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The Overcomers Place Presents

Free Professional Development Day

Addictions & Overcoming :
A closer look at The Overcomers Place's 
Addiction Recovery Model of 
Care, Connection, Community

Online Event - 1.5 hours of Professional Development (Cat. A)
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
29th June, 2024
Please note: Link will open at 12:50pm


Participants will be introduced to:

  • The Addiction cycle

  • Window of Tolerance impacts

  • Care as Neurobiological safety v. survival 

  • Connection resources and

  • Community through the concept of Mutual Aid

  • Support for Family and Friends

Participants will start to learn a language of recovery through the lens of care, connection and community. 
This 1.5hr online workshop will introduce participants to The Overcomers Place model as a framework for overcoming addiction. This Professional Development is offered free of charge however all donations are tax deductible and welcome to support the work of The Overcomers Place - Donate Here

When: Saturday 29th June 2024 


 Time: 1 pm - 2.30 pm AEST 


 Duration: 1.5 hours


 Where: Zoom (you will be sent link when you register here

Penny (Penelope) Wilkinson

Addiction and Trauma Recovery Specialist
B.Bus, MCouns, SEP (Somatic Experiencing Practioner), 
Registered Clinical Counsellor 
Accredited Supervisor, PACFA #24365

Penny is the founder and CEO of The Overcomers Place. She passionately volunteers her time for this service. The Overcomers Place was established to provide an effective, sustainable, accessible service for each individual as they began to rebuild their lives in recovery. Free group therapy can be accessed during the day at Gladesville, Bronte or online via zoom hybrid options.
This service opened in 2020 to fill a gap in the market for recovery services - "the missing middle". 
There are currently 12 groups a week delivered during the day. They are not drop in groups. All groups are provided free of charge after intake.  Positions are available now if you know anyone struggling to overcome any addiction.

Penny works as a private therapist at Gladesville. Her work has helped many and as she moves towards retirement she is keen to see her knowledge passed onto others. She has trained a team that now delivers The Overcomers Place model to more than 60 clients who are currently participating in groups and moving towards a recovered life.
Penny entered her own recovery journey in 2001 and began working in Rehabilitation Services in 2004. She saw the desperate relapse rates and the devastation this caused individuals, families and communities. She voraciously pursued the academic world for solutions. The Overcomers Place model is a culmination of those many 1000s of hours of professional development. Penny is now an Accredited Supervisor with PACFA and SEP (Somatic Experiencing) Assistant Trainer with SE Australia. 
Penny is passionate about celebrating the courage involved in overcoming life's struggles.

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