intrinsic motivation. The Centre offers both drug rehabilitation and alcohol treatment near Vancouver, BC, but serving patients across Canada, particularly British Columbia and Alberta and cities such as Calgary, Edmonton and Red Deer. Sunshine Coast Health Centre uses a form of drug rehabilitation based on the research of Viktor Frankl and methodology of Paul T.P. Wong, namely 'Meaning ­Centered Therapy'.


SOURCE Sunshine Coast Health Centre

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