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Members can enjoy the most upscale fitness facility options at Lifetime Fitness.

Benefit: Members have access to one of the premier fitness facilities in the U.S. (YMCA ON TOWNLAKE) which is conveniently located a few miles from our sober living home and includes weights, yoga, pilates, racquetball courts, basketball courts, spin classes, swimming pools, steam rooms, jacuzzi’s, saunas, and a reading lobby area.

Trauma Resolution Therapy – 2 hour session Monthly

All of our members receive monthly 2 hour sessions of holistic Trauma Resolution Therapy through Susan Davis, where she guides you through meditation back into your childhood to help you or your loved one understand where the inner child felt pain and how it was repressed and denied, leading to survival patterns, character defaults and ultimately, the disease of addiction.

Susan is an expert of helping individuals name and identify their past, gain awareness and consciousness of what happened, and begin to feel the buried feelings, helping the individual to thaw out the emotions that have not been accessible, ultimately leading to experience wholeness, love and your true self. These sessions will need to be initiated by the member, which is included and optional.

Personal Recovery Coach – Twice a Month

A personal recovery coach meets with our members twice a month to proactively look out for any recovery issues that may come up and offers healthy suggestions.

Benefit: The recovery coach helps the member create a customized daily and weekly recovery schedule and helps them plan out their week with recovery filled activities and services, in order to address any obstacles they may be facing and assisting members with finding a recovery based solution. This helps our members find new and healthy ways to cope without trying to do it alone.

Meditation Sessions – Daily

Meditation has proven to be so successful, that it is listed as the 11th step in the 12 step recovery program.

Benefit: Members can participate in on-site meditation daily at the Gym which is included in the rent. This helps our members ease the mind, connect with their heart, get grounded, refocus thoughts to higher levels, calm emotions and connect with their higher power & true self.

Nutrition Session – Complimentary

Nutrition physically aids in recovery by replenishing the body with healthy vitamins, minerals, herbs.

This helps reduce cravings, increase energy, decrease anxiety and assist with adapting to a naturally healthy and balanced life.

Benefit: Members can choose to receive a session with our wellness and fitness coach to help them develop a healthy lifestyle and achieve their health and fitness goals.

Yoga – Daily

Yoga addresses all three areas of addiction; the physical, mental and spiritual components as well as the underlying issues.

Yoga has also been proven to help reduce stress, anxiety, and depression and increase peace and understanding.

Benefit: Yoga has been used for thousands of years to help release toxins from the body, calm the mind, and allow healthy, positive energy to flow. Many different yoga classes such as; Kundalini, Hatha, Ashtanga, and Bikram are offered at the YMCA on Town Lake where our members receive a complimentary membership.

Recovery Spiritual Guidance

The 12 step program allows members to believe in a higher power greater than themselves, based on a god of their understanding.

Benefit: We like to assist our members with their spiritual guidance journey by suggesting one of the only recovery based churches or zen centers that practices daily meditation, and is a non-denominational, non-judgmental Christian church, founded by Father Thomas Keating, the founder of the Christian Contemplative Movement who has also written the book “AA and Meditation”. The Shambhala center is located in the Boldin Creek neighborhood centrally to all of our homes which our members can enjoy complimentary.

10th Step Inventory Journal – Complimentary

Creating a personal inventory is so important, it is listed as the 10th step in the 12th step recovery program.

Members notice that putting their thoughts onto paper somehow releases emotions, and allows them to experience their feelings in a healthy way which allows them to handle circumstances better. Westlake Recovery provides a journal, pen and a candle when you enter into the home, creating the essence to continue doing the deep healing and self discovery work of your spiritual journey.

Benefit: Every member receives a free inventory journal. Use of this daily journal helps our members with tracking their personal progress and is very effective for many in recovery.

12th Step Group Service Work – Monthly

Members share their experience, strength and hope with others in recovery, and live out the 12th step by helping outside meeting rooms that provide these services.

We do this by simply arriving early to help set up meetings, volunteer to lead meetings, serve coffee and food, help fold chairs and put away the trash. One such meeting is called Austin City Wide which allows members together as a house to serve once each month in a very large setting where approximately 500 individuals in recovery attend. A pot luck dinner is offered before a popular AA circuit speaker presents his story for overcoming addictions.

Benefit: By taking the focus off of our addiction and serving others in a recovery fellowship we find that we are the ones who also greatly benefit with this service which helps maintain our sobriety.

In-House Recovery Meetings – Twice a Week

Members share their “experience, strength and hope” in a small, friendly environment.

Benefit: Members are able to share their recovery stories with friends in a comfortable, safe environment at our in-house recovery meetings held twice each week. Inspirational reading and meditation is also practiced before sharing to help establish a positive and encouraging environment.