The Ho Tai Way – A School of Recovery: Our Mission

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.” --Martin Luther King, Jr.

You won’t see many recovery programs calling themselves “a school.” While they claim to be about treating “mind, body, and spirit,” they often forget the mind in that equation, assuming that most Americans already know how to use their minds.

Some programs are too clinical. They shrink the whole person down to a universal procedure. Others focus on the spiritual or physical health aspects almost to the exclusion of the mind -- since these areas of your health have been the most neglected during addiction.

At The Ho Tai Way, we don’t believe you find balance by ignoring your strength. As professionals, you’ve been successful in academic learning. We believe it makes sense to use your intellectual abilities to strengthen your weaker areas and achieve true balance through understanding.

About Ho Tai WayWe Are a School

At The Ho Tai Way, We’ve designed our recovery program for adult professionals who are accustomed to learning in an academic environment. We structure our classes to engage your mind and hold your attention.

Each group meeting has a clearly-designed goal. The facilitator keeps things moving so that you learn something from each session that can be applied to your recovery.

We aim to help you plug back into your life and achieve success...but it is work. It’s not simply about becoming clean. It’s about learning a new approach to life.

Learning is the first step toward self-awareness

Our School for Recovery will help you:

  • Learn about yourself so you know what hasn’t worked in the past and what could work in the future.
  • Analyze who you are in your relationships--how this helps you, how it hurts you.
  • Discover what is inside of you that will lead you to success.
  • Put into place strategies so that you achieve long-term sobriety.

The Ho Tai WayPhilosophy and Why It Works

Ho Tai is a Buddhist framework for understanding the world but this framework can easily work outside of Buddhism. Our School of Recovery emphasizes the importance of respecting each other’s beliefs and being able to share worldviews.

“...craving for alcohol was the equivalent on a low level of the spiritual thirst of our being for wholeness” --C.G. Jung

Ho Tai focuses on 4 gifts:

  • Prosperity
  • Wealth
  • Joy
  • Abundance

But these aren’t goals to strive toward until we are exhausted, they are gifts to receive.

Ho Tai is about learning to receive.

As professionals, we tend to be very good at giving to others, but we deplete our resources because we don’t receive very well. We feel like there is strength in giving, but we can only give so much before we have nothing left. Addiction is one way we try to fill that void.

When we learn to receive in abundance, we give.

What we have in abundance we attract more of...but we must be humble enough to receive.

Prosperity, wealth, and abundance are terms we associate with money; but they encompass many things besides material wealth. They embody the relationship of receiving from others and then giving back.

At The Ho Tai Way, we interpret them through the lens of true recovery:

Prosperity
Living an addiction-free
lifestyle
Wealth
Having richness in
quality of life
Joy
Being able to express gratitude and make it a way of life
Abundance
Broadening our mental and emotional horizons

You already have the tools inside of you for long-term sobriety. We help you use them.

The Ho Tai WayMission

Through education and the application of practical life skills, we aim to develop self-awareness and insights through psycho-education and career building through occupational wellness. We also strive to assist our patients in serving as a productive member of the community via learning essential life skills.

Psycho-education

In our classwork, group work, and individual counseling, we develop self-awareness. Self-awareness gives us insight--the ability to truly evaluate the past, present, and future.

Practical Life Skills

We work on developing skills and routines that help you thrive in your daily life. We help you set up systems for managing finances, eating nutritiously, forming relationships, developing good sleep routines, and engaging our community.

Occupational Wellness

Together we look at your career goals and address any needs or deficits. We establish plans for getting you back on track toward those goals. How we contribute to this world is part of our self-worth. As professionals, our careers are ways that we contribute to the good of the world.

Give us a call to begin the recovery process that engages your mind and works with your learning style.

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You already have the tools you need. We’re here to help you learn how to use them.
Call us to start your recovery: (714) 581-3974