Understanding The Links Between PTSD And Addiction

Understanding The Links Between PTSD And Addiction

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is an issue that is much more common than people realize. Certainly it can happen to someone serving on the front lines or going to work everyday as a police officer or fireman. But it can also be just as prominent in a...
The Temptations and Triggers of Halloween

The Temptations and Triggers of Halloween

As we approach the end of October, we begin to see plenty of festive decorations highlighting skeletons, jack-o-lanterns, vampires and more. Sure most of it is good fun, but there are other elements of Halloween that could create uneasiness for someone who may be...

Peace, Harmony & Silencing The Impulses

Let’s face it, we live in a very fast-paced world. Los Angeles in particular feels like it moves a mile a minute and seems to thrive upon the concept of instant gratification. Now of course there is nothing with living a fast-paced life, but it can certainly...

Mind/Body Healing Through Somatic Therapy

If you’ve been following the updates from Iris Healing Retreat, then you’re probably aware that we take a different kind of approach to conquering addiction. Yes we make sure to incorporate all of the proper recovery methods, but we also have firm beliefs...

Coming To Terms With Grief

What is at the root of addiction? It is a question that we get asked many times and unfortunately, there is no easy answer. The truth is, addiction can be a very individualistic experience; brought on by everything from genetics, to trauma, to the pressures of...

New Season, New Beginnings

We would like to wish all of our followers a very Happy September. Now that Labor Day has passed, the schools are back in session, the days are getting shorter and the leaves are beginning to fall, you may want to take a moment and self-reflect. You would be amazed at...

Healing With Sound Therapy

Can your ears actually contribute to the healing process when battling an addiction? Our belief is wholeheartedly YES, thanks to the ancient art of Sound Therapy. Part of our daily regimen at Iris Healing Retreat involves 8am spiritual meditations and concentrated...