Here at PROMIS, we integrate a wide range of cutting edge, evidence-based and effective treatment modalities complemented by additional activities which promote a greater total well-being. Our time tested philosophy is based on providing a fully comprehensive treatment programme to our patients which not only addresses their current issues and symptoms but inspires and builds a strong foundation for long lasting behavioural change.
Treatment programmes are tailored to each individual and comprises of (but not limited to) the following:
A range of therapists can be consulted to address a range of different issues. Although it is common for a patient to work with one main therapist, it is also possible to draw in other specialist help from a number of professionals working either for, or in association with PROMIS. These sessions can be arranged at times to fit in with the busy lives our patients lead.
Patients share experiences with each other during group sessions which are led by highly trained PROMIS therapists. This particular therapy develops an understanding of the common thoughts, feelings and actions that lead to addictive and compulsive behaviour. You are not alone. Everyone is interdependent and it can be quite comforting to realize how other people mirror the exact way you are feeling.
In psychodrama, PROMIS provides an innovative approach to treatment, in a reassuring and understanding setting. Patients either re-enact traumatic or confrontational episodes in their past or prepare themselves for future challenges, either real or imagined. Psychodrama provides an added stimulus to the recovery process.
Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR)
PROMIS offers this specialised treatment for expressing and releasing suppressed, deep-seated emotions. These are often found in addictive and compulsive behaviours and also in depression. The treatment is provided in a reassuring manner by our experienced clinical staff.
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP)
PROMIS offers this therapy programme to promote positive emotional wellbeing, confidence and greater communication skills. This carefully structured treatment uses interaction with horses to provide different challenges for people to overcome. Through various exercises the patients discover a fresh ability to solve problems with action and develop new communication skills. It also enhances trust. ‘Horses are such intelligent animals offering an incredibly valuable learning tool to discover who one truly is’ says our Equine Specialist.
Promis encourages patients to express themselves through various arts such as music, collage, painting and sculpture. Individuals can express their emotions via these mediums, providing an essential stimulus to help recovery. Our music therapist facilitates people’s stories by putting them into song and verse.
Exercise & Recreation
We aim to incorporate a healthy lifestyle program to address the physiological aspects of the patient’s recovery. Some of the following will be included:
- Initial screening and baseline physical fitness assessment,
- Nutritional assessment,
- Regular one to one exercise sessions,
- Gym sessions,
- Stability ball sessions,
- Pilates and yoga,
- Aerobic/Circuit class,
- Leisurely countryside walks,
- A fully equipped gymnasium,
- A personal trainer,
- A weekly progress report,
- Therapeutic massages, Shiatsu, Acupuncture, Reflexology and body scrubs/wraps,
- Relaxation and meditation,
- Cookery lessons,
- Assisting with the vegetable garden, season permitting,
- Educational lectures/workshops.
External Recreational activities
- Horse Riding,
- Clay pigeon shooting,
- Dawn runs or hikes,
- Organised excursions.
All these activities encourage patients at PROMIS to relax, exercise and feel good.
With family participation and involvement encouraged, PROMIS provides a professional approach for both patients and their loved ones. Family Group workshops are held each week in both London and Kent.