reach a middle ground where the family finds their own often neglected healing right along with the addict who more obviously needs healing too. It may sound corny but we aim to achieve this by fostering emotional connection and love combined with tested strategies and coping mechanisms.
Family one to one sessions are important for many family members as there can often be much shame from having a loved one in active addiction and many families resist this opportunity to self-heal. Many families hold privacy as a strong family value and need the confidential environment to talk out openly without fear of judgement. In many cases family members are controlled or even subject to threats or even violence. We give them a safe space to unload and teach coping mechanisms, boundary defences, defuse enabling patterns and ways to constructively help both themselves and the addict at the same time. Our goal is a win win situation for all parties. Healing the family is a process that starts with love, a connection we facilitate from the beginning of the programme right up to the end and even beyond should family members request it.