While Serenity Lodge uses many evidence-based approaches, we also believe strongly in holistic methods. Our Expressive Arts Therapy promotes healthy expression, allowing our Guests to relieve stress as well as develop beneficial coping skills.
Here are just a few ways our Expressive Arts Therapy in Lake Arrowhead, California, contributes to the addiction recovery process:
The drum circle is a counselor-led physical exercise designed to enhance listening, communication, confidence, respect, teamwork, creativity, as well as learning skills. We use the drum circle to promote togetherness and community, which ultimately results in better camaraderie, social inclusion, and playfulness.
Our sing-along activity is also an extremely popular expressive arts therapy amongst Guests. With several accomplished music artists and a professional pianist on staff, we play seasonal, popular and traditional music, encouraging Guest participation. Based on the attitude of the Serenity Lodge population, this a very popular activity with all the benefits mentioned in the Drum Circle activity.
For Guests with musical experience— or even a desire to play music—we have an experienced staff to support “jamming” with others, which could include recording songs and music in our professional recording booth.