The Estate News & Blog

AerialHouse1

Celebrating World Labyrinth Day – Saturday May 6th 2023

Posted by Soberman's Estate on May 6, 2023 at 7:00 AM

If one were to make a pilgrimage today to Chartres France, they would find an 800+ year old Cathedral and on the floor of that cathedral is a famous walking path called a labyrinth. Many books and articles have been written about the famous Chartres Labyrinth and the miracles that have occurred to those walking this ancient path. Before Soberman’s Estate opened in Cave Creek, Arizona a team of professionals worked for months to recreate the exact 34 turn Chartres Labyrinth on the grounds of Soberman’s Estate. Soberman’s Estate is a State Licensed, Nationally Accredited, World Class Behavioral Health Residential Center specializing in helping professional men recover from alcoholism and other addictions. The 2 differences between the Chartres France Labyrinth and the Soberman’s Estate Labyrinth are the Soberman’s Estate Labyrinth was built outdoors around an ancient saguaro cactus and the path was created using indigenous purple jasper stones. Clients walk the Soberman’s Estate Labyrinth as a moving meditation and for many activities including our Commencement Stone Ceremony.

A4074FFF-808D-4C16-8F03-FBF1F6D5B96E

Having walked the Labyrinth daily for years, the team at Soberman’s Estate is joyful to celebrate “World Labyrinth Day” as we have seen The Power of the Labyrinth for Men in Recovery!

World Labyrinth Day is an annual event that takes place on the first Saturday in May, dedicated to promoting the labyrinth as a tool for personal, community, and global peace. The labyrinth is an ancient symbol that has been used for meditation, reflection, and healing for thousands of years. At Soberman's, we believe in the power of the labyrinth as a tool for men in recovery.

What is a Labyrinth?
A labyrinth is a complex maze-like design, often found in medieval cathedrals and temples, that has been used for spiritual and therapeutic purposes. Unlike a maze, a labyrinth has only one path that leads to the center and back out again. This path represents a journey and the center is a place of stillness and contemplation.

The Benefits of the Labyrinth for Men in Recovery

  1. Bi-Lateral Stimulation: Similar to how EMDR and ART utilize Bi-Lateral Stimulation, the ancient, silent, left right walking pattern stimulates a sense of calm and peace: The repetitive and meditative nature of walking the labyrinth can help to calm the mind and reduce stress, promoting a sense of peace and well-being.

  2. Encourages reflection: The labyrinth provides a space for reflection and introspection, helping men in recovery to gain insight into their thoughts and emotions.

  3. Supports spiritual growth: The labyrinth can be used as a tool for spiritual growth, connecting individuals with their inner selves and a higher power.

  4. Promotes physical health: Walking the labyrinth is a gentle form of exercise that can help to improve physical health and wellbeing.

  5. Enhances mindfulness: The labyrinth encourages mindfulness and being present in the moment, helping men in recovery to overcome distractions and focus on the present.

At Soberman's, we recognize the importance of holistic healing and the role that the labyrinth can play in supporting men in recovery. On World Labyrinth Day, we encourage everyone to explore the benefits of the labyrinth and to experience its power for themselves.

In conclusion, the labyrinth is a powerful tool for personal growth and healing, and we believe it can play a crucial role in the recovery journey of men. We invite you to join us in celebrating World Labyrinth Day and to learn more about the benefits of the labyrinth by visiting the following resources:

Read More

Topics: Treatment, Healthy, Mental Health, mindfulness

Memorial Day Reflections from Soberman's Estate CEO

Posted by Soberman's Estate on May 1, 2023 at 7:00 AM

Memorial Day 1998 is my most memorable Memorial Day

May 25th, 1998 – Memorial Day was my first day of sobriety! I am grateful that since that day, I have not had a drink or drug and this 2023 Memorial Day I celebrate 25 years clean and sober.

Hundreds of thousands perish every year from alcohol and drug use and I easily could have been included in that horrible statistic. I was fortunate as in essence, the alcohol drug abusing me died 25 years ago and I was given a second chance and now I am in the business of second chances and my purpose, passion, and mission in life is helping other men find the way out as I did.

I and most of the team members of Soberman’s Estate have family members that have served in the military and on Memorial Day, we especially understand the importance of acknowledging and honoring the brave men and women who have served and sacrificed for our country. As a state licensed, nationally accredited, world class behavioral health residential treatment center, we are particularly aware of the unique challenges that military service members, veterans, and their families face in the pursuit of mental health and wellness.

 

This Memorial Day, we invite you to join us in remembering and honoring the fallen heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our freedoms. It's a time for reflection, gratitude, and recognition of the selflessness and courage exemplified by these service members.

At Soberman's Estate, we strive to provide comprehensive support for all our clients, including military personnel and veterans. We recognize that the mental health struggles faced by service members and their families can be complex and multifaceted, and we are proud to offer a safe, compassionate space for healing and growth.

 

On this Memorial Day, we encourage our community to:

  1. Take a moment of silence: Dedicate time to pause and remember the service members who lost their lives in the line of duty. Reflect on the sacrifices they made and the impact their service has had on our nation.

  2. Share their stories: Connect with friends, family, or colleagues to share stories of the fallen heroes. This act of remembrance can help keep their memories alive and honor their legacy. At Soberman’s Estate we have the names of veterans on memorial benches where we sit and tell their stories.

  3. Offer support: Reach out to military families and veterans in your community, offering a listening ear, words of encouragement, or practical assistance. Your support can make a difference in the lives of those who have served our country.

  4. Educate yourself: Learn about the challenges faced by military personnel and their families, both during and after their service. Understanding these struggles can help promote empathy and foster a more supportive community.

  5. Give back: Consider donating to organizations that support military families, veterans, and their mental health needs. Your contributions can make a lasting impact on the lives of those who have given so much for our country.

At Soberman's Estate, we are committed to providing the highest quality care and support for our clients as they journey towards recovery and wellness. On this Memorial Day, let us remember and honor the courage and selflessness of our fallen heroes, and strive to build a brighter future for all.

Lest we forget.

 

https://www.sobermansestate.com

 

Soberman's Estate is a residential men's addiction treatment center that provides discreet, individualized, sophisticated recovery and wellness services for adult men that want to recover from substance use disorders, and or other behavioral issues such as trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, or other addictions. 

 

 

Read More

Topics: Treatment, Alcoholism, CEO

Counselor Awareness Month: Prioritizing Self-Care to Prevent Burnout

Posted by Soberman's Estate on April 26, 2023 at 7:00 AM

April is Counselor Awareness Month, and we would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere appreciation and gratitude to Jerry Ehmann, Alin Calini, and Kevin Dalton as well as celebrate and recognize the incredible work done by all counselors. We also want to emphasize the importance of self-care for these mental health professionals. Counselors in these facilities, such as Sobermans’s Estate, face the challenging task of providing support for men dealing with depression, suicidal thoughts, addiction, and other mental health issues. The gravity of this responsibility makes it crucial for counselors to prioritize their own well-being to avoid burnout and continue providing high-quality care for their clients.

AD77BB09-4F79-41E0-A174-7CD9D7A737F1-1
Read More

Topics: Treatment, Mental Health

False Self

Posted by Thomas Gazda, MD, FAPA, FASAM on April 21, 2022 at 1:57 PM

It was the famed British psychoanalyst and pediatrician, Donald Winnicott MD who coined the term "false self" - a universal phenomenon that we all suffer from in a matter of degrees. To function in society we may have to say "please" when we are not pleased and "thank you" when we are not feeling any gratitude. This need to comply with social norms can go way beyond such niceties and can for instance suppress such basic human emotions as anger and sexual desire so that such expressions coming from the "true"self are unable to be processed, digested and made peace with.

Read More

Topics: Addiction, Treatment, Recovery, Substance Abuse, Self-Help Groups, Alcoholism, Soberman's Estate

May: Mental Health Awareness- Depression & Substance Use Disorders

Posted by Soberman's Contributor on April 29, 2021 at 12:15 PM

We all know that alcoholism and addiction are serious diseases, affecting many people without discrimination, but the conditions that go along with these diseases are just as serious. 

Read More

Topics: Addiction, Treatment, Substance Abuse, Alcoholism

4 Ways to Sustain Growth in Addiction Recovery, Inspired by Arbor Day

Posted by Hannah Prager on April 26, 2021 at 2:32 PM

“Staying clean” also known as not drinking or using, is easier while being cared for in a Residential Treatment Center. Although residential treatment teaches individuals the tools they need to succeed, it is said that the ‘real work begins’ once a client leaves rehab.  

Read More

Topics: Addiction, Treatment, Recovery, Substance Abuse, Self-Help Groups, Alcoholism, Soberman's Estate

The American Addiction Crisis is a Societal Failure Not a Personal Failure

Posted by Soberman's Contributor on February 28, 2021 at 7:12 PM

The founding of Soberman’s Estate was inspired by the loss of two men, including the owner’s brother and best friend. Mitch Prager’s best friend was Dr. Jerry Josen, and we’re pleased to share this article written by Dr. Josen’s daughter, Rachel Josen. 

Read More

Topics: Addiction, Functioning Alcoholic, Professional, Treatment, Functioning Addict, Substance Abuse, Doctor, family

Is My Husband an Alcoholic? Here's What You Need to Know.

Posted by Hannah Prager on January 29, 2021 at 3:31 PM

Maybe your husband or loved one is exhibiting questionable behavior related to alcohol, and it doesn't feel right. Know that you are not alone. 12.7% of American adults have an alcohol use disordercolloquially known as alcoholism. We’re going to talk about signs you’re in a relationship with an addict, as well as strategies to cope and heal.  

Read More

Topics: Addiction, Executives, Functioning Alcoholic, Professional, Treatment, Functioning Addict, Recovery, Substance Abuse, Employment, Doctor, Physicians, Soberman's Estate, family, Intervention

The Pups in Rehab

Posted by Hannah Prager on December 28, 2020 at 2:13 PM

The team members at Soberman’s Estate enjoy a fun, functional, family work environment. Sometimes, this means bringing your dog to work! Some staff members bring their dogs to work every day! Not only do the pups bring joy to the staff, but they also bring numerous healing benefits to clients. 

Read More

Topics: Addiction, Executives, Professional, Treatment, Recovery, Alcoholism, family

Addiction, Recovery, Holidays and Covid

Posted by Frank Saverino, LPC, LISAC on December 1, 2020 at 5:44 PM

In this article, Clinical Director Frank Saverino discusses the holiday season, what it looks like for individuals in recovery and their family members, and what we can do to help facilitate a joyful, healthy, successful holiday season for all.

Read More

Topics: Addiction, Professional, Treatment, Recovery, Substance Abuse, coronavirus, covid-19, Safety, Self-Help Groups, Alcoholism

The Estate Blog

Soberman’s Estate’s blog has a primary goal to connect with those in need, support the recovery community, and provide inspiring articles, opinions, research, and information to help others make the right decisions about treatment, and help them reach their potential in recovery.

In the News:

TREATMENT Magazine: Soberman's Estate Innovates Accelerated Resolution Therapy

Highline Auto's: "The Road to Recovery"

Together AZ: "In the Shadow of the Saguaro"

Real Leaders Podcast: Let's Talk About the Opioid Crisis

Learn More:

Contact Us:
info@sobermansestate.com
(480) 595 -2222

Subscribe Here!

Recent Posts