The Ohana Addiction Treatment Center’s Holistic Therapy Program features a personalized, non-medical, whole-person approach for addiction recovery. The program helps individuals connect mind-body-spirit through various mindfulness-based practices and helps build peer relationships through adventure-filled activities on the island. By providing tools that help clients develop inner-peace and healthy relationships, we prepare clients to integrate back into the world.

Our holistic approach focuses on the recovery within; we look at the things that hold us back as human beings. We address past traumatic experiences, childhood wounds, self-doubt, and more. Our belief is that the peace we are looking for is within us; by tapping into this internal power, we are able to let go of unhealthy, external coping mechanisms such as substance use.

Program Goal

The goal of our Holistic Therapy Program is to have clients leave with tools that go beyond the clinical scope to help them deal with themselves as they leave treatment. We acknowledge that many of our clients are going back to their same environment, but now they are equipped with various mindfulness practices that will help them deal with that environment in a healthy way.

In addition to introducing clients to mindfulness practices to take home, we take clients on various adventures that help them build healthy relationships with their peers. Clients develop relationships rooted in loyalty, trust, and commitment to recovery.

How it’s implemented:

The Holistic Therapy Program builds its foundation on mindfulness practices in everyday application through mindful music, yoga, meditation, and the implementation of “The Four Agreements” to assist in dealing with difficult situations and improving distress tolerance. We also utilize ecopsychology and adventure therapy to help clients connect to the world they live in, and to each other.

In this program, we bring in leaders from the Hawaiian community and introduce various mindfulness and spiritual practices. At The Ohana, we explain that spirituality is whatever you want to call it; for us the most important aspect is that it creates connection. We will create a space for everyone to comfortably voice their own opinion and experience with spirituality.

During our program we will bring in leaders from the Island to talk about the culture of Hawaii and teach us various traditions that they practice; we are committed to tying everything back to the land.

Some of our holistic therapies which will be led by our staff and by leaders from the Island include:


With this practice we will help clients connect mind-body-spirit through intentional movement and breath. Clients will learn various flows and techniques that promote relaxation, healing, and most importantly, an ability to be in the present moment. They will learn how to become grounded in an often fast-paced world. They will experience listening to their bodies; learning when to push, or when to pull back. This is a great practice that helps clients successfully deal with potential triggers and cravings as they transition back into their day-to-day lives.


Clients will be introduced to various meditation techniques during their time at The Ohana Treatment Center. Through meditation, clients will learn that they have the power, and the tools, to reduce stress and tap into their inner peace. There are many benefits to meditation, such as a connection between mind-body-spirit, connection to breath and the present moment, and the reduction of an overstimulated, overactive, mind. The ability to slow down, take a breath, and get into the present moment, helps our clients tackle the risk of relapse when they return to their daily lives.

Mindfulness therapy

Mindfulness therapy is something our clients will use throughout most of their time at The Ohana. Our beautiful location immerses clients into the natural surroundings of Hawaii, creating unique opportunities for clients to really dive into their mindfulness practice. From group sessions, one-on-one sessions, yoga, meditation, and adventures on The Island, clients can expect to be practicing mindfulness throughout their daily schedule. They will learn how to achieve an in-the-moment, non-judgemental state of being that will help them deal with past traumas and future worries. They will be challenged to see things through a different perspective, and carry this perspective home to implement it in their daily lives.


Ecopsychology is a relatively new therapy that treats people by connecting them to nature in order to improve their overall wellbeing. According to this modality, the human race has been stripped of connecting with nature and therefore the human mind, body, spirit, and community have suffered a great deal. Ecopsychology gets people back to nature - reducing mental and physical stressors, and increasing overall well-being for the individuals, and the community as a whole.