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Tom Hofstedt Director of Experiential & Adventure Therapy

Holistic Services & Experiential Therapy

Our personalized treatment programs at Alta Mira include an array of holistic and experiential therapies designed to support your recovery process and help you develop valuable self-care practices. Our goal is to provide you with an extraordinary treatment experience in which you reconnect with your body, care for your spirit, and reignite your sense of fun and adventure.

Holistic Services

Holistic services are an important component of our treatment programs. In addition to helping you feel supported and cared for, these services reduce stress, pain, and anxiety, increase self-awareness, aid in detoxing from drug and alcohol use, and help you to feel good in your own body again.

Our holistic therapy services include:

  • Yoga
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage (One weekly massage or acupuncture session included for all residents. Extra sessions are available for a fee)
  • Guided Meditation
  • Physical therapy (When indicated. Extra fees apply for this service)
  • Personal training
  • Art therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Equine-assisted therapy

Experiential Therapy

The recovery work we do on campus is complemented by twice-weekly outings to participate in some of the Bay Area’s most interesting and enjoyable activities. Our outings are designed to encourage you to learn new activities, relearn favorite activities without the presence of substance use, practice recovery skills in real-life situations, and work through challenges within a safe and supportive group. Plus, we have a lot of fun! Many of our residents discover new passions and develop lifelong hobbies through our experiential activity program.

We are always adding new activities to our schedule. Here are some of our recent outings:

  • Sailing on the San Francisco Bay
  • Horseback riding in the Marin Headlands
  • Kayaking on the San Francisco Bay
  • Hiking on Mt Tamalpais
  • Day trips to Stinson Beach and Muir Woods
  • Ropes course in San Francisco
  • Tours of Angel Island & Alcatraz
  • Indoor rock climbing
  • Tours of local world-class museums

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Holistic Services for Body, Mind and Spirit

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