Treating The Whole Person: Serenity Lane’s New Dually-enhanced Clinical Program
There’s a popular saying in the rooms of AA: What do you get when you sober up a drunk horse thief? What this old joke tells us is that there is more to recovery than removing the drug or the drink. Whether you self-medicated with alcohol or drugs to deal with depression or anxiety or began abusing substances heavily to cope with a trauma: getting sober is just the beginning.
Serenity Lane recently expanded its clinical services to provide even more comprehensive mental health and emotional wellness programs. Below is the complete list of the mental health/focus groups available to our residential and ExSL patients. Many patients will mix and match from these groups, allowing us to provide individualized care that meets the patient’s exact needs.
Anger Management – Participants focus on how anger effects and impacts recovery. Participants are asked to share openly, use role play to investigate their behaviors and find non-chemical coping skills.
Art and Recovery – This group explores how art is used to explore and express feelings, support their rehab experience and aid in long term recovery from addiction.
Body Image and Nutrition – Participants focus on developing a healthy relationship with food and exercise, recognize dysfunctional patterns and how to manage anxiety related to body image.
Boundaries – Learning to be more assertive in setting physical, emotional and mental boundaries to protect oneself from being manipulated or hurt by others.
Coping with Trauma – participants focus on how trauma symptoms affect them and their recovery efforts while learning new coping skills to manage trauma symptoms and prepare a foundation for individual work with a therapist.
Defense Mechanisms – Participants identify and process thinking errors, denial patterns, areas of resistance, ego, resentments, acceptance and forgiveness.
Emotional Awareness – Participants discuss the power of emotions as they pertain to addiction and learn practices to become more emotionally honest and vulnerable.
Faith-based Recovery – Exploration of the connection between spirituality and recovery and creating a spiritual practice that works for the you.
Grief and Loss – participants explore the impact of loss and the process of health and unhealthy grieving. This group also examines how loss affects wellness.
Healing Shame – Participants discuss the roots of shame and how fear of being exposed as inadequate or defective keeps us stuck in our secrets and our addiction. Group learns how to develop and practice empathy, self-compassion and vulnerability to heal the wounds of the past and build meaningful relationships with other.
Overcoming Dysfunction – Group explores the dysfunction addiction causes and how relationships suffer from destructive behaviors. Participants learn how to make different choices and practice different ways of thinking to overcome cycles of relapse or destructive behavior.
Relapse Prevention – Participants discuss and diagnose personal relapse experiences and learn the phases of the Relapse Cycle, identify warning signs, triggers and ways to disrupt the pattern.
Self Esteem – In this group participants address self esteem issues and practice confidence-building techniques.
Spiritual Principles – Participants delve deeper into their spiritual practice and look at ways they may strengthen and build their spiritual principles in daily life.
Stress Management – Participants talk about personal stressors and learn ways to cope in daily living with stressful situations.
Willingness to Surrender – Participants explore the role of surrender in recovery and everyday living. Participants examine the ways that willingness and surrender aid long term recovery and may be used in daily situations.