“A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self- directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.” ~ Working Definition Of Recovery (SAMSHA.GOV)
Recovery is a reclaiming of the self. Giving individuals an understanding of the “whole” self and the knowledge and awareness of tools that can help access the various aspects of self helps to create a powerful foundation for the journey of recovery. Integrating holistic resources and tools can help those in Recovery be better able to understand and cope with what is arising as they move through self‐exploration and the stages of change into the creation of a new life – one of long-term recovery.
The mission of Holistic Recovery Pathways is to offer a person-centered, transformational and strengths based support for Addiction & Mental Health Recovery. Through sharing holistic resources and wellness programs designed to enhance the journey of recovery, HRP serves individuals, families, communities and organizations by:
- Providing knowledge , understanding & awareness of the “whole” self ‐ body, mind, emotion & spirit;
- Helping to explore each aspect of self and how it affects overall health , well‐being and recovery;
- Addressing limiting patterns, behaviors, feelings and beliefs;
- Learning to live more present in the moment
- Developing greater self-awareness;
- Integrating the healing process through experiential and somatic experiences;
- Teaching ways to facilitate one’s own healing process for sustained recovery;
- Empowering others to create change in their own lives and develop responsibility for their continued process of growth and healing.
A Holistic Approach…
- A Holistic Approach is one that considers the whole person – body, mind, emotion and spirit.
- It offers a framework for optimal health, wellness, and personal growth by working to foster balance in the various aspects of self.
- It may include alternative modalities and natural healing methods.
- A Holistic viewpoint understands that each person is unique and that what works for one person may be different for another.
- A Holistic Approach can be a powerful support on the journey of long-term recovery – it supports the understanding that “there are many pathways to recovery”.
Many Pathways of Recovery…
Holistic Recovery Pathways recognizes that there are many pathways of Recovery. Just as there are many people – there is not type of recovery program that fits for everyone. We are all different and in fact most people, benefit from a combination of recovery pathways. Taking a holistic approach to recovery and to our overall well-being really supports this idea. It is about honoring our own needs and finding pathways and healing processes that support us. And, sometimes, we when change and grow, we discover new pathways. Recovery is not a straight line but more of an upward spiral. This is understanding is one of the foundational components of the Guiding Principles of Recovery for a ROSC (Recovery Oriented System of Care). Here is list of the Guiding Principles of Recovery offered by SAMHSA.gov: