Our goal is to help you maintain abstinence from addictive substances and behaviours. Within this model, you are the agent of change. However, you will be encouraged through the application of best practices in the treatment of substance abuse, addiction disorders and dependence. 

OURPHILOSOPHY

 

Evidence-based Therapy

Evidence-based practice approaches for the treatment of psychological symptoms involve cognitive and behaviour therapies (CBT), Dialect Biahviour Therapy (DBT), Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT), Gestalt Therapy and Family Systems Therapy.

CBT focusses on the ways that a person’s cognition, emotions and behaviours are connected and affect one another. Thoughts can influence feelings, and emotional response to a situation comes from one’s interpretation of that situation.

 

You will learn to:

  • Distinguish between thoughts and feelings

  • Become aware of the ways thoughts can influence feelings

  • Evaluate whether thoughts are ‘accurate’

  • Develop skills to notice, interrupt and correct biased thoughts.

The commonality in the approach to combine cognitive and behaviour therapy:

  • mutual understanding that the counsellor has theoretical and technical expertise, you are the expert on yourself

  • counsellors seek to help you discover that you are powerful and capable of choosing positive thoughts and behaviours

  • skills are taught and these therapies requires practise

  • treatment is goal-oriented and thus progress gets tracked

DBT pushes behavioral changes through a type of cognitive behaviour therapy. 

REBT is an action-oriented approach to managing cognitive, emotional, and behavioural disturbances.

Gestalt Therapy is a client-centred approach to psychotherapy that helps clients to focus on the present and understand what is really happening in their lives right now, rather than what they perceive to be happening based on past experience.

Family Systems Therapy draws on systems thinking in its view of the family as an emotional unit. 

 

12-Step Recovery Program

The 12-step recovery program is a treatment program for people suffering from alcohol abuse and addiction and provides a set of guiding principles outlining a course of action for recovery.

Twelve-step methods have been adapted to address a wide range of alcoholism, substance-abuse, addiction, compulsions, dependency. and other behavioural problems.

​The structure of the 12-steps program is symbolically represented in three dimensions: physical, mental, and spiritual. The basic premise of this model is that people can help one another 

achieve and maintain abstinence from substances of abuse. It allows for mental and emotional trans-formative practices and tools.

  • The ability to recognize and admit that one is experiencing an addiction problem

  • A surrender to the fact that the addiction exists and a decision to seek control through an outer guide

  • Self-observation and awareness of the behaviours that were part of and arose from the addiction, as well as those that help promote self-restraint

  • A chance to practice that restraint and build self-esteem in one’s positive capabilities

  • Achievement of self-acceptance and the ability to change behaviours

  • Compassion, both for those who have been affected by the addiction and for others who similarly struggle with addiction

  • Tools that make the process a continual practice throughout the individual’s life

Dedicated coaches, step work slots, “just for today” meetings in the daily schedule as well as fellowship meetings will be maintained throughout the programme.

 
 

Life Coaching

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is an approach to communication, personal development, and psychotherapy. Through NLP you think in a more effective way and communicate in a clearer, more dynamic manner. 

What does coaching involve:

  • Setting priorities

  • Understanding strengths and weaknesses

  • Overcome obstacles

  • Identify life values

  • Creating action driven plans

  • Acknowledge successes