Recovering addicts sometimes reach a point where their traditional source of therapy, guidance and recovery may not be enough for them. Sometimes folks are seeking that one element that still seems to be missing or just out of their grasp, or are finding it difficult to deal with day-to-day challenges, crises and obstacles that test our reserve and tenacity.
Introducing new tools, updating our thought patterns, and choosing to learn new avenues of Alternative Healing Practices seemed to have made a world of difference for many individuals in recovery.
White Barn offers monthly group classes as well as private sessions for individuals and/or families seeking new ways to learn to cope.
Sessions may include support based in a variety of cultural teachings
and experiences, such as:
- the Spirit Arrow ceremony, based in Native tradition, to help the person release burdens from the past and to let go of emotions, baggage, thought patterns and other experiences that no longer serve your highest and best good
- guided meditation, to provide a new level of being able to calm the mind and de-clutter our thoughts so we can think clearly and make wise decisions
- changing our thought patterns through self-reflection and powerful parable teachings, narratives and story telling, with interactive discussion for understanding and applying the lessons
- beginning to value and love ourselves for who we are right now, with all our faults - real or imagined; seeing ourselves as having great value and worth through mirror work
- identifying what might be missing, and replacing old or bad habits with new, positive and healthy habits (R&R - release and replace), with the help of "worry stones" used as reminders
- gain tools that help deal with day-to-day stress, anxiety, fear, resentment, anger, bitterness and frustration, through learning the benefits and how to use aromatherapy, meditation in motion, mudras (hand positions), ways to change our thought processes, and more
- ceremonies based in Native American, Peruvian, Chinese, Japanese, and other cultures that bring us a new level of healing and support for overall health and wellness of body, mind and spirit
White Barn's recovery programs are NOT religion-based, but rather support your spiritual connection within your own belief system.
Pre-registration is required - register below. For more info or if you are in need of a financial sponsor to attend the classes, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 330-281-1387.
1. Click the SUBMIT button below to register.
2. Then click the PAY NOW button if you are paying on-line.
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Many addicts in recovery who are in need of additional support, guidance and healing may be experiencing a financial crises as well. As they go through the recovery process and focus on becoming a responsible and productive member of their communities and families, many are in need of a financial sponsor to help them participate in the Alternative Addiction Support for Long Term Recovery Support programs.
Each two session provides structured teachings, guidance, mental, emotional and spiritual support needed to be successful in recovery. This is a monthly, on-going program. Each session costs $25.
Your generous donation can help a recovering addict reach their full potential and receive the support they need by making their participation in White Barn's Addiction Support Program a reality.
You can play a part in changing, and possibly saving, someone's life — a life that has value — and help them on their journey of recovery.
Click the DONATE button below to make a tax-deductible donation toward White Barn's Addiction Support Program to sponsor a valuable and precious life in recovery.
Your support and generous contribution enables us to meet the mental/emotional/spiritual needs of individuals in recovery. And while your sponsorship will undoubtedly transform someone's life,
it just may also actually save that life as well.
So how do you deal with the behaviors and frustrations of a child, a spouse, a sibling, or a parent who are an addict? Often the stress and the toll the addiction of a person takes on their family is devastating, debilitating, overwhelming, and can be catastrophic.
The passing of an addict at their own hand can also leave a family reeling in disbelief and leave them riddled with guilt, anger, sorrow, and resentment.
While we are in the process of creating programs that support the families of addicts, we are continuing to work with families on an individual basis.
If you'd like to schedule a time for your family to come together for a session simply of guidance and direction or whether you'd like your family to experience a session of healing ceremony and learning alternative tools such as meditation, mudras, aromatherapy or energy work , we'd be honored to work together with you to achieve your goals as a family unit.
For more info, call White Barn Healing Arts Center at 330-281-1387.
Ceremonies, Vision Quests, meditations, and meetings are held in the peaceful and sacred space of the tipi seasonally May through October. The tipi has a very calming, very nurturing energy, and sometimes simply being in the tipi helps to provide a deeper level of peace for guests.
In the Native American culture, the medicine wheel honors the wisdom and healing energy of the 4 winds, or the 4 directions, with each direction representing a stage of our life. There are many ceremonies, including the sweat lodge, which can bring healing, insight, knowledge, guidance and direction into our lives.
Even if you can't normally clear the clutter from your mind, we can teach you a variety of meditation techniques and one of them is sure to speak to you. It's hard to make wise choices in life when we can't think clearly. We teach new (as well as traditional) ways to calm your mind, lower your stress, and be open to trusting your inner intuition. This includes meditation in motion (Tai Chi/Qigong).
Addictions often run hand-in-hand with depression, past traumatic experiences, anger and resentment. Scientific research with plant-based oils shows incredible healing properties of aromatherapy.
. Lemon, orange and lavender are known to help clear away negative energy, and lavender itself helps with grief and loss.
Reiki, a hands-on energy balancing and healing practice that originated in Japan is now becoming widely used in the United
States. Reiki supports overall health and wellness for physical, mental/emotional and spiritual well-being. It can help bring us clarity, peace of mind, a greater spiritual connection, and healing on many levels.
Prayer ties are often created, giving us a physical solution to a spiritual challenge. Often we ask, are our prayers being heard? Prayer ties work with nature as the winds take our thoughts and prayers to Creator. Many other beautiful and meaningful ceremonies bring us peace of mind and healing of our spirit.