Description of Program Components
AM/PM Meditation/Check in Group
During each AM/PM Meditation/Check in Group a counselor listens to clients to assess and understand how each one is feeling and thinking. Counselor assists clients to understand stresses and assist them to work through thoughts, stresses and past experiences. Group includes reading daily recovery meditation; each group member is encouraged to comment on content of meditation, identify and discuss current feelings and check in for daily schedule and planning.
Counselor led didactic /education group process. Counselor provides basic Substance Use Disorder education and basic recovery skills installation. Questions and discussion are encouraged.
Counselor led 25-30 week practical skills installation covering the following topics: Toxic Relationships (including relationships with self and others, rights in a relationship, codependency, boundaries, and skills in healthy relationships), Money Management (including debt resolution, budgeting, saving, and credit management), Effective Communication (including communication styles, stress management, and habits of effective people), Physical Health/ STD’s (including preventative education, recognition of various conditions, and safe sexual practices), and Employment (including resume, cover letter and thank you letter writing, job interviewing, and networking). The goal is to increase basic competency in areas covered. Progress is measured by administration of pre and post tests for each of the five core components of curriculum.
Anger Management is a Certified Anger Management Specialist led 10 to 12 week course exploring definitions of anger, family dynamics and family origins of anger, anger as a habit, monitoring anger, events and triggers of anger, physical, emotional, behavioral and cognitive cues of anger, importance of self-talk in reduction or promotion of anger, anger as a choice, communication styles of passive, aggressive and assertive, effective communication, and defining anger management to include adaptive coping and relaxation skills. The goal is to increase awareness of anger cues and ability to effectively manage anger. Progress is measured by administration of post testing for accurate comprehension of course learning objectives.
Physical Health and Social Skills Promotion is counselor led recreational activities designed to encourage clients to rediscover hobbies, develop new interests, plan, organize and enjoy physical movement while engaging in development of heightened social skills. Includes social, recreational and leisure events such as softball, yoga, retreats, lake day, and Java Jam. Sober retreats, community and local events provide a plethora of physical, social activities where clients can apply learned therapeutic strategies that may enhance a sustained physical and recreational routine at point of discharge.