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Treating The Person, Not Just The Addiction

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The whole person treatment approach to substance abuse recovery focuses on the balance of the spirit, mind, and body in order to achieve a healthy state of being.  Oceanside Malibu Addiction Treatment Center offers various treatment approaches to help guide individuals or couples towards tailoring a unique treatment plan designed for healthier, more balanced outcomes …

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Benefits of Equine-Assisted Therapy

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The isolation resulting from substance dependence is deeply damaging.  12 Step programs acknowledge the importance of connection in fellowship and the Steps. Yet social connection remains difficult for many recovering people. Adding a history of alcoholism in the original family and this task become more challenging.  Equine-Assisted Therapy is a uniquely helpful treatment for these …

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Core Issues

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The average approach to substance abuse treatment for the past several decades has been a crash course on the 12 steps. There is no doubt that the 12 steps provided a much needed solution to issues related to alcoholism, however AA’s stated intention was not to discount or deny the importance of treating core issues …

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Eating Disorders & Trauma

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It is often indicated that a large percentage of the people who suffer from eating disorders have also experienced some form of emotional, physical, or sexual abuse. Such trauma may come in the form of neglect, emotional invalidation, accidents or direct physical attacks, such as rape and sexual assault. It may be noted, however, that …

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Equine Therapy Malibu Addiction Treatment

Equine Therapy Oceanside Malibu Treatment

Equine Therapy is unique in that it employs horses to assist in the facilitation of emotional growth and healing. It is a collaborative effort between a therapist specially trained in Equine Therapy , together with a horse professional, who work with patients to address treatment goals. The focus of Equine Therapy involves setting up activities …

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Oceanside Malibu Equine Assisted Therapy

Equine Therapy Oceanside Malibu

At Oceanside Malibu, clients are afforded the opportunity to attend weekly sessions of equine assisted therapy with lead therapist Mark Frankle, M.A., LMFT.  Equine assisted therapy is said to be both metaphorical and experiential.  According to Mark, “the horses become metaphors for whatever the client is working on.”  All of the client interactions with the …

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