HEALING ASPECT

The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous

  1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol - that our lives had become unmanageable
  2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
  3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood him.
  4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
  5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being, the exact nature of our wrongs.
  6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
  7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
  8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and become willing to make amends to them all.
  9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
  10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
  11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
  12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all affairs.

The Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous

  1. Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity.
  2. For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority - a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants - they do not govern.
  3. The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking.
  4. Each group should be autonomous, except in matter affecting other groups or A.A. as a whole.
  5. Each group has but one primary purpose - to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.
  6. An A.A. group ought never endorse, finance, or lend the A.A. name to any related facility or outside enterprise lest problems of money, property and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.
  7. Every A.A. group should be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.
  8. Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever non-professional, but our service centers may employ special workers.
  9. A.A., as such, ought never to be organized, but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.
  10. Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the A.A. name ought never to be drawn into public controversy.
  11. Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, TV and films.
  12. Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personality.

REBT (Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy)

REBT helps you change the way you think about yourself, the world, and other people. It also helps you to understand how your actions affect your thoughts and feelings and, therefore, how your thoughts and your feelings affect your actions.

REBT will help you change how you think (cognitive) and change what you do (behavioral). It will focus on the here and now in order to help you make the changes you want, NOW.

How REBT Works
REBT can help you make sense of what may seem overwhelming by breaking it down into smaller parts. This makes it easier to see how things are connected and how they affect you. How you think about a problem can affect you both physically and emotionally. But, most importantly, it can affect what you do about it.

ABT (Art Based Therapy)

ABT helps the person to open out his forms of communication in order to better communicate his experiences.
The kinds of art normally used in art therapy include:

  • Painting
  • Sculpting
  • Dancing
  • Drawing
  • Acting
  • Music
  • Poetry


ABT is useful to people undergoing addiction treatment because it provides them with ways to understand and cope with their addiction. Both art therapy and traditional therapy focus on helping a person practice introspection and healthy coping skills, but art therapy can be a great way for a person to explore aspects of his life that he might not be able to explain in a conversational way. When done in a group setting, art therapy can also help people going through addiction treatment grow closer and better understand each other's experiences and feelings.


Music Therapy - The Mood Communicator

The thing that makes music so special is that it allows people to communicate their moods. It can be difficult to explain a mood to other people, but music can express it exactly. It isn't just listening to music that benefits addicts but it helps regulate emotions. It relieves stress. It helps alleviate loneliness. In fact, almost any emotional state can be regulated by music. Music moves us all in some form or another. Sometimes it just moves our body and sometimes it moves our entire soul. We can state that playing music is a way of venting out our emotions.

Playing an instrument improves our working memory and even our brain functioning can strengthen when one learns to play an instrument. When we spend years abusing alcohol/drugs, it can't be surprising for one to say that the brain's got deteriorated to the point of no return. It can take years for one to come back to normal but results of music therapy is amazing that one might bounce back without a scratch. Although, we can sometimes feel that our ability to acquire knowledge has been affected, putting a greater effort on many aspects of our lives. When we feel those effects, there is no reason to accept it as what brain functioning will be for the rest of our lives. With determined effort through the love of music, we can help our brains recover from the damage we've caused.

DAILY SCHEDULE

Time Activity
5:15 AM Wake up time
5:30 AM Morning Tea
6:00-7:30 AM Yoga & Meditation (Strengthening Body and Soul)
7:30-8:00 AM CDA (Curative Duty Assignments)
8:00 AM Breakfast
9:30-10:30 AM Daily Input Sessions (Informative)
10:30 AM Tea Break
11:00-11.45 AM Reading /Understanding
12:00-12:45 PM Writing (Life Story, SWOT, Work Sheets)
01:00 PM Lunch
02:30-03:30 Daily Output Sessions (Experience Sharing)
04:00 Tea & Mini Snacks
04:30-05:00 Gardening
05:00-06:30 Recreational Activities (Volley Ball, Cricket, etc.)
06:45-07:45 Self Assessment Diary writing (Mon, Wed, Fri)
AA/NA meetings (Tue, Thu)
(AA Members Chaired Meeting on Sun Morning)
08:00 Dinner
09.30-10.00 Prayer and Meditation (Entire Day Reconciliation)
10.00 Lights off