Focusing on just the clinical aspects of addiction treatment is not a fulfilling start to someone’s recovery journey. A holistic approach that promotes healing in all areas of life can help those struggling with addiction be more successful in sobriety.
At BlueCrest Recovery, our addiction recovery approach includes clinical, holistic, and spiritual focuses so our clients can be enriched and learn to lead full, healthy lives. Find out more by calling 888.292.9652 or contacting us online today.
Holistic Addiction Recovery Therapies
Recovering from substance abuse requires focusing on all areas of life. Self-care is vital for any person recovering from addiction—especially clients coping with post-acute withdrawal symptoms. Learning to care for your spirit, body, and mind is integral to recovery. The following holistic programs are vital parts of each client’s treatment program, depending on their physical ability to participate. Accommodations will be made for any client who is physically unable to fully participate in such programs.
Meditation has been proven beneficial to people attempting to overcome addiction, mental health disorders, and other life stressors. 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 benefit all recovery stages, especially early recovery.
Daily yoga therapy provides many benefits to early recovery. It has been scientifically proven to be a natural mood enhancer and a way to relieve a person’s aggression and tension. Learning how to cope with negative impulses and life stressors is essential for those in recovery. BlueCrest Recovery Center believes that participating in programs such as these benefits clients by offering 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 allows the client to express feelings that might not be easily identifiable in a verbal conversation with their therapist. Some emotions are not easily put into words. Conducting therapy in this manner gives the client the ability to:
- Recognize emotional conflicts
- Foster self-awareness
- Reduce anxiety
- 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 can influence a person’s mood and promote a decrease in anxiety and stress levels. This form of holistic care promotes wellness, assists in managing stress, alleviates pain, helps clients express their feelings, enhances memory, and improves communication. Participation in music therapy does not require any form of musical training. Therapy sessions include active listening, music making, and discussion. Like art therapy, music therapy has been proven to tap into difficult emotions that people in recovery may have difficulty expressing, particularly during group discussions. Some activity examples include:
- Lyric analysis
- Music and relaxation
- Musical games
- Music improvisation
- Active listening
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 toward the restoration of normal musculoskeletal functioning. Exercise therapy has been scientifically proven to reduce pain, increase motor and sensory functioning, diminish post-acute withdrawal symptoms, and improve overall health and wellness.
Explore the Holistic Approach of BlueCrest Recovery
At BlueCrest Recovery Center, we believe the holistic approach is one of the most effective ways to help each client achieve a successful recovery. We are passionate about helping our clients build a strong foundation for lasting sobriety. Our holistic programs offer a safe and supportive environment to aid an individual’s mental, emotional, and physical healing process.
If you or a loved one need help on the road to recovery, reach out to us today by calling 888.292.9652 or completing our simple online form.