At Villa Kali Ma we use a positive psychology approach, focusing on and cultivating the positive emotions of Love, Compassion, Gratitude, Joy, Hope and Forgiveness. Positive emotions are outward focused and help us to connect to others. We believe that the opposite of addiction is connection. Healing happens when we reconnect to community, to family, to true friends, to mother nature, and to purpose and meaning in our lives.
Whole Hearted Recovery Through Mindfulness
At Villa Kali Ma, we offer a truly empowering program of ancient spiritual principles and practices which have been proven to be powerful tools for healing and transformation for thousands of years. Our goal is to guide women in the process of recovery and help them develop a strong foundation on which to build a new way of life. Women will learn proven techniques and practices that reduce fear, anxiety, depression, and negative self-talk and encourage self-compassion, forgiveness and discovery of the higher self within.
All of our clinicians and staff are trained in Mindfulness Meditation, which is powerful in its ability to open the heart and rewire the brain. Mindfulness has been widely studied and is known to be effective in the treatment of ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders, Personality Disorders, PTSD and other Trauma. We create coherence by beginning every group and private therapy session with this relaxing, calming and centering practice.
“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” ~Buddha
Yoga & Meditation
Studies have shown that the spiritual practices of yoga, meditation, deep relaxation and controlled breathing exercises can increase the effectiveness of drug and alcohol treatment programs by helping us to connect to a power greater than ourselves. The following is a list of the proven benefits of these techniques:
- Reduces feelings of depression
- Calms feelings of anxiety
- Reduces stress and tension
- Develops greater self-awareness
- Calms compulsive thinking
- Improves self esteem and sense of wellbeing
- Promotes better sleep habits
- Improves mental function, including memory and cognitive function
- Regulates endocrine, nervous, circulatory and respiratory systems
- Boosts immune system
- Improves organ function
- Supports healthy digestive system
- Healthier heart and blood vessels
- Increases strength, firms and tones muscles
- Improves posture
“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” ~Teilhard De Chardin
Asana & Pranayama
At Villa Kali Ma, you will be supported by teachers who have been where you are and have transformed their lives. Teachers will lead daily practices of meditation and Asana (physical yoga exercises), which will be modified to each person’s fitness level and ability. Pranayama, a yoga breathing exercise, calms the mind to create space for spiritual experience and will be part of our daily practice as well. This is a nurturing and healing program of spiritual growth where you will be shown the pathway to self-realization and learn to truly love and value yourself. If you come with willingness and an open mind, this can be an amazing transformational experience.
"I don't believe it to be an exaggeration to say that Villa Kali Ma saved my life. I couldn't have asked for a better environment to heal and redirect onto a path towards true living."Kristen B.
"This place completely changed my life. I needed a drastic change from the typical recovery environment in order to stay sober long term. Villa Kali Ma was more than able to provide a safe healing environment for me to cultivate a strong spiritual connection through yoga, meditation, and an organic lifestyle. I can honestly say that I love who I am today and I am forever grateful for Villa Kali Ma!"Cynthia B.
"I am so grateful I found Villa Kali Ma, it has truly changed my life. Kay is awesome and the entire team who works there is absolutely amazing. I was introduced to many different types of therapy, healing and recovery options. I was able to choose what works for me and continue them outside of treatment once I went home. VKM is truly a tranquil place to start healing. If you are looking for treatment I would highly recommend making this the start to your recovery."Suzie H.