"I had shown up shattered and broken, and they helped me find peace. I would recommend this program to anyone who is struggling with alcoholism or addiction."
β€” Juliette K.

Mindfulness Training that Takes You Deeper into Recovery with the 12 Steps

Why do we teach mindfulness?

Mindfulness practice helps us to more effectively be aware of what is going on in our minds and in our environment.

Mindfulness practice also comes with a level of responsibility, accountability, and ethics. This ethical responsibility is the same as when Step 12 in Alcoholics Anonymous directs us to practice these principles in all our affairs.

The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous states that the problem centers in our mind. The steps help us look at our emotional states and behaviors that crop up in our daily lives, like resentments, selfishness, fear, and dishonesty. We also look at our shortcomings and assets and continue to watch for these emotions, behaviors, and shortcomings.

Practicing mindfulness gives us the ability to learn how to be more present and go deeper into the present moment and observe our emotional states.

“I gave this place 5 stars because this place has changed my life in so many ways. This place has made me discover a purpose in my life that I never had before coming here. The mindfulness aspect that they teach here has helped me get through stress and anxiety while being here. It has taught me to stay in the moment and not trip about the past or future. All of the staff is super nice and always willing to help. I recommend this place if you are a addict, and or alcoholic wanting to get sober and start a new happy life.”

β€” Michael A

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Is Mindfulness just about being aware of your thoughts?

There is more to it than just your thoughts.

Mindfulness is about being aware of what is going on with your body, your senses, your emotions, and thoughts.

It’s also about understanding the impermanent world that we live in and understanding that dissatisfaction is a part of existence.

Dissatisfaction is caused by attachment to pleasure and aversion to the uncomfortable.

It’s also understanding that we are more than our thoughts and emotions.


Do we give the option to work the 12 Steps or practice Mindfulness?

Our program offers the chance to go deeper in step work, which has gotten millions of people sober across the world.

Our program is designed to have both working together so you can get the most out of your treatment.

Our goal is to teach and show our clients that the 12 Steps and Mindfulness practice complement each other. And that when you combine the two, you can take your recovery and life to another level.



Is Mindfulness the cure to addiction?

There is no cure for addiction. The goal of Mindfulness practice is to gain insight and to end dissatisfaction in one’s life. Mindfulness practice can help to remove the obsession, desire, mental craving to drink or use drugs. But it will not cure one of being an alcoholic or addict.


How does Mindfulness help with the 12 Steps?

Mindfulness helps one gain insight into what is going on in the mind and in daily life.

It helps one to get a better relationship with their minds, emotions, behaviors, lives, past, present and their relationships with others.

This insight can help our clients be more honest and thorough when doing their Step work, which is what the program laid out in the Big Book asks them to do.

“This place is different. I’ve been struggling with heroin addiction for the past 6 years and I’ve been to 8 other residential treatment centers and none of them compare to Burning Tree Renewal Lodge. I came in here two months ago a broken hopeless heroin addict and I’m leaving as a gentleman in recovery. I have hope again. The staff here genuinely cares about the clients and their well-being.”

β€” Alex D.

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Are we asking our clients to convert to Buddhism?

No, you are only being asked to try Mindfulness practice, which comes from Buddhist traditions. However, there is a difference between the two.

There will sometimes be references made to the Buddha and his teachings for context, but no one is being asked to convert to Buddhism. We are not asking any of our clients to convert to Buddhism.



Can Mindfulness Coincide with Current Religious beliefs?


Mindfulness practice and Buddhist principles can coincide with our client’s current religious practices.

Buddhism is not a religion. It is a practice that is designed to help one develop an appropriate relationship with their mind and the ever-changing world that we live in.

Mindfulness is a part of this practice. Therefore, one can use Mindfulness to be a better whatever you already are.

We attach mindfulness to the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.

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