“At Herren Wellness there are no limits to what they will do to help my recovery. Of all the places I’ve been, I’ve never, ever experienced anything like this. They actually mean it when they say they are family.”
~ Rachel, Herren Wellness Alum
We know that ceasing the use of substance(s) is but a first step towards wellness of mind, body, and spirit. We believe that a meaningful, sustainable recovery involves a journey into self, rediscovering connection, passion, hope, clarity, and purpose. We walk with our guests, and their families, on this journey not just when they are here but beyond.
“Over the years I have discovered – both personally and through working with thousands of struggling and recovering people – that there is much more to recovery than ceasing the use of substances and unhealthy behaviors. Recovery is a journey of self-discovery and reflection, and in order for it to be sustainable, it needs to include every aspect of a person’s life: mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual.”
~ Chris Herren, Founder, Herren Wellness
Our Holistic Approach to Recovery
When you first walk into Herren Wellness, you know right away that we’re different. The energy here is authentic, welcoming, supportive, and kind. You can’t tell who is staff and who is a guest because we don’t have name tags or uniforms. We are all part of a unified and supportive community and we’re here to help each other.
Every person is unique and complex, and as such, each person’s recovery will be different. The challenges and opportunities each guest faces are also unique and a singular approach to recovery doesn’t work for everyone. We personalize a recovery and wellness plan for each guest based on their own needs and circumstances.
Our approach to recovery includes life coaching, healthy activities, mindfulness, fitness, and becoming part of a strong community of support. These essential program components all work together to guide our guests on a journey of self-discovery aimed at achieving a meaningful, supported, and connected long-term recovery.
Family and Alumni Support
Family support is a big part of our program, and we take time to get to know each family’s needs and develop a personalized approach that works for the guest and their family. We provide support services to families as they embark on their own journey of recovery and help the entire family unit heal.
We know the importance of helping families recover together while their loved one is at Herren Wellness, as it provides a strong foundation for wellness and recovery when their stay here ends.
“More than anything I am grateful and thankful because we have gotten our lives back. My wife is back to the old version of herself that she was prior to coming to Herren Wellness. Since my wife has left, she continues to meet with her life coach, we come back on the weekends and I have made as many friends here as my wife has. You are always welcome back at Herren Wellness.”
We have a thriving and vibrant alumni community and provide alumni meetings and services that are available to any alumni, any time. We encourage our alumni and their families to come back and visit whenever they can. If they are having a hard time. we want them to reach out to us and their fellow alumni for support. The support guests receive here at Herren Wellness doesn’t end when their stay here ends; it’s only just beginning.
“[After] Herren Wellness I’ve been able to establish my own support community. As I embarked on this journey, I was told time and time again that I was broken, and now, thanks to Herren Wellness, I’m functioning. I’m eating, I’m sleeping, and I’m working. The understanding and trust in myself, and trust in the process of healing, was established at Herren Wellness.”
~ Rob, Herren Wellness Alum