Ibogaine treatment can be extremely successful in interrupting your addiction. However, there is no way it can do all the work for you. Here at Ibogaine Treatment UK (a subsidiary of Tabula Rasa Retreat™ ), we will teach you how to put in the necessary work for sustained sobriety.
We will coach you in any number of our recommended holistic practices for addiction recovery, before and after ibogaine treatment. At our centre, we understand the importance of a thorough aftercare program to ensure optimal results following ibogaine treatment. The post-treatment period is a crucial and sensitive time, and we view it as the beginning of a new life.
Our team provides loving support and guidance to help you create new routines, find your purpose, and improve your relationships. We know that it takes time to establish a new balance of body, mind, and soul. Therefore, we recommend staying with us for at least one week after treatment, when possible.
This way, you can fully integrate the experience, address any emerging issues, and develop new values to live by. During this time, you can count on our team to be there for you like a loving family.
Holotropic Breathwork as Holistic Practice for Addiction Recovery
Holotropic breathwork involves the use of rapid and deep breathing to induce an altered state of consciousness. In the context of addiction recovery, holotropic breathwork has been found to be an effective tool for helping individuals overcome their addiction and achieve long-term recovery. Some of the benefits of holotropic breathwork in addiction recovery include:
Holotropic breathwork reduces cravings for drugs and alcohol, which can be a major barrier to recovery.As it improves emotional regulation, it helps individuals process and release difficult emotions, which can be a major contributor to addiction.By inducing an altered state of consciousness, holotropic breathwork can help individuals gain greater insight into their own thoughts and behaviors.
Subsequently, this leads to improved self-awareness and self-regulation.The deep breathing and relaxation techniques used in holotropic breathwork can help reduce stress and promote overall physical and mental well-being.
Yoga Practices for Addiction Recovery
Addiction can make individuals feel disconnected from a sense of calm and comfort. When in addiction recovery, it is normal to feel uncomfortable or distressed when no longer using our substance of choice. It is this discomfort that often drives a person to seek out something to provide relief or to bring them back to a sense of ease.
Given this, it stands to reason that practices that bring a sense of ease and balance to the mind and body can be helpful in the recovery process. Yoga, along with breathwork, can help to detoxify the body and calm the mind.
Additionally, yoga can also improve circulation, strengthen muscles, and regulate the nervous and endocrine systems. All these benefits can help individuals feel more comfortable in their own bodies and minds.
For this reason, here at Ibogaine Treatment UK (a subsidiary of Tabula Rasa Retreat™), we believe that incorporating yoga into recovery from addiction is crucial. Of the many kinds of holistic yoga practices for addiction recovery, Kundalini Yoga has proven particularly beneficial.
Drum Circles and Sound Healing
There are several holistic practices for addiction recovery that use sound and vibration to promote healing. Below are some of the ones we use at our ibogaine treatment centre. Participating in drum circles can be an enjoyable and fulfilling experience.
The group plays different types of music and individuals can sing or clap along. Participants feel connected and relaxed by getting fully involved in the activity, and by expressing their emotions. Some people may even enter a meditative state or practice mindfulness. Drum circles can also promote a sense of community and reduce feelings of self-centeredness, isolation, and alienation.
Sound baths and vocal sound practices can help to release emotional blockages and cleanse and activate the subtle energy fields within the body. This can lead to an overall re-balancing of the nervous system and access to higher levels of consciousness.
Sound therapy is effective in relieving pain and is even used in hospitals. Additionally, brainwave entrainment can help to induce deep meditative states that can accelerate the healing process and provide a space for deep integration and processing of learning and other transformative experiences.
Cold Exposure and Ice Baths (Wim Hof Method)
The Wim Hof Method is a holistic practice for addiction recovery that combines cold exposure, breathwork, and mindfulness. Cold exposure is an integral part of the Wim Hof Method and is boasts a range of potential benefits:This holistic practice stimulates the production of endorphins, which are neurotransmitters that can boost energy levels. Regular cold exposure helps to improve mood and reduce feelings of depression andanxiety.
Additionally, it helps to burn calories by stimulating the production of brown fat. This is a type of fat that is activated by cold temperatures.
Cold exposure also helps to boost the immune system by increasing the production of white blood cells, which help to fight off infection and disease.
In promoting cardioplasticity, it helps to improve blood flow and increase heart health. By promoting the production of melatonin, a hormone that helps to regulate sleep, cold exposure will regulate irregular sleeping patterns.
As can be seen, the use of holistic practices for addiction recovery are of great benefit, and an ongoing part of doing the work once you step back into your daily life after completing your ibogaine treatment with us.