The Benefits of Developing Emotional Resilience in Recovery
Posted On April 9, 2016
Maintaining Emotional Stability in Addiction Recovery
| Emotional resilience is probably the most important quality a person in a program of addiction recovery can possess. A resilient individual has healthy methods for coping with ups and down of modern life. One of the primary goals of counseling during rehab and treatment should be to assess the person’s level of emotional resilience and discuss effective coping strategies.
This article from the UK’s Telegraph explores the concept of emotional resilience in our lives:
“Resilience”, explains Prof Richard Williams, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at the University of South Wales, “comes from the Latin resilio, which means to jump (or bounce) back. Emotional resilience measures our ability to cope with or adapt to stressful situations or crises – be this a hurricane in Kathmandu or an A-level exam in Kingston”.
Indeed, says Prof Williams, these two very stressful situations aren’t so different. Rather, they’re on a “spectrum of adversity”.
Emotional resilience: The armor you need for modern life
Most men have buried their emotions so deeply that they become out of touch with their true nature, as well as those who are closest to them. They stay “busy” doing things; working, achieving, reading email, surfing the web, watching TV, Netflix and much, much more. What these men need in order to heal from their addiction is a place where there are no distractions like internet, email, cell phones and “busyness” in general.
A private mountain retreat offering quiet, seclusion and spaciousness allows our clients to unplug so they can “hear” their quiet, inner voice and discover their authentic Self. That is when the healing starts.
Arrowhead Lodge Recovery is tucked away in the Rocky Mountain pines of Northern Arizona. It is a man’s retreat from the hustle and bustle of the daily grind. Our clients feel safe here and are therefore able to open up and work on tough emotional issues around addiction and trauma.
There is something to be said about recovering in a natural setting where the deer graze, coyotes howl, and hawks and eagles soar that helps men reconnect with nature and their authenticity. It’s difficult to describe just how exquisite Arrowhead Lodge Recovery is – one needs to be here to experience it firsthand.
Arrowhead Lodge Recovery Personalized Care
Not everyone has the same needs – so why have the same treatment plan? Our comprehensive assessment process involves a substance abuse counselor, clinical psychologist and an addiction psychiatrist. The client benefits through this multidisciplinary team approach by having his care focused on his specific needs. Our low patient ratio ensures individualized treatment.
Your treatment team includes:
A double board certified addiction psychiatrist and addictionologist
A board certified clinical psychologist
Master’s level counselors
Co-Occurring Disorders and Multiple Addictions Treatment
Many of our clients have a co-occurring mental disorder that makes their addiction worse or chronic. At Arrowhead Lodge Recovery we help men with mood disorders, personality disorders, trauma, anxiety and more through psychotherapy, mindfulness training, psychopharmacology, and naturopathic supplements.
Some of our clients have multiple addictions in addition to their chemical dependence. Their treatment plan includes therapy that addresses all of their addictions, which often include one, or more, of the following:
We not only desire to help our residents return to their families and careers. We help our patients discover how to thrive in life without the use of mood-altering drugs or alcohol; and to find fulfillment, peace and lasting joy.