Therapies

We create life experiences that increase the chances of long term sobriety

 

Our multi-faceted approach is centered around applying spiritual principles through the 12 steps. We integrate these spiritual principles with taking care of the mind and body. Finally, we build community and character through physical work in an outdoor environment.

We share our property with Simple Promise Farms, a 501(c3) dedicated to providing access to many healing modalities. Our unique approach treats the whole person, and sets them up with the life skills they need to stay sober.

Below are just a few of the unique therapies that set us apart.

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Mentorship

At Ranch House Recovery we firmly believe that the best way to accomplish any goal is to consult someone who has already accomplished it themselves. Our peer to peer mentor staff draw from their own lived experience to assist you in the first steps towards accomplishing whatever goals you set out towards this new chapter of life; long term sobriety, repair of family relationships, finances, reputation, enjoyment of life, continuing education, career change, entering or reentering adulthood or the workforce, healthy romantic relationships. The very foundation of this program was recognizing that men with the same struggles as us helped us overcome these struggles to get to the place we are today. At Ranch House Recovery we get to know you as an individual and pair you with a mentor especially suited to working with you on the specific things you need to work on.  We will walk alongside you towards wherever you want to take this new life.

Clinical Offerings

 

We can connect you with an independent therapist and/or psychiatrist from our wide-reaching network of highly skilled substance abuse professionals upon request. Advantages of our clinical model include:

  • Larger selection of quality therapist

  • Multiple different modalities to treat specific areas of concern

  • Ability to continue working with your therapist upon discharge from Ranch House Recovery

Spiritual Development

 

We have practitioners from many different practices in the Austin area come to Ranch House Recovery to give you the opportunity to have an experience that has the potential to shift your perspective. Guided meditations, breath work, yoga,  music therapy, sound baths, mindfulness practice, Wim Hof breathing, among other experiences, are offered on a weekly basis from professionals who's lives are dedicated to helping others connect to themselves, others, the world around them, and whatever they may believe in. This, combined with exposure to our peer to peer staff walking their own personal spiritual journeys, our monthly sweat lodge offerings,  12 step recovery work, daily meditations, and connection to nature contextualizes Ranch House Recovery as a unique opportunity to truly connect to what lights you up and what works for you.
 

Fitness & Wellness

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EXERISE HELPS THE BODY AND BRAIN HEAL FASTER AND REDUCES ANXIETY AND STRESS.

 

Research shows that exercise boosts the immune system, and restores a healthy balance to brain chemicals. As physical health is restored, and the body grows stronger, the mind heals.

Exercise elevates mood, creates a positive relationship with our healthy body, and eventually becomes a good habit that we don’t want to break.

Therapeutic Farming

A SENSE OF ACCOMPLISHMENT, OUR PLACE IN THE COMMUNITY, AND THE SATISFACTION OF HARD WORK.

 

Much like recovery, work at the farm is never done. The animals require feeding, training, and care. Vegetable harvests require dedicated commitment. Selling at the local farmer's markets requires people skills and self-awareness.

Our farm is a loving, caring, and fun environment. Young people addicted to drugs and alcohol fear that a sober life means never having fun again. Connecting through work and having fun together expels those fears.

The 12-steps

COMMUNITIES THAT PROVIDE SUPPORT AND RESPONSIBILITY TO HELP US RECOVER FROM COMPULSIVE, DAMAGING BEHAVIORS.

Practicing the 12-steps’ spiritual and community-building principles supports long-term sobriety. Participating in a community where there is no judgment, but instead support and understanding, helps us feel encouraged to keep showing up.

Participating in a program that emphasizes personal responsibility helps us work to maintain healthy relationships and sobriety. The 12-steps reinforce sobriety by allowing us to be who we are, but also help us find support in community.

Animal-Assisted Therapy

ANIMALS RELEASE US FROM ADDICTION'S ISOLATION AND SAFELY ALLOW US TO RECONNECT.

Rescued animals help us learn to build healthy, caring relationships. Ranch House Recovery residents run the day to day training. Caring for and training rescues promotes healing bonds with the animals. By taking a moral responsibility to care for homeless, abused, neglected, and abandoned animals, our residents learn to be responsible, and to love and care again.

Beekeeping

RE-CONNECTING TO THE WORLD BY MAKING A GENUINE CONTRIBUTION.

Producing honey to sell at farmer's markets encourages connection and responsibility. Connecting people to nature, each other, and the economy makes beekeeping therapy a good fit for recovering addicts. Caring for the bees, making a quality product, and selling our product to customers supports self-esteem, life skills, and community connection.