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ANNOUNCEMENT: Mission Butterfly Now Taking Applications for its Pilot Program “HEALING INVISIBLE WOUNDS ~ THE INTENSIVE”

August 8, 2017                            Press Release Aug 8 2017

Mission Butterfly (MB), together with full support and funding from The Royal Canadian Legion Ontario Command, and The Ontario Trillium Foundation is proud to present its pilot program “Healing Invisible Wounds – the Intensive“, offered at no cost to veterans and military personnel of The Canadian Armed Forces. 

MB has been extensively researched and developed over years of clinical experience, education and training, by Darlene DeStefano, PhD. Her infectious compassion and drive to help others has attracted a dynamic team of experts in the fields of neuroscience, health, wellness and complementary therapies.

Mission Butterfly delivers a multi modal program for treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and related conditions, utilizing state- of- the- art neuroscientific and non drug healing techniques that address the whole person in mind, body and spirit; as well as offering unprecedented family after-care and close monitoring for several months beyond the end of the in-person component, through the Case Manager and qualified Peer Support.

This pilot is being delivered to a group of 18 participants and consists of 100+ hours during four 3 and 4 day weekends over a ten-week period in full group, break-out, and individual sessions. The time between weekends allows participants to process the therapies received and practice outside of program in their own homes and communities the tools they are learning;  

Assessments, progress, pre- and post- testing are unique to this PTSD program. To ensure integrity of the findings, MB has engaged a third party to complete a study/review to identify program effectiveness through measurable outcomes.

Participant families attend the last weekend, gaining a deeper understanding of the impact of PTSD, how to better assist their partner, learn inclusive family skills, resources, and enjoy individual, couple, and family time. In addition, they will receive after-care and close monitoring for several months beyond the end of the in-person component, through the Case Manager and qualified Peer Support.

Mission Butterfly addresses the issues associated with PTSD and the impact it has on participants and their families by providing the treatment and tools necessary to enable participants to recover. ‘Healing Invisible Wounds – The Intensive’, promises to be the best program to date to effectively support recovery.

To apply to this ‘first of its kind’ program, please complete and submit to mail@missionbutterfly.ca the application at https://missionbutterfly.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Initial-Application.pdf

*Contact: Darlene DeStefano, PhD, Founder 
direct line: 519-837-0507 
darlene@missionbutterfly.ca 

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