Therapeutic Interventions that Encourage Relatedness that Discourage Otherness: Healing through Connection
Alcoholism and addiction are disorders of disconnection: from self, from others, from something bigger than oneself. The world of the suffering person becomes quite small and hyperfocused on maintenance of the disorder. Our environment fosters reconnection with things that were important before the disorder took hold. Individual therapy can help uncover lost parts of self while group therapy fosters interpersonal connection and shatters the idea that someone struggling with an alcohol or substance use disorder is alone.
BriteLife Recovery offers holistic wellness options to empower growth, learning, and wellbeing. Some of these experiences target physical and emotional relaxation and release while others require more active engagement and may awaken thoughts and feelings that have been dormant or untapped. All these experiences promote healing and recovery. Yoga, massage, reiki, T’ai Ch, drumming circles, and equine therapy are some of the holistic interventions we have available for our clients.