Especially in the early stage of recovery many women may need to reconnect with their bodies – to understand the messages and signals that her body is giving her. For example, a tightness in the shoulders or a tender tummy is often actually the body speaking to us (not just “stress or something I ate”). Women often need to relearn this language, and re-familiarize themselves with what Intuition feels like. The journey “from head to heart” can indeed a long journey but at Sagewood women’s treatment centre in Greater Vancouver BC we take this connection seriously. Physical activity promotes emotional and mental wellness by changing the chemistry of the brain. A variety of approaches are adopted here to assist those who have allowed physical fitness to fall to the wayside, and also those who already know this is essential to their lifestyle.
We encourage clients to start simply by making morning stretching a part of their daily routine and then adding gentle daily walks, taking in the natural beauty of our neighborhood. Within no time we find that women are ready to go each morning and chose to walk more rigorously, very much enjoying the way their minds are responding to the activities. Daily physical activity also helps deepen and regulate sleep patterns. We also provide on-site yoga and an extraordinary bodywork movement practice which restores wholeness, health and vitality. Our program also includes spiritual modelling (if desired).