Many of us are animal lovers, feeling at ease when petting a dog or playing with a cat. Connecting with an animal, a horse included, can be calming and create a sense of safety and purpose. Animals affect how we feel and teach us many lessons in treatment and recovery. Focused time and working with
During treatment, we are usually placed with a therapist who can help us through the process of sobriety. However, recovery is a life-long journey, and it can be beneficial to continue seeing a therapist even long after we complete treatment. Even if we feel as though we have worked through the issues affecting our struggle
We are not able to control what has happened to us in the past and what trauma we have experienced, but we can control how we move forward. The power over our healing process belongs to us, even if we don’t feel like it does. There are different approaches we can take with guidance from
Exercise significantly benefits us as humans. However, we live in a society in which exercise may have been pushed upon us in a very intense way at one point or another, and that could have negatively affected us. The truth is that not only can exercise be fun, but there are not any rules. Moving
Being part of a welcoming community of peers with shared life experiences can lower the risk of relapse and improve the effectiveness of treatment. You can benefit from attending multiple forms of group therapy during rehabilitation. The clinical team at 449 Recovery use group therapy as part of our treatment for substance use disorder (SUD).
Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is a type of psychotherapy that helps people accept things out of their control and commit to taking action in line with their values. This approach can effectively treat a range of mental health conditions including anxiety, depression, and addiction. 6 Techniques Used in ACT ACT is an intervention that
Experiential therapy is a type of therapy that involves engaging in physical activities or experiences to treat mental health conditions. Unlike traditional talk therapy, which typically takes place in an office setting, experiential therapy sessions may occur in an art studio, a horse stable, or outdoors during a hike. The benefits of experiential therapy for