What Are Holistic Approach Methods?
At Recovery Cove, our holistic treatment program is multifaceted and geared toward the mind, body, and spirit of each individual client who crosses our threshold. We take care to place the person at the center of our treatment program rather than the diagnosis. That’s why, aside from counseling, individual and group therapy sessions, medication-assisted treatment, and a variety of other research-backed treatments, we offer holistic therapies, as well.
Learn more about the therapies available at Recovery Cove:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Therapy is often part of a holistic approach, and it is critical to our treatment program at Recovery Cove. Cognitive behavioral therapy is designed to help you focus on how your negative feelings and thoughts can lead to harmful actions so you can replace them with positive ones. It also addresses triggers and can give you ways to cope and handle difficult situations.
Suggested Reading: How CBT Supports Addiction Recovery
Acupuncture is another aspect that can be incorporated into a holistic treatment program. Acupuncture has been used for over a thousand years to address various physical and mental health issues. When coupled with other treatments, it can help improve many mental and physical aspects of your recovery.
While remaining physically active is important for anyone at any stage of life, people in recovery from SUD can reap additional benefits. Exercise can help to free the mind of any emotional distress and help you let go of the negative. Exercising can release endorphins as well, which can help you feel better and improve your mood. In addition, a fit body can recover from the damage of substance use more quickly.
Through artistic practice, you can learn more about yourself and perhaps even achieve calm and relaxation. Art therapy can include painting, pottery, and more, but the value is in the experiences and the insights these practices may provide rather than the product. Many people leave holistic treatment with a new hobby or skill.
Meditation and Mindfulness
Meditation and mindfulness can help you remain in the here and now rather than spending all your time in the past. Utilizing meditation, deep breathing, and other mindfulness practices can help you focus on your present self and make choices that benefit your future self rather than adhering to the ways of your old self. It also enables you to pause and assess a trigger or stressful event as it occurs and until it passes.
Suggested Reading: Mindfulness and Addiction Recovery