“The opposite of addiction is not sobriety, it is human connection.” - Johann Hari
Addiction is part of many people’s lives. Whether we are addicted to our devices, sugar, food, work, alcohol or drugs, most of us use something to numb any pain or discomfort we experience. Addictions take us away from the present self which is composed of a historical self that we may not be able to bear. We agree with Gabor Mate who explains that addiction is the secondary problem, the primary problem is the pain and that is what we believe we need to focus on in therapy if we are to heal.
We view addictions as a symptom of trauma and a coping strategy rather than as a problem in itself. Therefore, when addressing addictions, we likely will not focus on the substances, but rather on discovering the whole person who has hidden behind the addiction.
We offer both psychotherapy and yoga therapy as complementary strategies to move towards more presence and the integration of trauma symptoms into the narrative of the self.
To provide clients with an accepting, friendly space to discover their healing path and to develop therapeutic relationships that sustain, inspire and guide them.
To provide clients with highly skilled, self responsible and self aware psychotherapists and yoga therapists who are always striving to learn about advancements in their fields and to continually develop themselves.
To create psychoeducational opportunities for clients to empower them to learn about their symptoms and how they can move towards healing and growth.
To provide innovative training programs that develop highly competent, self aware, self responsible, and inspiring psychotherapists and yoga therapists.