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Holistic & Experiential Therapies
Ranch Creek Recovery is proud to offer several alternative treatment modalities in addition to our medical and therapy-based programs. Holistic therapy is not always familiar to those seeking drug and alcohol treatment, so read on to learn a bit about what we have to offer.
The standard 12 step or even medicated rehab programs found at many centers are not for everyone. Most people benefit from a wide variety of activities in treatment instead of the same techniques which have been used for decades. Fortunately, drug addiction and depression treatment centers like Ranch Creek Recovery are now including alternative approaches like holistic and experiential therapies in their treatment programs to complement traditional treatment techniques. Holistic rehab and holistic depression treatment centers use various strategies that help the patient to not only address his addiction or depression but to heal his whole being – physical, emotional, psychological, and social.
Some of the most common holistic and experiential techniques include the following:
Exercise and recreational therapyExercising and other physical activities not only strengthen the body and the immune system but also alleviate stress and anxiety. It may include simple walking, jogging, to more spiritual activities such as Yoga and Guided Meditation.
Gong Sound TherapyOver time, the therapeutic effects of focused gong sounds, known to the East for centuries have gained acceptance in the West. The sounds of the gongs travel from the outer ear throughout the body via the vagus nerve, impacting brain waves, respiratory and heart rate, and inducing a calming and contemplative effect on the psyche.
AcupunctureStudies have shown that acupuncture affects the brain’s mesolimbic dopamine system, thereby suggesting that this method can help a person overcome his craving for drugs or alcohol.
Equine therapyThe gracefulness and intelligence of horses have made them among the greatest animal companions known to man for millennia. In a therapeutic sense, time spent among these animals creates emotional calm and self-reflection for addicts in recovery. Many form deep emotional bonds with our specially trained horses during their hours in equine-assisted therapy.
They offer a more comprehensive approach to treatment.
They make use of natural treatment techniques.
They help patients feel more at ease and responsive to the treatment program.
They help individuals learn essential life and coping skills.
They facilitate relaxation and serenity.
If you or any of your family members are seeking professional help to recover from substance abuse disorder, it is best that you select holistic recovery center like Ranch Creek rather than an addiction facility that only offers conventional treatment methods. Holistic and experiential therapies combined with traditional addiction treatment approaches will undoubtedly be more effective in assisting you with your recovery journey.