Each woman who comes to Brookhaven Retreat receives a customized, unique plan tailored especially for her recovery needs.
While each client's daily schedule may vary, typical activities at Brookhaven Retreat may include:
- Mindfulness - This time provides an opportunity to begin the day with serenity and peace. In addition, mindfulness encourages clients to focus, process and eliminate negative thoughts and emotions.
- Morning Goals Group - This occurs with the community and close care providers to help identify specific, objective and measurable goals, as well as evaluating progress towards daily goals.
- Community Meeting - This meeting addresses community concerns, requests or needs to be discussed with the Brookhaven Retreat Program Director.
- Core Processing Group - Group therapy works through interpersonal, family and social struggles, develops communication and relationship skills, nurtures shared identity and allegiance of peers, a community of concern/understanding and fosters appropriate attitudes and behaviors.
- Therapeutic Assignments - Assignments are given by a therapist on a regular basis and address specific needs developed in the treatment plan goals. Therapeutic assignments help define alternative needs and behaviors, as well as practicing new behaviors.
- Journaling - Journaling promotes private, self-regulation and self-awareness and is suggested daily to allow clients to begin to identify their feelings, express them and resolve them privately.
- Specialty Groups - Designed to help prepare and assist clients in being able to understand and deal with the lifelong journey of recovery, specialty groups cover a wide range of topics and activities.
- Individual Therapy - During this time, clients are able to discuss anything and everything that is on their minds. It is a time to embrace individual development and exploration with a primary therapist.
- Family Therapy - During family therapy, clients and their loved ones examine how addiction has affected their relationships, identifying the needs of both parties.
- Games/Arts/Crafts - These activities help identify alternative expression of feelings, as well as develop healthy leisure and relaxation skills. The games assist in memory recall, goal-directed thinking, and problem solving skills. Clients are encouraged to identify leisure activities that they will continue as a means of healthy living upon discharge.