A Holistic recovery approach to substance abuse recovery treatment centers on the entirety of a person. The focus is a balance of the spirit, mind, and body in order to achieve a healthy state of being. Oceanside Malibu offers various treatment approaches to help guide individuals or couples towards tailoring a unique treatment plan designed for healthier, more balanced outcomes in their lives.
During the course of recovery, an addict or alcoholic may encounter challenges beyond just dependency on a particular substance. A Holistic treatment approach may guide a person towards better coping skills, accelerated healing, and a healthier outlook. A Holistic approach may also help to improve sleeping patterns, elevate mood, boost physical immunity, and reduce stress or anxiety.
The effects of physical exercise in addiction recovery cannot be overstated. Exercise can release endorphins in the body. This can produce a ‘natural high’ which helps promote good feelings and may enhance self-esteem. Exercise helps reduce stress and may also decrease stress related cravings. Physical exercise can also function as a healthy distraction. If you’re jogging, swimming in the ocean, surfing, playing volleyball, or riding a bicycle (in other words, staying active), you may be more likely to focus on the task at hand then on your cravings for a particular substance.
Yoga, reflexology, massage, stretching breathwork, aromatherapy, and relaxation exercises may all fit into the category of spiritual exercise. These various techniques have been shown in some instances to improve heart function and even lower cholesterol. As the mind and body are connected, the Staff at Oceanside Malibu focus on both to help as an aid towards achieving sustainable recovery.
Meditation has long been known to be highly useful in recovery from addiction because it is helpful in slowing down or clearing an alcoholic or addict’s racing thought process. The practice of meditation can also improve impulse control and low frustration tolerance. This is extremely useful for addicts in fighting cravings and dealing with stressful situations in earlier recovery.
Oceanside Malibu offers an ideal environment for the practice of the preceding techniques. Located directly on the beach in Malibu, our clients are afforded the luxury of sunrise or sunset oceanside meditation, surfing, swimming, walking, volleyball, with the Pacific Ocean, the cliffs and hills of Malibu, as your view. Stunning.