A sober living home in South Africa that offers the structure and care needed for maintaining long-term sobriety in an up-scale home.
About Healing Wings
Healing Wings is a sober living home in South Africa that offers the structure and care needed for maintaining long-term sobriety. “St George’s Halfway House and reintegration home was founded in November 2016 by Jody and Bronwyn Van Jaarsveldt. A couple with ten and eleven years of sobriety respectively, they founded the home to help and guide people who have completed their time at a Primary Rehab centre and now find themselves at the most vulnerable stage on the road to a Sober-Living lifestyle. The couple, themselves counsellors with extensive first-hand knowledge and experience manage all aspects of the home’s reintegration program.”
Residents staying at Healing Wings will undergo an I.R.P. (individualized reintegration plan) assessment on arrival. The Healing Wings staff then tailors specific treatment plans according to the individual's unique needs and goals. Residents will then undergo 12-Step facilitation, along with individual counseling and group therapy once a week. Daily activities at the home include household chores, educational lessons with a variety of topics including forgiveness and codependency. Residents will also have the opportunity to engage in lectures, health and fitness, community projects, and volunteering with various charities. Unemployed residents will be encouraged to find employment with the help of the staff.
Healing Wings St. Georges is nestled in a quiet residential area of Johannesburg, South Africa. The up-scale home is designed with the residents' comfort in mind, including modern decor, comfortable furnishings, and a fully equipped kitchen. Meals are prepared by an in-house chef, and laundry service can be requested for an additional charge. Residents will also enjoy an on-site gym and large outdoor pool. Healing Wings has helped hundreds of individuals on the road to recovery.
Who We Treat
181 St Georges Road Observatory East Johannesburg
A combination of scientifically rooted therapies and treatments make up evidence-based care, defined by their measured and proven results.
Incorporating spirituality, community, and responsibility, 12-Step philosophies prioritize the guidance of a Higher Power and a continuation of 12-Step practices.
Therapeutic communities allow patients to contribute to the success and progress of their community, through healthy behaviors or even basic chores.
Guided interactions with trained horses, their handler, and a therapist can help patients improve their self-esteem, trust, empathy, and social skills.
Patient and therapist meet 1-on-1 to work through difficult emotions and behavioral challenges in a personal, private setting.
Twelve Step Facilitation
12-Step groups offer a framework for addiction recovery. Members commit to a higher power, recognize their issues, and support each other in the healing process.
This method combines treatment with education, teaching patients about different paths toward recovery. This empowers them to make more effective decisions.
Visual art invites patients to examine the emotions within their work, focusing on the process of creativity and its gentle therapeutic power.
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