Family Freedom Program

The Healing Institute believes that incorporating families in an individual’s treatment is an integral part of supporting recovery.

The Family Freedom Program is a six-week virtual program to include family members in the process of healing while their loved one is engaged in our inpatient treatment. Even if the family is located far away from our facility, they are included through virtual means.

Like all our programs, our approach aims to offer a complete healing experience that nurtures the mind, body, spirit, and emotion in the healing process through holistic and therapeutic practices. The six-week virtual program includes multidisciplinary care options designed to suit diverse needs, including group therapy, educational lectures, somatic therapy, and experiential exercises.

The family will remain connected throughout the inpatient stay with a focus on the assessment of the inpatient’s condition and family therapy.

Families will be involved in:

  • Initial consult meeting prior to treatment
  • Assessment consult in Phase 1 of treatment
  • Family therapy designed to reconnect families in Phase 2 of treatment
  • Discharge planning consult in Phase 3 of treatment

What is addressed during family therapy?

In family therapy, we delve deep into the intricate web of relationships, communication patterns, and dynamics that are often challenged by the struggles of trauma and addiction. This form of therapy is a crucial part of the healing process, as it supports the individual in recovery and empowers the family as a whole.

A sampling of topics you will learn about in this program:

  • Learning more about the generational impact of family relationships and ways that these relationships may be impacting you
  • Gaining awareness of any current blocks to reaching your personal fulfillment
  • Building on your communication skills to foster positive relationships
  • Exploring ways of enriching your emotional intimacy and connection
  • Establishing practical skills to build your personal relationships
  • Enhancing your relationship with yourself as you explore your individual spirituality, self-care and support
  • Combating isolation by establishing supportive networks
  • Discovering tools for healing trauma through somatic therapy
  • Building resilience to cope with difficult situations
  • Restoring your self-worth and finding confidence to work towards restoring your personal health and happiness
  • Creating a plan and strategies to help you lead a healthier, more balanced lifestyle
  • Learning about the latest research on addiction and recovery
  • Understanding family dynamics
  • Gaining awareness about how enabling impacts both the family member and the chemically dependent person and exploring alternative behaviours that preserve the dignity of all family members
  • Discovering ways to live in the present moment and the importance of personal support
  • Gaining awareness of individual ways to incorporate self-care, boundaries, spirituality, and support into our daily lives.

We know that every family is different, and we will respond to the needs of each individual and their family according to their specific needs. Recovery is a job to be done together to reach a successful outcome.

Why Have Addiction Support for Families?

Recognizing the significant impact of trauma and addiction on not just the individual but also their loved ones, it is crucial to include family-focused support in the recovery process.

Identifying Enabling Behaviours

Treatment helps in recognizing and addressing enabling behaviours that could be contributing to the loved one's addiction, guiding family members to establish healthier boundaries.

Family Involvement in Relapse Prevention

Family members are trained to spot early warning signs of relapse, equipping them to effectively support their loved one in maintaining sobriety.

Strengthening Coping Skills

Families are provided with strategies to manage the challenges associated with healing and recovery, aiding in emotional resilience and well-being.

Promoting Long-Term Recovery

Family involvement can significantly increase the chances of successful, lasting recovery for the individual, making it a joint effort.

Creating a Unified Front

A united family approach to treatment strengthens the family bond and aligns everyone towards a common goal—supporting the loved one's journey to recovery and healing the family as a whole.

The Healing Institute – Providing Support for Families

The Healing Institute firmly believes in the power of family support to transform lives and foster enduring recovery. Our Family Program models are designed to build stronger communication, understanding, and a unified front to combat trauma and addiction together.

We invite you and your loved ones to explore our comprehensive support services for families. Embrace the opportunity to grow, heal, and find strength in unity. Contact The Healing Institute today and take an important step towards a brighter, healthier future for your entire family.