Intensive Relapse Prevention:
Relapse is the process of returning to a former state of behavior. Often times, relapse is a part of the process of addiction. Education is provided on the nature of the relapse process and patients will be offered skills and tools to help cope more effectively. This is a subject that is discussed and talked about on a regular basis.
Primary Group Therapy:
This is a ninety-minute process group in which patients share their assignments and process individual problems while in a group setting. This group is made up of up to 10 patients and meet five times each week.
Related classes include: Thoughts as Triggers, Rational vs Irrational Thinking (expectations & the fear spiral), Mindfulness and Thoughts, Relapse Justifications, Schemas & Rewriting Your Personal Narrative, Be Smart not Strong, Critical Thinking, Keeping Track of Your Thoughts, Power of Positive Thinking, Affirmations, the Cognitive Triad, Recovery Tool Kit (e.g., playing the tape all the way through, reframing, all or nothing thinking, looking at bigger picture).
Family therapy is a branch of psychotherapy in which couples and families work together to nurture change and development. Family therapy is an important aspect to psychological functioning. Family therapy is typically offered to patient as needed.
At Path to Serenity we believe in the value of patients sharing and receiving open, honest and direct feedback. This group allows for safe practice of communication skills and an opportunity for problem solving. A community meeting takes place three times each week with patients and staff. Because this is such an important group meeting we require that patients attend a minimum of two meetings per Month.
Topics related to emotions in recovery include: Healing the Hurt Behind Addiction, Dangerous Emotions, Emotional Triggers, Dodging Emotions, Mindfulness and Emotions, Coping w/ Depression, Grief and Loss, Positive Psychology, Anxiety, Guilt & Shame, and Anger.
Other Classes Include:
Impulsivity and Compulsive Behaviors, Laughter Medicine, Exercise in Recovery, Trauma, Be Here Now, Developing Resiliency Through Tolerance, Mind-Body Concepts for Reducing Stress, Alternatives to Addictive Behavior, Phases of Recovery, and Understanding the Neurochemistry of Addiction and Recovery.