Our healing programs are based in art, agriculture & adventure. Immersed in the natural beauty of Hawaii, we create strategies for families severely impacted by trauma to help restore physical & mental health: Turning pain into power.
Letting go of judgment. Creating new patterns.
So many options for healing self-expression are available (*individual shown is a model and not a victim--we strictly protect our client's privacy!)
Vitamin Sea. Find a sense of peace, immersed in the warm, healing ocean. We have a trained marine biologist, SUP and snorkeling instructor on staff at LIO Trauma Recovery Center.
*models shown are not clients, but represent our clients who include: child rape survivors, kidnapping victims, human trafficking victims, children who have witnessed the violent death of a family member, those who have had to testify in court against a family member, those subjected to long term abuse and torture. We include family units and individuals in our programs. We strictly protect client privacy
The trauma recovery center has an organic garden (with a certied organic gardener) and healing orchards to provide food for our guests and for those in need on the island. Gardening and farm work directly provides grounding for victims who tend to disassociate due to trauma.
Forest therapy, working and strolling in gardens, and walking on the beach are soothing to the soul. Listen to birds. Listen to the singing frogs. Listen to your wise mind. Exercise has been shown to be as effective as Prozac, with no side-effects. We have abundant options at Lotus Island Oasis Trauma Recovery Center. Our programs include multiple forms of therapy because each person responds to specific therapeutic programs differently.
Helping others helps one heal. Our guests can help care for rescue animals and the pets of children in foster care. (Coming soon!)None of the shelters on the Island provide an option for pets, and abusers often threaten to kill a pet as a means of control. This often leads to a reluctance to flee, to protect a pet. Partnering iwth shelters to provide temporary shelter for pets can save lives. Foster children have no consistent love. Usually when tey are taken into care they lose beloved pets, and everything else. We hope to create a program for foster kids to have a pet that will remain a constant as they go from home to home.
Positive reinforcement creates new pathways in the brain, and can help release some of the stress cortisol that can become the default response in trauma victims.
Chickens. Dogs. Cats. Alpacas. Goats. Pigs. Horses. Donkeys. Sheep. Non-Judgmental love comes in all forms.
All of the logistics are covered. Participants don't have to deal with daily details and can focus on healing. All of the meals and snacks have been carefully planned to ensure optimal nutrition, and particularly to restore nutrients that are depleted from chronic stress.
After sexual or domestic violence, especially wheb compounded by the court system, families are often left with jagged emotions, a sense of despair, health issues and difficulty moving forward in a positive way. Lotus Island Oasis Trauma Recovery Center is a program that helps individuals heal, helps family units heal, and helps contribute to a safer and healthier community.
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Come to Lotus Island Oasis to reclaim your life.
Our trauma-informed staff support trauma/torture victims on a healing journey. At Lotus Island Oasis Trauma Recovery Center, (LIO) families are encouraged to address and process both individual and family trauma, empowering victims to become survivors. We strite to create safe, positive experiences. Focusing on joy helps build new path
Our trauma-informed staff support trauma/torture victims on a healing journey. At Lotus Island Oasis Trauma Recovery Center, (LIO) families are encouraged to address and process both individual and family trauma, empowering victims to become survivors. We strite to create safe, positive experiences. Focusing on joy helps build new pathways in the brain, and can create happier, healthier individuals and supportive families. This can prevent unprocessed trauma and resentment from perpetuating sabotaging behaviors, prevent transference and intergenerational abuse, and replace self-medication to numb the trauma with more effective strategies. Healed people help people.
The Big Island of Hawaii has been a healing center for thousands of years. In the gentle climate of LIO Trauma Recovery Center, clients are immersed in nature: organic gardens, orchards and animal therapy. clients who have been victims of human trafficking, sexual or domestic assault and other ongoing trauma have the option to participate
The Big Island of Hawaii has been a healing center for thousands of years. In the gentle climate of LIO Trauma Recovery Center, clients are immersed in nature: organic gardens, orchards and animal therapy. clients who have been victims of human trafficking, sexual or domestic assault and other ongoing trauma have the option to participate in so many therapeutic programs including: EMDR, CBT, Tapping, excercise, Art & music therapy. We help release the trauma stored in the body(somatic healing.) Clients can swim and snorkel in the ocean, sometimes with turtles, dolphins or whales. Others may opt for the warm salt water pool. Enjoy expertly guided, trauma-informed yoga and hikes. SUP, (Stand up Paddle board) Kayak. Ride bikes, or ride horses. Nap in hammocks under lovely trees. Work and Stroll in the gardens. Hike on volcanoes and through ancient tropical rain forests.
In the midst of resiliency-building adventures, there are plenty of expertly structured programs, designed by licensed clinical psychologists and trauma therapists to guide individuals and familes through a healing process. This allows those who have been subjected to torture to gain an empowered perspective, and to move forward with a sense of balance. LIO is an effective antidote to the trauma which impacts the family.
Come to Lotus Island Oasis to reclaim your life.
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