What Is Holistic Non-12 Step Treatment?
In our treatment perspective, “holistic” means we help the whole self heal from trauma: your mind, body, soul, and spirit. And “non-12 Step” means we don’t adhere to the philosophy behind AA — most importantly, we believe that you can be fully recovered.
Our holistic approach to healing trauma doesn’t just entail rehashing old stories in talk therapy. You may experience memories in the process of releasing stored trauma, but our goal is to help you shed those narratives that are no longer serving you. In this way, you empower yourself to move beyond your limitations and achieve a level of healing you may have never thought possible.
Trauma isn’t just in the mind. It’s stored in your physical body, your energetic body, and your soul. At The Sanctuary, we work with all of these aspects, so that you can start to grow your own sense of personal safety. And once you have that in place, you’re free to connect with yourself and live your life to the fullest.
How Is Sexual Trauma Treated in This Program?
Sexual energy is the energy that creates all of life. As such, your connection to your own sexuality affects how you connect to life. How you engage with your own life force energy is crucial to your ability to be well and thrive. We support you in exploring this vital part of yourself and help you understand how you relate to it. You’ll have the opportunity to work with an experienced professional in this area to:
- Create acceptance around a topic that often feels triggering or unsafe
- Find gentle, safe ways to feel good in your body
- Learn how to talk about boundaries
We understand these are sensitive matters, and we fully support both your “yes” and your “no” to different therapeutic options. You’re free to explore what works for you. And of course, your safety and comfort are always a priority.
Our clients say that having a place to talk about this often forbidden subject helps them find relief and feel more positive about sex and relationships overall. They also come to realize that while it feels very personal, it’s also universal — everybody has this very human experience.
Once you’ve established your inner safety, it’s possible to get past your trauma and into your vision of an empowered future.
How to Get the Most Out of Trauma Recovery
All treatment at The Sanctuary requires is a willingness to show up and work on your own healing. In order to create lifelong change, our program focuses on changing patterns — and that’s often easier said than done. At certain points in the program, you may encounter some resistance. All you have to do is keep an open mind, and remember that this too is part of the journey.
While healing isn’t always a linear process, with your presence and commitment, it will all come together. You can also increase your chances of success by continuing your progress after you return home. And we equip you with all the tools you need to do so.
How to Enjoy the Long-Term Benefits of Recovery Treatment
At The Sanctuary, our support doesn’t end when you leave our grounds. While you’re still in treatment, you’ll begin to work on a transition plan packet. We help you get a plan for your continued care in place before you leave. This can range from finding a therapist to continuing practices you connected with during your stay.
After completing 30 days of residential treatment, you’ll receive an additional 60 days of highly supportive continuing care. This consists of:
- One individual call per week, for eight weeks
- One group coaching call per week, for eight weeks
- An alumni call each week, available indefinitely
- Continued contact with members of the Sanctuary team and program peers
- Connection with additional resources in your area
We know that the work you do in treatment is crucial, and we’ll work with you to protect and prolong all the changes you’ve made. You’ll leave with a changed perspective, and the ability to go about your life and relationships in a whole new way.
How Can The Sanctuary at Sedona Help Me?
We understand the shame and stigma surrounding sexual violence, and we want to help you shed that weight. At The Sanctuary, we will help you embrace important truths that can let you gain freedom from sexual abuse. It’s not your fault that this happened to you. You did not provoke this harm. You are powerful. You can heal.
As one former client says,
“The Sanctuary is a beautiful retreat that gets to the causes of your issues. You will learn so many things about yourself and how to cope.”