Our Solutions, an outpatient counseling program in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has recently added the Vibroacoustic Program to their counseling services for the treatment of recovering addicts and alcoholics. Addicts and alcoholics in Fort Lauderdale now have the opportunity to improve their ability for recovery by learning how to effectively manage anxiety and stress and also how to improve their confidence and self-esteem.
Approximately 70 to 90 % of addicts and alcoholics who go into treatment will relapse within the first year after completing a traditional program. Given the current statistics, innovative resources are needed to reduce this high rate of relapse. Our Solutions believes that the Vibroacoustic Treatment Program helps recovering addicts or alcoholics learn how to reduce anxiety and stress, improve self-esteem and as a result support their recovery efforts and reduce the possibility of relapse.
Most addicts and alcoholics experience a great deal of stress and anxiety. In addition, poor self-esteem is one of the primary issues for those suffering from and being treated for substance dependency issues. When an individual experiences stress coupled with poor self-esteem his decisions will tend to be very self-destructive. Providing a program that will reduce stress and improve self-esteem will make addicts and alcoholics better able and willing to stop self-destructive behaviors and instead be open and willing to take suggestions and as a result make healthy decisions that support their recovery and life.
While it is important to also utilize traditional counseling techniques in the treatment of addiction, Our Solutions is providing the Vibroacoustic Treatment Program as an innovative service to directly address a client’s inability to relax and also help improve their poor self-esteem. The vibroacoustic treatment program at Our Solutions utilizes the relaxation lounge and therapeutic relaxation music to help clients to relax and improve self-esteem. The therapeutic relaxation music was specifically developed by Dr. Harry Henshaw using binaural audio tones that have proven effects in helping a person experience a very deep state of relaxation. Combined with certain relaxation techniques, the stress reduction track focuses on helping the client learn how to relax the mind and body when they feel themselves starting to get overwhelmed or stressed. Combined with the therapeutic relaxation music, specially developed positive affirmations are utilized in the self esteem track to help the client begin to think and believe differently about themselves, to improve their self esteem.
The Vibroacoustic Treatment Program at Our Solutions was implemented and is being supervised by Dr. Harry Henshaw. Dr. Henshaw is a licensed psychotherapist and also the Program Director of Our Solutions. Having worked in residential and outpatient treatment programs as well as private practice for 29 years, Dr. Henshaw has extensive experience in working with others to achieve stress relief as well as to improve confidence and self-esteem.
Having used the Vibroacoustic Treatment Program with clients for over 18 months at Our Solutions, Dr. Henshaw is convinced that this program has a positive effect on an individual’s program of recovery. Dr. Henshaw believes further that all treatment centers should be using the Vibroacoustic Program in their clinical programming with addicts and alcoholics. For more information about the vibroacoustic treatment program and what it would take to implement it in your program or treatment center please contact Dr. Henshaw at 306-498-3442 or his website, Enhanced Healing.
Dr. Harry Henshaw