Spirituality is a central aspect of many addiction recovery programs. Whether you are a spiritual seeker, a believer in a specific religion, an atheist, or someone who is not sure where you stand, at Promises Austin, we welcome you with open arms.
To facilitate your spiritual exploration, we offer a drum circle, a medicine wheel, a labyrinth, optional weekly trips to a local church, and meditation and spirituality classes. We encourage your free expression and exploration and hope that during your stay you find strength in your personal experience of your spirituality.
Your Spiritual Advisor in Recovery
Promises Austin has a dedicated spiritual and meditation advisor who has a master’s degree in counseling from the Southwestern Seminary in the Austin area. Clients meet with him for meditation class two times a week and spirituality class once a week. Individual sessions are also provided for clients who have a desire to get more in touch with their spiritual program and their spiritual self.
In addition to providing general spiritual care, our spirituality and meditation advisor offers specialized services for individuals with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Research shows the positive effects of meditation for treating ADHD. Many clients come to Promises Austin with either undiagnosed or poorly treated ADHD. For these individuals, we supplement the work of our psychologists, psychiatrists and general clinical team with individualized care provided by our meditation advisor.
Spirituality Through 12-Step Recovery
Promises Austin is a 12-Step program. Clients attend a 12-Step meeting daily and 12-Step work is woven into treatment. Clients are encouraged to obtain a temporary sponsor while in our care, who can help enhance their experience of being an active member of the 12-Step community while assisting them in their Step work.
Celebrating Your Recovery Milestones
At Promises Austin, our clients also work through a phase structure while they’re in treatment. As each individual progresses from one phase to the next, the facility joins together (staff included) to honor and celebrate that person’s progress in the form of an individualized ritual. The shape of the ritual is completely dictated by the individual client, and as such serves as a personal form of creative expression, grounding them in both their personal recovery and as a solid participating member of the recovery community
The totality of care at Promises Austin means helping you heal in body, mind and spirit. Our spiritual care nourishes, enriches and awakens your spiritual side so that healing can proceed in concert with your body and mind.