Holistic Recovery is based on a bio-psycho-social-spiritual model. The Life Model encompasses the human experience from birth to death. It gives practical guidance on how to maximize each stage of life and minimize blocks that prevent living life to the fullest.
The Life Model is unique in that it lays out the brain science behind the power of Joy as the basis of bonding, attachment, human growth, development, and recovery from trauma and addiction. The model provides a framework for understanding the trauma that occurs when needs are not met, and how to help people when they are “stuck” in various stages of maturity. This is valuable because addiction is a developmental disorder that responds to long term involvement in a supportive group or community.
This faith based course on recovery is included in our training program in recognition that Christian organizations in over one hundred nations provide food, shelter, clothing, medical care, social services, trauma and addiction services at low or no cost to hundreds of thousands of men, women, and children as well as care for victims of horrific circumstances. The Life Model is robust, holistic and effective in both Western and non-western cultures.