Recovery Programs

Oneness Group actively learn
and incorporate
effective know-hows of recovery
support from the United States and other countries.

For example, we participate in GCCC (formerly ICCE) that offers credentialing programs for addiction professionals and has been working in Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Africa. Our counselors have trained by their trainers in several occasions. We also collaborate with IGCCB of the US, which offers gambling-specific counselling certifications internationally. With these state-of-art programs and methods, we help people recover from their -10 up to +10.

Recovery from -10 to +10

Recovery from -10 to +10

  • When, where, and how that perspectives and habits areformed?
    Delve into my own root and working with what I can do now
  • Why am I feeling this way? Where does it come from?
    Examine how I tend to look at and do things
  • Notice the feelings coming up with the event,
    and try to describe them in words
  • Honestly talk about the events (now and in the past)
    Even when not talking, do not discount or ignore them

Oneness Group is formed and operated mainly by people in recovery.
We have seen that the triggers of addiction and how we can have a life of abstinence is more and more important.
“Why was I dragged into alcohol?”
“Why couldn’t I stop using drug even after getting out of prison?”
“Why couldn’t I gamble moderately and for fun like other people?”
When we explore the background, we almost always face how “challenged” we are to have our own life.

Addiction cannot be suspended by makeshifts without addressing this hardship – just how we used to be in the past.

But difficulties do not go away if you let it as it is.
It leads to an increased risk of relapse, switching to another addiction, overindulgence with another person (this can be called addiction as well), or a psychiatric disorder.

Looking squarely into the root of the problem; gaining true independence; moving along with one’s own life
Oneness Group provides with the environment where people can learn and practice skills for it.

Core programs in our facilities

Recovery Dynamics (RD)

The Recovery Dynamics was developed by late Joe McQ in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1974.
In the 70s, the US saw an disastrous epidemic of drug addiction and the government allocated a huge amount of budget into treatment, leading to an explosion of the number of rehabilitation centers.

Joe and others had recovered from their addiction in the 12-step program.
And they remodeled the 12-step program so that it can be effectively used in rehab settings.
Joe teamed up with Charly P., another AA member, to deliver a series of Big Book (AA’s basic text) study sessions throughout America. Their lectures are deemed monumental by many AA members.

RD has been effectively applied to all kinds of addiction.
RD has three major goals to be achieved in the process and provides 12 steps as a sequence and not part by part.

  • 1st GoalTo understand what the true problem is (Step 1)
  • 2nd GoalTo understand the solution to the problem (Step 2)
  • 3rd GoalTo understand the process moving from the problem to the solution and put it into actions (Step 3-12)
  • Step 1What is the
  • Step 2What is the solution to the problem?
  • Step 3Making the decision to work on the solution
  • Step 4 – 9Reexamining one’s past emotions and actions –
    actions for transformation
  • Step 10Daily recovery – maintaining growth
  • Step 11Daily recovery – Discovering one’s inner resources
  • Step 12Daily faith – supporting peers who still suffer

The RD step-work
follows a set
schedule and is
zipped along in
a sequence

The program is segmented into 28 sessions and carried out one by one in a sequence
The counselor’s manual and the client’s guidebook are provided to ensure a standardized level of delivery across all certified facilities. Homework assignments are also there to guide the personal step work on track and ensure that clients can work on the Steps fully and in a timely manner.

The launch of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) in 1935 saw the beginning of the 12-step recovery communities. AA has spread across more than 180 countries currently. The 12-stp program has been a core part of recovery efforts where many people rest their heart and soul.

Encounter Groups / Emotional Literacy

Encounter Groups were developed in early 20th century as a method for treating tuberculosis and other severe diseases that require extended stay in a hospital.

These patients started to have small-group discussion and got remarkably better after that. Later in the 1940s, a British psychiatrist, Maxwell Jones, applied it in mental health and Carl Rogers, the renowned originator of the person-centered therapy, further developed it along with other psychologists.

AA and other self-help group meetings typically do not have cross-talks. But in encounter groups, participants freely express their ideas and feelings.

Not only does the topic presenter articulate and reflect the problem through own words, he/she can get fresh ideas, perspectives, and awareness from other participants. This aspect allows them

Encounter groups as therapy expanded along with therapeutic communities for addictions. Addiction in modern times is much similar to tuberculosis during the genesis of encounter groups.

Encounter groups as therapy expanded along with therapeutic communities for addictions. Addiction in modern times is much similar to tuberculosis during the genesis of encounter groups.

Addiction does not have complete cure and those people sometimes must be segregated from the community in rehabs or hospitals. They continue to work on recovery for life and physical/mental/social damages are enormous. So, the people naturally empathize with each other’s environment and emotions, and collaborate for recovery with shared motivation and goals.

In the United States and other countries where addiction treatment has been well established, encounter group method is adopted by the core program in many therapeutic communities and related facilities/ hospitals.

People express their emotions freely through collage and posters. Our program includes physical expression work such as improvised drama (play-back theater) and dancing.

In the United States and other countries where addiction treatment has been well established, encounter group method is adopted by the core program in many therapeutic communities and related facilities/ hospitals.

On the other hand, free cross-talk can lead to situations where an individual or a group attacks particular person. Many TCs use encounter groups as a means to confront and correct addiction-plagued thoughts and anti-social behaviors. This kind of attacking or shaming may endanger the safety of the last resort for these disadvantageous people. Therefore, building trust that this place is absolutely safe both physically and psychologically is essential.

Oneness Group learned group facilitation and how to build TC from Amity, which runs multiple TCs in local communities and inside prisons in Arizona, California, and New Mexico. They call their campus a Sanctuary, where the safety for the residents are ensured.

In this sanctuary, people can express their ideas and feelings without fear for being hurt and learn how to respect each safety and help one another while living together. Amity calls one’s ability to be aware of and express emotions the emotional literacy and their programs focus on fostering it. They call themselves a teaching & therapeutic community where people teach and learn with each other. This is what Oneness Group is striving for.

We focus on emotional literacy because emotional issues are almost always underneath addiction.

To get free from violence toward oneself and others, it is necessary to understand emotions in themselves and discover a new way of living through expressing them. Emotional literacy is essential for this and Oneness Group’s encounter groups involve this expression of emotions such as hurt, anger, loneliness, anxiety, and pains.

Psychotherapy Programs

Oneness Group has incorporated an extensive degree of modern psychotherapy that help clients learn more about themselves and life, and find a better life without relying on addictive items. We have a wide network of experts in and out of Japan who come and give workshops/presentations on a variety of subjects. The topics include Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), Social Panorama, and Ericksonian hypnosis.

Group work for residents transitioning to a job

During the last phase of residency, clients start to look for and try on a job in our job transition program. We support them so that they can participate in (12-step) self-help meetings and offer our encounter groups only among these people. We work together to lay out their plan after the graduation.

Relapse Prevention (Gorski Method)

Some people unfortunately return to addiction and their old way of life even after completing our programs. Oneness Group offers means to continuously address the issues that can trigger a relapse in their human character and lifestyle.