What is Spirituality?
An important aspect of treatment at Hanley Center is spiritual care and counseling. Our philosophy reflects a strong belief that spirituality is about one's way of life and reaches deep – beyond religious traditions.
Spirituality encompasses a sense of hope, self-worth, and purpose in life, all of which significantly affect your quality of life and sense of wellness.
"Recovering Nation" - Religion and the Struggle Against Addiction
A 10-minute excerpt from the documentary, "Recovering Nation." The full program is available free of charge to clergy, through the Hanley Center in West Palm Beach. Made Possible by The Hanley Family Foundation.
Spiritual Care for Addiction Treatment and Recovery
Through 12-Step principles and exercises, spiritual care empowers you to tap into your own spiritual resources to promote peace of mind, restore injured relationships, and foster relationships on the journey to recovery.
Hanley Center’s Spiritual Care team is made up of qualified ministers and chaplains who are specifically trained to work with patients from any background who are struggling with substance abuse and chemical dependency.
The chaplain’s ministry is one of comforting presence and unconditional love, which focuses on fostering peace and the well-being of the whole person. Through spiritual counseling and activities, patients come to realize that addiction compromises the quality of their relationships and daily life.
The 12-Step spiritual principles taught and experienced at Hanley are vital to the ongoing success of the recovering addict. They enable you to let go of old behaviors and feelings of shame and guilt that trapped you in a cycle of addiction.
Within the first six days of treatment, a spiritual care counselor will assess your “brokenness” and pain related to life issues, which often contributes to alcoholism and drug abuse. Your counselor’s assessment is then integrated into a personalized treatment plan that may include weekly individual counseling sessions, group activities, spiritual events, and personal interactive experiences to help you move toward healing and wholeness through the 12 Steps.
At Hanley Center, your personal belief system is respected and incorporated into your treatment plan to enhance your ongoing recovery skills.