Spiritual Care and Mentoring
Rediscover Your Spirituality
Your spirit is the essence of who you are. It is often said that addiction is a disease that attacks the spirit, but it also can destroy it. Any treatment program for addiction which leaves out the spiritual needs of their members is neglecting a crucial part of their members’ recovery.
Through active addiction, people often forsake their previous spiritual beliefs and are no longer able to attend to the health of their spirit. This state creates a huge and empty space within oneself that can feel lost and forgotten. All material things, and even love for one another cannot fill the space. Alcohol and other drugs cannot fill it.
Don’t Be Afraid to Explore
It is critical to your full recovery, and your enriched sobriety to engage your own form of spirituality. It is very hard to remain clean and sober with the spiritual void left unaddressed. You will find your spirit beginning to heal as you work with our spiritual care specialists. We feel connected to one another through the means of spirituality.
Addiction can be the antithesis to happiness, but finding spirituality can bring happiness to our lives. We abuse our bodies through addiction, mentally, physically and spiritually without regard for our body and the life we are putting in danger. When we learn to love ourselves through spiritual means, we understand our bodies are sacred and that we must take care of ourselves.
We invite you to explore through literature and personal experience, all the beauty that spirituality can show us. It can help those suffering from addiction and give them hope for something more. Life is beautiful, and when we learn to accept love and give love, love can be received. We must surround ourselves with the most positive things as we move through recovery. Recovery is a difficult space and those affected question everything in the deepest and darkest parts of the mind, body and soul.
Benefits of Practising Spirituality
- Helps people overcome instances of relapse
- Offers a base of support
- Adds value to life and recovery
- Boosts self confidence
- Helps lower feelings of depression and loneliness
There is little hope for permanent recovery if this vast emptiness is not addressed. Our soul needs to be nurtured through spiritual means. Everyone can feel this in one form or another. It doesn’t matter what your spiritual needs are, but they need to be addressed.
At Aurora Recovery Centre, our spiritual care and mentoring provides the tools to help you in discovering your own spirituality. It may mean reconnecting with a form of spirituality you once had. It may mean you discover another means of expressing your spiritual needs that works better for you. Aurora does not encourage you to walk any particular path toward finding your personal spirituality. It must belong to you. With faith, it will work for you when you are experiencing difficulties and there seems no trustworthy direction to take.
If you find that you would like to participate in church gatherings, or if you would like to find solace in meditation and some type of higher power, we will help you fulfill these spiritual needs. Often our members find comfort in the way the connection of the mind and body come together through many different treatments that can be found under the spiritual umbrella.
Learning to discover something new in the realm of spirituality can be uncomfortable or confusing at first. At Aurora Recovery Centre, we look to help each and every member explore these different spiritual paths with spiritual mentors, should they choose to look into something new.
We can arrange prayer meetings, spiritual guidance sessions and exercise therapies that will combine the spiritual aspects of life and teachings each week. These sessions can incorporate meditation and mindfulness, which can be utilized throughout your everyday lifestyle. Our spiritual mentors offer a variety of spiritual teachings and practices for members to explore.
Aurora is not a one-size-fits-all treatment facility. We provide what the individual needs within our flexible structure. Aurora will provide you with everything you need to feed and enrich your spirit, mind and body. We support your recovery by providing strong mentorship and every opportunity for you to develop spiritually.
Aurora Recovery Centre’s philosophies are consistently reflected in the way we value our members and staff. Everything we do is in the interest of our members’ recovery for life.
Aurora’s treatment process is built upon a member-first culture and stands on three pillars that reflect our philosophy toward our members’ recovery: Heal, Connect and Recover.
From initial contact with Aurora, you begin to experience our Member-First Culture. Our highly experienced Addiction Specialists help you navigate the complex, emotional decision to admit to treatment.