At Surfside Recovery, holistic therapy is a key part of our approach to treating substance use and mental health disorders.
The body is a ‘whole’ and not a collection of parts. This means that if one thing is out of balance, it can disrupt the mind, body and spirit. By treating all parts of the self, we can help our clients heal to the fullest extent and live a life of purpose.
Holistic Therapies to Support a Full Recovery
As a residential treatment facility in Huntington Beach, CA, we’re able to integrate holistic therapies into our everyday schedules. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in yoga, music groups, creative writing, meditation and more. This way, you’ll be able to find the activities that provide you with purpose, direction and fulfillment.
In fact, activities like music and art can be an effective way to release your internal pain, whether it be unresolved trauma or low self-esteem. We hope that by being introduced to a number of healthy activities, you’ll find the things you like and continue pursuing them when you return home.
The holistic therapies offered at our residential treatment center are:
- Music therapy
- Deep breathing
- Guided meditation
- Outdoor therapy
- Art therapy
The Role of Holistic Therapy in Addiction Treatment
It’s easy to assume that holistic therapies are simply used to enhance your treatment plan and keep you busy during your stay, but they are far more valuable than this. These personalized, non-medical treatment methods address emotional and nutritional imbalances, as well as treat physical and mental addiction symptoms. They do an excellent job of enhancing the progress made in counseling as well.
The main objectives of holistic therapy are to:
- Identify the root causes of your addiction
- Make it easier to fight drug or alcohol cravings
- Promote an active, physically fit lifestyle
- Increase self-confidence and self-worth
- Reduce the appeal to drug or alcohol use
Does Holistic Therapy Really Work?
Holistic therapy does not have as much empirical evidence as other types of therapy, but this does not mean it is not highly effective. There’s a reason why so many treatment facilities offer integrated treatment. Many holistic therapies have been proven to be effective, offering benefits like increased well-being, increased sense of self and decreased depression and anxiety.
Furthermore, there are no harmful effects associated with holistic therapy. It can support evidence-based treatments, such as cognitive behavioral therapy and medication assisted treatment, and encourage a total healing experience. Perhaps most importantly, holistic therapy teaches people in recovery how to have fun and enjoy a sense of purpose without drugs or alcohol.