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Every recovery program relies on an underlying structure to give their therapies and treatments a context and a larger purpose. The 12 Step program is one of the most common and effective ways to structure addiction recovery, for example — the concrete tasks and sense of accomplishment from moving through each step is proven to help keep your recovery on track and relapse at bay. But at The Guest House, we focus on more than just addiction or compulsion recovery. Additionally, we treat the underlying causes of whatever is troubling you, such as trauma, emotional difficulties or external stressors and pressures. We often refer to these underlying causes as soul wounds.

Our co-founder Judy Crane has dedicated her career to developing treatment strategies that delve into healing these soul wounds. The product of her efforts is Spirit2Spirit Healing, a globally renowned program that offers healing trauma retreats for those who are feeling stuck in their life and disconnected from themselves. Many of our participants struggle with process and/or substance addictions, and oftentimes mental illness as a result of emotional trauma. At The Guest House Ocala, we are proud to incorporate the Spirit2Spirit Healing model alongside the proven principles of the 12 Step program. We also host dedicated Spirit2Spirit Healing retreats that are available even for those who are not full-time residents in our Guest House treatment programs. Our guests and alumni can enjoy a lifetime discount at all Spirit2Spirit Healing events across the country should they choose to attend following their treatment with us.

The Spirit2Spirit Healing Difference

The idea that trauma or other emotional distress leads to self-defeating behaviors is not necessarily new or novel — it has been well-documented that there is a link between the two. In fact, studies show that most people who struggle with chronic substance abuse, addiction and relapse also suffer from some other difficulty like a mental illness, and that more often than not this difficulty is related to trauma or PTSD. But specialized programs for treating these co-occurring diagnoses are few and far between; often, treatment is limited to addressing underlying concerns during therapy sessions geared towards substance abuse, rather than using a more targeted approach. Spirit2Spirit Healing acknowledges that digging deep from the very beginning of treatment can lead to a more holistic healing experience. Treating the root of the problem leaves you better equipped to resist relapse because you have come to understand why your addiction holds power over you, rather than simply developing coping mechanisms.

Spirit2Spirit Healing utilizes experiential therapies that encourage participants to engage holistically with their treatments, allowing the mind, body and spirit to open and heal as one. Nature-based therapies, group activities and deep spiritual reflections are integral parts of the Spirit2Spirit Healing retreat model. We encourage our clients to be vulnerable, giving them a safe space to express and explore themselves so they can fearlessly let go of their trauma and truly connect with others.

Spirit2Spirit Healing at The Guest House

The Guest House Ocala is a home base of the Spirit2Spirit Healing model as well as Spirit2Spirit Healing retreats. Several recovery centers across the country host our retreats each year, but The Guest House is a staple of our treatment circuit because it is ideally built and located to be a place of healing. Judy Crane’s involvement in the choosing and design of our Silver Springs location has made our home uniquely suited for the kind of holistic treatment that Spirit2Spirit Healing champions. Our beautiful, tranquil natural surroundings, our attention to our guests’ safety and comfort and our full staff of experienced therapists make The Guest House the intended model for Spirit2Spirit Healing treatments. Our full-time guests enjoy these benefits every day during their stay in our treatment program, and we invite others to joins us and discover the healing power of Spirit2Spirit Healing through our annual retreats.

Learn More About Spirit2Spirit Healing

The Spirit2Spirit Healing program is available nationwide via organized retreats at recovery centers across the country as well as through Spirit2Spirit Healing trainings where we teach clinicians and other professionals how to treat trauma effectively and provide them with a certification. If you or your loved one is suffering from addiction, compulsions or other self-defeating behaviors as a result of a traumatic or emotionally difficult experience, we encourage you to locate a retreat or a Certified Trauma Therapist near you. We can help you make progress in your life following events like abuse, loss, violence or disaster, encouraging you to learn to identify and process your trauma in a safe, accepting and protective environment. Find out more about Spirit2Spirit Healing by visiting our website or calling us at 855-483-7800.