EMDR & Brain spotting
These modalities utilize eye movement or a fixed gaze to help access and engage memory networks that assist clients in re-experiencing past negative events in a more integrative and adaptive way. While best known for processing trauma, both EMDR and brain spotting are powerful tools for healing old attachment wounds or helping clients reimagine new future ways of being! EMDR and brain spotting are modalities that may not fit every client; the Skyline clinical team assesses the
appropriateness with each client.
Hypnosis is a therapeutic modality with a lot of myth and mystique, however it is not what you have seen on TV! The goal of clinical
hypnotherapy is to help clients develop a connection to unconscious aspects of their
psyche, promote deep relaxation, expand self-awareness, and to introduce
alternative ways of thinking. Like EMDR and brain spotting, this modality is only
used with certain clients.
Somatic Based Therapy
Based on the work of Peter Levine, Somatic experiencing is a therapeutic approach that focuses on the body and central nervous system. A consequence of abusing substances is a disconnect from the body and the world
around us, thus a somatic approach helps clients to reconnect with their body which
promotes a deeper attunement to the moment and to self.
Mindfulness, Meditation & Yoga
Individuals navigating early recovery struggle
with anxiety about the future and depression around the negative experiences of the
past. Creating a healthy relationship with the present moment becomes critical, but
one size does not fit all: Skyline Recovery utilizes in-house recovery yoga classes,
structured meditation groups, guided imagery, and mindfulness exercises such as
mindful eating or walking to meet clients where they are and introduce them to a
technique that works for them!
Dialectal Behavioral Therapy
Reactive black or white thinking got many of
our young clients into a lot of trouble. They could either be the A-student or
superstar athletes, or they had to be the worst of the worst and rebel against
everything. DBT is a mindfulness based approach that teaches young adults how to
connect to a wiser part of themselves and to understand that there are many shades
of grey, and more than one thing can be true!
Cognitive Behavioral & Narrative Therapies
One of the driving forces behind a young persons addiction is the inner critic that follows them wherever they go. This negative narrator limits their view of self and creates a world of, “What’s the point? I’m not good enough. I might as well get high.” Narrative approaches help clients become aware of the destructive scripts that negatively define them. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps clients to see the connection between self-limiting stories and the self-sabotaging behaviors that follow them, while also learning ways to intervene on them.
Wilderness Experiential Therapy
Bend, Oregon, is one of the most beautiful places in the world. The Skyline team utilizes the land that surrounds them as much as possible. Regular therapeutic work occurs in the wilderness where nature takes the place of words and healing occurs by doing and being rather than talking and
processing. Wilderness therapy is a powerful tool in building cohesion within the community, helping families connect in a deeper way, and in helping individuals separate from the distractions of the world and focus on themselves.
One of the first things we do at Skyline Recovery is help young people define what recovery means to them. For some that might mean attending 12-step meetings and sponsorship, for others it might mean a
combination of recovery yoga, a meditation group, and focusing on fitness. Each
client of ours is required to find a way of connecting to their sober community that
works for them while developing daily routines and a relapse prevention plan that
will safeguard them moving forward.
Family Therapy & Coaching
Addiction can cause chaos not just in the lives of our clients but also in the lives of their family. It is critical that healing opportunities be
provided for the family system with regular coaching, family therapy sessions and
family intensive workshops. While the client may be the one struggling, the entire
family is usually part of the problem and need to be part of the solution!
Life Skills coaching
One of the reasons a young adult relapses on substances, or return to other self-destructive behaviors, is because they were not adequately
prepared for life. Each Skyline Recovery client works directly with a life skills coach
to develop the individual skills that they need. No cookie cutter approaches; we
meet the client where they are to ensure that when they leave they are ready to face