Recovering from substance abuse is all encompassing, which is why here at BlueCrest Recovery Center, we would like to offer you any form of therapeutic care that can become a vital source of support and inspiration. Self-care is extremely important for any addict. Especially clients coping with Post-Acute Withdrawal Symptoms. Learning to care for your Spiritual health, body and mind, is an important part of recovery. The following Holistic Programs will be incorporated into each client’s treatment program depending on their physical ability to participate. Accommodations will be made to for any client who is physically unable to fully participate in such programs.
Meditation has been proven to be beneficial to anyone attempting to overcome addiction (or any life stressor for that matter.) Quieting the mind and learning to increase self-awareness is an amazing tool for a recovering individual. BlueCrest Recovery Center offers multiple opportunities to participate in meditation both on the facility premises and off site.
Practicing yoga can assist individuals who are recovering from substance abuse by improving mental and physical well-being through relaxation and deep breathing techniques. Promoting patience and calmness can be beneficial to all recovery stages, especially during early recovery. Daily Yoga Therapy provides many benefits to early recovery. It has been scientifically proven to be a natural mood enhancer, as well as a way to relieve a person’s aggression and tension. For addicts, it is essential to learn how to cope with negative impulses and life-stressors. BlueCrest Recovery Center believes that participating in programs such as these, benefit a clients and offers them physical and emotional support during the formation of a new life.
Art therapy has been proven to be an excellent therapeutic technique for addicts to get more in touch with their inner self and even at times their Higher Power. It offers the client the ability to express feelings that might not be easily identifiable in a verbal conversation with their therapist. Some feelings are not easily put into words, conducting therapy in this manner gives the client the ability to recognize emotional conflicts, fosters self-awareness, reduces anxiety, and helps manage addictive behaviors. Participation in Art Therapy requires no artistic skill or special talent. Anyone can effectively utilize this form of holistic care. The only skill needed is the ability to be open-minded.
Studies have found that music has the ability to determine a person’s mood and promote a decrease in anxiety and stress levels. This form of holistic care promotes wellness, assists in managing stress, can alleviate pain, helps a client express their feelings, enhances memory, and improves communication. Participation in Music Therapy does not require any form of musical training. Therapy sessions include the use of active listening, music making, and discussion. Like Art Therapy, Music Therapy has been proven to tap into an addicts emotions that they may have difficulty expressing, particularly during group discussions. Some activity examples include: Lyric Analysis, music and relaxation, songwriting, musical games, music improvisation, and active listening.
When a client interacts with pet, it has been proven to have physical and emotional benefits that include lowering blood pressure, heart rate, and increased beta-endorphin levels. Clients report that they feel less tension, anxiety, feelings of anger or hostility, and that their interaction with pets actually helped improve social functioning, and increased their levels of trust in others. Pet Therapy will be conducted by a professional in a guided interaction between clients and trained animals. Also known as Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT), it is a formal and structured set of sessions that assists clients in reaching their personal treatment goals.
Here at BlueCrest Recovery Center we offer an Exercise Therapy Program for clients who are physically able to participate. This holistic program assists clients in working towards the restoration of normal musculoskeletal functioning. Exercise Therapy has been scientifically proven to reduce pain, increase motor/sensory functioning, diminish Post-Acute Withdrawal Symptoms, as well as improve the clients overall health and general wellness.