Group Therapy

Throughout the stay at Landmark Recovery, patients attend a three hour group therapy session designed to learn about and process the disease of addiction. Our program is based on the award winning Seeking Safety program (link to Seeking Safety). Seeking Safety is an evidence based, present focused counseling model to help people attain safety from trauma and/or substance abuse. It is an extremely safe model as it directly addresses both trauma and addiction, but without requiring clients to delve into the trauma narrative (the detailed account of disturbing trauma memories), thus making it relevant to a very broad range of clients and easy to implement. Clients do not have to meet formal criteria for PTSD–it is often used as a general model to teach coping skills. Seeking Safety offers 25 topics that can be conducted in any order and as few or many as time allows: Introduction/Case Management, Safety, PTSD: 

  • Taking Back Your Power
  • When Substances Control You
  • Honesty
  • Asking for Help
  • Setting Boundaries in Relationships
  • Getting Others to Support Your Recovery
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Community Resources
  • Compassion
  • Creating Meaning
  • Discovery
  • Integrating the Split Self
  • Recovery Thinking
  • Taking Good Care of Yourself
  • Commitment
  • Respecting Your Time
  • Coping with Triggers
  • Self-Nurturing
  • Red and Green Flags
  • Detaching from Emotional Pain (Grounding)
  • Life Choices
  • Termination

The key principles of Seeking Safety

1)  Safety as the overarching goal (helping clients attain safety in their relationships, thinking, behavior, and emotions).  

2)  Integrated treatment (working on both trauma and substance abuse at the same time)

3)  A focus on ideals to counteract the loss of ideals in both trauma and substance abuse

4)  Four content areas:  cognitive, behavioral, interpersonal, case management

5)  Attention to clinician processes (clinicians’ emotional responses, self-care, etc/)