Understanding the how and why of a person's addictive habits is vital for reclaiming control of personal choice. Because drug and alcohol addiction is a chronic condition, personal preference is called into question daily by the people, memories, and places that can tempt a person to relapse. By uplifting the mind, body, and spirit into positivity, holistic therapies can help soothe, alleviate, and absolve the negativity that emerges in daily life.
Holistic therapies have been used for ages as preventative measures and sources for shifting self-defeating thoughts. Researchers and experts from both Eastern and Western cultures have experienced the benefits of holistic healing. They aid in strengthening the body, the renewal of the soul, and soothing the mind from destructive distractions that frequently occur without warning.Call Us Now
Addiction to alcohol and drugs causes a person to focus solely on self, with no regard for others. Though one must focus on personal healing during addiction treatment, acts of selflessness are encouraged since they show the ability to move outside of oneself for the betterment of others.
The practice of holistic therapies and their value become apparent once a person becomes more conscious of their talents and gifts and how they can positively influence others once shared.
Addiction recovery becomes far more achievable by improving physical agility, emotional intelligence, and mental stamina. Equine therapy, massage, and other mindfulness forms help restore the body’s natural fight or flight response to a healthy state. This assists in providing the necessary tools to approach each day and overcome potential hurdles to maintaining sobriety, thereby encouraging better mental health.
Learn more about holistic therapy at Lion Recovery below.
The use of horses in a therapeutic environment is known as equine therapy. Each week, the client will spend time with a horse (grooming, feeding, and exercising) to build trust with the horse. The client will eventually figure out how to saddle the horse. Individuals recovering from drug or alcohol addiction have reported life-changing benefits from this form of therapy.
Animals have a keen sense of calming humans, so the use of therapy animals has increased during the last decade. They have been shown to reduce anxiety, pain and boost mood. It provides the client with a newfound point of focus during the rehab portion. The client learns to shift their focus back to trust, responsibility, and accountability.
Lion Recovery has a partnership with a local ranch through which we take our clients twice a week to experience this.