Tag Archive for: Therapy

Any kind of Recovery – Mindfulness

For quite a while now the Basement Recovery Project have been well aware that recovery from addiction is a long-term and complex process needing a multi-faceted approach to treatment and support. As a part of this approach Michelle and the team have always been keen to try a whole range of different techniques including some possibly less-traditional methods.

To try to explain more, here are three pieces from practitioners and participants of a more holistic style of health promotion.

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An Holistic Recovery Approach

after years of drug and alcohol abuse…
Offering a range of holistic therapies from reflexology to crystal therapy, Vanda is a regular member of the Basement team. I asked how it all got started:

“All my life I was in the nursing profession, when I was in my forties my husband Brian started drinking, became drink dependant and it was absolutely horrendous. He didn’t start until he was about forty-two, he didn’t know why he was doing it; he couldn’t understand why himself, he was never a big drinker. He died at the age of forty-six with alcohol-related liver disease.  Read more

Acupuncture and Recovery

Darryl-168As I travel on my journey of RECOVERY, I am constantly on the lookout for tools and techniques to help me on my way. One tool that I have come across is acupuncture. Now, I know that this is not for everyone, but I do suggest that people try and get the opportunity to try it for a few sessions. I, myself was very sceptical in the beginning and it took about a month of weekly sessions to first see any benefits, but as I continued to have the treatment I found myself looking forward to the treatment the day before, enjoying the actual session, and having a sense of calm and wellbeing for a couple of days afterwards. I have told my Community Psychiatric Nurse about this and she has seen firsthand the difference in me before and after treatment and so has put in for a grant through the NHS for Holistic Therapy treatments.

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