Seven Ponds sole purpose is to deliver the finest most affordable alternatives to conventional treatment in a retreat like setting for individuals suffering from addiction and obsessive / compulsive use of alcohol, opiates of all kinds including prescriptions, and illicit street drugs.
Seven Ponds ranch lays within the Choctaw Native American nation and covers over eighty acres of rolling wooded hills which include multiple water features that are used in treatment daily. The rustic passive solar lodges were built in 2009 and offer comfort in lodging and seclusion supported by constant interaction with nature.
Our model is unique presenting an understanding that lenses focused on the past are often obstacles to personal renewal and recovery. We strive to focus on the future by connecting with the universal energy of the “Human Spirit” as an action to travel from pain and penalties we are experiencing into the investment of what lays ahead. Nature, wilderness, and new daily experiences offer us a sense of connection which is often difficult to describe in ordinary language. We offer the “language of metaphor”, attempting to create transformative communication using the phrase “it was like……”, to understand and express knowing never experienced before. Remarkable, rare experiences are keys to this model.
CLARIFICATION NOTICE: While reporting on completion of the Wind-Chimes on Seven Ponds Ranch being the largest such structure in the world, the TV reporter inadvertently referred to Dr. Michael Meredith as a psychiatrist. He is not. As noted in our news release Dr Meredith is a PhD therapist, retired from the University of California system, who is a leader in research connecting addiction to literacy issues and designing course work for masters-level addiction studies. In 2009 Dr Meredith was inducted into the California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Counselors Hall of Fame.
“I have spent five years looking for a program like Seven Ponds where I am treated as a unique individual with unique characteristics and needs. Seven Ponds programs have brought me back to life as a valued citizen of the world in sync with the Human Spirit” – Josh M
Our primary therapeutic application and process, Cognitive Behavioral Renewal
is a version of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. This application is imbedded in four dynamic treatment tracks;
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