Understanding The Links Between PTSD And Addiction

iris 12/03/17
links between PTSD And Addiction

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is an issue that is much more common than people realize. Certainly it can happen to someone serving on the front lines or going to work everyday as a police officer or fireman. But it can also be just as prominent in a person who grew up in abusive household or someone who…

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The Temptations and Triggers of Halloween

iris 10/27/17
Temptations and Triggers

As we approach the end of October, we begin to see plenty of festive decorations highlighting skeletons, jack-o-lanterns, vampires and more. Sure most of it is good fun, but there are other elements of Halloween that could create uneasiness for someone who may be vulnerable to addiction. For our latest blog, we thought we would share a…

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Neurofeedback: Using Science To Address Addiction & Co-Occurring Disorders

iris 10/18/17

If you’re familiar with the work of Iris Healing Retreat, then you know how we’re always pushing the envelope with innovative ways to overcome addictions. One particular modality that we have seen tremendous success with is the science of Neurofeedback; literally the process of analyzing brain signals and treating addiction from a biological level.   On our website,…

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Peace, Harmony & Silencing The Impulses

iris 10/10/17

Let’s face it, we live in a very fast-paced world. Los Angeles in particular feels like it moves a mile a minute and seems to thrive upon the concept of instant gratification. Now of course there is nothing with living a fast-paced life, but it can certainly spiral if not balanced with feelings of tranquility…

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Mind/Body Healing Through Somatic Therapy

iris 09/28/17

If you’ve been following the updates from Iris Healing Retreat, then you’re probably aware that we take a different kind of approach to conquering addiction. Yes we make sure to incorporate all of the proper recovery methods, but we also have firm beliefs in holistic healing and out-of-the-box techniques that can help people overcome their struggles….

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Healing With Sound Therapy

iris 09/02/17

Can your ears actually contribute to the healing process when battling an addiction? Our belief is wholeheartedly YES, thanks to the ancient art of Sound Therapy. Part of our daily regimen at Iris Healing Retreat involves 8am spiritual meditations and concentrated moments of Gong Meditation. Blending traditional Eastern philosophies with Western recovery techniques has proven to be incredibly effective…

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Is The Opioid Epidemic Affecting Your Medical Practice?

iris 08/24/17

It is estimated that 12 – 15% of all physicians and nurses will experience some type of substance abuse at some point during their career, and with easy access to prescriptions and medications in a medical office, other non-medical staff may also be at risk. In this interview from Dr. Elena Kapustina, MBA, PsyD, Founder…

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