Willow Place April 2, 2020 No Comments

Take Advantage of Self Care Activities During COVID-19 Isolation

With stay at home orders in place during this uncertain time of the COVID-19 outbreak, the nation is going indoors in attempts to help stop the spread of this virus. Certainly, it’s a time to prepare and stay as safe as possible by practicing the CDC’s suggestions. But, it is also a time when we’ll […]

Willow Place October 17, 2019 No Comments

How Adventure Therapy Can Help on Your Recovery Journey

There are so many things a person can do to address mental health issues. Whether you’re living with a mental health diagnosis like bipolar depression, PTSD, or even substance abuse disorder, or something else, there are certainly many avenues of help you can take. However, medication and counseling can only do so much. And, many […]

Willow Place October 4, 2019 No Comments

Why Self Care is Important to Recovery and Isn’t Selfish at All

Self care is basically taking care of the self. And, it’s important to recovering from mental health issues like trauma, addiction, and eating disorders. However, many people may feel like self care in recovery may be selfish. But, in fact, it’s the exact opposite. Learning to take care of the self can help to promote […]

Willow Place July 8, 2019 No Comments

Walking Towards Recovery: Get the Most Out of Your Daily Walk

If you’ve been in recovery for a while, you know that exercise does wonders for those in recovery. The benefits of exercise for those in recovery are plentiful. They include helping with mood management, creating endorphins, and allowing you to remain in the present moment (mindfulness). Certainly, there are many different forms of exercise you […]

Willow Place May 30, 2018 No Comments

Identifying and Understanding the Causes of Trauma

Trauma is something that plagues many people today. Some individuals who deal with the effects of it may not even be aware of the reason behind them. It’s important to know about trauma before we try to treat the effects. In other words, a person who is living with the aftermath of a traumatic experience […]

Willow Place November 15, 2017 No Comments

What You Can and Can’t Do when a Loved One has a Drug Relapse

A drug relapse in a loved one can feel like a stab in the heart. When it is a spouse, it feels as if that person cheated on you and part of your relationship died. There is a feeling of hopelessness and major anxiety no matter who the addict is. It takes time, but the […]

Willow Place August 18, 2017 No Comments

The Benefits of Yoga for Women in Addiction Recovery

Addiction recovery is one of the most delicate transitions for a woman’s mind and body. Building the foundation of an addiction-free life after rehab requires both to be healthy. There are numerous methods and programs ranging from traditional to alternative or complementary to treat addiction, and it seems as though more and more are shifting […]

Dixie November 19, 2015 No Comments

The Journey Into Myself

Set-up: We are going on a journey together, all the women in this room. I can’t say where or how we’ll get there, just that we are going. You get to choose all the things you would like to bring along. We’ve plenty of room. There are five categories of things to bring. I’ll walk […]

Dixie November 12, 2015 No Comments

Venturing to Feel

Dr. Peter Levine’s widely respected and innovative approach to the prevention and healing of trauma, Somatic Experiencing® (SE), is a psychobiological method for addressing physical and emotional trauma, PTSD, overwhelm, and stress-related conditions. Dr. Levine received a PhD in medical and biological physics as well as an independent doctoral degree in psychology.  The SE Approach […]

Dixie November 4, 2015 No Comments

Event: Life

Writing Group Directive: Write for 7 minutes, filling in the form with all the things your Higher Power gives you permission to feel, be, do, etc. Our intention was to explore the possibilities for new life. After sharing this piece with the group, the writer reported that “for the first time” she felt genuinely grateful […]