Go the Distance - Running Group
Go the distance is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes recovery through fitness and unity. The organization comes to the facility once per week to lead a voluntary fitness group for all levels of athleticism and experience. After 12 runs, clients are given a new pair of running shoes and given the opportunity to register for local fun runs, marathons, and other running related events. This group focuses on finding wellness and joy through physical activity.
Finance and Budgeting
Financial Beginnings was established to fill a growing need to educate young adults about personal finance and budgeting. This group offers support for many areas, such as financial literacy, student loans, budgeting, and .... In a financially literate nation, individuals cease to see finances as a barrier and instead view them as a tool to realize their dreams. This group is designed to empower individuals with the habits, mindset, skills, and information they need to enhance their financial well-being.
Talking Circle - Culturally Specific Group
Cielo Treatment Center is proud to partner with the nine tribes of Oregon as well as multiple tribal partners in the Washington state and pacific northwest. This group supports our Native clients, recognizing that culture, reconnection, and peer support are vital to the healing process. This group encompassing many elements of the red road, core teachings of Wellbriety, smudging, drumming, leading a talking circle, and other peer led cultural practices.
Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual discipline originating in India. It is most often conducted in a class where physical postures (asanas) are led by an instructor. Comprehensive classes usually include breathing exercises (pranayama), meditation and relaxation.
There are many benefits to yoga in a program of recovery from substance use disorders and mental health challenges such as stress reduction, controlling anxiety and depression, coping with trauma, calming the mind, and improving fitness.
Heart Core Healing - Rock Group
Creative expression through the power of music is a fun and easy way to get engagement, as well as variety in curriculum in programs. Musical instruments and equipment are provided, stretching client's willingness to try new things and get out of their comfort zones. Groups are focused on lyric writing while the facilitator provides the musical backing to help bring out emotion and motivation, using a professional and well-engineered audio setup. Songs can be recorded, mixed, and edited if desired.
Somatic Breathing Group
"Breathe, Connect, Reflect" sessions are a powerful way to work through blocks in a person's wellness journey and tone the nervous system without needing words. This experiential group is led in a gentle Pranayama Flow style that presents different techniques to experiment with complimented by music and instruction.
Art therapy involves the use of creative techniques such as drawing, painting, collage, coloring, or sculpting to help people express themselves artistically and examine the psychological and emotional undertones in their art. With the guidance of an art therapist, clients can interpret the nonverbal messages, symbols, and metaphors often found in these art forms, which should lead to a better understanding of their feelings and behavior so they can move on to resolve deeper problems.
Nutrition & Wellness
Nutrition, knowledge regarding healthy food choices, and lifestyle habits are vital in supporting emotional wellness in recovery. This group provides a framework for creating healthy eating practices as well as exploring questions such as: why do we eat? What is my relationship with food? What cultural influences impact our food choices (including family of origin culture)? What extreme feelings or opinions do you have about food? What black and white thinking patterns do you have around food and nutrition? And what influences what we think is "healthy?"
LGBTQIA2+ Affirmative Group
LGBTQIA2 + Affirmative Therapy is defined as the acknowledgment and acceptance of a person’s sexual orientation and identity, working toward developing a better sense of self, building authenticity, and strengthening one’s voice. Affirmative Group Therapy adds an important layer that’s often missing from traditional forms of therapy, while engaging in positive peer culture to gain support, guidance, and acceptance. The group focusing on educating clients about the ways in which shame forms, festers, and prevents them from living fully and happily, while learning to navigate a heteronormative and sometimes hostile world with resolve and confidence.
Life Enrichment Activities
It is important to learn to experience joy and adventure while healing from substance use disorders, trauma, and mental health disorders. Here at Cielo Treatment Center, we engage in community outings doing activities such as swimming, floating on the river, camping, going to Powell's bookstore, museum trips, fishing, hiking, exploring nature, volunteering at a local homeless shelter serving food, going to the video arcade, bowling, and more. We believe in living life to the fullest!