Tarpon Springs, FL (PRWEB) May 8, 2006
Successful treatment of substance abuse and emotional disorders require a well-rounded and comprehensive treatment program. Many substance abuse rehab centers and mental health treatment programs are beginning to recognize that addressing the mind, body, and spirit results in a higher success rate of sobriety and recovery. However, new studies conducted by Alternative Treatment International (http://www.alternative2rehab.com) have proven that by taking the holistic approach to medicine one step further, by including the client’s environment as well as the global environment, the client’s healing is addressed to its fullest spectrum and results are even more profound.
Dr. Alan Meyers and Julia Stewart, founders of Alternative Treatment International, Inc. (ATI), located in Clearwater, Florida, have comprehensive knowledge of how holistic therapy benefits those suffering from substance abuse and emotional disorders. As a result, the approach at ATI involves intensive small group therapy and individual psycho-therapy. In addition, each treatment plan and clinical protocol gives specific attention to healing the mind, body, spirit, and environment of the client.
ATI’s successful process of healing Mind, Body, Spirit and Environment ® is specifically designed to promote recovery from drug abuse, alcohol abuse, depression and other psycho-emotional disorders by assisting clients to elevate their thinking to a higher plane. According to Dr. Meyers, “When a persons thinking changes, their behavior will change by itself; thus, thinking produces behavior”. By teaching clients to heal the environment around them, they are given the opportunity to raise their consciousness and help heal themselves in a mindful and purposeful way.
Healing the Mind incorporates group and individual therapies, written and reading assignments, as well as study; healing the Body includes a comprehensive physical fitness program that is designed for each client to address his/her specific fitness deficiencies; healing the Spirit encompasses assisting each client to reconnect with their “Self” by adopting and practicing a spiritual exercise which could include, meditation, Yoga, Tai Chi, or some other spiritual practice to best suit the client’s specific orientation; and, healing the Environment promotes an understanding and consciousness of proactively healing the clients’ personal living environment as well as becoming aware of the global environment in general.
ATI’s holistic therapy treatment program emphasizes a change in client’s thinking by using in-directive and metaphorical techniques. Dr. Meyers states, “The best therapeutic result always occurs when the client is brought to his/her own conclusion.” Rather than employing a directive and controlling approach that may produce a defensive attitude by the client and hamper the change process, the in-directive and metaphorical techniques allow the client to come to his/her own conclusion. This yields a more productive therapeutic result, not only in the clients’ behaviors but also in their thinking, which results in sobriety and recovery.
Because ATI has incorporated “healing the environment” in their full-spectrum philosophy and process, drug and alcohol abuse clients as well as those suffering from depression and other emotional problems, are able to help heal themselves by building a consciousness of caring for their planet and understanding how to heal their own environment. The holistic approach that Alternative Treatment International has taken has made a profound impact on recovery of individuals at all levels by raising the clients’ thinking to a higher level and encouraging them to become more selfless in their approach to the world around them.
Alternative Treatment International, the developer of Mind, Body, Spirit and Environment®, is a private residential substance abuse and mental health treatment center. ATI offers a comfortable and safe environment for those seeking healing and recovery from addictions and psycho-emotional problems. ATI’s Web site is a source for more information at http://www.alternative2rehab.com or they can be contacted at 1-800-897-8060.