The Recovery Center

of Hamilton County

Class Schedule

join us in your journey to recovery!

Effective August 10th, 2020

Due to COVID restrictions, these classes are first come first serve please call RCHC to schedule and only show up 5-10 minutes before your class time. We want to ensure everyone is safe during these times! You can reach RCHC by calling 513-241-1411.

Class descriptions for the new in person classes will be provided soon. 

To get involved please join us for a tour of RCHC Mondays & Wednesdays at Noon. We will provide you with a member packet. After the tour, we will set up an intake meeting. Prior to the meeting please fill out all forms in the member packet so we can assess your eligibility, goals, and what classes would make the right fit.

Recovery Center of Hamilton County

Class Descriptions for January 13, 2020 - March 20, 2020

3-Mile Aerobics will help participants strengthen and tone the abdomen using a cardiovascular workout.

A Lifetime of Living  Whether you are interested in independent living or already living independently, this class will help you hone the skills you need to create success in your daily routines.

Advanced Computing is a class for people who are ready to take their computer skills to the next level.  Programming, algorithms and coding are several of the topics that will be covered in this class.

Art Club is for those that love art or just want to learn more. This class will help you expand your artistic talent. If you like drawing, painting with watercolor, acrylic, or just want to explore your talent this is the class for you. 

Assertiveness and Self-Empowerment will teach students how to think assertively, feel confident, behave positively, in ways that will help students be self-advocates in their professional and personal relationships.

Attitudes of Gratitude  will teach students how about the importance of gratitude in recovery.  They will learn new ways to look at situations and to take the positive pieces from all of their experiences.

Basic Drawing will be a step-by-step drawing class with pencil and paper.  We will cover many aspects of creating a drawing such as shading, texture, shadow, lines, and perspective. All levels are welcome to join this class.

Beginning Computing is a class for people new to computers, or for those who would like to learn to use the Microsoft Office suite of programs.  Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point will all be taught during this ten week class.

Bipolar & Depression Support Group will offer a supportive atmosphere for those living with Depression and/or Bipolar Disorder. Group members are encouraged to offer support and help facilitate the recovery of their peers through sharing.

Building Resiliency will help participants manage life’s changes, stresses and pressures effectively.  It will teach skills to bounce back to a balanced state after facing a disruption in life.

Chair Boxing will help build strength and tone muscle while losing pounds and inches. Participants will learn simple boxing moves such as power punches and combinations followed by a full body cardiovascular workout.

Clay & Sculpture will offer students opportunities to made one of a kind art pieces using clay. Learn different techniques to manipulate the clay into pieces of art.

Coming Out of Your Shell will help students learn skills as well as provide opportunities in the community to put newly learned skills into practice that will allow you to become more comfortable and friendly with people. 

Connectedness will teach students how to be connected to ourselves, others, and our community as a contributing partner in our world.  This class will also cover how to help overcome barriers to "connectedness" such as shame, lack of trust, anger, and others.

Creating a Healthy, Balanced Life is a process and it varies with each individual. This class is designed to assist the participants in handling their life events in a smooth manner with less anxiety and fear while at the same time increasing their quality of life.

Creative Writing - Students will engage in writing exercises to free repressed emotion and gain clarity for recovery.

DBT Skills – Emotion Regulation -  The Dialectical Behavioral Skills in this class help us understand the function of emotions, the action urge that accompanies each emotion, and whether to heed or oppose these urges.

English Skills Development will take place in the computer lab so that each student can work on the areas they choose. Reading comprehension, vocabulary, sentence structure, punctuation and typing are some of the topics available. Some of the websites used are lots of fun while others approach English in a more serious way.

Exercising Your Brain is a course of study, taught on the computers, that improves short-term memory, attention to task, and concentration.

Exercising for Strength will be done in a group formation of training on each piece of exercise equipment in 5-10 minute intervals. This course will help you gain more mobility in your muscles and joints.

Finances & Mental Health will help students understand how mental health struggles affect financial health and wellness.  Students will learn practical ways to improve their financial health such as creating and sticking to a budget, understanding and improving credit scores, understanding benefits and the rules about working while disabled, understanding the local, state, and federal resources available to people with limited income, and others.

Guitar will help beginners and experienced guitar players better understand how to play guitar, as well as the history and appeal of the instrument.  You do not need to own a guitar to participate.

Healing thru Art - Participate in fun and exciting projects that are tied into the recovery journey in life. Collaging, painting, color pencil, markers, embellishments and more just some of the things you can be working with during the quarter.


Healthy Cooking will allow learners to cook healthy and learn new recipes and safety and sanitation from a Dietician and Culinary Grad.

Internet & Email is an introduction on how to navigate the web using different browsers, how to utilize email for everyday use, security measures for web browsing, and more!

Intuitive Collage is a creative and satisfying collage process. You make your own deck of cards—each collage card representing one aspect of your personality. Use the cards intuitively to answer life's questions and participate in self-discovery. Joyfully deepen your understanding of the relationships between your personality parts, you and your family/community/world, and you and your dreams, symbols and Spirit.

Journaling For Recovery  You've always been the author of your own experience.  This class is an invitation to become the author of a sacred text of your own design; an opportunity to write a personal field guide to your highest self.

Land That Job  Is a class for people looking to find work.


Loving What Is is a simple method of self-enquiry that the author, Byron Katie, calls The Work, four simple questions that allow you to see the problems that are troubling you in a whole new light. The Work is a life-transforming system for discarding the stories we tell ourselves, which are the source of our suffering, and replacing them with the truth and a life of joy and peace.


The Magic of Mandalas  During this course we will examine mandalas: their history, meanings, usage and beauty. We will also create our own mandalas and color in a few pre-made ones. The act of creating a mandala represents the transformation of the universe from a reality of suffering to one of joy and



Math Skills Development We will work in the computer lab, allowing everyone to work at their pace and on their choice of math skills.  Want to learn Algebra?  Need to know how to balance your checkbook?  Have trouble figuring out the price of an item on sale for 30%off?  These are just some of the subjects you might choose


Personal Wellness is self-directed fitness in the exercise room using the available equipment. 

Photo Editing 101 will teach you the basics of editing your digital pictures.

PTSD & Recovery This class will teach participants about PTSD; what it is, how it affects us and mechanisms to help deal with it.

PTSD Support Group is a peer-led group for people who are in recovery from PTSD.

Recovery Boosters 2 focuses on the positive aspects of recovery through inspirations and reflections.  We will use specific short essays to help us center our focus on things that we can do to maintain our mental wellness while taking the time to also reflect on our individual paths that have led us to today.

Recovery For Life Recovery from mental health issues is a process that takes work on a daily basis. In this class, we will use the Recovery For Life workbook to examine different components to recovery. We will discuss these components’ relevance to our own life journey and apply them to our individual recoveries.

Recovery, Mental Health, and the Circle of Life  This course will address growing up with a mentally ill parent, mental health issues in relationship to our siblings and friends, dating, spouse/significant other, marriage, sex and recovery, parenting and recovery, and lastly, grieving the loss of a parent who had a mental illness.

Scrapbook Your Journey  Each participant will create a scrapbook of their life to this point and end with a few pages for their visions of their future.  Journaling will be used regularly.

Self Care in Everyday Life 2  This class will help participants with their self-confidence and teach them effective ways to practice loving themselves and others. 

The Secret Law of Attraction  In this course, you’ll learn how to use The Secret and Jack Canfield’s Key to Living the Law of Attraction  in every aspect of your life—money, health, relationships, happiness, and in every interaction you have in the world. You’ll begin to understand the hidden, untapped power that’s within you, and this revelation can bring joy to every aspect of your life.

Signing for Recovery will combine articulate hand movements, facial expressions, head and body movements to communicate feelings, intentions and more. ABCs, numbers, colors and basic signs used in everyday conversation will be learned.

Spirituality of Belonging:  Feeling Different, Finding Home  Have you ever felt different and found yourself longing for a sense of belonging – a place you feel at home, where you can truly be yourself? You are not alone. Join us as we explore our experiences of feeling different and the spirituality of belonging.

Start Right Where You Are offers an easy-to-read, easy-to-do guidebook for anyone who wants to change their life (a little or a lot) but doesn’t know where or how to begin. Subtitled: How Little Changes Can Make a Big Difference for Overwhelmed Procrastinators, Frustrated Overachievers, and Recovering Perfectionists.


Tai Chi will teach students the art of this Chinese martial art.  Focusing on breathing and meditation help people become focused and mindful.


True Defense will train the mind, body, spirit and emotions through the training of personal defense skills. Students will get in better physical shape, develop a stronger motivation and spirit to live out their life purpose, have better mental focus and awareness, and have lots of fun!  Students may wear sweatpants and t-shirts with gym shoes.  If you have a TKD uniform, you may wear the pants and a t-shirt.  Official t-shirts will be made and eventually distributed to the class.

Watercolor will cover the basics of watercolor painting. We will cover things such as how to use water and paint to create objects on paper and how to use the color wheel to create desired effects.  All levels are welcome to join this class.

Weight Loss & Management Support Group – If you want to lose weight, maintain your current weight, or just eat healthy, come join us! You will learn all kinds of nutrition information and tips and tricks.

Weight and Aerobics Training will help the beginner experience a total body workout through the use of aerobic exercise and/or machines, free weights, power tubes, and stationary bikes.

Wellness & Smartphones will teach students how to use Android and iPhone Smartphones as a tool in recovery.  Students will learn basic settings, what they mean  and how to decide which settings to use to suit their preferences and lifestyle.  Students will also learn how smartphones can be used to improve their lives using apps including but not limited to; Metro Bus app, music apps, maps, camera, schedule, Google assistant, Siri, NotOk, Health Trackers, Meditation apps, and others.

WMR: Wellness Management & Recovery will teach how to self-advocate. It covers medications, cultural diversity, stigma, treatment teams. It teaches the difference between aggressive behavior and assertive behavior. The course has a wellness wheel to show you where you are and where you want to go. It is an individual based curriculum that will help you grow and expand in your recovery.

Women’s Support Group will provide an environment for women to support one another on their journeys.

Yoga is a dynamic, physically demanding practice that synchronizes breath and movement to produce an internal heat designed to purify the body. Yoga, with its many postures, is great for building core strength and toning the body.

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Healthy Cooking With Maria RDN, LD, QMHS:

Check out these healthy cooking recipes from The Recovery Center of Hamilton County's RDN! She gives you simple, easy, cheap and most of all healthy recipes! Health and Wellness is critical to mental health, follow these tips and recipes to guide you through your journey to wellness. 

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2340 Auburn Ave Cincinnati Ohio 45219


Monday Through Friday 

9:00am - 3:45pm 

closed weekends