A UNIQUE CLINICAL QUIT SMOKING PROGRAM
Originally developed by the American Lung Association in 2005 and introduced in Rehab settings in early 2006.
This program is a true representation of the original Quit Smoking Cessation Program as practiced by the Founder of this Program beginning in 2006. "Activities" utilized for distractions in from cravings in rehabs then consisted of such interventions as: Art Therapy, Music, Arts and Crafts, some sports and even table games - all this was accomplished with other like-minded individuals in treatment by introducing "The Buddy System" which is why our program works so well in a Group setting.
Years of experience (and clinical practice) led to the concept in re-designing this true Clinical One-of-a-kind Quit program now held in resort settings. What an amazing concept for Recovery for those who just need a little help and a jump start on their Journey to Quit.
A MIND, BODY and SPIRIT PROGRAM for OPTIMAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Along with Individual one:one counseling and Group support sessions, we will help repair some of the psychological/social damage done by your long-term tobacco use by exploring alternative solutions and Life Coaching with Clinical staff members, Massage Therapist, Energy Healers and other Healthcare Professionals.
We selected Safety Harbor Spa Resort to host our Smoking Cessation Florida Program since July 2014 and Los Abrigados Spa Resort in Sedona, AZ.
All staff from both locations have always proven to be supportive of our clients (their guests) the accommodations clean and beautiful and the food, delicious.
We both thank and commend them for their long-term support of our Program.
Complimentary 30-45 minute clinical consultation with every initial contact by a Professional Counseling Staff Member
Quiet and Secluded atmosphere with Private Accommodations and beautiful views of Tampa Bay, Sedoona Arizona and Boyne Mountain,
Shuttle transportation available for all locations to and from our resort sites not included in our program.
Once a deposit or payment is made, we will begin our Intake by having our Intake Coordinator schedule your Bio-Psycho-Social Assessment and Evaluation with our Clinical staff which will be your first individual one on one counseling session in order to tailor your custom tailored quit plan according to your life-style with aftercare planning.
COUNSELING / ADDICTION EDUCATION / CLINICAL OVERVIEW
Two weeks prior to the start of our program, we will begin by sending you prep-packages and educational materials that we will be covered during our program for psychological and emotional preparedness in giving up nicotine. You will continue with on-going counseling sessions as needed with your primary counselor.
Once you arrive, our Introductory Smoking Cessation Education Classes begin as we review the risks of tobacco addiction and learn the benefits on how to live and maintain a Smoke-free lifestyle.
Day One Education Workshops will prepare you for "Quit Day" on Monday Evening of your Wellness Retreat.
Group workshops continue regularly during your retreat stay. Check-Ins are scheduled and required every other hour on Quit Days 1 & 2 in order for you to remain on target while enjoying all the amenities available for you the first two days.
Counseling staff are available and on-site with 24/7 support with our experienced clinical team.
Each Program will only have a maximum of 10 Smoker Participants in order for you to gain support, comreaderie, confidence, competency and success!
ACTIVITIES / RECREATION
Evening meditation classes are held for stress reduction and to help you to relax as provided by the Resort's FItness Schedule.
Trips occasionally occcur and determined by group such as: Visiting Salvatore Dali Museum, Florida beaches of either Honeymoon Island or Clearwater Beach as well as Kayaking or Paddle boarding . Beach trips are non-fee based and transportation is provided.
AFTERCARE PLANNING / RELAPSE PREVENTION
DINING Our Smoking Cessation Package in Florida Only includes a Full Service Breakfast and Dinner with delicious health-minded casual Fine Dining Meals.
Our Sedona and Michigan accommodations has a full service kitchen/dining area however, we do dine out for dinner as this is a high trigger event in the evening.
NOTE: We meet daily after every meal for clinical program intervention as ALL meals may be a high trigger event during the first few days of Quit.
WHAT TO EXPECT THE FIRST FEW DAYS OF YOU "QUIT RETREAT"
Symptoms during the first few days of recovery can be uncomfortable. Exercise, Yoga, Meditation sessions as well as incorporating fun adventures and laughter definitely makes everything more tolerable.
Our Motto is, "Move a Muscle, Change a Thought!" Clients report that these distraction techniques - education, adventures and keeping busy make their withdrawals from Nicotine far less severe with shorter craving periods .
Early recovery tends to be an emotional roller-coaster. Relaxation and self-soothing techniques taught will help people deal more effectively with stress - especially the first few days of abstinence. We will provide a foundation and Toolbox of tips and tricks when these cravings appear giving you confidence for success. These skills as well as breathing and healthier coping skills are taught throughout your Quit transition.
Our Goal is for You to 'Stay Stopped" when you return home and get you back on a path towards a healthier lifestyle and increasing your confidence for a successful Quit in your Nicotine Recovery
THE "BUDDY SYSTEM"
The philosophy of this Unique approach offers encouragement and support throughout your smoking cessation journey with the knowing and comfort that you are never alone!
We cannot over-emphasize the importance of having a support network in place to help 'take the edge off' - which is why our smoker participants not only connect with one another through their common demoninator in giving up their nicoitine addiction, but these relationships become bonds of encouragement and support throughout their stay. Many friendships are cemented during these times and lifetime friendships have come to pass.
We also encourage anyone in bringing a companion if they prefer - whether it's a spouse, significant other, family member or friend. Not bringing anyone?
No need to worry ~ we all form the bond of friendship during our quit journey together...
ACTIVITIES TAILORED AND SUITED FOR MANY INTEREST LEVELS when we are not in CLINICAL SESSION
Check out our New Program Details on our Retreats Page
* WEIGHT LOSS: Get Quit and Get Fit! * COUPLES Retreats
All our Resort locations offer an array of Indoor and Outdoor Health and Wellness Programs. We now tailor and target the fears most of our clients experience
at home with fear of weight gain. Our staff are all healthcare providers and can tailor a program specific to you needs.
Upon an initial Intake we will provide a specific general itinerary for all our Quit Retreats locations.
Below are some amenities offered in Florida location - held monthly. ALL of our sites offer the same fitness and spa amenities for healthy detox and weight loss.
Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, Tai Chi, Dance Aerobics, Water Aquatics, Spinning Classes, Steam, Sauna and Whirlpools Classes are Available All Day!
Classes for beginners to the experienced are all offered. Fun classes are abundant and so is the laughter!
Kayaking, Canoeing, Tubing and Fishing - plus many on-site sports activities with Tennis Courts, lap pools and Gym with state of the art fitness equipment in an enormous gym for those physically fit individuals.
Three Mineral Pools for swimming, water aerobics, aquatics or poolside relaxation.
In the evenings, Downtown Safety Harborsets the mood in Old Tampa Bay with an area rich in history, parks, brick lined streets and little cozy hideaway shops. Main Street features shopping, galleries, antiques and award winning restaurants with live entertainment and fun for evening walks and excursions.
Check out Downtown Safety Harbor link above for any Special Events on their calendar during your retreat stay.
Enjoy an old fashion bike ride on a bicycle built for two - you and your quit buddy ~ A Great Photo Op!
Explore your own level of activity - from fitness classes to cardio workouts - Or just take in the waterfront scenery overlooking the beautiful bay with piers, parks and picnic benches along the bay area or walk along the pier, fish or marvel at the wonderful sight of a Manatee and her calf!
Florida has marvelous public transit. Take a day, go to the Zoo or visit a museum both Clearwater - only a 10 minutes bus ride from Safety Harbor.
Many of these Outdoor Group Excursions, Trips downtown, Sponge Docks in Tarpon Springs, Ocean Swimming - or even Snorkeling in the Clearwater area are included as Group Activities in our Smoking Cessation Program. Any Outside Activities and Adventures will be determined by the number of participants.
Enjoy blissful spa and salon treatments that bring you total relaxation and rejuvenation available during all phases of your smoking cessation.
Services inlcude several types of massages with hydrotherapy treatments, to facials and body wraps.
Each of our Smoking Retreat guests receives 20% discount on all spa or salon treatments. and services.
Immerse yourself in the natural mineral waters in any one of three pools, steam rooms, sauna and whirlpools with essential oils and body treatments by professional licensed experienced masseuse.
ALL INCLUSIVE 7 DAY SMOKING CESSATION QUIT RETREAT PROGRAMS
QUIT / DETOX of all TOBACCO PRODUCTS * PROFESSIONAL COUNSELING * WEIGHT LOSS * NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING * STRESS REDUCTION