Brainspotting Therapy as Trauma Healing

Iris Healing Retreat 05/31/19
brainspotting therapy

The body stores more than we expect–it can hold on to memories we thought we stowed away in the archives, or attempted to hide. We may try to forget these memories, or disregard the suspicion that something is bothering us, by turning to drugs or alcohol. Yet our body may be communicating the why, the…

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Healing Retreat in California with Nutrition

Iris Healing Retreat 05/24/19
healing retreat in California

Getting help is a big deal. Admitting to having an addictive pattern and trusting yourself and others to help overcome the addiction is not easy. Once you are here, ready to get treatment and to make changes, it can be a whirlwind of emotions–ranging from excitement to fear. That is why it is important to…

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Substance Abuse Recovery and Experiential Therapy

Iris Healing Retreat 05/17/19
substance abuse recovery

Imagine doing a hobby you love, or loved, as a means to recover from your substance habit–it can be a twofold benefit. While a 12-step program is beneficial to many, it is not for everyone. Some people may need alternative long-term solutions. Experiential therapy is a diverse modality that can assist people of different personalities,…

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Detox Treatment with Opioids in America

Iris Healing Retreat 05/10/19
detox treatment

What is an opioid An opioid is a group of strong painkiller drugs derived from a plant or synthetically ingredients made in a lab. The drug interacts with opioid receptors in the cells and releases signals that mute the perception of pain and rather release the feeling of pleasure. This can influence addiction or can…

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nikitos 05/08/19
substance abuse disorder

Most people who suffer from substance abuse disorder have dealt with some form of trauma in their lives, be it: childhood trauma, physical or emotional abuse, PTSD, rape, neglect, homelessness, and more ad nauseum. These traumas may not be necessarily the cause of the substance abuse disorder, but it is most definitely a mitigating factor…

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nikitos 05/03/19

When one considers a detox/residential program facility, one is not far off the mark when imagining the same therapy modalities common throughout medical detox, educational and therapeutic groups, one on one counseling, therapy, and experiential groups. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this model, but more and more facilities are implementing other therapeutic methods to…

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