Kiva Treatment Philosophy
The part can never be well unless the whole is well. ~ Plato
The philosophy of Kiva Recovery is to return the addiction sufferer to the naturally intended state of
wholeness by treating all three dynamic energy centers: mind…body…and spirit.
To change a mind...is to change a life.
Learning new ways to think about one’s life and life experience is the cornerstone of the Kiva program to treat the mind.
Clients attend client therapy groups and share openly, honestly, and safely to release negative feelings about themselves and their condition. Pain shared is pain lessened, ...
Addiction is a family disease.
A time-honored axiom among treatment patients is that “I came for my drinking (or use); I stayed for my thinking.” A family will learn something similar: “ I came for their drinking (or use); I stayed for
my thinking.” Despite the most loving intentions, a family member can unknowingly perpetuate a cycle of substance abuse through co-dependent ...
Yoga & Energy Work
Kiva Recovery draws upon time-honored modalities in chemical dependency treatment. Two of them are the Eastern healing arts of yoga and energy work (chakra healing). It is said, “Move the feet and the mind will follow.” By moving
the entire body in new and expressive ways, the mind will follow with new ways of thinking and relating to one’s self. Recovering the self—the true self—is ...
For over 3,000 years the Chinese have routinely been using acupuncture to heal disease and illness, including substance
abuse. There are 1.4 billion persons in China. They must know something.
The World Health Organization recognizes the viability of acupuncture in treating over 30 conditions, including addiction.
To breathe is to be spiritual.
The word spirit comes from the Latin word “spiritus,” which means “breath.” At Kiva you will learn meditation (Don’t worry, every
beginner says they can’t meditate) through simple breathing techniques that will calm and clear your mind, setting your spirit free, which is vital to relieving the bondage of addiction. You will respire (breathe) to ...
The bond between horse and human is unique in nature. Each is a mirror for the other. The expression “good horse sense” is no accident. In equine therapy (no riding—
ground activities only) you learn how horses intuitively respond to shifts in your energy, and learn non-verbal communication ...