Meditation is much more powerful than we give it credit for. It’s been used for years in a variety of disciplines, from martial arts to academic studying, and it almost always yields great results when used correctly. When incorporated within an addiction treatment program and recovery lifestyle with a number of treatment modalities, it can be a wonderful tool to help us reconnect with ourselves.
Men at Tree House Recovery practice embodied presence yoga therapy which incorporates meditation. Therapy sessions take place in what looks like a traditional yoga class setup, but we focus on a more trauma-focused approach that creates safe space, teaches us controlled breathwork as a means of de stressing, and uses interception and choice-making to help us feel our bodies internally.
Active addiction can often disconnect us from our bodies. When we’re addicted, the physical, mental, and social consequences of our addiction can go unnoticed, because our brains are so focused on using. We can become disconnected from family and friends, sacrifice our hygiene, and display symptoms of addiction like anxiety and depression. Meditation helps us make that reconnection. We become more comfortable in our own skin when we become one with ourselves through meditation. We also become more mindful, and learn to appreciate our present, instead of living in the past or worrying about things we cannot control. When we become more present within ourselves, we can also become more present for others. Meditation helps us learn that we can positively impact our own lives without relying on substances or unhealthy practices.
One of the best things about learning meditation to reconnect with ourselves is that it’s so easy to translate to life outside of treatment. Learning to clear our minds and regulate our breathing may not seem all that sophisticated, but it’s often the simplest strategies that produce the best results. Meditation is an effective, sustainable strategy to deal with addiction, stressors, and practically everything else life throws at us, and the benefits we receive from reconnecting with ourselves extend well beyond treatment.
Tree House Recovery is a premier men’s addiction treatment center in Costa Mesa, California that focuses on providing simple, practical strategies to conquer addiction and deal with the complex problems life often presents us. With the right strategies, navigating life in recovery isn’t a chore. It’s a welcome challenge. Call us today at (855) 202-2138, and see how we can help you.