Men who arrive at Together We Can have an excess of stored negative energy accumulated from lives dominated by the lash of addiction. Louis Grant, Together We Can’s Indigenous Certified Addictions Specialist, regularly implements the practice of smudging in his daily therapy sessions. Smudging is an age-old ritual utilized by indigenous groups around the world as a way to harness the “spirits” found in nature to cleanse and renew weary souls.
Aside from group smudges at our main facility on Kingsway, clients are also treated spiritual adventures at the Stawamus Chief in Squamish, Buntzen Lake in Coquitlam and Lynn Canyon in North Vancouver. Tapping into the spiritual realm with the help and instruction offered by a guide such as Louis allows for deep, therapeutic experiences which can have a dramatic, positive and lasting affect on individuals in recovery.