Therapy Approach

Tailored programme

Guided by an experienced therapist, each individual treatment plan is tailored to your specific needs and therapeutic requirements. We understand that all of our clients are unique, and we endeavour to ensure that you achieve maximum benefit from your stay with us. Our holistic program incorporates the required level of intensive therapy, medical management, psychiatric evaluation, invigorating exercise options, healthy eating, and enchanting outings exploring this beautiful part of the world.

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy involves daily one-on-one sessions with professional therapists, tailor-made to your needs. Our experienced therapeutic staff are passionate and uphold the highest standards of confidentiality to ensure a level of trust. A variety of therapeutic techniques and modalities are combined and utilized, including the following:

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

DBT is an advanced psychotherapy approach, frequently used in the treatment of dual diagnosis. Although DBT has achieved prominence with the treatment of personality disorders, it has proven highly beneficial in equipping one with practical coping tools to counteract the negative effects of trauma and a range of compulsive behaviors. The focal elements include core mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation and interpersonal effectiveness.

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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Continues to be one of the most valued and empirically supported therapeutic options for the treatment of addiction. CBT works on the premise that the way one thinks about something will influence how one acts. Therefore, dysfunctional thinking patterns become the intervention point, which assists with the recognition of self-defeating thought patterns that trigger distressing emotions and harmful behavior.

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Mindfulness Therapy

Mindfulness therapy is a state of active, open attention on the present. It forms an integral part of dialectical therapy and complements cognitive behavioural therapy by creating a deeper degree of awareness. A therapy specialist trained in this practice can assist with developing the necessary skills and level of self-discipline that is required to simply focus on the current moment. Effective practical groups are held in our gardens and surrounds in order to promote mindfulness.

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Trauma-Specific Therapy

Includes a variety of techniques which may be utilized in combination with CBT and DBT. These may also include any of the following specialized modalities:

Spontaneous Healing Intra-systemic Process

This creates an environment within which the internal spontaneous healing process of the client may follow its natural self-normalising sequence and in this manner allow the emotional wound to heal itself. Ultimately it is the connection of the client with his or her disconnected pain and vulnerability (wound) that brings about healing. The internal disconnected information is what we refer to as trauma. The therapist/facilitator continually guides the client to remain in his or her healing space of autonomic regulation and to reclaim disconnected areas of the self.

Solution-Focused Therapy

Solution-focused therapy is a goal directed approach which emphasizes solutions rather than problems. It involves the transformation of negatives into positives by encouraging the acknowledgement of one’s strengths, resilience and uniqueness. Through honest self-evaluation, harmful behaviour is challenged and negative beliefs are reframed into rational thoughts. While working with a therapy specialist, one’s self-esteem is reinforced through affirmations, compliments, goal-setting, gratitude and validation, to ensure the individual needs of the clients are met.

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Music And Art Therapy

Music and art therapy are incredibly therapeutic and helpful to those who struggle with expressing emotions. It is a gentle and creative approach that assists with self-discovery and/ or deep-seated issues that have conditioned the client’s behaviour over time. The specialist therapist is present the entire session in order to guide the process and offer unconditional support.

Adult-Child Therapy

Adult-child therapy is a unique specialized program that has been developed to help adult men and women address feelings of depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and feelings of shame that may stem from childhood. These unresolved issues are common as a result of growing up in a home where dysfunction was prevalent. It is also a helpful tool for those who have lived in the care of a narcissist, depressed, workaholic, mentally unstable and/or neglectful parent.

Introduction To 12 Step Program

White River Manor has adopted its own signature style to treating addiction which provides a more holistic approach compared to traditional 12-Step Programs. We construct a truly individualised treatment plan created around your personal preferences and therapeutic requirements, which can include a variety of options regarding 12 Step elements, as these are known to provide a solid foundation for recovery.

Pastoral/ Spiritual Counselling

Pastoral or spiritual counselling at our elite treatment centre is offered by licensed mental health professionals or addiction specialists who have been formally trained in pastoral counselling. A pastoral counsellor offers a person a safe refuge and respite from judgement so they may seek and receive forgiveness and reconcile their behavior with their spiritual values.

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Group Therapy

Group Therapy

Group therapy introduces a dynamic opportunity presented in several interesting formats, each carefully facilitated by a professional therapist. These range from intellectually stimulating didactic lectures, to those with therapeutic themes and specialized topic groups, as well as supportive formats where individual processing is encouraged. Confidentiality is always a priority, accompanied by objectivity and a non-judgmental attitude.

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Family Therapy

Family Therapy

Treatment of dependency and dual diagnosis is significantly more effective when family and close friends are involved in the recovery process. However, this is treated with utmost discretion and family therapy is only incorporated with your consent and when you are ready. We can facilitate on-site or remote sessions where a specialist trained in family therapy creates a safe space in order to facilitate a calm and constructive family discussion, and to educate regarding reintegration. Although we encourage family attendance at support groups, this remains entirely your own choice.

Aftercare & Support

Aftercare & Support

An effective aftercare plan is integral to success, as a trustworthy support structure will help to ensure that you maintain the coping skills you have learned through therapy. Recovery is a proactive lifestyle designed to help one to manage negative thoughts and emotions that may trigger destructive behavior. Rather than simply focusing on what not to do, we instead aim to help you create the lifestyle that you desire; a life worth living. Dependent on unique circumstances, we will refer to suitable professionals for aftercare.

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