Royal Life Centers at The Haven uses a holistic approach when treating addiction. We seek to strengthen the connections between mind, body, and spirit to give our guests a full recovery. Often times, spirituality is left out of the recovery process— which leaves a guests with a void that spiritual wellness brings. Royal Life Centers at The Haven provides intensive therapies for healing, because we believe that full wellness can only occur if we focus on each aspect of your being.
Spirituality may be intimidating, however, it offers a reservoir of hope for guests. We respect and promote all avenues of healthy spiritual exploration, and encourage guests to develop a relationship with whichever higher power they choose. The definition of spirituality is “the quality of being concerned with the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things.” Being spiritual is all about doing things that are aligned with your personal beliefs and values, nurturing your sense of gratitude and faith in getting through tough times.
Being in a drug rehab center with intensive therapies through out the day can be a lot of work, this is why growing your spiritual connection can give you solace through out the day. There are many ways to grow and nurture your spiritual connection, giving you the inner-peace and serenity that you deserve. Connecting with your spiritual side is all about feeling the connection between you and the world around you.
Here are a few ways to grow your spiritual connection in a drug rehab center:
Meditation can be as simple as taking five minutes out of your day to sit quietly. With a huge range of benefits for the mind, body, and spirit, meditation is a wise choice for overall wellness— but especially to nurture spirituality. Meditation is available in many forms, like guided meditation and mindful meditation. Basically, meditating is the practice of staying present and quieting the mind simultaneously.
2. Practice Yoga
Yoga has a variety of benefits for the mind, body, and spirit. Practicing yoga can be a lot less intimidating than you might expect it to be. Try some light stretching, and pausing for a couple of deep breaths in each stretch. You can practice many different types of yoga, all will help increase your blood flow, reduce anxiety, promote wellness and the connections you feel between your mind, body, and spirit.
3. Set an Intention Each Day
When you wake up, set your day up for success with the power of positive thought. Best done before a meditation, set an intention for the day. For example, “I will heal in as many ways as I can today”; “I will help someone today”; “I will do something nice for myself today” etc. Setting a positive intention can give you a hopeful and helpful reminder through the day, giving you something good to work toward. As you complete your intention, it will re-validate the notion that you are in control of yourself and your future.
4. Journal About Your Higher Power
Often, people have a harmful perception of what a higher power is or does, which is based upon views that have been pushed on them through out their lifetime. We encourage guests to choose their own higher power, a power that they believe in because they want to. A good journaling exercise to figure out what you would like your higher power to be is by making two lists, side-by-side. On one side, make a list of all the things that you were told or taught that a higher power is or does. On the opposite side, make a list of what you would like your higher power to do or be.
5. Take Moments Through Out Your Day
Practice mindfulness. Take moments out of each day to stop, breathe, take a look around. Be aware of the way each of your senses are being stimulated. What can you see/smell/taste/touch/hear? Notice your surroundings and how you feel in that moment. Small, simple practices like this will grow your spiritual connection, and you can practice anywhere!
Above are only a few ways to grow and nurture your spiritual connection while you are in alcohol or drug rehab. Royal Life Centers at The Haven is located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, which allows for striking landscapes to be the backdrop of your recovery journey. Finding and growing your spiritual connection is invaluable to your recovery process. Royal Life Centers at The Haven wants all of our guests to strengthen their connections between the mind, body, and spirit, so that each guest can be restored to build a happy, healthy, and successful life in sobriety.
If you or someone you know is struggling with an addiction, please reach out to our admissions team toll free at (877)-RECOVERY or (877)-732-6837. Our team is available to take your calls 24/7. Because We Care.