OUR METHOD

Our program treats both the addiction and the underlying causes, using an evidence-based, client-centred, compassionate treatment approach. We combine aspects of narrative therapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing.

We offer evidence-based tools that include daily individual and group counselling, as well as comprehensive addiction education. We facilitate the use of outside support groups to help clients achieve lasting success.

The Solid Ground treatment program includes a thorough and detailed aftercare plan based on the client’s specific needs and the resources available in his home community.

In addition to our core programming, we offer clients the option to participate in weight training in our on-site gym, fitness-based Thai Boxing, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for recovery program. Our weekend outdoor recreation program takes advantage of many seasonal activities including sea kayaking, snowshoeing, hiking, trail running and more.

FAMILIES

We offer individual and family counselling services to provide ongoing support through every stage of treatment. We also help family members learn how to create a healthy and fulfilling family dynamic. If your loved one is receiving treatment at Solid Ground, we will maintain positive contact during their stay and arrange visitation when appropriate.

With the consent of your family member, we will provide regular updates and provide post-treatment guidance to the family that complements the client’s continuing care plan.

YOGA OF 12 STEP RECOVERY (Y12SR)

Y12SR is the Yoga of 12 Step Recovery, an innovative mind-and-body practice that addresses addiction relapse prevention by combining the practical tools of the 12 step program of recovery with the physical and spiritual practices of yoga. By joining the two, theY12SR model addresses addiction as a physical, mental and spiritual disease, underpinned by scientific evidence on healing trauma and neurobiology.

Y12SR includes a meeting and a yoga practice. The time is divided between a 12-Step-like sharing circle and a yoga asana (movement), pranayama (breathwork) and meditation session.  The yoga asana practice offered is designed to be accessible to all bodies and levels of yoga experience.

Our Approach

At Solid Ground, we recognize that our clients arrive in a variety of different states; while some might respond well to direction, others require a softer touch. Rather than demanding, we ask the client if they’d be open to trying something new. We ask the client to make a conscious choice to participate and believe that as a result, both comfort and buy-in levels are drastically increased. By establishing a safe and relaxed atmosphere for the client, they are afforded the opportunity to delve deep into their consciousness and engage in both somatic and cognitive therapy.

Trauma-Informed

We employ the full philosophy of trauma-informed care in our yoga offering which emphasizes 5 key areas:

  • Trust & Transparency
  • Choice
  • Safety & Security
  • Empowerment
  • Collaboration

This model allows individuals who suffer from anxiety, PTSD, depression, trust and a variety of other issues to participate to the level they feel comfortable at.

Y12SR at Solid Ground is facilitated by CYA-350 certified yoga instructor Annie McCullough. Read more about her by clicking here.

Solid Ground is proud to be the only treatment centre in Canada offering Y12SR as part of their curriculum.

ACCOMMODATIONS

We provide clients with a luxurious, therapeutic environment that maximizes their ability to achieve and maintain long term recovery, physical health and overall well-being.

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