WHOLE PERSON APPROACH
Spirituality and health are connected. Just as physical wellness describes health in the body, spiritual wellness describes health in the spirit. Emotional and mental health, physical health, and spiritual health are all part of total wellness. The mind and body are connected, so when wellness in one area is lacking, other areas of health might be affected.
People struggling with spiritual wellness might:
• Feel empty or as if life lacks meaning
• Often feel anxious or unsettled
• Often feel as if they need to improve themselves
• Feel unconcerned or uncaring about life
• Judge themselves and others quickly and/or harshly
• Find self-compassion and self-forgiveness difficult
• Lack a sense of inner peace
• Lack a sense of belonging
Indeed, times of personal crisis are often those times when individuals are most open to deep change and transformation. It is our role to facilitate that change, if the individual is willing to allow transformation to occur. At other times, and with other individuals, our work may be to simply be a spiritual presence to let the person know they are not alone; that they have someone who is willing and able to listen to them and be present in a deep way. The greatest gift that we often have to give is an open heart and a listening ear. Our own grounding in Truth speaks more than any words might convey.
FFC-SBH utilizes the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Multi-Dimensional Assessment criteria towards treatment that is holistic and able to address multiple client needs.