It is no secret that meditation and effective relaxation techniques can contribute significantly to a successful recovery from addiction. In fact, with Therapia, individuals have daily time provided for individual prayer, meditation, and study. Here are some of the many benefits that meditation and relaxation can bring to someone in recovery, which help explain why it holds such a prominent place in our gender-specific addiction recovery programs.

Find spiritual strength

Of course, meditation can help those in recovery find spiritual healing and build a strong spiritual foundation that will help carry them through the recovery process. When you practice prayer and meditation on a daily basis, you can build a relationship with a higher power, receive answers, find peace, and establish an overall sense of wellbeing concerning your place in the world.

Quiet temptations and cravings

Temptations to use again and cravings for the substance you once abused are both significant threats to your recovery, and meditation can help you to quiet these temptations and cravings.

Build emotional resilience

On a similar note, mediation and special relaxation techniques can help you to keep psychological stresses like depression and anxiety at bay, which are potential triggers for relapse as well.

Become stronger physically

Stronger physical health can only work to benefit you in your recovery, and practicing meditation and relaxation techniques on a regular basis can in fact improve your overall physical health. You’ll see physical benefits such as lower blood pressure, increased energy levels, and increased serotonin production.

A form of experiential therapy

Meditation—along with related activities like yoga—is a form of experiential therapy and as such comes with the many benefits that experiential therapy has to offer. Experiential therapy opens up new horizons for learning, can bring out changes in behavior, can keep those in recovery grounded in a steady routine, and can draw focus away from the threats of cravings and boredom.