A Typical Day at Helix
We have designed our program to make your stay at Helix as engaging and purposeful as possible. Days are structured to include the best combination of therapies available to help you recover, and are paced to allow for intensity of treatment balanced by time for private reflection and restorative relaxation.
Starting the day right is an essential component to your well-being. You’ll begin each day at Helix by feeding your mind, nourishing your body, and invigorating your spirit.
Breakfast. A wholesome meal provides the energy your body needs to begin the day. A choice of healthy options will be provided for you as part of your program.
Personal Reflection. This is an opportunity to spend a bit of morning time in reflection. Journal about or ruminate on what you hope to accomplish in treatment today, how you’re feeling, and what your expectations are.
Therapy. Engage in daily small group therapy and multiple weekly individual therapy sessions with your primary therapist.
Healing Activities. Participate in self-directed staff-led walks and the many opportunities we provide for meditation and reflection. Relax your mind and body with holistic therapies like meditation, art, music therapy, and enjoy our fitness center and body movement group, which provide their own mental health benefits beyond the basics of deep relaxation.
Other Therapies. Your treatment plan may include additional treatment modalities like Somatic Experiencing (SE) or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)—both techniques can be helpful for clients with a history of trauma and can help realign the body and the mind for a more meaningful treatment experience.
During your afternoons at Helix, you can expect to attend two to three handpicked daily therapy groups as well as several holistic therapies each week. We match you with the therapeutic modalities that best suit your situation in order to create relevant, meaningful treatment that targets the entire scope of your mental and physical well-being.
Lunch. Your nutritious midday meal acts as a perfect break for the mind and body to recharge after a morning of deep thinking.
Group Therapies. Learning from your peers can be a catalyst for your own treatment. Group therapy allows you to discuss the realities of treatment and recovery with those who understand your experience firsthand. Just a few of the therapy groups we offer include Conflict Resolution, Goals and Milestones, Grief and Loss, Impulse Control, Relationship Dynamics, and Process Group.
Relaxing Break. Breaks will be built into your daily schedule in order to give you time to decompress from the day. You can relax alone or with other clients, enjoy the outdoor spaces of your treatment home, or rest in your room.
Evening therapies are designed to encourage relaxation after the intensive treatment day, as well as offer their own therapeutic benefits. After evening activities, you will have free time for contemplation and introspection before turning in for a night of restful sleep.
Dinner. The final meal of the day tends to feel like the finish line at the end of a difficult but worthwhile race. Enjoy another healthy and delicious meal as a reward for a hard day’s work.
Personal Reflection. Enjoy an introspective moment of reflection before turning in for a good night’s rest in your peaceful accommodations. Take some time to journal, meditate, or reflect on the day you’ve just completed and the lessons you may have learned.
Weekends include more extensive leisure time to allow you to decompress and integrate your week of therapeutic work. We also offer group activities that may include art therapy, hiking, fitness, movie nights, and cultural outings attended by staff.
Every day at Helix won’t follow this structure exactly, but the core components of treatment will remain the same. You’ll work hard in various therapies during the week to gain self-awareness and coping skills that you can take with you, and your weekends will be made up of relaxation and experiential therapy to provide a nice change of pace. Altogether, these elements are the building blocks for an effective residential treatment stay at Helix Treatment Centers.
Please contact us for more details about how we can help you or your loved one. We are always available to answer questions or guide you through the admissions process.