Spirituality means different things to different people and we honor that at Promises. Just as treatment seeks to heal the physical and emotional aspects of addiction and other mental health disorders, spiritual care is an important part of recovery. Spirituality supports overall well-being by helping people feel connected to something bigger than themselves. This helps offset the isolation and disconnection many feel when they’re entrenched in destructive behaviors and/or struggling with mental health disorders.
Different Types of Spiritual Care
We encourage clients’ free expression and exploration and hope that they find strength in their personal experience of spirituality. Specific spiritual care activities vary by treatment center and a client’s individual treatment plan. Depending on which Promises program a client attends, spiritual care may include:
12 Steps – The 12 Steps encourage participants to embrace a higher power (this could be God or a secular entity) as a source of strength and stability in recovery. Our mental health and drug rehabs offer onsite and off-campus 12-step meetings.
12-Step alternatives – For people who don’t relate to the 12 Steps, there are a number of alternative options. Some common ones include SMART Recovery, Refuge Recovery and LifeRing. We can introduce clients to a variety of 12-step alternatives to find one that best suits their beliefs and preferences.
Native American healing traditions – Some of our programs include Native American healing traditions such as drum circle, medicine wheel and labyrinth. Through therapeutic activities and improvised exercises, these practices encourage connection with others and something greater than ourselves.
Spiritual care therapy – Clients can address spiritual questions during one-on-one counseling with their primary therapist. They’re encouraged to decide what spirituality means to them.
Mindfulness – All of our treatment centers offer forms of mindfulness. Mindfulness practices can help clients stay present in the moment and enjoy the here and now. Mindfulness activities may include meditation, yoga, body scanning and other grounding activities.
To learn more about Spiritual Care, call 844-876-5568