You’re coming around to the idea of residential treatment. You can admit that there are things that haven’t gone as planned, unintentional casualties caught in the crossfire of you trying to figure things out, and it’s time to call in some extra help. But that doesn’t mean that you’re willing to go in blindly. You want to know what to expect at a residential addiction treatment program.
First Things First—What You Need to Know
The most important thing to know about Villa Kali Ma is that we are a treatment center for women. We have an all-women staff, and we have created our environment intentionally to be a place where women can openly express the hurt that they carry inside. As a female-focused treatment center, we believe in empowering women to empower themselves to overcome the things that are holding them back.
Second, we are a holistic treatment center that expertly blends clinical and holistic methods of healing. We are a mind, body, and spirit program, and we are not under any illusions that we can heal from our addictions without addressing each aspect of our being. Each of the holistic healing methods we offer complement the clinical work of group and individual therapy sessions, where we offer cutting edge clinical practices like EMDR and evidence-based modalities like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
When you arrive at Villa Kali Ma, each day will be an opportunity to learn more about yourself, learn more about how to live without addiction, and learn more about the person you want to be. Keep reading to learn more about the opportunities each day holds.
The Daily Schedule at Villa Kali Ma
Here at Villa Kali Ma, typically programming starts at 7:30 AM and it usually ends around 8:00 PM—it is a pretty structured program. Ultimately, we want to make the most of the time we have with each client.
If you’re worried about our full schedule, know that while clients at Villa Kali Ma are going to be spending a lot of time moving through their clinical and holistic sessions, there will be pockets of free time so that they can decompress.
Here, we start our day off with a mindfulness practice and an awakening group. For this, clients will read from recovery material and do a heart meditation. This way, they begin their day collectively processing their morning, and then engage in a yoga practice. Starting this way, we establish the movement and mindfulness that carries throughout the rest of the day.
From there, they start doing groups together and breaking off for individual sessions. The groups might be more clinically-driven like CBT and DBT, or might be focused on mindfulness and self-compassion or Earthing. In total, Villa Kali Ma has 30 different kinds of groups that are integrated into our monthly program.
Some of these groups include teaching about neurobiology and substances. We also have a group focused on life purpose and meaning. We offer goal setting and journaling as well. There are many different kinds of groups that we will introduce you to during your stay with us.
When clients are not in group therapy, they will spend time one on one with their practitioners. Each client has about five individual sessions a week. This includes their primary therapist, their EMDR therapy—processing trauma, which we find it’s very important in their journey here—their case management, and they also have holistic sessions. We are very proud of both our clinical and holistic team, and the way they set the tone for the rest of the program and staff.
Here at Villa Kali Ma, we have 11 holistic practitioners that all have their own gifts, from Yoga to Reiki, to Craniosacral Therapy, to massage therapy, among other holistic practices (Click here to learn about all the ways we heal). These trusted practitioners come on-site and facilitate their particular modality in groups and individual sessions.
In the evening, clients will have time to wind down after the recovery meetings we attend in the evenings. We are lucky to work out of a very beautiful center with a pool, garden, and labyrinth with a lot of really unique areas where clients can go meditate and be by themselves. There will be pockets of time during the day for that. Of course, clients will all join together and enjoy three delicious organic plant-based meals each day.
While each day will vary slightly, this is what a typical day-to-day looks like here at Villa Kali ma. We run a pretty structured program, but we know that we only have about 30 days with our clients and try to do as much as we can in the time that we have.
If you’re interested in learning more about the unique treatment environment that we offer here at Villa Kali Ma, please contact us today by calling 760-496-9747 or filling out the form on our site.