Modalities and approaches.
At South Pacific Private we believe strongly in the psychotherapeutic value of group therapy as it provides an amplified opportunity for awareness, healing and growth in a short period of time. Clients attend 4 hours of group therapy daily along with other specialised groups throughout treatment.
Psychodrama is a method of psychotherapy that has been proven to be effective in releasing emotions that have been frozen or locked away in the body. Unresolved trauma, grief and pain can be hard to process and may take years to unlock with regular talk therapy. The use of role based therapy facilitates profound changes and makes way for moving beyond the trauma or wounding and into a deeper emotional recovery.
The therapeutic Community at South Pacific Private is fundamental in providing a deeper capacity for clients to learn and explore behaviour patterns, suppressed/repressed feelings and for development of healthier behaviour patterns and interpersonal relationships.
What we know about addiction and mental health issues is that it can be incredibly isolating. The therapeutic value of living within a community of people who are all on a journey of recovery gives way to moving out of isolation and loneliness and into connection.
Abstinence Based and 12 Step Approach
Abstinence is the most effective method of reaching your recovery goals and allowing the space required to work on your underlying issues. We support the attendance of 12 step meetings as they provide a safe environment for individuals to continue their recovery journey when they leave treatment.
Internal Family Systems
Internal Family Systems Therapy is an approach that applies family systems principles and techniques to working with the inner parts of ourselves. This is a powerful approach that acknowledges and supports communication, connection and integration of the wounded and protective parts of self. By resolving our family of origin wounds we can healing our current circumstances.
Model of Developmental Immaturity
Pia Mellody’s Model of Developmental Immaturity forms the foundation of our approach to all group and therapy principles. Pia’s ground breaking work addresses the impact of early childhood experiences and family systems with addiction and mental health.