Psychotherapy, also known as “talk therapy,” is when a person speaks with a trained therapist in a safe, confidential environment to explore and understand feelings and behaviors and gain coping skills.
During individual talk therapy sessions, the conversation is often led by the therapist, touching on topics such as past or current challenges, experiences, thoughts, feelings, or relationships experienced by the person while the therapist helps make connections and provide insight. 1 Psychotherapy can help an individual eliminate or take control over problematic symptoms and can increase well-being and healing.
CBT—Cognitive Behavioral therapy
CBT—Cognitive Behavioral therapy is a form of psychotherapy that dives into your thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes and notes links, or connections between these influencers and how they affect your feelings, and behavior. CBT aims to enable you to create effective coping strategies for learning how to overcome different problems throughout your life. Thus, creating healthy foundations for understanding how to create lasting change in your behavior, setting you up for elongated success on your journey into sobriety.
DBT—Dialectical Behavior Therapy
provides clients with new skills to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in relationships. DBT specifically focuses on providing therapeutic skills in four key areas. First, mindfulness focuses on improving an individual’s ability to accept and be present in the current moment. Second, distress tolerance is geared toward increasing a person’s tolerance of negative emotion, rather than trying to escape from it. Third, emotion regulation covers strategies to manage and change intense emotions that are causing problems in a person’s life. Fourth, interpersonal effectiveness consists of techniques that allow a person to communicate with others in a way that is assertive, maintains self-respect, and strengthens relationships.
is a form of psychotherapy in which one or more therapists treat a small group of clients together as a group. The term can refer to any form of psychotherapy when delivered in a group format, including cognitive behavioural therapy or interpersonal therapy, but it is usually applied to psychodynamic group therapy where the group context and group process is explicitly utilised as a mechanism of change by developing, exploring and examining interpersonal relationships within the group.
Disease affects the entire family structure. Often, it is family members who enable the addict to delve further into dependence. Because of this, families need to learn how to establish healthy boundaries, while creating a supportive system. It is important to recognize that recovery is important for all members within the family system. The goal is to reunite the family and promote healing through new and positive interactions. To accomplish these goals, the family system must learn specific skills. Regardless of past events, it is our hope our patient’s experience brings both healing to them, and their entire familial unit.
Anytime there is a need to deal with addiction, there is often an underlying trauma from which it results. Addictions are often best thought of the “symptoms” of a larger issue. At Renewal, we want to help you get to the root of the problem, and not simply manage symptoms. All the services we provide stem from an informed trauma-base approach where we will adequately assess the deeper, root issues that are leading to the addiction. From there, we will help build a holistic approach to healing the wounds which cause the issue of addiction. We understand that to solve the issue, we must create a safe, trustworthy atmosphere with each person, provide support, empowerment, and the capacity to see what life can look like, beyond the addiction itself.
Acupuncture is a common practice in the health care system in China and has been used for over 2,500 years. It involves penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles which can be activated through gentle movements by the practitioner’s hands or by electric stimulation. The general theory of acupuncture is based on the idea that there are pathways which create an energy flow through the body (Qi). These pathways are responsible for overall health. Any disruption of the patterns can cause disease, but acupuncture works to improve the flow of Qi, thus improving health.
Art Therapy seeks to harness the creative art-making process. One of the often- overlooked side-effects of chemical dependency is the destruction of an individual’s natural creativity. Learning to recapture your natural creative process can provide immense healing to the client. Through analyzing the transference process between the therapist and the client, the therapist can identify the client’s symbolic self-expression as communicated in the art. Together, they can work on eliciting interpretations from the paintings. The program includes creative work spaces and a variety art projects.
Meditation—Mindful meditation is meant to help you focus on what is true about you moment by moment. In this, you are learning to become ever-present within your reality. Mindful meditation offers a plethora of benefits including decreased stress, an enhanced ability to deal with illness, decreased depressive symptoms, and improved general health.
Music Therapy is the utilization of both music and musical elements by an accredited musical therapist to promote, maintain, and reestablish emotional, physical, and mental health. Because of music’s many qualities it can be used for a variety of issues from dealing with mental, behavioral, or emotional problems to relieving stress. It has been shown to treat anxiety and depression. Current studies continue to show that it can be successful with chemical dependency.
Psychodrama employs guided dramatic action to examine problems or issues raised by an individual or a group. Through utilizing experiential methods, sociometry, role theory and group dynamics, psychodrama helps individuals discover new insight, integration on cognitive, affective, and behavioral levels. Likewise, it provides clarity on issues as well as increasing emotional and physical health and enhances learning and developing new skill sets.
Holistic Healing can include a variety of treatments that seek to target the entirety of the mind, body, and spirit. These programs seek to teach you how to protect all areas of yourself, be it through the expression of exercises like yoga, mindfulness, and meditation.
At Renewal, we believe in the need to nourish the whole person. Part of that equation involves regular fitness at our health centers which allow you to focus on creating a positive self-image on both a mental and physical level. Regular exercise increases motivation to maintain a consistent schedule and unlocks a healthy perspective on the balance between mental self-care and physical self-care.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders. EMDR is based on several theories of psychotherapy and utilizes sensory input such as eye movements to help people recover from trauma. EMDR techniques are used to unblock emotional processes that have been held back by distress. When you unblock your emotions, you are able to reprogram your brain and begin to heal from the fear and pain associated with trauma and emotional distress.
Neurofeedback is a noninvasive procedure that uses sound and visual signals to reorganize or retrain brain signals. It is a therapeutic intervention that provides immediate feedback from a computer-based program and assesses a client’s brainwave activity.This approach to treatment is a specific form of biofeedback that uses electronic monitoring of normal body functions to train a person to acquire control of that function. Neurofeedback is designed to observe, qualify, and train someone’s brain waves to help regulate their brain function. By using an electroencephalograph (EEG), the brain is measured, and the electrical activity is documented so that doctors and therapists can use the information to address any areas of the brain that may be experiencing any emotional dysregulation. This noninvasive procedure can give patients and providers a better indicator of what needs to be addressed with the ailments that are in question.
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