One of the most effective strategies for individuals dealing with addiction issues is replacing destructive behaviours with productive ones. Being aware of the consequences of our actions and working on them systematically can make a world of difference in our everyday lives. At Safe House, we supplement complete abstinence with constructive activities and comprehensive schedules. While preparing rehabilitation plans, we focus on every individual’s needs, beliefs and boundaries and provide personalised attention to their involvement in each activity. Here are some of the activities that we regularly conduct at Safe House:
Due to its healing powers, Yoga has become a popular form of alternative therapy for individuals dealing with mental health and addiction problems. At Safe House, we ensure that our patients begin their days with extensive Yoga and meditation sessions against the backdrop of tranquil and lush green surroundings. Our Yoga instructors are well-trained to understand the patients’ mental and emotional states and teach them relevant asanas to influence their bodies and minds positively.
Just like there is a world around us, there is also an incredibly vast and powerful world within each individual. Meditation is a map to exploring this world and reflecting on ourselves. A patient’s typical day at Safe House begins and ends with meditation sessions that work on their minds and souls. From breathing and chanting to visualisation and reflection, we practise multiple meditation techniques for mental and emotional healing.
3. Art Therapy
We at Safe House understand that for individuals faced with addiction issues, art can act as a powerful means of expression and a channel to divert oneself from repetitive thoughts. We use art therapy to help patients replace their addictive behaviours with more positive ones like painting and drawing.
4. Educational Lectures
Understanding the causes, symptoms and remedies for one’s addictions can be extremely useful in healing. We collaborate with our patients to understand the various ways to deal with addiction and incorporate workbook entries every day post the lectures. Such careful reflection makes a massive difference in our patients’ comprehension of their struggles and challenges.
5. Group Discussions
The group discussions at Safe House are fun-filled and enriching. They provide a comfortable and non-judgemental space for individuals to express their emotions and thoughts. Such discussions also stimulate their minds and reassure them that they are not alone in the darkness of addiction. A sense of community enables them to establish lasting bonds that often last beyond their stay at Safe House.
6. 12-Step Literature Review
While preparing rehabilitation plans, Safe House primarily follows the Twelve-Step Programme. Built on the Twelve Steps of AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) and NA (Narcotics Anonymous), it majorly focuses on reflection, study, exercise and clean living. We conduct literature reviews to actively involve our patients in understanding these principles and their significance.
7. Physical Exercises
Besides being a great distraction, exercise releases “happy hormones” that positively influence the mind and heart. Safe House systematically incorporates exercise as a part of the patients’ daily routines, encouraging physical fitness and mental well-being.
8. One-on-One Appointments With Psychiatrists and Psychologists
Therapy sessions with psychiatrists and psychologists can provide a much-needed safe space for individuals to express their feelings. Our proficient and qualified therapists are empathetic towards the patients’ emotions, lending a patient ear and helping them overcome their challenges progressively.