Stage Five: Adult Wellness Program
For two hours each Monday to Friday, we offer our wellness program and addiction counselling, which enables those who cannot commit to inpatient treatment to benefit from the care and guidance of our program.
Addiction causes us to disconnect from society, our families, ourselves. Being able to reconnect with like-minded individuals, facilitated by recovery coaches and addiction counsellors gives the support and reinforcement we need to stay the course.
Trying to abstain from any addiction is difficult, whether drugs or alcoholism or process addictions like sex addictions, gambling addictions, or eating disorders. Doing it alone is even more difficult.
Our outpatient program provides support to those who cannot commit to an inpatient program due to work, family, or other obligations. It is also an arena for those who have been to a primary treatment facility before but find themselves slipping back into old, negative behaviour patterns which may result – or already have resulted – in a lapse or relapse.
The outpatient wellness programme at Lords of the Manor runs in 3-week cycles and is based on recovery coaching models which have proven successful in Europe, the United States, and South Africa.
Our solutions-based system revolves around wellness groups, space where recoverees feel safe and contained, in an empowering – rather than shame-based – environment.
Our facilitators encourage group participation, but also realize the importance of the individual, and ensure that each member of the group is heard. In the spirit of growth, our groups aim to support their peers but also challenge each other in their journey of recovery.
Outpatient Treatment Schedule
Monday – Thursday: 16h00 to 18h00
Friday: 15h00 to 17h00
The Adult Wellness Program:
Week One: The Soul
We explore the spiritual ideals which help one to reconnect with values and principles, giving the guidance needed to find one’s purpose.
Substance abuse very often robs an addict of their dreams, ambitions, and goals. Together we believe that we can reignite their reason for living, by answering some simple-but-difficult questions:
- Who am I?
- Where do I belong?
- Where am I going?
Week Two: The Mind
We look at the human brain and how the mind works. Our various therapy models delve into triggers, and helps addicts to assess them objectively:
- Where do they come from?
- Why am I feeling the way I am feeling?
- How do I understand my emotions?
To do this, we look at brain chemistry, how drugs play a role in the current solution, and the new, real solutions to the triggers encountered.
Mindsight in Addiction Recovery
Eventually, no matter what your poison, its benefits backfire, and you are stuck in the cycle of having to use more to gain the same effect. This leads you from use, to misuse, to abuse and eventually dependence.
“Mindsight” is the ability to take a step back and look critically at your behaviour:
- How to respond instead of reacting to situations that may in the past have caused you to feel feelings of shame and guilt.
- How to take responsibility for your life and attach to real emotions like anger, sadness, fear, and joy.
- How to process your thoughts and feelings without over-analysing and causing paralysing confusion.
- How to find new ways of thinking about and dealing with your challenges and emotions, instead of doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result.
Week Three: Your Goals
During this week we focus on goals within your respective community. What are they? Are they realistic? Long-term? Short-term? We help to identify the opportunity and plan to get started.
We then explore your community, which ranges from your family unit to the community at large, and aim to create a new community which encourages growth and responsibility around one central theme:
How Can You Be of Service to Others?
When our clients start to look at their community with new eyes, bolstered by the spiritual principles of honesty, open-mindedness, and willingness, their view changes. Giving back to those you have affected not only heals you but gives you the confidence to move forward as an asset to society.
Support Meetings for Loved Ones
We are aware that, just as the addict needs support, so does the family or community around them. Addiction touches all those in our lives, leaving loved ones or supporters with constant questions and, very often, their own wellness at stake.
Family members or support systems may be left feeling traumatised and deeply hurt and need their own time to heal. We encourage this type of healing between all parties in a setting where all parties can express their feelings and work together towards a solution and eventual wellness.
Hour 1: Recovery Coach Facilitates
Issues and concerns can be raised in isolation, apart from the group.
Hour 2: Groups Merge
Open discussion around relationships, independence, and responsibility.
When to Join the Program
You are welcome to join our programme at ANY time. It is not necessary to wait until a group has completed a cycle, in essence making the programme accessible at any time, 5 days a week.
Monday – Thursday: To be confirmed
Friday: To be confirmed
We are happy to provide letters of attendance and drug screening for employers if necessary.
Lords of the Manor is driven to identify the core cause of addiction and dependence and treat it through proven therapeutic intervention and support. Our aim is to do our part to reduce the shockingly high addiction statistics worldwide through a culture of renewal and learning.
Empowering addicts to take control of their journey to recovery.