A Mindful, Community-Centered Approach
A mindful person intentionally pays attention in a particular, non-judgemental way to the present moment. This may seem like a simple concept, but mindfulness is a skill that takes time and energy to develop. A mindful person is aware of (but not consumed by) the people around them. Mindfulness is especially relevant to us at Spokane Falls Recovery Center because it has been proven to help people avoid relapse. Taking a mindful approach can also help people improve relationships with others and connect with people in a healthy way. Our outpatient drug rehab in Spokane can help people get their lives back.
At Spokane Falls Recovery Center, we approach mindfulness from a research-based and humanist perspective. We teach our clients how to take a mindful approach in our community and how to apply this in their everyday lives. Our program allows participants to practice new mindfulness techniques during the day and implement them when they return home in the evenings. For a person overcoming addiction, an increase in mindfulness has been proven to lower the chance of relapse. A 2009 study in the Substance Abuse journal found that integrating mindfulness with other addiction treatments can help people limit cravings, make responsible decisions, and deal with stress. One of the central features of the mindfulness training we offer in our outpatient drug treatment program is identifying high-risk situations. Participants are trained to recognize signals and address warning signs. Spokane Falls Recovery Center offers so much more than the typical rehabilitation experience. Our therapists use community reinforcement and individual sessions to teach mindfulness in our sobriety-centered Spokane community. If you are considering an outpatient drug rehab in Spokane, we hope you will consider our program.
Mindfulness and Behavior
The mindfulness practices we teach at Spokane Falls Recovery Center help participants become aware of triggers, monitor internal reactions, and foster more appropriate behavioral choices. We focus on increasing acceptance and tolerance of both positive and negative physical, emotional, and cognitive states (e.g. cravings) in order to decrease the likelihood of turning to substance abuse in order to escape reality. Our exercises also help participants increase self-efficacy and self-worth, which have also been shown to lower the possibility of relapse.
Internal Coping Skills
Emotional and cognitive reasoning serve as internal coping skills for people overcoming addiction. Our therapists have the demeanor, training, and determination to help you use internal coping skills to help you get (and stay) stay sober.
External Coping Skills
Skills training and situational awareness are examples of the external coping skills you will learn in our outpatient treatment setting. In our outpatient setting, our clients use role-play to practice appropriate coping skills. Clients can then use these skills when they return home in the evenings.
Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention is a new aftercare approach to treating addiction and preventing relapse. Identifying high-risk scenarios is key to this treatment. At Spokane Falls Recovery Center, we dig deeper than other outpatient treatments by raising awareness of triggers, helping clients monitor emotional reactions, and situation-based training. In the event of a relapse, we use awareness and acceptance acquired through mindfulness training to aid in recognition and minimization of the blame, guilt, and negative thinking that increase the risk of relapse.
It Takes Time
Our staff understands the difficulty of learning to cope without turning to drugs. Mindfulness training is one of the many approaches we offer in our Spokane outpatient rehab center. The treatment you will receive at Spokane Falls Recovery Center is accessible, positive, and community-centered. We understand that becoming mindful takes time. The work required to improve mindfulness is best approached in our outpatient setting. Give us a call to find out more about this unique program.