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Recovery awareness and recovery support services are extremely important to encourage healing from addiction. Serenity House annually hosts the Flint Recovery Walk & Rally during September’s recovery month to celebrate the reality of recovery and communicate the need for services and support to make recovery a top priority so those with addiction can recover and contribute meaningfully to our community. It is estimated from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health that in 2010 close to 21 million who needed addiction recovery help at a substance abuse facility were not able to receive it. It is also estimated that 23 million Americans are living in long-term recovery. Participants include people in recovery from addiction to alcohol and drugs, as well as their families, friends, addiction-treatment professionals, elected officials and other allies as part of National Recovery Month. Our attendance has been approximately 1,500 people since the event began five years ago. We reach even more through marketing and a strong online media presence.
Arts and music are excellent healing modalities when it comes to addiction recovery. The Flint Recovery Arts & Music show is an annual awareness event held every March in downtown Flint with the intent to bring attention to arts and music and holistic modalities for addiction recovery. According to UNITE to Face Addiction coordinator Greg Williams, 83 million Americans are touched directly or indirectly by addiction. Events like this are necessary to eradicate the stigma of addiction and recovery and to act as an outreach platform for those who are still suffering from addiction.
So far we have served about 1,000 people since the event began in 2016 and have reached many more people through news outlets and marketing campaigns.
A Recovery Coach's job is to support a participant in pursuing their own goals. A recovery coach is a person with lived experience and uses that experience to meet people where they are at on their recovery journey. A coach can help with the following things:
*Helping a person form a plan of action
*Directing that person to the right resources
*Helping them navigate the systems in place
*Providing accountability and support
*Offering guidance in developing new behavior patterns
*Helping them view their progress objectively
*Assisting in harm reduction for addictive behaviors
*Providing holistic modalities that include acupuncture, reiki and emotional freedom techniques
In other words, a recovery coach helps people with the gritty, day-to-day process of overcoming addiction, codependency & trauma. Recovery coaches are the “boots on the ground."
Several thousand years ago, East Asian physicians discovered that the body forms disharmonies as a result of the various physical and mental stresses of life. Oriental medical theory explains these disharmonies as an imbalance of opposing forces called yin and yang. This imbalance disrupts the movement of the body’s vital energy (qi) along the meridian pathways, which are channels through which the body’s energy is thought to flow. Auricular Acupuncture restores the smooth flow of qi by inserting five hair-like needles at specific points in the ear. Auricular acupuncture can return the body to its natural balance, detoxify the body, and promote the body’s ability to heal itself.
This interactive workshop on the cutting edge, energy restorative practice of EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques). EFT is used by more than 20 million people worldwide. It is a form of psychological acupressure that works with the same energy meridians used in traditional acupuncture to treat physical and emotional ailments. Its effectiveness has been proven in more than 100 studies and has become a practical approach to healing anxiety and trauma. In a recent study of first responders, such as Emergency Medical Technicians, Paramedics, Firefighters, Coast Guard personnel, and Police Officers, the participants reported dramatic improvements in their relationships at home, their sleep quality and their general well-being. In this workshop we will learn the Basic Recipe of EFT. Each session, we introduce new techniques and as a group, tap the emotional blocks away using different techniques. We will wrap up each session with a tapping meditation that will leave you feeling relaxed and at peace. By the end of our workshop, you will have a ready to use tool that you can use with confidence when you are feeling anxious, stressed or burned out.
This program is designed to introduce people to Aromatherapy and essential oils and how they can foster a better relationship with their recovery plan. Aromatherapy is a type of alternative medicine practice utilizing fragrant/aromatic essential oils that are derived from a wide variety of healing plants. When inhaled or applied to the skin, therapeutic-grade essential oils have been shown to help people overcome various health problems without the need for medications.
Aromatherapy can be performed in several different ways:
Diffusing a combination of essential oils into the air (or just one single oil)
Inhaling oils through the nostrils directly off a cloth or from the bottle
Receiving massage therapy utilizing oils
Soaking in an oil-infused bath
Rubbing oils directly onto the skin
Using oils as household cleaners
Research shows that anyone with the following health conditions can likely benefit from aromatherapy:
The key to achieving results from aromatherapy is to use pure, therapeutic-grade oils rather than those with synthetic ingredients or fragrances. The effectiveness of aromatherapy practices always depends on the quality of the oils used, plus the dosage.
Reiki is an ancient Japanese practice discovered by Mikao Usui that uses light touch to promote healing in the body, mind, and spirit. Recovery Reiki ® is a program developed by Tara Moreno-Wallen that specifically targets the pain-body that keeps a person in negative cyclical patterns when it relates to addiction, codependency, and trauma.This class will help you break free of those patterns so you can live a life of peace, love, bliss, and joy. Recovery Reiki® will help you get to the root cause of any addictions, codependent relationships, and any trauma associated with these afflictions. What you’ll get out of this class: