Direct Admission IOP Groups
Our groups are supervised by a licensed team member and will meet all the same standards of the IOP of our signature continuum.
Revitalizing Your Recovery
“Revitalizing Your Recovery”—previously known as the coexisting disorders group—provides a safe place for clients to talk about the underlying conditions for a wide range of addictions (alcohol, opioids, food, video games, etc.) and their current mental health issues in the context of their recovery plan. The curriculum focuses on emotional sobriety and the skills needed for a holistic approach to recovery addressing mind, body, and spirit.
The goal of the group is to divert participants to find competitive integrated employment. The client practices and learns social skills by solving group situations which are essential for job searching and job placement. Participants receive continued help, support, assistance and encouragement of situational tasks –from each other as well- to get back to the labor market.
This group gives the clients an opportunity to take a short break from the hectic nature of daily life and enter a more mindful state of being. This can help develop a deeper relationship with one’s self by taking the time to pause and reset. Each week, we focus on various aspects of mindfulness such as gratitude, body-based awareness, and stress management.
This Hiking group explores the great outdoors of Boulder and takes advantage of the many surrounding scenic trails twice a week. We design each hike to address the specific needs of clients, build community, and deepen the connection to nature.
The Movement group aims to help clients increase their relationships with their bodies. By using movement to describe an experience, people can express feelings that would otherwise go unsaid. Here we take an introductory look into the connection of movement and the mind while building a sense of community and connection through games and other structured movement activities.
Treehouse Planning Session
This group gives clients the opportunity to participate in their recovery plan and voice what they seek from the psychosocial program. We review any desires that they have toward connecting and contributing to the community or improving the space. It’s also a time for people to meaningfully get to know each other and develop friendships outside of a therapeutic setting.
The Wellness therapy group contributes to personal growth using a combination of therapeutic coping skills, healthy living, and social skills enhancement.
Transitional Living Community Meeting
Meeting in person in our beautiful backyard or in the park across the street, we connect as a community by sharing each client’s accomplishments with their mental health recovery and moving through the stages of independence. Fun community building activities including cooking meals together, yard games, yoga, gardening, and practice of social skills.
ACT in the Wild
ACT in the Wild combines a wilderness experience with elements of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), using experiential learning. ACT is a form of psychotherapy that invites people to open up to unpleasant feelings while not overreacting to them. It uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment and behavior change strategies, to increase the ability to connect fully with the present moment as a conscious human being.
Expressive Writing Group
Expressive writing has been shown to have a variety of positive effects on mental health and well-being. It is focused on process, not product so that there are no judgements about whether writing is ‘good’ – you cannot do it ‘wrong’. Expressive Writing Group is always a creative space to write; listening to what others write is a way of forming connections and sharing experience. Having your words received by others is affirming, hearing what others write is an act of compassion. Reflection Writing allows people to find insight and know themselves, and each other, better. We use gentle writing prompts from poetry and journaling to guide people to write whatever they need to write. Sometimes powerful poetry emerges and people resonate with each other’s experience.