“No one finds life worth living; she must make it worth living.” - Unknown
The ultimate goal of inpatient treatment centers for mood disorders, depression, anxiety and substance abuse is to create a life worth living.
What makes a life worth living is different for every woman. For some, this is getting married and having children, or maybe it’s becoming a spiritual leader. For others, it might be the dream of owning their own business. While the goals differ, the skills needed to recover from emotional suffering, and to attain them, are the same.
To create this life of fulfillment, women must put forth effort and participate in the various therapies that are offered during residential treatment such as dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). DBT has been extremely successful helping women with borderline personality disorder, depression and anxiety learn practical skills to help manage distressing thoughts and impulsive behaviors.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is another useful psychotherapy tool that is often used in anxiety and depression treatment, as well as personality disorders and substance abuse issues. CBT helps women learn to challenge negative and destructive thinking patterns and helps women see the situation in a more positive way.
DBT and CBT are just two of the many therapeutic skills used at Brookhaven Retreat to encourage women to reach their goals and enjoy their life. Women learn to take control of their emotions, feeling them entirely and create an ordinary life that moves from incompleteness and detachment to completeness and connection. To truly have a life worth living, women must learn new skills, learn to experience emotions and accomplish simple life goals.