12 step programs have been the foundation of millions of people in recovery from addiction of all kinds. It is a proven method that does work, however it is not the only solution. We will have 12 step meetings available to clients.
Smart Recovery (Self Management and Recovery Training)
Secular Organizations for Sobriety (S.O.S.)
To assume one program or solution is the end all be all can be a dangerous misconception. Humans are incredibly complex individuals. Every moment and decision of a persons life shapes their reality. Our goal is to instill as many tools and outlets available to each individual, help them navigate all options and apply which are effective for the individual.
Dialectic behavioral therapy (DBT)
Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy. It is the identification and modification of negative thinking, and also encourages positive behavioral changes.
Dialectical therapy refers to bringing together two opposites: acceptance and change. The combination brings better results than just one. One of its fundamental aspects is the acceptance of patients’ experiences, which allows therapists to treat them better.
Standard comprehensive DBT has the following parts:
- Individual therapy
- Group skills training
- Phone coaching, for emergencies between sessions
- Consultation group for health care providers to discuss patient care
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
We use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as an effective approach to treat addiction. The therapy is used to not only treat substance abuse, but also depression, anxiety and other similar disorders. It is a type of psychotherapy designed to reconstruct dysfunctional behaviors and thoughts by talking to the patient and singling out negative emotions. CBT is considered as a solution-oriented type of talk therapy, based on the principle that perceptions and thoughts influence one’s behavior. A feeling of distress can warp a person’s perception of reality. The therapy works to determine whether the harmful thoughts are close to reality or not, devising strategies to help the patient overcome them.
Eye Movement Desensitization Therapy (EMDR)
Many alcoholics and addicts suffer from at least one type of trauma. EMDR is helpful in healing people affected by trauma or other forms of distress.
Being active in addiction usually leads people through a spiral of distressing life experiences, for themselves and their loved ones. We have trained and experienced therapists who specialize in EMDR Therapy.
EMDR is an organized therapy that prompts patients to focus on a traumatic memory for a little while, along with bilateral simulation (eye movements). This helps with a reduction in the vividness and emotion associated with the trauma.
Humans have used aromatherapy for thousands of years. Ancient cultures in China, India, Egypt, and elsewhere incorporated aromatic plant components in resins, balms, and oils. These natural substances were used for medical and religious purposes. They were known to have both physical and psychological benefits.
Essential oils distillation is attributed to the Persians in the 10th century, though the practice may have been in use for a long time prior to this. Information about essential oil distillation was published in the 16th century in Germany. French physicians in the 19th century recognized the potential of essential oils in treating disease.
Yoga and Tai Chi
At HPR, Yoga and Tai Chi is incorporated into our daily routines. Stretching, elongating and engaging muscle groups keeps a healthy flow of blood oxygen to the brain and body, enhancing our well being and emotional, mental capacity. Yoga is led by a trained Yogi, intermediate level for those who have not done it before with options for others who may be a little more advanced. Yoga, is not a requirement, but is highly encouraged. Tai Chi is also led by a Tai Chi instructor, for beginners. They are short but powerful mindfulness activities.
Mindfullness and Meditation
We have a strong focus on the energy of the groups and the center overall. We practice mindfulness activities throughout the day. Morning and evening meditation, some within a group setting and some on a personals individual time. We have guided meditation, daily reflections, dream interpretation, and other group mindfulness activities that include Outdoor Experiential Therapy, pottery, and art therapy. Expressing yourself through art is a liberating experience and tests our imagination and creativeness.
Being in tune with our body, mind, and spirit, through mediation and mindfulness activities, is crucial for sustained recovery. The better we get to know ourselves and our thought patterns and routines, the easier it is to connect with our foundations in recovery, all that we have learned as tools to help remain sober.
Physical Fitness and Nutrition:
Both Nutrition and fitness are cornerstones for sustained recovery. At HPR, we focus on treating the entire person, mind, body and spirit. Exercise has mental and physical benefits that keep your mind clear and open in your recovery. Exercise increases energy, enhances mood, which assists in keeping you positive throughout recovery. A balanced, healthy diet with focus on nutrition can change a persons sense of well being and energy. A healthy brain and body enable us to be the best we can be, to be well rounded individuals in recovery and life in general.