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Wednesday, 30 October 2013 09:52

The Meadows Offers New Somatic Equine Workshop

The Meadows recently announced the addition of “Spirit: A Somatic Equine Workshop” to be offered beginning the week of November 11-15, 2013 from 7:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The 2014 dates include January 13-17, February 10-14, March 10-14, and April 14-18. This workshop will be offered at a ranch near The Meadows’ campus.

Combining The Meadows Model, Somatic Experiencing® (SE), mindfulness, and natural horsemanship, this cutting-edge workshop allows for a distinct healing experience. The program consists of experiential activities with horses addressing self-esteem, boundaries, honoring reality, wants and needs, emotional regulation, and spontaneity. Created exclusively for a small group of no more than five participants, this workshop is an outdoor five-day experience facilitated by a seasoned therapist trained in SE, along with a highly skilled, horseman and notable trainer. Individuals, couples, families, and professionals are welcome to enroll.

“We are thrilled to launch “Spirit,” said Jean Collins, MSW, LISAC, CSAT, Director of Workshops at The Meadows. “Due to the unique nature of this workshop and its prospective gifts for the participants, we have been awaiting this with great anticipation.”

To learn more about Spirit: A Somatic Equine Workshop visit http://www.themeadows.com/workshops/spirit-a-somatic-equine-workshop.

Attending a Meadows’ workshop offers an individual many benefits. A workshop can be a cost-effective alternative when long-term treatment is not an option. Individuals who cannot be away from their work or families for an extended period of time can attend a workshop and work on sensitive issues in a five-day concentrated format.  This allows individuals to jump start their personal recovery by gaining insight into patterns and practicing new relational skills within a safe environment. 

The Meadows is an industry leader in treating trauma and addiction through its inpatient and workshop programs. To learn more about Spirit: A Somatic Equine Workshop and The Meadows’ work with trauma and addiction contact an intake coordinator at (866) 856-1279 or visit www.themeadows.com.

For over 35 years, The Meadows has been a leading trauma and addiction treatment center.  In that time, they have helped more than 20,000 patients in their inpatient center and 25,000 attendees in national workshops. The Meadows world-class team of Senior Fellows, Psychiatrists, Therapists and Counselors treat the symptoms of addiction and the underlying issues that cause lifelong patterns of self-destructive behavior.  The Meadows, with 24 hour nursing and on-site physicians and psychiatrists, is a Level 1 Sub-Acute Agency that is accredited by the Joint Commission.

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The Meadows recently announced preliminary findings of an ongoing treatment outcomes study that evaluates the effectiveness of The Meadows' five-week inpatient treatment program. The initial results are overwhelmingly positive and show that individuals who receive treatment at The Meadows experience significant clinical improvement in a variety of key areas and are extremely satisfied with their treatment.

"At the Meadows we strive to provide world class clinical care. We are constantly examining how to incorporate the latest scientific advancements and best practices so our patients can feel confident they are receiving the very best care," said Sean Walsh, The Meadows' Executive Director. "The results of our outcome study show tangible evidence of the tremendous work and significant progress Meadows' patients make throughout the course of treatment."

Dr. Jon G. Caldwell, D.O., Ph.D., psychiatrist and clinical research investigator, has been coordinating the outcomes research study at The Meadows. Since January 2013, over 100 individuals have completed valid research measures during their first and last weeks of treatment regarding their attitudes about treatment and their mental, emotional, and social functioning. The results indicated that, on a scale form 0-100, study participants rated treatment program effectiveness at 93, overall satisfaction with treatment at 94, and their willingness to recommend The Meadows to friends and family at 92.

Additionally, individuals who received five weeks of treatment at The Meadows generally experienced a significant drop in symptoms of anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress. In fact, 45% of all participants met criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder on admission, while only 11% met criteria for the same disorder at discharge. Participants also made significant progress in understanding and managing their emotions, and they were better able to share emotion, communicate, and solve problems with their family members. Lastly, participants reported increases in their confidence regarding recovery and their levels of self-esteem.

"These results provide convincing evidence for what many people have known for decades: The Meadows offers compassionate care and highly effective treatment for individuals and families affected by trauma, addiction, and mental illness," said Dr. Jon Caldwell, The Meadows' Psychiatrist.

The Meadows is an industry leader in treating trauma and addiction through its inpatient and workshop programs. To learn more about The Meadows' work with trauma and addiction contact an intake coordinator at (866) 856-1279 or visit www.themeadows.com.

For over 35 years, The Meadows has been a leading trauma and addiction treatment center. In that time, they have helped more than 20,000 patients in one of their three inpatient centers and 25,000 attendees in national workshops. The Meadows world-class team of Senior Fellows, Psychiatrists, Therapists and Counselors treat the symptoms of addiction and the underlying issues that cause lifelong patterns of self-destructive behavior. The Meadows, with 24 hour nursing and on-site physicians and psychiatrists, is a Level 1 Sub-Acute Agency that is accredited by the Joint Commission.

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