Spirituality Program and Silent Retreats
Providence Treatment encourages each patient to cultivate spiritual practices in their lives while they are in the process of transformation from active use of alcohol and/or drugs. Some of the practices we recommend are:
- Loving Kindness practice (Meta)
- Centering Prayer
- Lectio Divina
- Non-duality practices
- Charity work
- Daytime treatment programs
- Daily prayer and conscious presence
Rev. Sandy Morris facilitates spiritually-based groups and individual sessions to support each patient with their individual spiritual practice plan. Recovery is spirituality at its core, so we believe that incorporating spirituality into the treatment is critical and aids in sustainable recovery rates.
At Providence Treatment we support recovery in different ways. We encourage and facilitate active 12-step recovery involvement. We know that personality features, ways in which we have learned to relate to others, can be significant barriers to stable, long-term recovery. Self exploration and self understanding, while not sufficient for recovery, are an important part of the spiritual growth and transformation necessary for sustained progress. The Enneagram is a guide for self-discovery to nurture acceptance and expression of our true nature or essence. It is a personality matrix based on ancient wisdom, that helps us see the truth about ourselves, let go of ego agendas and defenses, to move us towards ongoing practices that support personal and spiritual development.
The Enneagram offers a tool to engage our clients in a self-exploration process that is framed in spiritual, rather than purely psychological language. The concepts used by Enneagram work are non-pejorative, and affirm the individual’s ability to move from deformative expression of traits to healthy, spiritually formative expression. Because the Enneagram is offered for self-exploration, it helps engage the individual in a self-motivated change process, much more than psychological diagnostic instruments can do. The Enneagram is a useful adjunct to step work, both in the 4th, 5th and 6th steps, and in the daily 10th step work of self review.
Providence Treatment sponsors weekend (1-day) silent retreats that promote stillness and a deeper relationship with yourself and your Higher Power – however you understand it to be. The retreats are designed to take you out of your busy, noisy lives and bring you to a place of stillness and quiet – where you may find serenity and peace.