Trauma Resolution Therapy Model

‘Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.’

Recovery Direct aims at helping you identify and resolve past traumatic experiences through an intensive treatment and care programme.

Your Continuum of Care

The primary aim of recovery is to help our clients to:

  • Identify what their primary addiction is so that we can treat them accordingly.
  • Increase their knowledge of addiction and take cognisance of how their lives are affected.
  • Identify any trauma that is still unresolved and begin to resolve it.
  • Learn new ways of living, relaxing and expressing oneself.
  • Develop a sense of self-directed growth and improve their day to day functioning.
  • Retrain their belief system from “I am a bad, unworthy person” to “I am a worthwhile human being, capable of contributing to society despite having an addiction”.
  • Develop a new and positive lifestyle change which will aid their recovery.

This continuum is applied to both residential and aftercare processes at Recovery Direct.

The programme incorporates:

  • Ways to optimise emotional, social and mental functions.
  • Effectively dealing with relapse triggers.
  • Identifying the core aspects of what needs to change and identifying the change strategy.
  • Setting positive and progressive boundaries.
  • Removing all self defeating behaviours.
  • Acting responsibly to improve relationships with others.
  • Handling negative feelings constructively.
  • Setting achievable and sustainable goals.
  • Developing integrity and self-esteem.
  • Learning to be accountable and transparent.
  • Addiction cannot be “cured”, however, it can be managed.

Tips on living sober/clean:

  • Nutrition – Keep yourself well nourished every day.
  • Stay away from the first drink or hit – Recognise triggers.
  • Change old routines – Reinvent new ones in line with your recovery.
  • Recognise when anger or resentment surface – These can be triggers.
  • Get plenty of rest – A healthy sleep routine is critical to recovery.
  • Fend off loneliness – Immerse yourself in healthy social situations.
  • Learn how to live ‘in recovery’ – Accept that recovery is now a part of your life.

Successful sobriety equals the reintegration and restoration of relationships.

  • Addiction is a family disease and just as the addict goes through recovery, it is of vital importance that the family gets involved too.
  • The family will have to attend a support group to increase their knowledge of how the disease has affected them and also to share how they have been affected.


Our therapeutic teams consist of addiction counsellors, psychologists and psychiatrists. Each client’s needs are assessed and individual sessions are arranged accordingly.

Group Participation

Our groups follow a lecture/participatory style. Topics are practical and include items such as what is a craving, why do we get them and how to manage the process, financial recovery, benefits of heart mapping, meditation and mindfulness. Lectures are facilitated by experts in the field and participation by members is encouraged.