These relaxation techniques that help our clients become more aware of their body and therefore better able to manage their emotions.
What is Mindful Healing?
Mindfulness is the cognitive process of purposely bringing one’s attention to experiences occurring in the present moment without judgment. It begins with the practice of meditation and through other training. Research has shown that mindfulness is an effective technique used in treatment. At Road to Recovery Wellness Center, our clients practice mindfulness in a few ways:
One of the most basic ways mindfulness makes our clients feel better is by slowing things down, so they aren’t rushing from one activity to another, or even one thought to another. By quieting the mental chatter, our clients can achieve a sense of tranquility to enhance their recovery in quiet comfortable rooms.
Another way that mindfulness makes our clients feel better is by allowing them to start to notice various sensory experiences that occur in everyday life. They allow the beauty of the world around them while filling their consciousness.
Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention
At Road to Recovery Wellness Center, Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention groups have been developed. We combine cognitive-behavioral therapy approaches to preventing relapse with mindfulness practice and relapse prevention. Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention includes the following elements:
- Automatic pilot and relapse prevention
- Awareness of triggers and cravings
- Mindfulness in daily life and in high-risk situations
- Acceptance of whatever is happening and acting skillfully
- The role of thoughts in relapse
- Taking care of yourself as part of a healthy lifestyle
- Social support and keeping your mindfulness practice going
Are you or your loved one suffering from the negative consequences of alcohol and/or drug addiction?
Call our office and our caring and professional staff will help you get started on your Road To Recovery. We provide both treatment and housing services and help individuals and families take the first step toward recovery.