Several unique group opportunities may include:
- Equine Therapy: Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy, or EAP, uses the power of herd behavior to teach, educate, and treat a variety of life stressors and mental illnesses through the genuine and honest nature of the horse. EAP is an efficient method that uses the horse’s nonverbal communication to mirror our own struggles and triumphs. The experience is truly unique and is praised by current and former clients.
- Trauma-Informed Yoga: There are many practices of yoga that focus on trauma specifically. These practices focus on meditation through breathing and taking part in specific poses that align physical and mental aspects of the person through conscious control and discipline. The practice of deep breathing in yoga puts a halt on arousal and allows the expansion of energies to focus on present patterns for problem-solving and healing. Self-regulation skills are practiced in yoga by using relaxation and meditation techniques. These techniques alleviate stress, anxiety, depression, fatigue, and pain. These techniques also promote positive affect, control, and emotional regulation.
- Moral Reconation Therapy:MRT® is a behavioral therapy to elicit cognitive changes to the thinking processes and decision-making associated with addiction and criminal behavior. MRT promotes morals and values that are aligned with successful recovery and reducing re-offending. MRT is a 16 Step structured curriculum that meets once per week to progressively address ego, social, moral, and positive behavioral change.
- Pathway to Poetry: Poetry therapy is an interactive process that helps the individual to develop on emotional, cognitive, and social levels. Poetry therapy helps to: develop accuracy and understanding in perceiving the self and others; develop creativity, self-expression, and greater self-esteem; strengthen interpersonal and communication skills; ventilate overpowering emotions; find new meaning through new ideas and insights; promote change and increase coping skills and adaptive functions. No previous writing experience is required.
- Aftercare: Aftercare was developed for patients who have successfully completed outpatient treatment so they can stay connected with the Crossing recovery community. Group topics include: alleviating boredom, relapse drift, work and recovery, staying busy, recognizing stress, and more.