Our halfway house: live independently and access the full Khiron House residential programme daily
Khiron Cottage residents live fully independent lives. There are many fewer rules and restrictions than in the main clinic reflecting that these clients have progressed to a self-managing state in their recovery.
Some clients use Khiron Cottage as a step-down facility while preparing to leave our own residential treatment. Others come here for a transition from other programmes or to access our full programme with fewer restrictions.
All Khiron Cottage residents will start their treatment with us for a few days in the main facility Khiron House and have a full assessment for suitability to transfer to independent living.
The group and individual therapy programme at Khiron House includes:-
- Somatic experiencing
- Sensorimotor psychotherapy
- Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR)
- Somatic equine therapy
- Internal family systems
- Structural dissociation therapy
- Craniosacral therapy
- Tai chi
- Art therapy
- Nutritional therapy
- Family therapy
- 12-step groups
Clients at the residential clinic have individual sessions with our trauma treatment specialists three times a week. A fundamental part of the treatment programme is the group dynamic which optimises clients’ social engagement systems, and groups are offered twice a day. Our core programme at the residential clinic also includes somatic equine involvement therapy, mindfulness, meditation, breathing techniques, yoga, tai chi and art therapy, and all of these generate results in symptom reduction and restore nervous system regulation and complement and support the individual sessions.
Khiron House also complies with the International Society for the Study of Trauma (ISSTD) guidelines (2011) for the treatment of trauma and works with its three phase model of:
- Symptom reduction and regulation
- Processing traumatic memories
- Consolidation and integration