Treating both body and mind
Yoga, meditation and other practices involving connectedness and breath work have been utilized for thousands of years – and are still proving to contribute greatly to overall health and wellness. These practices have also proven to be essential components of recovery from addiction, trauma, and related emotional and psychological impairments.
At Next Chapter, we strive to provide a well-rounded treatment program to our clients. This includes a comprehensive approach that adequately addresses physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Our clients will participate regularly in differing spiritual exercises, including various styles of yoga, meditation, and breath work. These three different styles of spiritual exercise have a synergistic effect and give clients a variety of methods to experiment with. At Next Chapter, we strive to give our clients every opportunity to learn new therapeutic techniques that can intensify the effectiveness of our program and provide helpful tools for life-long success.
The word Yoga means “to join or yoke together,” and its practice is meant to harmonize both the body and mind together into one experience. The entire system of Yoga is built on three main structures: exercise, meditation, and breathing. The different exercises of Yoga are designed to increase the efficiency and total health of the human body. Yoga is suitable for most adults of any age or physical condition. Even those with physical limitations can find a gentle Yoga routine to be beneficial. Yoga is not only a set of poses and exercises that make the body flexible and strong, it also incorporates meditation and breathing, which are equally significant. Yoga is a wonderful exercise that is gentle, yet powerful enough to produce very positive changes in the body and mind of those in early recovery. Yoga has proved to be a very healthy exercise that works the muscle groups, blood flow, and joints of the body. Yoga has many benefits including, improved respiration, energy, and vitality. Our instructors will lead various different Yoga styles that reflect the individual or group needs. The benefits of the Yoga styles our instructors provide to our clients include enhanced physical health to strengthen the body, focus to remove obsessive thinking and compulsivity, and balance between the mind, body, and spirit. Our instructors are experienced in these specific techniques that help stimulate the nervous system and heal the damaging effects of addiction.
Meditation is a widely recognized practice technique for stress reduction and mental transformation. Meditation helps individuals find an easier approach to a quieter mind, allowing for silence and healing from reoccurring and everyday stress. The practice of meditation has shown to be an excellent tool for those with increased levels of anxiety and depression. At Next Chapter, our instructors will lead, teach, and guide clients on a variety of meditation methods that are useful for individuals in recovery. These techniques will include forms of mindfulness, transcendental, and guided meditations. Our instructors will blend their Yoga and meditation styles to appeal to individual and group needs. Our instructors are experienced in both modern and ancient styles of meditation to produce different results in the physiological as well as the psychological level for our clients. Meditation is also a vital part of the 12-Step process. The 11th step emphasizes the importance of utilizing prayer and meditation for spiritual growth.
Breath-Work is a practice in which the conscious control of breathing is meant to influence the mental, emotional and physical condition and provide a therapeutic effect. Breath-Work and certain breathing techniques teach individuals how to increase breath control in order to improve the health and function of both the body and mind.
Hear what real people experience at Next Chapter, in their own words.
Next chapter offered an excellent treatment for my loved one. The help offered was essential for him to continue pursuing sobriety. Thanks very much, Next Chapter!!
This is an amazing program that not only helped my husband with his journey but me, our marriage and family too. The tools and education combined with the support that Next Chapter provided us has literally changed our lives independently and collectively. We have been at this a long time. This is by far the best support and help for people that want to and are ready to change. The focus on trauma and addiction combined with the support of working their own program while at Next Chapter I believe are all what makes this program life changing.
The programming at Next Chapter excels at addressing the complex mix of mental health, substance abuse and life issues that many young adult males face. Too many programs can only address pieces or fail to recognize that this developmental age group is its own thing. Next Chapter balances respecting the needs of the emerging adult, with the complex clinical mess that is often tightly woven together. It takes patience and care and a lot of skill. Thank you for having all of it.
Our son had gone through 2 other treatment center which were also excellent however NC recommended a longer stay to dig deep into his trauma and work through it. Also, his depression was finally addressed with proper medication and that was a huge part of the problem. We thank Next Chapter!!
Next Chapter was exactly what my loved one needed at the time of his second relapse in two years. I was distraught, and he was unhealthy, and Next Chapter helped in any way they could to make the process of getting my loved one to Florida an easy one. When caught in the chaos, Next Chapter helped us find calm again. Not only did they help my loved one start to love himself again and find sobriety, they also helped me and our family gain a better understanding of alcoholism and trauma. Next Chapter helped us find peace, gave us tools to be patient, kind, and understanding, and supported us both on the journey to a more fulfilled life.
On family week: The family week I attended was incredible. I learned so much from the few days spent doing therapy myself. It was very intimidating at first, but in the end, everything we did as a couple and a family helped me see my husband in a whole new light and I truly believed strengthened our marriage.
Thank you, Next Chapter, in my past, present and future, I am grateful for the role you have and continue to play in my life. I reached out as a broken and lost soul, with not much hope. I wanted to live but didn’t know that I could or if I was worth it.
The program and staff provided me with excellent care and solutions for moving forward (even the opportunity to have access to hemorrhoid treatment in the same building, Lol 😉
Although I stumbled, Next Chapter was there to help me right my course and move forward in a positive manner. As I progress in my recovery, participation in a monthly alumni/patient meeting helps me keep my recovery in the forefront.
Thanks to Next Chapter and a loving family, I am living another chapter sober. Hopefully many more.
I have the distinct pleasure of offering my recommendation of Next Chapter. When I arrived at Next Chapter, I was under the impression I simply had an issue with addiction. At the time, I had no idea that my addiction was in fact simply a symptom. From the very start of my stay with Next Chapter, I was cared for by what I believe to be the leaders of leaders in the industry. From the residential staff through to the clinical team and on to the post inpatient team, I was afforded the highest level of care and attention. Despite my being a patient, I am keenly aware of how much time, effort and passion the entire team placed into not just my care and wellbeing, but that of my family (who all required assistance as well). There is not a shred of doubt in my mind that Next Chapter helped me to save my life. The therapeutic process which they employ was undoubtedly paramount to my recovery. Since leaving, and because of my time at Next Chapter, I am the best version of myself. I am able to care for my family and business in a way that was not possible before being provided the best gift one could ask for- Help. I rarely write testimonials, but it is my honor to do just that for the professionals at Next Chapter.
Next chapter is a life changing program
I came in with a terrible alcohol and process addiction depressed and full of anxiety
During my 90 day stay I went through a complete mental change they worked on my childhood trauma and the underlying problems that led to my addiction they handled each patient according to their needs individually,
The different types of therapy that they provide is “extremely” powerful and affective
I owe my life to Next Chapter and I’ll be forever grateful to them
Next Chapter was a lifesaver for me. The tools I learnt there are invaluable. All the staff, from Malia Abe, Marcel, Ryan, RM’s and fellow Chapter 2 mates; who are brothers to me were so caring and attentive to healing in a real way. Being able to recover on a new level is something that I will cherish forever. I have my inner child in my heart and he reminds me that all is ok.
“Next Chapter’s clinical care for treating men struggling with SUD and trauma Is second to none. From the owners down to their administrators, what makes them different is how much they truly care”.
To those that are still suffering,
Making the decision to go to treatment is never an easy thing to do, you are left filled with the shame and guilt of how you let “this” get so bad, the defeat that you were not able to stop on your own and that “this” is not something that is just impacting you……. The decision is also never easy for your loved ones and family either, as they too have some of their own realizations that “this” is not just a phase or something that you will grow out of but something that has grown in between the relationship and selfishly stolen the person they loved the most. Sadly your loved ones and family are left with the same guilt and shame that you feel around not knowing, not being able to help and wondering if they even hurt you with past attempts to get you to stop “this”…..In many cases making the decision to go to treatment means that one person goes away while the family and loved ones wait, hope and wonder if things are going to be different. Alone and worrying they can create stress and pressure out of that loneliness that is hostile to the recovery process. Making the decision to go to Next Chapter is making the decision for the whole family to take steps into recovery, with their extensive family work and consistent engagement by the entire team collectively lift the guilt and shame, freeing everyone for a different life and an opportunity to reset the relationship for recovery. As a provider and member of the treatment and recovery community myself I have been impressed with how Next Chapter sets themselves apart from other programs in individualized client care and family care and support. The attention to detail and individualized attention that Next Chapter puts into knowing your family makes all the difference in the healing journey to give you back the family that you knew and hoped you could always have.
We are extremely grateful to have a working partnership with Next Chapter Treatment for Men. Each one of their staff has a deep understanding of looking at behavioral health issues (from substance use to complex mental health issues) through a trauma lens and is fully committed to working with not only their client, but also that client’s entire family system. Next Chapter understands and practices concept of family/systemic recovery that is so near and dear to our practice. The collaboration we experience while working with them is top notch – open lines of communication and a knowledgeable team allows for us all to help a client and their family attain growth and healing. The client’s primary clinician and the family clinician have the best interest of the entire system in mind, which sets them apart from other providers. Next Chapter has demonstrated a high level of integrity from the admission process through continuing care recommendations. We have a trust in Next Chapter because of this and the great results we have seen with the clients and families they serve. They want to make sure the family is ready for the treatment experience they provide, and oftentimes families work with us prior to Next Chapter, which allows for a client and their family to be more fully engaged in the treatment process.
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