Partial Hospitalization
Group Schedule

Sunday Day 1

9:00-10:30: Orientation and Introduction to meditation/mindfulness; learn how meditation pertains to healing, recovery and spirituality.
10:45-12:00: Neurobiology and Addiction: gain an overview of neurotransmission and the brain through the science of addiction. 
12:00-1:00: Lunch provided
1:00-4:00: Community Group: runs concurrent to PHP and is optional for program participants. Community Group provides support to family members and loved ones, as well as those in recovery; learn more about how the family system is impacted by addiction and how it can be rebuilt to support recovery efforts.
1:00-4:00: Integration Time: get to know other participants and build connections through group topics.

Monday Day 2

9:30-10:30: Check In/Morning Meditation: gain an understanding of neuroplasticity and how meditation effectively “rewires” one’s brain to foster new perceptions. Practice the art of ‘pause’ as a coping skill.
10:30-11:00: Break
11-12:00: Reconnecting and Finding Your Purpose in Addiction and Recovery: Learn & discuss differing theories of addiction – how finding your purpose or repurposing your life can reconnect you to yourself, others, and your environment, and why this is important in recovery.
12:00-1:30: Lunch break
1:30-2:30 Learning the Happiness Advantage: learn the basics of how trauma affects your mind, body, and relationships with others and yourself. Find out how you can gain back control through positive neuroplasticity practices that improve your state of well-being, aid in recovery, and allow you to lead a fulfilling life.
2:30-3:00: Break
3:00-4:00 A Daily Program of Recovery: learn the importance of the “4 basic needs”; spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical well-being, and the role they play in your daily program of recovery.

Tuesday Day 3

9:30-10:30: Check In/Morning Meditation: learn how meditation enhances empathy and compassion for self and others.
10:30-11:00: Break
11:00-12:00: Stages of Change: Identify the stages of change and how progressing through them leads you out of the cycle of addiction and into recovery. Participants will receive an introduction to common thinking errors and symptoms of denial in the stages of addiction.
12:00-1:30: Lunch break
1:30-2:30: Healthy Sense of Self: gain an understanding of what low self esteem looks like, how belief systems contribute to self esteem, how to identify those beliefs, and how self esteem impacts our ability to connect with others.
2:30-3:00: Break
3:00-4:00: Cognitive Distortions: Learn about the thinking errors you experienced in addiction, and those you might encounter in the recovery process; watch for these obstructive thoughts and make healthier decisions as you progress through the stages of change.

Wednesday Day 4

9:30-10:30: Check In/Morning Meditation: Guided Imagery for managing cravings and longings; learn the value of imagery in healing & recovery, and participate in a felt sense exercise for skill practice.
10:30-11:00: Break
11:00-12:00: Stages of Addiction: learn about the stages of addiction and how progressing through them leads you into recovery.
12:15-1:30: Lunch break
1:30-2:30: Healthy Sense of Self: expand on your understanding of what low self esteem looks like, how belief systems contribute to self esteem, how to identify those beliefs, how self esteem relates to our ability to connect with others, and how self esteem relates to shame. Emphasis will be given on how feelings or beliefs related to self-esteem influence our ability to manage cravings and longings within the cycle of addiction.
2:30-3:00: Break
3:00-4:00 Recovery Film: Documentary with Russell Brand From Addiction to Recovery

Thursday Day 5

9:30-10:30: Check In/Morning Meditation: use meditation to integrate brain regions, your physical body, the senses, and relationships.
10:30-11:00: Break
11:00-12:00: Synthesizing Happiness and Self Compassion: explore how your brain is affecting your emotional experience, and gain control through learning to synthesize your own joy. Learn about self-compassion and how to implement it during the process of recovery.
12:00-1:30: Lunch break
1:30-2:30: Somatic Experiencing: Pathways to Organic Emotional Regulation: using the concepts of integration (the whole brain) to build a pathway to regulatory skills. For example, participants will identify emotion/trauma held in the body & create a felt sense of this through drawing/writing with the non-dominant hand, identifying need based on felt sense, and identifying specific ‘Seeking Safety’ coping skills.
2:30-3:00: Break
3:00-4:00: Reasons Your Habits Make Perfect Sense: Review of the neurobiology of trauma to understand the relationship of trauma and addiction, which can help participants determine if further exploration is needed through a more in depth therapeutic process.

Friday Day 6

9:30-10:30: Check In/Morning Meditation: use meditation as an antidote for the thinking error and relapse warning sign of perfectionism.
10:30-11:00: Break
11:00-12:00: How to Sit With Painful Emotions: learn how to manage feelings without relying on substances.
12:00-1:30: Lunch break
1:30-2:30: Process and Summary: process what you have learned from the past week and integrate concepts into a Daily Program of Recovery and Relapse Prevention Plan to sustain the gains you have made in treatment so far.
2:30-3:00: Break
3:00-4:00: Sandplay Therapy: Gain healing & insight, creating your unconscious world through sandplay. For those days when you have no words to describe your experience or just feel stuck, sandplay can uplift, reveal, & move you through the process.

Sunday Day 7

9:00-10:30: Check In/Morning Meditation: utilize meditation as a tool for becoming present and open in recovery.
10:30-10:45: Break
10:45-12:00: Hot Penning: Learn and practice the therapeutic value of journaling; use journaling to process recovery concepts and maximize emotional growth and development.
12:00-1:00: Lunch
1:00-4:00: Community Group: runs concurrent to PHP and is optional for program participants. Community Group provides support to family members and loved ones, as well as those in recovery; learn more about how the family system is impacted by addiction and how it can be rebuilt to support recovery efforts.
1:00-4:00: Integration Time: practice journaling on last week’s curriculum using ‘hot penning’ and continue to build connections with other participants through conversation topics.

Monday Day 8

9:30-10:30: Check In/Morning Meditation: understand what being mindful looks like in real life and how it integrates into your Daily Program of Recovery.
10:30-11:00: Break
11:00-12:00: Grief and Loss in Addiction: learn how grief and loss are associated with addiction & understand the spectrum experience associated with grief. See how sitting in the space between joy & grief is a more obtainable coping strategy than “closure”.
12:15-1:30: Lunch break
1:30-2:30: Narrative and Mindfulness Therapy: learn about how the language we use, the stories we tell ourselves, and how the image we have constructed about “who we are” shapes our reality. Gain insight into how “problem-saturated stories” may be contributing to unwanted feelings and thoughts, and begin acknowledging more useful narratives in recovery.
2:30-3:00: Break
3:00-4:00: Gratitude: gain an effective recovery tool for everyday application through a personal narrative of gratitude.

Tuesday Day 9

9:30-10:30: Check In/Morning Meditation: expand your understanding of mindfulness and practice Body Scan meditation as a tool for vertical integration of your mind and body.
10:30-11:00: Break
11:00-12:00: Effects of Impulse Control Disorder: learn about the stages of impulsivity as they connect to the ‘addiction’ of the brain. Explore the nature of automatic thoughts and the link to core beliefs.
12:00-1:30: Lunch break
1:30-2:30: Registered Dietician: Gaining balance through health.
Concurrent: Counselor presentation on “Delaying gratification”
2:30-3:00: Break
3:00-4:00: Challenging Negative Core Beliefs: learn how we develop thinking errors and negative core beliefs from life experiences; identify and practice correctives and interventions to replace harmful thinking errors with positive and productive cognitions.

Wednesday Day 10

9:30-10:30: Check In/Morning Meditation: discover the ‘Wheel of Awareness’ and practice the skill of integration and regulation; understand how this practice relates to integration of internal & external systems & ultimately leads to self regulation.
10:30-11:00: Break
11:00-12:00: Boundaries and How to Build Them: learn the four types of essential boundaries, experientially explore the art of ‘pause’ and how to utilize that skill in daily life.
12:00-1:30: Lunch break
1:30-2:30: Family in Addiction: gain an understanding of familial roles and relationships and how addiction and recovery is affected by them.
2:30-3:00: Break
3:00-4:00: Recovery Film: Interview with Gabor Mate Attachment, Disease and Addiction. Understand how early trauma affects brain development and the relationship between our ability attach to others and our exhibited behaviors.

Thursday Day 11

9:30-10:30: Check In/Morning Meditation: expand on mindfulness concepts and apply them to your Daily Program of Recovery.
10:30-11:00: Break
11:00-12:00: Learn to Embrace Yourself through Narrative and Mindfulness Therapy:
gain acceptance of your thoughts, feelings, and past through identifying more realistic and helpful narratives about your life and your “self”.
12:00-1:30: Lunch break
1:30-2:30: An Honest Look at Self Sabotage: identify ways in which you self sabotage, understand the impact of self sabotage, & identify ways to prevent and intervene in the process.
2:30-3:00: Break
3:00-4:00: Calming and Restorative Yoga
Concurrent: Counselor presentation on “Be the Best Version of Yourself”

Friday Day 12

9:30-10:30: Check In/Morning Meditation: continue practicing meditation as an antidote for the thinking error of perfectionism.
10:30-11:00: Break
11:00-12:00: Life Balance Wheel: review the Eight Core Aspects of Life and identify what it means to be balanced. Apply these concepts to your own life to sustain treatment gains.
12:00-1:30: Lunch break
1:30-2:30: The Space Between Chaos and Control: review your Relapse Prevention Plan and process how all the concepts you have learned will keep you on track in recovery.
2:30-3:00: Break
3:00-4:00: Week in Review: Connect everything you have learned to your Daily Program of Recovery and your 4 basic needs (physical, emotional, spiritual, mental).

Participants are encouraged to transition into a lower level of care after completing the Partial Hospitalization Program. The Intensive Outpatient Program reinforces and builds upon the concepts you learned in Partial Hospitalization, with weekly accountability and further development of a strong and successful Daily Program of Recovery and Relapse Prevention Plan.

Share This...