Recovering addicts often reach a point where their traditional source of therapy, guidance and recovery may not be enough for them. Sometimes we are seeking that one element that still seems to be missing or just out of our grasp. Introducing a level of spiritual connection may indeed make all the difference in the world. Sometimes we simply need to feel connected to our Higher Power; feel that our lives do matter; that we are here to make a difference in the world; that our path has meaning; and that we are not walking this journey alone.
White Barn offers both individual as well as group sessions for those in recovery,
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 ourselves for who we are right now and loving ourselves; seeing ourselves as having great value and worth - 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.
A new 3-session pilot program is being presented for a group of 8 participants.
We welcome those who are new to recovery as well as those who have been in recovery up to three years.
We will be asking the participants of the Pilot Program to provide us feedback as to the overall effectiveness and and positive impact of the program for you personally. Your input will help shape the future of the program and will have an incredible impact on the recovery of others seeking help and support.
WHEN: Mon., Aug. 5th; Mon;, Aug. 12th and Mon., Aug. 19th from 7pm to 8:30pm
WHERE: The sessions will be held in the peaceful energy of the tipi at White Barn Healing Arts Center located at 5180 Hayes Road in Ravenna.
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: If you are interested in joining us, please fill out the registration form below and someone will contact you to set up a phone conversation to confirm your registration. We will make sure you feel comfortable with your decision to attend, that you feel safe, that you understand the overall program, and that you know your confidentiality is respected.
COST: If you cannot afford to pay the class fees, a sponsor will be provided for you. Please do not let cost be a factor in your decision to participate. The fee for each class is $35, and you will receive educational materials and well as supportive gifts to take home with each class.
GOOD TO KNOW: After your registration is confirmed, a follow-up email will be sent with helpful information such as directions, where to park, facility policies, etc.
To register to participate in the pilot program, please send an email stating your interest to
firstname.lastname@example.org, and you will be contacted with registration information.
Email is preferred. However, you may call us at 330-281-1387.
The first of the 3-week session begins on Monday, Aug. 5th at 7pm.
The second of the 3-week session takes place on Monday, Aug. 12th at 7pm
The third of the 3-week session takes place on Monday., Aug 19th at 7pm.
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 Long Term Addiction Support programs.
Each hour and a half session provides structured teachings, guidance, mental,emotional and spiritual support needed to be successful in recovery. Each program consists of three sequential sessions, one session per week in a row. Each session costs $35.
Your generous donation can help an 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.
Want to make sure that someone has the opportunity to complete an entire 3-week program? $105 will cover the cost to sponsor an individual to attend all three sessions of a 3-week program. In addition to the experience of each support session, participants receive educational materials and support gifts to take home.
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.
Betsy Rees brings a great deal of love, compassion, understanding and healing to White Barn's Addiction Support Long Term Recovery Programs.
She is creating support programs not only for individuals, but for families and friends as well.
We are honored to have Betsy as part of the White Barn team, and are looking forward to working with her in providing guidance, direction, new thought patterns, hope and a new sense of path and purpose for those dealing with the challenges of addictions.
"These programs will help you to discover your spiritual path for greater health, happiness, recovery and well being."
If you have questions about White Barn's addiction support programs and want to have a conversation to see if you feel they are a good fit for you, contact us at 330-281-1387 and someone will get back with you asap.