Chemical Dependency Therapies
Facilitated by Heather Duzan, CPCC, clients develop wisdom around their personal values and self-esteem.
Through the cultivation of awareness and process, program participants explore setting satisfying and realistic goals for a well balanced life style.
Peak Recovery Nutrition and Life Style
This series addresses the concept of the "addicted brain" and how our nutrition can either adversely or positively affect sobriety.
Nutritional deficiencies that can occur due to the over-consumption of alcohol and drugs have a direct effect on mood, cravings, as well as other health problems. Good nutrition helps recovery participants re-build the body and lessen the experience of withdrawal symptoms.
Throughout the many stages of recovery, yoga can serve as a tool to re-establish the body-mind connection that is lost or distorted by addiction.
Yoga provides an outlet to handle the complex emotions triggered by life's stressors through breath, movement and poses that release natural endorphins to the body.
Tai Chi consists of a series of gentle, slow, rhythmic exercises and movements matched with mindful breathing.
Tai Chi creates a quiet, peaceful space for clients to think and prioritize their own health and psychological well-being.
The practice of Mindfulness focuses on helping participants identify their values, develop the skills they need to live in the present moment, and learn to relate their emotional experiences in a way that allows for increasing participation in valued activities.
In the context of addiction, this might mean becoming aware of triggers that increase craving and choosing to do something else, which in turn weakens the craving response.