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Branching Out Support Services (B.O.S.S.) and Julie Elsdon-Height Join Forces to Provide Affordable and Accessible Therapeutic Options for the Community
[Orangeville, May 2023] — Branching Out Support Services (B.O.S.S.), is dedicated to serving our community and creating a space where everyone can experience life to its fullest potential. Towards this goal, B.O.S.S. has partnered with Julie Elsdon-Height to offer community members affordable, accessible therapeutic options through individual sessions, group circles and business team development.
B.O.S.S. has long been dedicated to creating a nurturing environment where every individual can flourish. Through their extensive range of services and programs, they have been instrumental in supporting the community's diverse needs. By teaming up with Julie Elsdon-Height, B.O.S.S. aims to further expand their offerings and provide holistic support to individuals, groups, and businesses.
Julie Elsdon-Height brings a wealth of expertise and compassion to this partnership. As a fourth-year student in Indigenous Social Work at Laurentian University, she brings six years of experience as a professional life and recovery coach, where she supported individuals to overcome personal challenges, improve their mental well-being, and navigate life's complexities. Julie's wise practice approach focuses on braiding mainstream practice through the holistic Indigenous lens of wellbeing. Julie holds that we are created perfectly as we are today and can step into that belief with support. By helping people to see the interconnectedness of their physical, emotional, spiritual and mental aspects of self and the world around them, individuals can identify causes of disruption in the context of their lived experience. With this, they can address and resolve these issues interfering with living their best life.
B.O.S.S. and Julie Elsdon-Height will provide three core therapeutic options for the community:
- Individual Sessions: Through one-on-one sessions, individuals will have the opportunity to receive personalized support and guidance from Julie Elsdon-Height.
- Group Circles: B.O.S.S. and Julie Elsdon-Height will facilitate supportive group circles, creating safe spaces for community members to connect, share experiences, and learn from one another.
- Business Team Development: Recognizing the importance of a healthy work environment, B.O.S.S. and Julie Elsdon-Height will offer team development workshops to enhance communication, collaboration, and overall well-being within organizations. These workshops will foster a positive and productive workplace culture.
Through their collaboration, B.O.S.S. and Julie Elsdon-Height aspire to make therapeutic services more accessible to the community. They are committed to breaking down barriers, ensuring affordability, and promoting inclusivity for all individuals seeking support.
For more information about B.O.S.S. and the therapeutic options provided in partnership with Julie Elsdon-Height, please visit www.branchingoutsupportservices.ca or contact [email protected].
About Julie Elsdon-Height
Julie Elsdon-Height is partnering with Branching Out Support Services to provide our community with affordable, accessible therapeutic support via social work interventions such as individual sessions, group sessions and business team development.
With a background in corporate management and marketing, Julie decided to pursue a career where she could help others and returned to university. Not your average University student, this fifty-year-old woman brings 13 years of lived experience in recovery from substances and four years of experience as a professional Life Coach and Recovery Coach.
As a 4th year, Dean’s List student in the Honours Bachelor of Indigenous Social Work (ISWK) program at Laurentian University, Julie is a non-Indigenous person studying social work from a generalist and an Indigenous approach. The ISWK program demonstrates a deep commitment to the values and ethics of Indigenous social work by incorporating the Seven Grandfather Teachings and Medicine Wheel teachings as guiding principles and also embracing the Social Work Code of Ethics.
Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers guiding Julie's studies include Dr. Susan Manitowabe, Dr. Dan Cote, Dr. Joey-Lynn Wabie, Dr. Taima Moeke-Pickering, Sheri Cecchetto, Arlene Johnson, and Frankie Misner.
Julie believes in a wise practice approach to helping others achieve balance in their lives through braiding mainstream practice through the holistic Indigenous lens.
Julie holds that we are created perfectly as we are today and can step into that belief with support.
By helping people to see the interconnectedness of their physical, emotional, spiritual and mental aspects of self and the world around them, individuals can identify causes of disruption in the context of their lived experience. With this, they can address and resolve these issues interfering with living their best life.