The following are some of the holistic modalities we offer that can be beneficial in Recovery:
Meditation & Mindfulness Training
Developing a Meditation/Mindfulness practice helps to address obstacles that may arise throughout the change and recovery process. As clients find a practice which resonates with them and their current phase of evolution, it becomes easier to maintain an ongoing practice which can help support increased peace and well-being. In the process of treating additions or compulsive patterns, developing a meditation and mindfulness practice is an invaluable tool. Bringing meditation/mindfulness into one’s life supports moving into a new way of being based on conscious awareness and facilitates developing a strong spiritual foundation, a key component in recovery. These practices provided a structure for developing greater self-awareness, creating an experience of stillness, and exploring one’s relationship with a higher power or spiritual source. It can also help to deepen into 12 Step Work, one of the foundations for addictions treatment and recovery.
In Shamanic Healing, the focus is on reconnecting the client with aspects of themselves, soul parts, which have been cut off or shut down in response to life experiences, when proper coping mechanisms or support were not present. It is often these “lost” or repressed parts that can drive addictions or compulsive patterns. By recovering these parts, there is an opening to live a more conscious and joyful life. Through a process of soul retrieval, shamanic journey and inner child work, clients are able to learn how to connect with themselves on a deep level and how to “re-parent” themselves in a nurturing and loving way. This work can also provide a powerful self-facilitating support, which can help to cope with emotional material that has not been addressed and may be a factor in behavioral patterns. Shamanic Healing can also foster the development of connection, serenity and inner strength.
Bach Flower Remedies
Created by Dr. Edward Bach, a British doctor who recognized the importance of treating the whole person and addressing emotional/mental issues as much as physical symptoms or conditions, the 38 Bach Flower Remedies offer an alternative method for healing. Each remedy corresponds with an emotional state or mental pattern and can help in transmuting those states in a gentle and subtle way. The remedies provide tremendous support through periods of transition and can also help in initiating change from long held patterns. By strengthening one’s system and creating a more stable energy field that is less disrupted by outside influences, it is easier to hold center and move through transitions. The Bach Flowers can be particularly helpful in dealing with addictions or compulsive patterns as they provide support for change, help clients to deal with difficult emotions and increase one’s confidence in the ability to transform.
Zero Balancing® is a simple and powerful hands-on method of balancing body energy with body structure. Developed by Dr. Fritz Smith, an Osteopathic doctor and Acupuncturist, Zero Balancing integrates a Western anatomical view of structure with Eastern concepts of energy. The focus of ZB is to integrate a client's body energy with their body structure. This creates clearer, stronger fields of energy in the body/mind and balances energy in the densest tissues of the body, the bone and skeletal system. The desired outcome of a Zero Balancing session is to help relieve physical and mental symptoms, to improve the ability to deal with life stresses and to organize the vibratory fields thereby promoting the sense of wholeness and overall well being. Zero Balancing is helpful for clients in recovery as it provides a gentle, nurturing space for the body and mind to rest, it assists in the movement of emotions and mental patterns and creates a sense of deep stillness which may not have been previously experienced and is necessary for change to occur.
Reflexology is a therapeutic method of bodywork, which holds that every part of the body has a direct line of communication to a reference point on the foot, hand and ear. By massaging these reflex points, practitioners are helping the corresponding body parts to heal through improved circulation, elimination of toxins and overall reduction of stress. The overall effect is better functioning of the nervous system, organs and systems of the body. Reflexology can benefit clients recovering from addictions by providing deep relaxation, targeting specific points affected by addiction, aiding in detoxification and integrating the overall healing process.
Energy Centered Bodywork & Massage Therapy
Utilizing a combination of Energy Centered Bodywork and Massage Therapy modalities, such as Swedish Massage, Shiatsu, Reflexology, Reiki, Craniosacral Therapy and Aromatherapy, can be beneficial in the process of transformation and healing. Through an integrative approach, clients are supported in bringing desired change and balance to their whole being - body, mind, emotion and spirit. Bodywork and massage supports the detoxification process, helps clients to become comfortable in their bodies and facilitates an experience of deep relaxation. It also supports the experience of a natural state change.