A WISE Retreat Evidence-based Art Therapy
Art and Music Therapy for Addiction Recovery
At A WISE Retreat, evidence-based art and music therapy are important elements in our Addiction Treatment Philosophy.
Art Therapy (including music) has been proven to help restore physical, mental and emotional well-being. [See The Use of Art and Music Therapy in Substance Abuse Treatment Programs]
For clients who have difficulty expressing themselves verbally – art therapy can help them communicate their inner feelings, emotions and thoughts without saying a word.
Art therapy can help in resolving issues, identifying and managing feelings and behaviors, and improving awareness and self-esteem.
Co-occurring Disorders and Art Therapy
Research has found that evidence art therapy can be a beneficial treatment for those suffering from co-occurring disorders (dual diagnosis).
We use traditional forms of art, such as painting, drawing and music – as well as a variety of other types of visual art expression.
Art therapy is a reflective, dynamic and interactive methodology of self-discovery.
Art therapy promotes emotional awareness, insight and decision making that helps participants better define and create the life they want to live.
Our local Northern California service area includes San Francisco, Bay Area, East Bay, Concord, Benicia, Berkeley, Walnut Creek, San Mateo, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Silicon Valley, Menlo Park and San Jose.
Mind, Body and Spirit.
We use an evidence-based integrated treatment approach to healing from addiction. Our Power Recovery Treatment Program combines traditional western medicine and eastern traditions. In our addiction recovery Wellness Program, we focus on health, nutrition, exercise and life balance.
• Our resident to staff ratio is ideal for recovery.
• Our team of professional addiction specialists and staff members treat the whole person.
• We utilize the best evidence-based methodologies available.
• Our staff are some of the most compassionate, highly skilled recovery professionals located on the West Coast.