Meditation has proven essential both in getting sober and in maintaining fulfilling and meaningful recovery for any extended period of time. It helps to guard against potential relapse, as well as provide a wide variety of psychological benefits ranging from low blood pressure to a good night’s sleep. The link between sobriety and the peace of mind achieved through meditation is inextricable, and it is for this reason that we believe wholeheartedly in its healing properties.
The regular practice of yoga is a component of recovery that many drug and alcohol treatment centers, including Magnolia Ranch Recovery, have found highly beneficial, and thus have incorporated into our addiction recovery program. Yoga has demonstrated effectiveness both on a clinical level and on the level of individual experience, facilitating the calm, concentration and peace of mind necessary to attain long-term recovery.
Art therapy tools, in many instances, allow someone the opportunity to physically express the devastation caused by prolonged substance dependency, when otherwise it is verbally difficult. Talking through traumatic experiences takes time, and some may not be ready to discuss specific events for years. Additionally, some matters are simply too difficult to convey through spoken word. Some feelings and emotions are indescribable.