Holistic Approach

A holistic approach means to provide support that looks at the whole person, not just their mental health needs. The support should also consider their physical, emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing.

A holistic approach means to provide support that looks at the whole person, not just their mental health needs. The support should also consider their physical, emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing.

At Seven Arrows, we are proud to offer the following:

Horsemanship

At Seven Arrows Recovery, our team of Equine Specialists pair each client with their own horse, which they will have throughout the duration of their stay. This one-to-one experience offers clients the space to connect with nature in a therapeutic environment, and the opportunity to form a non-judgemental healing relationship. This safe relationship can help a person struggling with negative relationship consequences from their addiction, and provides the space to rebuild their confidence without fear of criticism. During our Level 1 and Level 2 Horsemanship experience, each client is able to take the steps at their own pace to care for and learn to ride their horse. This bonding can make a difference in quality of life for clients, while enriching the overall experience of committing to sober living in Arizona.

Fabric Philosophy

In 1973 Bob Burton created Fabric Philosophy, which uses a nonlinear approach in dealing with different populations that all share the need for a new direction for their lives. In its basic form, this philosophy uses the circle as an approach to treatment, perspectives, communications and organizational structure. Each cardinal direction provides a guidepost for going full circle through the program.This non-linear approach was based on the Native American medicine wheel which Bob became aware of during his time as an AmeriCorps Vista worker on the Crow reservation in Montana in the late 1960s. In many ways, the medicine wheel served as a guide for life among the Native Americans. ‍Seven Arrows Recovery has implemented the Fabric Philosophy’s approach to dealing with human behavior and community roles, viewing an individual as part of a community with many moving components that affect each other. It takes into consideration life’s intricacies that lead to addiction — and offers sustainable recovery from drugs and alcohol. ‍When dealing with the tough realities of substance use disorder and addiction, the Fabric Philosophy utilizes the circle and the medicine wheel as a means to help clients identify their center, what occurred in their life that led to them losing their center, and most importantly how to find their way back to it. It sets the foundation for long term transformative change. Using the 7 directions of the medicine globe to go full circle and understanding what it takes, self center makes a lasting impact on those that suffer from addiction. ‍With substance use disorder and alcoholism comes the repetitive self destructive patterns of routine use. This routine use can hold a certain ritual for the user that is often harder to break than the physical aspects of addiction. At Arizona Center for Recovery, clients learn a positive concept of ritual and utilize it in a powerful new way.

Sweat Lodge

The sweat lodge is a time-honored cleansing ceremony traditionally performed to purify the body, mind and spirit. Seven Arrows Recovery has acquired the right to perform this ceremony from Medicine Elders. The sweat lodge is a small enclosure built with willow branches and covered by tarps. Near the opening is a fire pit in which hot rocks are placed. The leader of the ceremony pours water over the rock. Any leader of a sweat lodge must be granted the rights to pour by the tribe. The ceremony opens a safe place to talk, a place to symbolically leave painful experiences behind, and to open up a new dimension for healing and recovery.

Spiritual Paths

Seven Arrows Recovery sits on 160 acres in the beautiful sonoran desert. We offer various areas for walking and meditation along with various paths and labyrinths. Clients enjoy mindfulness and meditation by selecting what best fits their needs. Arizona Center for Recovery believes the clients innermost self is within them. The beautiful paths and meditation gardens were specifically designed to help launch the individual on the path that works best for them. Exploring a variety of spiritual philosophies keeps the mind open and helps transform chaos into healthy decision making for lifelong recovery. It is a practice that is priceless.

12 Step Facilitation

12-step meetings have been demonstrated successful in supporting overall recovery from substance use disorders. Seven Arrows Recovery offers clients the opportunity to attend 12-step meetings at the center and also in the community. Community based 12 step meetings allow clients to gain the experience of attending meetings, which prepares them to partake in this valuable resource in their own communities. Clients will learn how to obtain sponsorship and how to share within the structure of a 12-step meeting. This provides them with the foundation to comfortably access similar meetings as part of their aftercare plan if they choose to participate in 12-step recovery.

Breathwork

Breathwork involves breathing practices to clear mental, physical, and spiritual blocks and open up emotional channels to heal past trauma, providing a lasting impact on recovery. Through the use of conscious breathing practices combined with music, art, meditation and movement, clients open pathways for what can be difficult to put into words. The utilization of breathwork in the healing of past trauma can be activated by releasing tension in the body, allowing space for growth and development. Breathwork helps clients achieve a greater sense of self-awareness, connection to spirit, and healing. Breathwork is effective for managing stress and promoting improvement in emotional, physical, and spiritual wellbeing.

Yoga

The regular practice of yoga promotes spiritual and emotional growth. Yoga helps people engage with and control their sensory systems, helping to embrace a meaningful, healing connection between mind, body, and soul. Yoga has demonstrated phenomenal healing and strengthening properties to those in recovery through controlling stress, regulating emotions, building willpower, and elevating spirituality.