What Happens in a Mental Health Program?
We understand that the search for a new mental health program can bring up feelings of apprehension.
All too often, stories of people receiving the wrong psychiatric prescriptions come to light. Whether you’ve heard these through loved ones or experienced this firsthand, we get why you may be wary.
Taking action for your mental health shouldn’t feel like a leap of faith. Your wellbeing deserves your full attention, and you deserve a treatment program you can trust.
That’s why we want to take you through the process of our mental health program at The Sanctuary – to clearly illustrate our approach, so you don’t have to worry about the unknown.
Understanding Mental Health Issues
It’s reported that over 50% of adults in the United States will experience a mental health issue at some point in their lives. This is reflective of how disconnected modern-day humans have become from their inner selves.
Mental illness is our body’s way of telling us that something deeper is going on. Conditions like anxiety and depression are actually coping mechanisms – barriers that your mind has created to protect you from deeper trauma.
But if mental health issues remain unaddressed for too long, they can begin to grow roots and lead to other coping mechanisms, like gambling, binge eating, or substance abuse.
Many clients come to The Sanctuary with these compounded concerns. Our holistic mental health program helps them understand why they’re facing certain issues and find new ways of relating to life.
Here are the basic steps our program involves:
1. Finding Calm
When you arrive at The Sanctuary, we’ll first focus on calming down your nervous system. Anxiety, depression and other mental health issues keep you in a heightened state. We’ll work on sending signals of safety to the brain, to let you know that you can relax.
Some treatments we offer to help with this include:
- Bodywork and movement therapy
- Immersion in nature
- Mindfulness meditation
- Clean nutrition and brain supplements
Our tranquil setting in Sedona and our comfortable, inviting rooms help you feel at peace and get a good night’s sleep. Once you’ve reached a calmer state, the next step is to treat your symptoms.
2. Treating Symptoms
Our clinical team, headed by a board-certified psychiatrist, will review your medication regimen – if you have one – to see make sure it’s appropriate for your current needs. Our program doesn’t rely primarily on prescribed medication, but we’ll work with you to manage yours as needed. Ultimately, we aim to guide you on a complete and natural healing journey towards a life no longer weighed down by mental health issues. In order to do that, we also need to go beyond treating symptoms.
3. Healing the Underlying Causes of Mental Health Disorders
Our integrative mental health program uses a personalized combination of holistic therapies designed to treat the whole you and to help you understand the causes of your mental health conditions. Some of these therapies include:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and other talk-therapy techniques
- Energy medicine and energy psychology
- Music, art, and creative expression
Unlike conventional treatment centers, we don’t just treat disorders at a mental level. We’ll also work with you to address the deeper energetic causes of your mental health symptoms for more complete, sustainable healing.
Find a Path Wellness in The Sanctuary’s Holistic Mental Health Program
Receiving mental health care doesn’t need to be a disempowered process. At The Sanctuary, you’re actively involved in each step of your treatment program. One of our previous clients had this to say about her healing journey with us:
“Clinically speaking, I got everything that I needed, and more here, in terms of dealing with my ‘illnesses:’ my depression, my anxiety, my addiction. We met with psychologists; we met with psychiatrists. I actually had a psychiatrist help me come off of my meds in a safe, great way. To actually feel like a participant, rather than a recipient, was the biggest difference that I noticed.”
You can reach a new point in life where you’re excited to show up for yourself. It’s entirely possible to find joy in everyday life again. Contact us today to learn how we can help.
He is the Founder, Administrator, Counselor at the Sanctuary at Sedona. He has a BA in Political Science and is currently Senior teaching staff at Four Winds Society, an international school of energy medicine. His credentials also include being an Ordained Minister; a Certified Shamanic Breathwork® Facilitator; a Founding Member Society for Shamanic Practitioners; a Member of Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology; a Member of the National Institute for Holistic Addiction Studies. [email protected]
He is the Founder, Administrator, Counselor at the Sanctuary at Sedona.
He has a BA in Political Science and is currently Senior teaching staff at Four Winds Society, an international school of energy medicine. His credentials also include being an Ordained Minister; a Certified Shamanic Breathwork® Facilitator; a Founding Member Society for Shamanic Practitioners; a Member of Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology; a Member of the National Institute for Holistic Addiction Studies. [email protected]