Therapy may take place in many settings and on individual or group basis. The following gives and idea of the therapy programme used in our residential settings.
The unit day begins with an early
morning group including a daily
and thought for the day which centres the mind
and provides goals for the day. The programme then
continues on a tailored individual basis including general sessions and
groups are -
Self Esteem Group
Those of us with low self esteem and lacking in
self confidence form part of a vulnerable group who are unable to make
informed choices about a range of health issues including drug use.
An important element in our approach is the need
to build self confidence and help develop self esteem and a positive image.
It is only when someone feels good about himself and confident as a person,
that he can fully utilise knowledge and draw on personal
inner strengths, attitudes and feelings in making
decisions regarding his behaviour patterns.
- addressing themes of anger relating to the past -
abuse or rejection; loss and bereavement, domestic
violence; present - anger at placement, denial and rejection of treatment,
conflicts with other residents; future - anger and fear of future - fear of
Story telling group
deals with themes of survivor, childhood experiences.
Art therapy group
- and -
Drama / Psychodrama group - allow a non verbal communication and aid
expression of emotional pain whilst providing a focus for healing.
Social skills group
Tape group - aid skill building, parenting and interpersonal
Evening groups look at specific topics and visits may be arranged to local self help organisations such as AA, Alanon , Narcotics anonymous or the Eating Disorder Association meetings.