Going through treatment and recovery from a substance use disorder is a different journey for each individual going through it. It takes the strength of character of the individual, the support of a trained team of therapeutic professionals, and a variety of therapeutic approaches to choose from in order to craft the perfect treatment plan. Being able to work on healing the mind and body, and spirit can set you up for successful recovery.
Palo Verde Wellness offers holistic and alternative therapies like yoga alongside more traditional therapies to provide a complete offering of addiction therapy programs in Palm Springs, California. When you are ready to take the next step and receive treatment for a substance use disorder, having the experience of clinicians who have experienced addiction, and are in recovery themselves, is invaluable. Contact us at 760.209.6683 for more information.
What Is Yoga Therapy?
The practice of yoga is designed to calm one’s mind and body. It is widely used as an effective way to manage stress and provides a great form of exercise for strengthening the core of your body. Yoga can also be highly effective as part of an addiction treatment program, as stress has a significant impact on addiction. Unlike traditional therapies like dialectical behavior treatment (DBT) or cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), yoga therapy is something you can take with you and practice every day, whether you are in a treatment facility or as part of your aftercare recovery at home.
Yoga therapy is conducted by a certified yoga instructor as part of a group class setting along with others. For those new to yoga, they will get a primer on the practice of yoga and its physical and mental health benefits. An instructor leads participants through different movements that help stretch muscles and work on releasing tension and increasing flexibility.
Guided meditation can also be part of yoga therapy. Participants work on listening to their bodies in order to manage stress, sleep better, and live a more relaxed lifestyle.
Benefits of Yoga Therapy For Addiction Recovery
The Palo Verde Wellness team believes in yoga as an effective part of a holistic addiction treatment program. In addition to helping manage stress, it is a great tool for helping establish healthy routines and for supporting coping skills to deal with roadblocks to recovery. Yoga can also be a safe space for many people. The origin of the word yoga in Sanskrit means ‘to unite.’ A yoga practice can definitely bring people together, as well as bring together the mind, body, and soul of the individual practitioner. Because yoga is a structured practice, it complements other therapies in an addiction treatment and recovery program very well.
Benefits of yoga therapy include:
- Increased physical strength and fitness
- The ability to better manage stress
- Increased metabolism that can lead to weight loss
- Elevated energy levels
- More patience
- Improved sleep
- The flexibility of being able to practice it anywhere you are, when you need it
- It is something structured that one can easily work into a routine
- It provides a welcome community environment
Palo Verde Wellness Offers Yoga Therapy in Palm Springs
Holistic therapies are an important part of treatment at Palo Verde Wellness. It’s all about the balance of these more alternative therapies with more traditional psychotherapies. The combination lays the path to successful treatment and recovery.
In addition to yoga therapy, Palo Verde Wellness offers:
- Dialectical behavior treatment (DBT)
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy
- Relapse prevention therapy
- Sound baths
- Experiential therapy
- Nutrition and education counseling