Why a Christian Program?
Everyday there is an increase in the number of people looking at the spiritual aspects of life to enhance physical and mental health. In May of 2001, Reader’s Digest published an article, “The Healing Power of Faith”, which reported numerous studies of how person’s faith promotes physical and mental health. This article emphasized how people are turning to their religious backgrounds as they seek healing. The results from numerous studies show that by turning to their faith, patients were able to recover more quickly.
The Retreat at Christmas Creek is a place where people can receive guidance to look toward their faith in God as they seek healing in their life. The program merges clinically sound professional counseling with Biblical principles to provide a Christian based counseling program. At Christmas Creek Village, we believe in the therapy of the whole person: spirit, soul and body. We provide treatment and skills training which teach the patient to take responsibility for all three of these vital areas with balance.
Five key points which highlight the services at The Retreat at Christmas Creek are:
- The Retreat at Christmas Creek believes Christ is interested in each person and that He provides solutions to our problems, when we seek after Him.
- The Retreat at Christmas Creek uses the application of God’s Word to life’s situations. The program takes Biblical principles and makes them come alive and real in each person’s life. Then the patient is encouraged to take what they have learned in therapy and practice it in their daily lives.
- The Retreat at Christmas Creek provides a broad and balanced treatment approach. It strives to provide clinically sound caring treatment while meeting the personality of each group as it is constantly changing.
- The Retreat at Christmas Creek encourages people to learn to achieve the goal’s set forth in therapy. We teach specific measurable goal setting to help change behaviors and thought patterns.
- The Retreat at Christmas Creek’s goal is to go beyond stabilization for the patient. This is done through teaching life skills, providing process and spiritual issues groups, discussing relapse prevention techniques and utilizing a broad repertoire of counseling topics and techniques, all from a Christian perspective.