Red Rock Recovery Center employs a holistic approach to treatment; treating the mind, body, and spirit. An integral part of this process is connecting to something greater, something more powerful than us. And because Red Rock Recovery Center is located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, our clients have a unique opportunity to access some of our country’s most beautiful trails and vistas. Here they can learn from their surroundings, discover their self-efficacy, and become aware of individual strengths. Our outdoor program is designed to create clarity around the participant’s decision-making processes. They also empower them to apply these life skills to their daily life.
“Look deep, deep into nature, and then you
will understand everything better.” -Albert Einstein
Outdoor Program at Red Rock Recovery Center
Outdoor Therapy Programs through Red Rock include, but are not limited to, rafting, camping, fishing, snowshoeing, snow tubing, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, rock climbing, and backpacking. We do not offer these experiences for the experience alone. Rather, we use them as a platform to instill principles that can be utilized in daily life. That is why we have professional instructors on each of our expeditions.
Skiing and Snowboarding
A lot more goes into rehab treatment than just traditional therapy. While evidence-based counseling has a major role, other options have a place in rehab too. For example, holistic treatment works well when facilities pair it with traditional services. One holistic option that makes a great compliment is yoga and mindfulness.
Mindfulness and Yoga
At Red Rock Recovery, yoga and mindfulness goes well beyond stretches and exercises. Some experts describe it as a spiritual science. This science of self-realization helps people find themselves. For those who struggle with addiction, there’s nothing more important than finding inner peace and balance.
Yoga and mindfulness converts the principles of yoga into a program that works well for people in rehab. They can apply what they learn during these sessions to their daily lives. In fact, one of the major benefits of yoga is that they can continue to practice it long after rehab.
Using Yoga to Control Stress
Stress is one major factor that contributes to drug use and relapse. Many people find themselves using drugs when their stress levels get too high. Unfortunately, drug use doesn’t fix the problem that causes stress. In the end, people have to continue to abuse drugs to get the relief that they want.
Holistic options like a yoga and mindfulness can help them find the source of their stress and manage it in healthy ways. In fact, it can manage stress on mental, spiritual, physical, and emotional levels. Some stress-relieving techniques that people use in yoga include:
- Physical posture alignment
- Controlled breathing
- Ethical discipline
- Clearing the mind
Therapists can teach people with addictions these techniques during yoga and mindfulness. Then, those in recovery can use these methods as coping skills to stay sober.
Different Types of Yoga
For some people, it’s hard to understand how yoga and mindfulness can offer so many benefits. After all, how can it include both meditation and an aerobic workout? The reason why it can do all of this is that there are many types of yoga. In some situations, people engage in a variety of practices to achieve multiple benefits.
At a rehab center, people may use multiple forms of yoga to get the most out of holistic treatment. Some programs could focus on meditation, while others might focus on exercise. With that said, why is a yoga and mindfulness program that involves exercise so important during rehab?
When people exercise, their brains naturally release endorphins and dopamine. These are feel-good chemicals that the brain uses to trigger a reward response. As a result, people feel better about themselves and get in a better mood when they work out. For those in rehab, improving mood is a big part of recovery.
Red Rock Recovery Center Offers Traditional and Holistic Therapy
At Red Rock Recovery Center, we understand that traditional and holistic services have a place in rehab. For that reason, we make it a point to offer both. Beyond yoga and mindfulness, some of the programs that we provide include:
- Individual therapy
- Intensive outpatient rehab
- Outpatient treatment
- Outdoor & Holistic Therapy Program
- Partial hospitalization program
At Red Rock, we also emphasize family therapy. We believe that involving family members in treatment has an essential role in helping people overcome addiction. We also use these family programs to educate relatives and close friends about the disease. The more they understand about this mental disorder, the better they can support you after
Seeking treatment for a substance use disorder can be more than just sitting in a room. With Red Rock Recovery Center’s outdoor program therapy program in Denver, you can find holistic healing. Contact us by calling 855.218.7588 today to learn more.