What’s a wellness activity and how does it help my recovery?
We’re asked this question almost daily. See, a large part of all our programs is focused on wellness activities and their substantial positive impact on personal recovery.
But what’s this impact look like? Do you or your loved one need wellness activities? More to the point, just what the heck are wellness activities?
That’s what we’re here to answer.
We’re proud to offer a number of activities designed to help our clients in a number of ways. That’s a pretty vague sentence, we know, but bear with us for just a minute.
The therapeutic and clinical benefits of these activities are explored in detail below. For now, take a look at the different wellness programs we offer:
- Diving (if certified)
- Paddle Boarding
- Boating (both motorized & sail)
- Sport Fishing
- Free Gym Membership
- Fitness Classes
These are all complimentary and included in you or your loved one’s stay at the Good Life. In addition to the above, we offer a number of other holistic activities for a small fee.
Much like our primary addiction treatment programs, these are only our baseline activities. We’re always looking to expand and personalize what we offer. To that end, if there’s an activity you’d like included that isn’t listed above – give us a call today to discuss including it in you or your loved one’s treatment.
Now that we’ve answered the question of just what our wellness activities are, let’s take a look at some of their therapeutic benefits.
Their Therapeutic Benefit
Addiction’s a disease that affects all areas of someone’s life. It makes sense that treatment should do the same.
Rather than rely on only individual therapy, group therapy, informal workshops, and 12-step involvement to offer our clients sustained recovery – we’ve expanded our focus here at the Good Life.
This comprehensive approach is based on the latest research and on our personal experience in recovery. The healing power of nature and personal care can’t be overstated. They’re incredibly powerful forces that offer a deeper understanding of just who we are.
On the scientific side of things, physical execration and challenges have been shown to offer a number of clinical benefits. These include:
- Releasing dopamine, serotonin, and other neurotransmitters that help the brain heal during early-recovery.
- Deepening the experiences and lessons learned during talk therapy and complimenting significant life changes.
- Offering a positive outlet for stress, anxiety, fear, and other emotions that can be harmful if dwelled on.
- Helping to monitor and relax the body after a day of intellectual exercise and helping to connect the mind and body.
- Facilitating a sense of community among clients. They work together in therapy and out of therapy towards a common goal.
- Finally, they’re just plain fun!
This last point – the pure fun of getting out and enjoying the natural world – may seem at first glance like a throwaway or somehow less important than the other benefits of wellness activities.
This couldn’t be further from the truth!
One of the great joys of recovery is discovering how to have fun without chemicals and other harmful behaviors. Helping to facilitate this fun in a safe and secure environment’s just one more unique benefit our wellness activities offer – the ability to discover constructive and healthy ways to enjoy life!
For more information on our wellness program, or if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call us. Today could be the first day of the rest of your life. What are you waiting for?