Community Aftercare Program

The Community Aftercare Program is a six month program that provides holistic healing services like bodywork, counseling, EMDR therapy, acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutritional counseling and more on a sliding scale basis to people recovering from a recent crisis.

As a non-clinical social health program, the Community Aftercare Program (CAP) works alongside treatment providers to specifically meet patient’s needs for social connection within the greater ecosystem of mental health treatment & recovery services.

Similar in some ways to a clinical intensive outpatient program (IOP), but instead of focusing on mental healthcare, it exclusively addresses participants’ social health. Recent studies in neuroscience and psychology clearly show that gaps in social health increase risk for deaths of despair through addiction, suicide, and/or chronic illness.

The CAP provides participants with a social health “laboratory” for experimenting with social connection. It serves as a complement to the other recovery services that are part of their journey as they “design their own IOP” with SeekHealing.

Each phase of the program leverages SeekHealing’s consent-based model, which uses social health modalities to continuously re-engage consent and empower the participant to design their own “treatment” process.

Each CAP is delivered in a customized format specific to the needs of the individual seeker: the person who is seeking healing & transformation. It provides seeker-directed holistic treatment services; guided by the Program Manager and supported by the Community Hub (a team of volunteers and Peer Support Specialists who assemble to provide an immersive experience of community for program participants). This treatment approach is supported by SeekHealing’s other social health services such as alternative recovery meetings  (“Connection Practice”); substance-free socials; and a Listening Training course for building communication skills.

During Discovery, we use a collaborative, peer-driven approach to determine what level of immersion in connection and community would be appropriate. Seekers have the option to choose among four levels of immersion on a monthly basis, and available on sliding scale payment.

Holistic Session Options

With 15 unique and trauma-informed local CAs, the program offers a diverse spectrum of themed healing modalities for participants to actualize their self-discovery and recovery intentions. CAs provide therapeutic services including acupuncture and Chinese medicine, Shiatsu massage, trauma-sensitive Yoga, EMDR psychotherapy, clinical herbalism, Reiki, and other integrative bodywork and energetic healing modalities. CAP participants receive on average 5 CA services per month during their enrollment. These supplemental services provide physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual support to individuals who need an added layer of aftercare and non-clinical support during our after in-patient or out-patient treatment.

Program structure:

Regular holistic wellness services i.e., acupuncture, bodywork, trauma counseling, nutritional coaching, etc
Weekly peer support pairings
1:1 accountability and empowerment sessions
Support building new friendships
Harm reduction services

Access to:

Connection Practice:
alternative recovery meetings.

Listening Training:
healing retreat & 16hr communication course.

Socials & parties:
fun without judgment, cliques or substances.

Connection Missions:
give back to others and/or receive practical support when you need it most.

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Training modules

Rethinking Addiction and Mental Health
Exploration of mental health challenges and addiction as symptoms of disconnection in/from society.
Breaking Down Shame
Learning to minimize shame and stigma; the #1 factor preventing meaningful connection and healing from trauma.
Personal Harm Reduction
Creating and implementing healthy risk-management strategies. Learning and utilizing a model for creating a personal harm reduction plan, for both substance-related and process addictions.
Setting Compassionate Boundaries
Viewing boundaries as bridges; honest communication about what’s okay and not okay for the purpose of deepening connection and trust in relationships.
Holding Space for Difficult Emotional Experiences
How to navigate challenging situations with friends and family, including return to use and suicidal ideation.
Taking Your Connection Practice into the World
Practical exploration of how to take your listening practice into the world, into relationships with friends & family, and/or into your longterm recovery journey.

Listening Training Dates

Asheville, NC

In-person, two-day retreats from 10 am - 7 pm each day.

  • July 13-14
  • Nov. 9-10
Waynesville, NC

In-person, two-day retreats from 10 am - 7 pm each day.

  • Aug. 10-11
  • Oct. 12-13
  • Dec. 7-8

6-week class, 2hrs every week via Zoom.

  • June 26 - July 31: Wednesdays from 6:30 - 8:30 pm EST

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"Since the day I completed Listening Training, I have seen my depression symptoms decrease dramatically for the first time in my life."

SeekHealing Participant