Living a full life in recovery from addiction can have many moving parts but the ability to be present in our moments, and pay attention to ourselves, are key components. Taking time in our day to pause, relax and reevaluate assists in building the muscles of a successful recovery.
Healing Techniques In Recovery
In Aquila Recovery’s Artful 12 Steps groups, techniques for healing from addiction are coupled with actions to enjoy recovery. Utilizing various art mediums allow our minds to relax, focus, and be attuned to the moments at hand.
The Mindfulness Approach
Psychology Today explains mindfulness as “actively paying attention to the present moment, taking stock of what you’re thinking and feeling, and offering no criticism or judgement.” The process of working vibrantly colored clay or creating a collage can offer one the opportunity to go deep, in a playful way, into the reality of our struggles and our hopes for the future. The creative process used in a mindful way can facilitate insight, healing and increase awareness.
Also, the creations can become a touchstone for further communications with loved ones about the experiences, struggles and hopes for life in recovery and thus strengthen the family system.
Contact The Aquila Recovery Clinic
Creativity enhances our lives on so many levels. Approached in a mindful posture, with a recovery theme on which to meditate, creativity can bring about a connection with ourselves, others and our Higher Powers perhaps in a way hitherto unknown to us. If you’re seeking more information on creative techniques to implement into your recovery journey, contact the Aquila Recovery Clinic today. You can reach us by phone at (202) 618-9125 or send in an online request for a consultation.