Holistic Therapy Program

Steps Recovery Center recognizes how vital the mind, body, and spirit are in their connection to the whole person. We take a holistic approach to substance abuse and mental health disorders that includes treating the whole person, and find that it tends to be more successful, especially since these issues affect every aspect of a person’s life. With a customized and individualized program, a holistic approach just makes sense. It affords an opportunity to meet the patient’s physical and psychological needs and allows them to engage physically, emotionally, and mentally.

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What is a Holistic Therapy Program?

For those individuals suffering from substance abuse disorders or mental health issues, a holistic therapy program employs various modalities. Holistic means “whole,” so the mind, body, and spirit of a human. Psychologists and therapists realize those connections need to be treated cohesively for the best therapy outcome. Holistic therapies may be crucial to your therapy, as you gain an increase in relaxation, mindfulness, physical ability, rejuvenation, and nourishment.

Types of Holistic Therapy Programs

Many holistic programs are available for someone going through addiction or mental health disorder recovery. The top holistic therapies include meditation, yoga, physical fitness, and mindfulness

Yoga

For centuries, the Hindus practiced a physical, mental, and spiritual discipline with yoga, which attempts to integrate the mind and body to fashion a harmonious whole. The practice teaches breath control, simple meditation, and the implementation of specific bodily postures for well-being and relaxation, as well as body strength and balance. Benefits of yoga include:
Done in a holistic therapy program that includes a group setting, yoga can instill a sense of peace and calm. This helps the recovering addict or trauma victim–particularly–to quiet their mind and cope with challenging situations, triggers, and stress.

Meditation

This ancient practice has been used for thousands of years, again, beginning with the Hindus. Meditation done properly can help people find calm, clarity, and increased concentration. Studies prove how powerful mindful meditation can be to improve various mental health disorders and those suffering from addiction withdrawal. Being aware and present allows your mind and body to rest and relax, as you focus on deep breathing and releasing tension. Once mastered, meditation can significantly reduce anxiety and stop the “what if’s.”

Benefits of Meditation include:

Learning the practice of mindfulness enables you to use it in your daily life and increase the skills of developing confidence in your own body’s natural healing ability.

Physical Fitness

In addiction recovery, and especially after detox, your body may need assistance regaining strength and physical fitness once again. For this reason, it’s integral to participate in a physical fitness program routine to help build up your body and increase your immunity. Your cardiovascular, muscular, and skeletal systems can benefit from daily exercise and provide a sense of well-being. Plus, physical fitness releases endorphins that naturally help you feel joy.

Other benefits to daily exercises include:

Mindfulness

The practice of being in the now takes time to master. This is what mindfulness means, to be present with yourself and not react. When you’re aware of everything going around you, but you can sit with your thoughts and be, it is a powerful antidote to anxiety and the effects of withdrawal. It’s different from meditation because you don’t focus on just nothing, as you do with meditation; instead, you focus on your thoughts, emotions, and feelings. You can also use mindfulness anytime, anywhere. It allows you to be free of judgment of right or wrong, and present without distraction.

Benefits of being mindful include:

A holistic therapy program, such as what we use here at Step Recovery Center, offers people a way to heal their whole self that includes mind, body, and spirit.

Multi-Channel Approach to Treatment

Treatment Center

Residential treatment centers are knownfor their success rate, so it’s important to research local ones that fit yours or that of the needs of your loved one. Ensure they are acredited and licensed, have access to emergency care services, offer aftercare planning, and have a credentialed staff