Today, there are addiction treatment therapy programs to fit everyone’s needs. Here in Nebraska and across the United States, people struggle with addiction and recovery. At Northpoint Nebraska, we offer meditation therapy programs to help patients recover from addiction and co-occurring disorders.
If you or someone in your life is struggling with addiction, meditation therapy can help. Call Northpoint Nebraska now to learn about our outpatient programs serving patients in the greater Omaha area. Reach our staff at 402.698.3475 to learn more about our addiction treatment therapies and the benefits of meditation therapy for addiction.
What Is Mediation Therapy?
Meditation is an ancient practice well known in the far east. Many traditions of meditative practices – some linked to specific belief systems and some completely secular – help people from all walks of life disconnect from their busy lives and reconnect with themselves. While there are many approaches to meditation, the focus is to become a witness of your own thoughts. Through various postures and breathing techniques, a person focuses on their breath and body and allows their thoughts and feelings to pass without fixating on them.
There are four traditional meditation postures that people can use during therapy. They include:
- Sitting: either on the floor or in a chair
- Standing: often used as a grounding posture that helps confidence
- Walking: traditionally, a slow, mindful walk or walk through a labyrinth
- Lying down: Yoga Nidra and the popular “corpse pose” in yoga use lying down as a restorative, meditative pose.
Through each meditation posture, a person can return to their breath and body, quieting the outside world. Sometimes, the most powerful meditation only takes focusing on one breath to reset the nervous system, destress, and gain perspective on a situation. For many people, 5-10 minutes of meditation a day can help with mood, stress, and addiction recovery. Some meditations may focus on mantras or affirmations, while others may be guided visualizations to help people cope with specific hardships like stress, illness, insomnia, and addiction.
Benefits of Meditation Therapy
With the support and instruction of a licensed therapist, patients learn different meditation techniques to help them cope with stress, life changes, and addiction triggers. Just like other therapies, patients will quickly find the meditation style that best fits their needs. No matter the type of meditation, taking time to calm the mind, return to the body, and live in the present moment can significantly impact addiction and mental health. Benefits of meditation therapy include:
- Higher stress tolerance
- Stronger mind-body connection
- Better boundaries
- Ability to say “no”
- Ability to self-regulate
- Reduced cravings
- Medication free treatment
- Coping tools to use anytime, anywhere
Meditation therapy can help people disconnect from addiction cycles, repetitive patterns, anxiety, and stress. Working with a therapist, patients can increase their emotional capacity and integrate tools from behavioral therapy and other psychotherapy sessions. Tools from meditation therapy can help people cope and thrive for long-term recovery.
Evidence-Based Outpatient Treatment With Meditation Therapy in Nebraska
Meditation therapy sounds simple; however, getting started can be overwhelming. Unfortunately, many people worry they aren’t “meditating correctly.” If you or someone you know would benefit from meditation therapy, let the team at Northpoint Nebraska help. Our range of outpatient programs use dual diagnosis for addiction recovery and co-occurring disorders. Our meditation therapy program can help patients reduce addiction relapse and support mood disorders like anxiety and depression. Northpoint Nebraska is here to support you and your loved ones with accessible outpatient care in Omaha. With PHP, IOP, and traditional outpatient programs, we have the meditation therapy program for you.
Start Meditation Therapy at Northpoint Nebraska Today
Ready to enjoy the benefits of meditation therapy? Call Northpoint Nebraska now at 402.698.3475 to learn more about our addiction treatment therapies and get started today!