Sobriety Solutions Mindful Life Program can help individuals learn how to regulate their emotions and thoughts through mindfulness. While mindfulness has a number of applications in everyday life, mindfulness can play a very important role in recovery from Substance Abuse. Individuals can learn how to redefine the nature of stressful situations and stimuli that may otherwise trigger a fight or flight response. Prior to a mindfulness intervention, individuals may have been oblivious to the various factors that play a part in perpetual relapse. Our Mindful Life Program gives individuals the chance to examine those factors on a level playing field; in a calm, supportive and safe environment. In time, the triggers become less daunting and more manageable.
Our Mindful Life Program will include meditation groups, basic instructional meditation practices, breathing exercises, and trauma processing through the holistic art of meditation. Our approach includes Mindfulness-Based Interventions, Cognitive and Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma Informed Therapy interventions. Mindfulness and Life integration groups will be used in tandem to identify life stressors and blocks that have prevented people from succeeding in the past.
Comprehensive and Mindfulness-Based System
Development of Healthy Lifestyle Skills
Benefits of Mindful Life Program:
What would be possible if you could access clarity and calmness in high-stress, high-stakes situations?
Would you be more effective?
What would be possible if you understood your own emotional processes and the physiological reactions that follow?
Would you be more resilient?
What would be possible if you improved your listening, communication, and empathy skills?
Would you enjoy better relationships?
Benefits of Mindfulness-Based Therapies in Addiction Treatment
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends the use of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy to treat individuals who suffer from recurrent episodes of depression. Research has also shown that it is very effective in treating populations which are more likely to relapse. This includes individuals who suffer from Substance Abuse Disorders.
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, and other mindfulness-based therapies, are very beneficial in conjunction with Substance Abuse Treatment in the following ways;
Reinforces relapse prevention – Many individuals who suffer from substance abuse disorders also struggle with chronic depression. In addressing both the depression and the addiction during treatment, the client can learn how to differentiate the two and be mindful of their ability to overcome depression in recovery.
Assists individuals in managing feelings of anxiety – Several studies found that the use of MBCT significantly decreased levels of anxiety, worry, and even improved sleep quality. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy helps reduce stress levels and encourages clients to recognize their anxiety as negative thoughts instead of predictive facts. Therefore, reducing the power negative thoughts have over the client’s life.
Supports trauma recovery – One recent study from 2015 found that mindfulness-based stress reduction therapy actually reduced the severity of PTSD symptoms in veterans and increased their quality of life. Research has shown that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy is an effective and highly beneficial therapeutic tool for treating Substance Abuse Disorders. In combining MBCT with other evidence-based therapies, Sobriety Solution’s Mindful Life Program can provide a well-rounded treatment program for individuals suffering from addiction.
How Sobriety Solutions Mindful Life Program Provides Integration into Life:
Sobriety Solution’s Mindful Life Program offers mindfulness-based therapy interventions and other clinical services which promote growth in recovery. These services include;
- Mindfulness-based relapse prevention
- Mindfulness-based stress reduction
- Coping skills training for specific substance use and mental health disorders
- All clients will be assessed in areas such as career/education, family dynamics, and trauma which will drive chosen treatment interventions.
- All groups will focus on an aspect of life that are a challenge to newly sober people.
- Solution focused therapy will assist clients who are transitioning back into work, school and family life.
- Sessions will be more exploratory for younger clients who are searching for a sense of purpose and meaning in early recovery.
- Ancillary services will be provided to assist clients in resume building, interview skills, and temporary to full time job placement.