Using Holistic Practices to Simplify Your Life in Recovery


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If you’ve recently began your journey to recovery, you may be feeling slightly overwhelmed. Finding the right treatment center is the first challenge, and after that you must ensure you have everything aligned so that you can attend treatment. While these steps may be taxing, they are meaningful and will change your life for the better. Although it doesn’t feel like it right now, the first thing to remember is that for you to find success in recovery, you must keep everything simple. Oftentimes, we make life more complicated than it needs to be – when we do this, we stress ourselves out for no reason, and we increase our chances of giving up. Holistic practices are a wonderful way to simplify your recovery by grounding yourself and focusing on what really matters – the fact that you are here and you’re ready to do what it takes to better yourself and your life.

First, you may be thinking to yourself, “What do they mean by holistic practices?” Many reputable treatment centers have begun providing holistic practices as options alongside regular treatment practices to provide a wide array of options for learning, growth, and healing. Examples of holistic practices include but are not limited to:

  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Acupuncture
  • Relaxation classes
  • Massage therapy
  • Chiropractic

For example, a study published in the journal Complementary Therapies in Medicine emphasized the benefits of yoga and mindfulness meditation, both of which have been shown to help break the cycle of stress, negative emotions, and addictive behavior by helping clients form a better sense of self control, awareness, and self-realization. As highlighted in a 2016 study conducted by researchers from China, acupuncture has been proven to lessen depression and anxiety associated with withdrawal from addictions such as opioid addiction. Relaxation, massage therapy, and chiropractic practices are all mean to help individuals find balance and re-alignment in their lives.

If you haven’t already, speak with a professional from a reputable treatment center today about incorporating holistic practices into your treatment regime. Focus on simplifying your recovery. Don’t make it more difficult than it needs to be. Just breathe in, breathe out, and allow yourself to live in the present moment.

Simple Recovery is a world-renowned, California state-licensed substance abuse recovery center. We offer dual diagnosis treatment, so if you are experiencing both substance abuse and symptoms of a mental disorder, call us today at 888-743-0490 so that we can work with you to restore your happiness, health, and well-being. You do not have to continue living this way; there are many people here ready to help you.

References

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3646290/

https://www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/what-are-holistic-practices

https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/85dd/cb1224d7c6971e3ff7e54b35ce768576192f.pdf