Recovery Zones – Groups
What is Addiction? / Mind Mapping
Monday Evenings 6.00 – 7.00PM
Clients are taken through an overview of the disease of addiction. They will be introduced to the evidence proving that addiction is a primary disease, develop an understanding of cross-addiction and an overview of the 12-Step approach to recovery. Clients will also be given the opportunity to present their own evidence of their disease using Mind Maps. Interactive discussions centre on how the disease is still present in their lives, even though they are abstinent from the substance or behaviour.
Monday Evenings 7.45 – 8.45PM
This group is available to clients who have a minimum of 90 days of abstinence and demonstrate stability with their addiction recovery. Psychological trauma and addiction go hand in hand. While addiction is a primary disease, many trauma survivors experience deep, intolerable emotional and psychological pain that they often soothe with alcohol, drugs, food and sex. In the trauma skills group, clients will gain an understanding about their trauma and its neurobiological origins, then go on to develop skills that enable them to cease their dysfunctional patterns of emotional regulation and develop positive alternatives necessary for healing and fulfilment.
Tuesday Evenings 6.30 – 9.00PM
Mounting research-based evidence points to the importance of family in helping an individual achieve long-term recovery. Family members of those suffering from addiction are invited to attend this supportive and educational group where they can learn about and participate in their loved one’s recovery and also begin their own healing and recovery from addiction. Family and friends of those suffering from addiction frequently experience depression, anxiety and stress. Our Family Programme is designed to help equip family members to cope with these stressors, and maintain their resilience in the face of such difficulties. Additionally, as their loved ones participate in active recovery, many new questions arise that will be addressed in this group.
The Cabin Singapore’s Family Group is open to those who have a family member willing to engage with our services, as well as those whose loved ones are not yet willing to engage in treatment.
ABCs of CBT
Wednesday Evenings 6.30 – 7.30PM
“Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is perhaps one of the most frequently used psychotherapeutic orientations, with considerable research supporting its effectiveness and adaptability in clinical practice,” according to the US National Registry of Evidence Based Programs and Practices. Clients will gain an understanding of the ‘ABC’ model of dissecting their problematic thinking and behaviour, in order to lead a happier and healthier life. CBT is proven effective in treating depression, anxiety and addiction. Clients will actively engage in CBT practices in this group.
Recovery Vision & S.M.A.R.T. Goals
Wednesday Evenings 7.45 – 8.45PM
A significant portion of treatment is focused on the behaviours and thinking patterns of the past, in order to learn and correct those patterns. This group offers an opportunity for clients to focus their efforts on creating a successful future. Clients are guided through an exploration of their personal core values and apply them to the 4 major areas of their life: relationships, work/ education/ vocation, social life and recovery. They will create S.M.A.R.T. (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-bound) goals in order to achieve their optimal life. Weekly sessions give clients the accountability, support and education needed to realise their full potential.
Experiential Trauma Group
Thursday Evenings 6.30 – 9.00PM
Complex psychological trauma may be defined as a persistent set of neuropsychological maladaptations that occur as a result of an individuals’ prolonged exposure to extreme stress. The individual becomes overwhelmed and the nervous system adapts by putting the brain either on high alert or by disconnecting the brain from a reality that it perceives as inherently threatening. The end result is that the individual becomes unable to self-soothe in a healthy way. They become prone to extreme emotional responses like rage and a profound sense of despair, develop a fractured sense of self driven by toxic shame and have severe difficulties in their relationships.
Neuroscience has shown that much of this process is rooted in the emotional and survival brain. As such, talk therapy with its emphasis on cognition is unable to engage with the root process. Known as treatment of choice for trauma, experiential trauma therapy is designed to help individuals directly re-experience the painful emotional memory of their traumatic experiences, re-process and release them in a calibrated and safe way.
“Experiential therapy allows trauma survivors to access their emotions, integrate mind, body and spirit, and reconnect with their authentic selves.” – Buddy Horne, Clinical Specialist at The Ranch Treatment Center.
Friday Evenings 6.30 – 7.30PM
This holistic approach to addiction recovery assists clients in identifying the early warning signs of a relapse. It is often seen that relapse is not an event, but a process that begins long before the actual behaviour. Clients are guided through the 3 major zones of recovery. They will build on their understanding of their triggers, slippery behaviours, toxic emotions and negative thinking patterns that might lead to relapse. Client presentations and open discussions about relapse prevention will clarify the ‘Recovery Zone’ needed for successful treatment.
Boundaries & Co-dependency
Friday Evenings 7.45 – 8.45PM
Clients will be introduced to the concept of co-dependence and unhealthy patterns in relationships. A thorough discussion of boundaries, boundary failures and boundary violations will be offered. Clients will understand the underlying issues that drive enmeshed and avoidant relationships and how healthy boundaries can heal those relationships. The concept of love addiction will also be explored. CBT tools will be utilized to better achieve healthy and intimate relationships.
Specialist Monthly Groups by Demand
1. Relapse Prevention Continuing Care Group
This group caters to clients who have entered later stages of recovery. They have completed residential and/or intensive out-patient treatment and are offered the opportunity to continue their recovery work. This group facilitates an environment for clients to review and share recovery experiences, aftercare plans, sobriety goals and how they are navigating early recovery outside of structured environments. Some groups may involve specific and helpful education pieces while others will be more open for client issues and suggestions for discussions. The groups are facilitated by a counsellor but clients are encouraged to take an active role and bring to group issues relevant to them.
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