The Council on Holistic Healing and Recovery
is a Texas 501(c)3 non-profit company. The mission of the Council is to provide mental, spiritual and physical healthcare to people suffering from the effects of chemical and process addictions. These include:
Since I began my personal recovery and professional development in this field in 1973, I see treating all addictive disorders as basically the same. The addict or co-dependent is looking for something outside themselves to medicate, push down, the feelings on their insides. A goal of treatment is to stop the addictive acting out behavior. Identify & appropriately treat these imbalances with amino-acids, diet and exercise while noticing what beliefs and behaviors show up, assist the client in challenging and changing any negative self-defeating beliefs, reframe and normalize these limiting beliefs then create more empowering truth filled beliefs.
The FACTS of their lives don't change but the internal personalization and representation of them does.
The truth sets people free.
I see shame as the primary feeling underlying all addictive behavior. Shame is a belief about self that is limiting that says "I'm not enough, I will never be enough, no matter what I do I can't measure up, therefore that is the proof I need to validate my absolute unshakeable belief that I'm not enough.
My simplistic definition of addiction is ones pathological drive to refuse to be in a healthy, honest, relationship with self or others. To accomplish this they use whatever is necessary (alcohol, drugs, sex, porn, masturbation, being in or out of relationships, rage, activity, love, anxiety, internet, food, gambling, spending, money issues, accidents, illness, panic attacks etc.) to bury, mask, hide, disown, distort, deny any or all feelings of connection to self or others. Addiction replaces people, places, things and events with an interaction with chemicals or behaviors that lead to life damaging consequences.
I loved it when Stanton Peele said in “The Addicting of America” “the most common form of treatment for addiction is addiction”.
- Process addictions include (sexual addiction, compulsive spending, pathological gambler, rage, love and relationship addiction, compulsive eating, smoking cessation, workaholism etc.
- Then there is the traditional addiction to prescription and non-prescription drugs (it is not how often or what one uses it is what happens to them when they do use) that defines addiction
- The addict's and alcoholics affected family members
- Bereaved people suffering from death and non-death related losses
- Survivors of physical, emotional, sexual, spiritual, financial, war, terrorism, trauma and abuse
We will refer the substance abuser (prescription and non-prescription drug addict and alcoholic) to appropriate RTC and Inpatient treatment programs in and out of the city.
The holistic approach is affordable, realistic and extremely powerful with no contraindications.