Types of Mental Health Programming At The Villa
The priorities here at The Villa go over and above helping you overcome challenging emotions, get into healthy habits and develop coping mechanisms. Of course, we do all of that, but our primary aim is to help you with community reintegration.
Below are the therapeutic approaches you take part in with us at our extended care program.
To enjoy a successful, independent and fulfilling life once you leave a recovery community, it’s crucial you have roots in the wider community. As human beings, we’re highly social, and research shows that feeling connected in a meaningful way is as important as food and water.
Our comprehensive team of therapists, addiction experts, case managers, nurses and mentors forms a fully equipped support bubble around you. We provide the resources, guidance and structure necessary to get back into work or school. Once you’re back in employment or education, we provide a high level of assistance so you can work through issues that may have interfered with your ability to succeed previously.
Learning how to minimize the symptoms of mental illness and overcome addiction is about developing coping mechanisms, being mindful and following a consistent routine. However, mental illness and substance use disorders are the result of a number of factors. To get the most out of the recovery process, it’s crucial you learn practical skills and apply what you learn in therapy in the real world.
Being independent doesn’t mean trying to do everything alone. The following life-skills groups can help you learn how to thrive in social situations as well as self-regulate:
- Changing thoughts
- Recognizing triggers
- Job-skills training
- Self-sufficiency skills development (cooking, cleaning)