Wellness/Holistic

Healing for the whole person

Holistic Treatment for Long-Term Recovery

A holistic approach is foundational to our treatment process, ensuring our program empowers men to create a healthy, positive lifestyle that will support their recovery process now and in the future. 

Addiction, mental health issues, and trauma can often lead to unhealthy lifestyle choices that cause harm and imbalance. The body is resilient and can bounce back from mistreatment, but it takes deliberate action. Expressive arts, equine therapy, yoga, our climbing wall, tai chi, and mindfulness all address different aspects of the individual, contributing to a healthier whole person.

Holistic Healing Through the Meadows Model

Our holistic methodologies help ensure patients don’t just find short-term recovery but lasting physical, mental, spiritual, intellectual, and emotional health. Through the groundbreaking efforts of Meadows Senior Fellow Pia Mellody, Meadows Behavioral Healthcare has distinguished itself as a wellness pioneer in the holistic treatment of a variety of issues. 

The Meadows Model is built around five key issues:

  • Self-Esteem
  • Reality
  • Boundaries
  • Moderation
  • Dependency

A Whole Body Approach

We are proud of our holistic approach and our reputation for incorporating ancient healing methods from around the world. Alternative exercises like tai chi and yoga reduce stress while mindfulness meditation, another ancient practice, involves attending to the present moment with non-judgmental acceptance. These holistic practices and time-tested healing methods foster an open, curious approach to life’s challenges, providing a key component of the trauma and addiction recovery process.

As patients learn to discern healthy choices from unhealthy ones, they:

  • Gain self-esteem
  • Create better boundaries in relationships
  • Live in moderation
  • Realize their inherent value

Armed with an understanding of their self-worth, patients are empowered to see themselves and their shortcomings in a self-reflective light that helps them take responsibility for their decisions and, ultimately, achieve wellness. 

Gentle Path at The Meadows promotes wellness through:

  • Yoga
  • Tai Chi
  • Mindfulness
  • Meditation
  • A climbing wall
  • Equine therapy
  • Expressive arts

Our expanded offerings also include these additional components as recommended by the treatment team:

  • Weekend Grief Workshop
  • Mindfulness in Recovery Workshop
  • Dating in Sobriety Workshop
  • 12-Steps in Recovery Workshop
  • Lectures on trauma and the brain, the role of meditation in treatment, and mind-body-spirit connections

Recovery is Possible

Gentle Path is a safe, nurturing community composed of peers where your journey of recovery will include not just dealing with outward behaviors but examining the underlying causes. The goal is to gain the courage to face difficult issues (including grief and loss), heal from emotional trauma, and become accountable for your feelings, behaviors, and recovery. 

Taking that first step is hard, but there’s a new life of health and hope just waiting for you. The next chapter of your life can begin now, but only you can change your story.

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