Experiential / Holistic

We’re not healed unless we’re whole

Experiential & Holistic Options

Wellness isn’t just a buzzword, it’s a foundational principle of our treatment process. Addiction, mental health issues, and trauma can often lead to unhealthy lifestyle choices that cause harm and imbalance. The body is resilient and can bounce back from mistreatment — especially when you’re young — but by learning how to take care of your whole self (body, brain, and spirit), you’ll be better equipped to not just survive but thrive in the years ahead. Expressive arts, yoga, tai chi, psychodrama, and mindfulness all address different aspects of the individual, contributing to a healthier whole person.

Labyrinth at Claudia Black Young Adult Center

Holistic Healing With the Meadows Model

Our holistic methodologies help ensure patients don’t just find short-term recovery but lasting physical, mental, spiritual, intellectual, and emotional health. Through the groundbreaking efforts of Meadows Senior Fellow Pia Mellody, Meadows Behavioral Healthcare has distinguished itself as a wellness pioneer in the holistic treatment of a variety of issues.

As patients learn to discern healthy choices from unhealthy ones, their self-esteem grows, helping them create appropriate boundaries in relationships, live in moderation, and realize their inherent value. Armed with an understanding of their self-worth, patients are empowered to see themselves and their shortcomings in a self-reflective light that helps them take responsibility for their decisions and ultimately achieve wellness.

The Meadows Model is built around five key issues:

  • Self-Esteem
  • Reality
  • Boundaries
  • Moderation
  • Dependency

A Whole Body Approach

We are proud of our dedication to using holistic methods and our reputation for incorporating ancient healing methods from around the world. Alternative exercises like tai chi and yoga reduce stress while mindfulness meditation is another ancient practice, this time involving attending to the present moment with non-judgmental acceptance. These holistic practices and ancient healing methods foster an open, curious approach to life’s challenges, providing a key component to the trauma and addiction recovery process.


Our experienced, compassionate Admissions team is here to help 24 hours a day and will treat you with the dignity and respect you deserve. Let our specialists help you create a road map to get you where you want to go: a healthier, more balanced, fulfilling place in life. When you call, you’ll be led through a series of questions to determine if the Claudia Black Young Adult Center is the right fit for your needs, and how soon your treatment can begin.

If you are interested in treatment for yourself or a loved one, call or fill out our convenient Admissions form!




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