What the Sanctuary Addiction & Trauma Recovery Program Includes

Over the last decade, there has been a welcome expansion in options for addiction and trauma recovery beyond the traditional 12 Step model. With just a little research, it is possible to identify numerous alternatives in treatment programs offering “Non-12 Step” and “Holistic” approaches to addiction recovery. The nature and scope of these programs, however, vary widely and each offers a different interpretation of what these terms mean and how they are applied in a 30-day, residential addiction treatment program setting. The Sanctuary has been the pioneer in both Non-12 step and in alternative/holistic addiction treatment for the past decade.

The mind, the emotional/physical/energy body, soul and spirit must all be addressed and healed for recovery to be lasting. Addiction is a symptom of the entire human system, not just a disease of the brain or a character defect of some kind. That being said, holistic/integrative treatment is not as simple as adding yoga, meditation, reiki, bodywork or other alternative healing modalities to an established 12-Step program. Nor is it merely refocusing the treatment to identifying the root cause of the addiction and then offering a limited scope of therapeutic modalities, primarily focused on cognitive behavioral and talk therapy. Holistic, integrative addiction treatment is science-based and requires that equal attention be given to each aspect of the whole person – mind, body, soul and spirit.

Program Highlights

The Sanctuary at Sedona has refined its program over time with much success with its clients. The components of our integrative addiction recovery program include:


A 1:1 Staff-to-Client Ratio

160+ clinical treatment hours with a significant focus on individual treatment hours

Program directors & senior staff who live on property & interact with residents daily

Psychiatric evaluation & consultation with a board-certified psychiatrist & Medical Doctor with a specialization in functional medicine

Locally sourced organic, gluten & dairy-free gourmet meals & snacks as part of a holistic nutrition program

A brain repair and detoxification protocol

Measurable results with brain mapping and other outcome measuring tools

Clinical Therapeutic Evidenced Therapies include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • EMDR
  • Trauma touch therapy
  • Somatic experiencing (SEP)
  • Acceptance commitment therapy
  • Holotropic breathwork
  • Body image therapies
  • Gestalt
  • Inner child therapy
  • Depth psychology
  • HeartMath/biofeedback
  • Brain mapping
  • Jungian shadow work
  • Couples and family therapy
  • TRE – Tension, stress and trauma release
  • Individual and group process therapy

Alternative Complimentary Treatment Modalities include:

  • Nutritional therapy
  • Energy medicine therapies
  • Guided imagery in music therapy
  • Expressive art therapies
  • Sound healing therapy
  • Movement therapy
  • Nature ecotherapy
  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Therapeutic bodywork
  • Yoga
  • Exercise
  • Rites of passage therapy
  • Creative visualization

Life Skill Classes/Recovery Tools and Daily Practices include:

  • Classes on the science of addiction recovery
  • Skills coaching
  • Recovery coaching
  • Emotional self-regulation skills
  • Mindfulness-based relapse prevention

For more information about our program philosophy, please read more about our approach, or call us at (877) 710-3385.

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