Using alcohol and drugs is a maladaptive coping skill, often accompanied by underlying issues of trauma, mental health problems, personality disorders and environmental issues. The staff at Maple Mountain Recovery in Mapleton, UT work towards providing trauma-informed care, and are experts in treating trauma. Our therapists work hard each day to try to change the field by treating addiction as a disease.
While many treatment professionals say they understand addiction is disease, many still treat it like a moral issue. We recognize that our
clients’ challenges, disturbances in their personality, and behavior changes are caused by brain changes. Most of our clients have a dual diagnosis, which means they are not only healing from addiction, but also mental health problems such as PTSD, bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression and so on. We treat our patients with care, respect and understanding they are sick. Safety is our most important value. When our clients feel safe in our facility, they can start healing from their trauma and improve their lives.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a mental health treatment that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the resolution of mental health symptoms from adverse life experiences. Distressing life events can overwhelm a person’s ability to cope have a lasting negative effect on mental, emotional, and physical health. EMDR therapy is an integrative psychotherapy that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches for people of all ages suffering psychological distress. EMDR is proven effective method for PTSD, but it works for other issues as well such as pain, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders and many other mental health problems may also be helped. Since many symptoms of mental illness are because of adverse life experiences, EMDR works well with psychiatric disorders other than PTSD. EMDR is both a stand-alone treatment approach, as well as an integrative psychotherapy, so that other interventions may be used concurrently with EMDR. Studies show that a single trauma PTSD can be cured in 6 sessions and multiple trauma will get 77% relief.
EMDR therapy facilitates change in the meaning of painful events and the cause of presenting symptoms and issues. Rather than continuing to experience old emotions and beliefs about self that impact present functioning, clients are able to live in the present, knowing they are worthwhile, good enough, did the best they could, are strong, capable, safe enough, with choices in the present.
Serenity BioSound Lounge leverages cutting edge technology and the latest research in holistic addiction treatment methods. The Serenity Biosound Lounge therapy assists clients with managing withdrawal symptoms, pain, and the emotional stigma associated with addiction.
The Serenity Biolounge is a vibrational platform constructed with memory foam and integrated audio/visual system. The Biolounge utilizes precisely choreographed music that is synchronized with low frequency sine tones and binaural beats.
The major benefit is the calming effect the system has on clients. The system helps clients with racing thoughts, anxiety and stress. The client is brought into a meditative state, which usually takes about 15 min. The music therapy System is composed with binaural beats and healing frequencies that trigger the body’s natural relaxation response. Research has shown that music therapy is a motivating resource that helps clients engage in their treatment. Music therapy is a popular holistic method for treating depression and anxiety.
Once the client reaches the Theta Meditative State, they are guided through powerful meditation and positive affirmations. The guided imagery selections on the biosound system are designed to address the guilt, fear, shame and trauma associated as underlying issues for most dealing with addiction. These moving meditations create a completely relaxed state of mind; then, utilizing a unique echo effect, powerful and positive affirmations are delivered. This combination helps the client overcome deep rooted, negative patterns of thought and behavior.
Finally an inspirational video is played for the client to finish out the session. A biofeedback program is also utilized with the system to teach the clients certain techniques they can use to help them manage their emotions. There are several challenge levels to help clients achieve high levels of coherence. Physiological coherence is the synchronization and balance of the brain, heart and the nervous system known as “being in the zone.”
We offer a drug-free way to treat anxiety, depression and insomnia. CES (cranial electrotherapy therapy) is a proven way to decrease depression and anxiety. It can be used with medications as well without fear of contraindication. When used regularly, CES will assist the clients in attaining a balanced emotional state. Best results are attained when used with professional counseling, meditation and constructive relationships. Anxiety, depression, and insomnia are primary symptoms of addiction withdrawal and PTSD. CES is an electronic device that is simple to use, has no side effects, and has been validated by decades of research. CES is currently being prescribed for active duty personnel returning from the mid-east at the Warrior Combat Stress Reset Program at Ft. Hood, TX, at Ft. Campbell, KY, Ft. Joint Ft Lewis-McChord, WA, at the Bremerton WA Naval Hospital, as well as in combat conditions in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Neurofeedback is training in self-regulation. It is simply biofeedback applied to the brain directly. Self-regulation is a necessary part of good brain function. Self-regulation training allows central nervous system to function better.
Neurofeedback addresses problems of brain disregulation. These happen to be numerous. They include the anxiety-depression spectrum, attention deficits, behavior disorders, various sleep disorders, headaches and migraines, PMS and emotional disturbances. It is also useful for organic brain conditions such as seizures, the autism spectrum, and cerebral palsy.
Alcohol and drug abuse is an ongoing societal and treatment problem. While major resources have been employed to study and treat addiction, there has been little significant improvement in the success rate of treatment. Relapse rates remain high, typically over 70%. Gossop et al. reported 60% addicts relapsed one year following addiction treatment. Peniston and associates have demonstrated significantly higher abstinence rates with alcoholics when they incorporated EEG biofeedback into the treatment protocol. Eighty percent of subjects in these experiments were abstinent one-year post treatment.
DBT is dialectical behavioral therapy that teaches our clients to balance their life. A lot of times, addicts have extreme thinking and DBT teaches, while accepting the extremes, to find a more balanced solution in life. DBT teaches mindfulness, a technique to help clients live their lives fuller and more aware. DBT teaches distress tolerance, effective relationship skills and emotion regulation. Using drug and alcohol is a maladaptive coping skills, so while in treatment, clients need to learn new healthy coping skills. DBT teaches coping skills and healthy approaches to lives challenges.
MET is a motivation enhancement therapy. MET is the second most effective treatment method after brief intervention. MET elicits change and recovery talk. Instead of shaming clients because of their past, MET helps clients to focus on current strengths and the part of them that wants to be sober. When this part of our client is strengthened, they have a better chance of staying sober. MET is a motivation enhancement therapy. MET is the second most effective treatment method after brief intervention. MET elicits change and recovery talk. Instead of shaming clients because of their past, MET helps clients to focus on current strengths and the part of them that wants to be sober. When this part of our client is strengthened, they have a better chance of staying sober. MET is a motivation enhancement therapy. MET is the second most effective treatment method after brief intervention. MET elicits change and recovery talk. Instead of shaming clients because of their past, MET helps clients to focus on current strengths and the part of them that wants to be sober. When this part of our client is strengthened, they have a better chance of staying sober.
CBT is a cognitive behavioral therapy, which focuses of changing distorted thinking. A lot of our clients have negative thinking and self-hatred, which has become a habit. In treatment, we are trying to change negative behavioral patterns, which a lot of times start with the thinking. We teach our clients how their mind is powerful and how we do not only need to change our behaviors, but also thinking after many years of substance abuse. CBT is evidence based treatment method for substance abuse clients. It is among the most effective ways to heal from addiction.CBT is a cognitive behavioral therapy, which focuses of changing distorted thinking. A lot of our clients have negative thinking and self-hatred, which has become a habit. In treatment, we are trying to change negative behavioral patterns, which a lot of times start with the thinking. We teach our clients how their mind is powerful and how we do not only need to change our behaviors, but also thinking after many years of substance abuse. CBT is evidence based treatment method for substance abuse clients. It is among the most effective ways to heal from addiction.
Why can’t I stop drinking? Why do I need these drugs to get through the day? To someone struggling with addiction, the answers to these questions can be the difference between life and death. At Maple Mountain Recovery, part of our addiction treatment program is to provide these answers to residents of our facility and to teach them what they need to know about the disease of addiction. This is done through individual and group therapies, but it is also found through a series of psychoeducation lectures and workshops. We believe that it takes therapeutic, educational and active measures in a rehabilitation center to obtain an early and successful recovery.
What is Psychoeducation?
Psychoeducation refers to the method of educating individuals who are faced with substance abuse disorders, co-occurring mental health disorders and dual diagnosis. It is typically used in conjunction with other approaches of group based therapies and cognitive behavioral treatments. The intention of this effort is to provide individuals struggling with addictions the knowledge needed to better understand their malady and the empowerment needed to cope with it.
Typically psychoeducation elements involve evidence-based research and cover a broad spectrum of topics. It provides a more thorough understanding on the nature of addiction and the disease model. The workshops also teach in depth about the biology, psychology and recovery process of this disease. Great effort is also taken to instruct about the reality of relapse and the methods of prevention that are available.
At Maple Mountain Recovery, we strive to provide our residents with the type of engaging lectures and workshops that they can apply to their recovery. When all is said and done, we want them to be experts at their disease and any other mental health disorders they may be diagnosed with. When the treatment is completed, this knowledge can be an invaluable tool at coping and continuing on in the recovery process. Even when relapse occurs it is our hope that alumni will have an understanding of what needs done next to get back on the path of sobriety.
Yogic (relaxation) techniques offer a means to reduce the physical and mental reactions to stress. Yoga is one of the many popular techniques for achieving relaxation. Yoga has its origin in ancient India. Its original form consisted of spiritual, moral and physical practices. Yoga Nidra is one such effective technique, not only for physical or mental relaxation but also for preparing the mind for yogic discipline. Yoga Nidra is qualitatively different from relaxation.
Yoga Nidra is a sleep based, guided meditation. It is conscious sleep. All of the techniques used during a Yoga Nidra session are designed to guide an individual’s attention inward, creating a sense of wellbeing and ease. Yoga Nidra resets, briefly at first, the mind and body. This reset allows them to function normally without the interference of the ego or unconscious mind. Recent research has shown that mindful relaxation techniques are associated with an increase in the size of the hippocampus in as little as eight weeks. Serotonin is released during Yoga Nidra. Serotonin stimulates the growth of new neurons in the hippocampus, helping to restore mood and memory. Just 11 hours of learning a meditation technique (including Yoga Nidra) induces positive structural changes in brain connectivity by boosting efficiency in a part of the brain that helps a person regulate behavior in accordance with their goals.
Since 2014, Maple Mountain Recovery has provided clients from across the United States with substance dependence, addiction recovery and mental health treatment programs. Our 11,000 square foot mental health facility is located in Mapleton, UT at the base of Mapleton Mountain. Our goal is to help clients heal their mind, body, and spirit through comprehensive, holistic treatment concepts and systems.