12 Steps Program

The 12 steps therapy is used around the world for healing and recovery for addicts and alcoholics. The Alcoholics Anonymous developed the 12 steps program in 1935 and since then, it has expanded around the globe and is considered as one of the most effective therapy for treating addiction. This therapy is based on the works of Bill Wilson, who is the co-founder of the Alcoholics Anonymous and Dr. Robert Holbrook Smith

At Les Mariannes Wellness Sanctuary we consider the 12 step as a roadmap that helps an addicted person to realise that he is needs help from a “ supreme intelligence “ and that he must put himself right first and then he can move on from his previous addicted state.

We have witnessed amazing transformations by blending the 12 step approach with yoga, meditation, acupuncture and reiki. The person becomes “realigned” so to speak in a very short time.

How the 12 Steps Therapy Works in Treating Addiction

12 Step Therapy works by bringing about a dramatic change in the individual’s thinking. In its simplest form, the individual recognizes and admits that he or she cannot control their addiction; this is the first step in recovery.

From there they become willing to embark on a spiritual way of living, which promotes principles such as honesty, open mindedness, compassion, and altruism. The 12 Steps gives clear guidelines of how this can be achieved and shows the individual how they can access an inner resource that provides them with strength and direction for stress and depression.

For health is about restoring balance- mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual.

Below is a simple picture that illustrates this life changing journey for the addicted mind

The American Psychological Association summarizes the 12 Steps process in the following way:

Admitting that one cannot control one’s alcoholism, addiction or compulsion;

Recognizing a higher power that can give strength;

Examining past errors with the help of a sponsor (experienced member);

Making amends for these errors;

Learning to live a new life with a new code of behavior;

Helping others who suffer from the same alcoholism, addictions or compulsions.

What to Expect at Les Mariannes Wellness Sanctuary

Les Mariannes Wellness Sanctuary uses 12 Step therapy together with other holistic therapies. Combining these powerful methodologies provides a unique and contemporary addiction treatment program that enables healing and recovery. The structure and intensity of the program delivery is intended to replace the focused and compelling qualities of the addictive relationship. Treatment provides a positive, constructive, healthy alternative to our clients.

In conjunction with 12 Steps, you will be availed to the wonderful benefits of our many holistic therapy options. These include yoga, reiki, head and body massage, acupuncture, meditation, reflexology and advanced bioenergy rebalancing sessions. We have trained specialists in each type of therapy with years of experience uniquely applying their techniques to those rehabilitating from alcoholism, drug addiction and mental health disorders.

You will be given a personalized rehabilitation program that suits your specific recovery needs and requirements. And while you will be partaking in some group therapies, our counselors and specialists will focus particular attention on your personal progress rather than that of the groups.

Our clinic staff are multi-lingual; we speak your language. You will never have to worry about being heard or properly understood. We understand the importance of communication and so take every action necessary to ensure you never have to worry about correct interpretation when going through therapy.

The Ideal Environment for Addiction Rehabilitation

Nestled atop rolling hills overlooking the lush tropical landscape of Mauritius, our rehab clinic provides the best in relaxation and comfort during your journey to full addiction recovery. Les Mariannes Wellness Sanctuary has 25 private guest rooms with guest service staff and medical support on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

In addition to all pristine counseling spaces, our facilities include 3 relaxation lounges, tea and fruit fusion kiosks, sauna and spa, long walking/running trails, a star-gazing deck, and a contemporary world-class kitchen with healthy cuisine for all dietary options.

You can rest assured that we’ve taken care of each aspect of your personalized rehabilitation, from intake and assessment, to relaxation and professional counseling.

Contact us today and ask about our special pricing. You journey to full recovery is closer than you think. With our effective, results-driven solutions and techniques, including 12 Steps, you can defeat your addiction.

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