Mental health is directly affected by a person’s physical and emotional wellness. At Newport Beach Recovery Center, we use various aspects of holistic care to ensure every client receives the support they need to heal physically and mentally from substance use disorder (SUD). We provide positive social interactions, group exercises and activities, a structured schedule, and nutritional meals. During rehabilitation, clients have an opportunity to create healthy routines that they can incorporate into their daily routines. Holistic care can help clients avoid slipping back into maladaptive thought patterns or behaviors.
What Is Natural Physical Wellness?
Natural physical wellness helps clients strengthen the mind-body connection using healthy routines. The natural therapies and techniques used to ensure physical health can positively impact the effectiveness of traditional talk therapy and prescription medication. During rehabilitation, focusing on physical wellness can improve the following:
- Nutritional intake
- Sleep quality
- Mood stability
- Physical activity
- Spiritual health
- Medication management
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), “Nutrition, exercise, and appropriate health care…make up the physical dimension of wellness.” Newport Beach Recovery Center encourages clients to participate in natural therapies and activities that strengthen overall mental and physical health.
How Do Natural Remedies Support Recovery?
Natural remedies can support multiple aspects of recovery. Clients who feel more comfortable engaging in holistic therapies often notice the following when they use complementary methods like natural healing:
- Decrease in negative emotions and thoughts
- Reduced symptoms of anxiety, depression, and stress
- Fewer panic and trauma responses
- Decreased physical symptoms, including muscle tension, body aches, and migraines
Everyone responds to treatment differently. According to the Surgeon General, “People will choose their [path to recovery] based on their cultural values, their socioeconomic status, their psychological and behavioral needs, and the nature of their substance use disorder.” We use whatever methods best fit our client’s goals and motivations. Reducing the severity of symptoms using natural remedies can allow clients to refocus their energy on evidence-based treatments.
Holistic Options at Newport Beach Recovery Center
Our dedicated team offers multiple natural and holistic therapy options for clients in recovery. We have the resources to bring in experts on various types of natural healing, including:
- Mind clarity
- Sound bath
- Herbal supplements
- Nutritional coaching
We integrate therapies that encourage natural physical wellness with traditional, evidence-based methods like psychotherapy to create an all-encompassing treatment plan. Clients are not required to take advantage of our holistic care. However, many people have found it helpful for decreasing stress, anxiety, depression, and other symptoms that can interfere with rehabilitation.
Mind clarity counseling helps clients focus and organize ideas in a way that allows them to think more clearly about their circumstances and treatment. Increased mental clarity and concentration can do the following:
- Make it easier to focus on various aspects of therapy
- Help clients meet recovery goals
- Improve problem-solving and communication skills
Mind clarity sessions make it easier for clients to understand how behaviors lead to specific outcomes. Part of recovery involves making healthier choices and finding new ways to cope with daily stressors. Clients who can think more clearly about what they want and how to achieve those goals will decrease their risk of relapse and improve their mental health.
We can incorporate meditation into group and individual therapy. Some common types of meditation include:
- Movement meditation like yoga or nature walks
- Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR)
- Transcendental meditation
- Guided meditation
- Group meditation
- Mantra meditation
- Spiritual meditation
We can bring in experts to guide clients through whatever form of meditation they respond to the best.
Sound baths are a form of mindfulness meditation that uses sound to relax the mind and body. Singing bowl meditation is one of the most common forms of sound bath and involves using a singing bowl to create pleasing sounds that encourage deeper meditation and physical relaxation. The technique is known to decrease anxiety and assist with improving mindfulness. The effects can last for days or weeks. Clients often report feeling energized by the experience.
Nutritional and Herbal Supplements
Essential vitamins and minerals play an important role in the body’s recovery from substance misuse. We have nutritional experts who can provide information on herbal supplements and how they can enhance the effectiveness of other treatments. The care team can help clients incorporate herbal supplements or nutritional changes into their diet.
Holistic Treatment and Relapse Prevention
According to SAMHSA, “A person’s recovery is built on his or her strengths, talents, coping abilities, resources, and inherent values.” Treatments focusing on natural physical wellness can help clients develop coping skills based on their strengths and ultimately prevent relapse. The intimate environment at our facility makes it easier to provide personalized holistic treatments to individuals who may feel more comfortable with alternative therapy.
Natural healing comes in many forms. We can provide you with natural remedies that might help you progress in individual and group therapy. Some options we offer at Newport Beach Recovery Center include herbal supplements, dietary coaching, physical activities, sound bath, and meditation. Alternative therapies are not required. However, they can be beneficial. We can sometimes accommodate other natural healing methods when requested. Our goal is to provide a comfortable and safe environment where you feel supported through the treatment process. Our mission is to help people achieve and maintain sobriety using sustainable methods and skill development. You will have access to therapies that encourage natural physical wellness. Mental and physical health are closely linked, and we go the extra mile to give you the tools you need to succeed. Find out more about our facility by calling us today at (888) 850-0363.