What role does spirituality play in the recovery process?
We all possess a deep and vibrant nature within us, often referred to as “spirit.” We understand how important spirituality is in the recovery process. By connecting to the important and defining aspects of our lives and ourselves via self-expression, expansion and transformation, using art, meditation, yoga, physical strengthening, nature, animals and each other (as examples) we may experience a liberation from the haunts of our pasts. Finding connection often sets us on a path to finding ourselves, and accepting the value of ourselves leads to subsequent joy and peacefulness. By releasing and healing the trauma that we hold inside we can reawaken our own unharmed, true nature and become what we meant to be—the totality of ourselves and all that we have to offer.
CHI Recovery promotes awareness of your authentic and personal sense of self and values the journey towards that self. We want to show you how to appreciate the lessons that you have learned, and are learning… on that path to becoming who you desire to be. Though we are not religiously affiliated, we do however , honor your spirituality in the recovery process and the important connections we share, including an inner-connection to a higher consciousness. We are respectful to diverse beliefs in regards to all loving religions, faiths and practices. We do not allow aggressive or disrespectful exchanges regarding religions–or anything else, for that matter.
Participants actively practice The Twelve Steps, or other approved spiritual practices designed to enhance self-awareness. Research has indicated that strong social connections with others choosing sobriety makes a significant difference in sustaining overall health. Also, working on yourself through a step-by-step process can deepen your awareness of your own barriers to change. Some people though, find it difficult to participate in traditional meetings and fortunately, here in Sonoma County, we have some fantastic alternative options to the Twelve Steps. Smart Recovery is just one option on our list of programs about spirituality –just talk to us! Tai Chi, Chi Gung, Yoga and Meditation all count as meetings! We also have The Center for Spiritual Living that frequently adds programming options that we accept.
The Four Cs: Compassion, Contribution, Camaraderie and Creativity
During CHI Recovery’s three- to six-month CORE Programs, you will spend the first month treating your disease and the next five discovering who you really are beyond that disease! You’ll focus on the development of your capacities—for compassion, for contribution, for camaraderie and for creativity. You’ll be asked to reach for authenticity. You will learn to value healthy communication, personal responsibility, and skill building. You’ll find you’re spirituality in your recovery process.
If you’re ready for your transformation, click here: chirecovery.com/enroll-recovery-program