Join us Saturday, September 28th from 10AM-5PM for this free event:
Scottsdale Research Institute invites you to join us for this OPEN HOUSE!
Let’s all celebrate the opening of the brand new Scottsdale Research Institute (SRI) headquarters, dedicated to veterans holistic healthcare and research.
A special meditation labyrinth designed from painted rocks will be dedicated to the gardens.
FOOD, VENDORS, ROCK PAINTING & MORE!
FAMILY FRIENDLY + KIDS WELCOME
More about the Labyrinth dedication:
A labyrinth is a path for personal & psychological transformation. Labyrinths have been used for thousands of years across the globe. They do not belong to any religion, culture or denomination. In the United States, the therapeutic use of labyrinths has exploded over the last 15 years. At the Battlefield Foundation/Scottsdale Research Institute, we are proud to offer our patients this richly rewarding and healing experience right here on our property. This labyrinth continues to be built with river rocks that have been painted by military veterans, first responders and other members of the community. Each person who paints a rock imbues their therapeutic energy into this object which they ultimately place strategically into the labyrinth to augment this outdoor healing garden.
The Benefits of Labyrinth Therapy in Medical Recovery
Labyrinths are thought to enhance right-brain activity. Walking through the labyrinth is a relaxing, oftentimes spiritual experience, which enables our clients to explore inner parts of themselves and practice a new form of centering.
In life, there are many twists and turns. Knowing which way to go is often puzzling or avoided at all costs by those trying to recover from addiction. Many patients who come to Battlefield Foundation/SRI have lost the ability to venture forth on unknown paths, or they’ve closed themselves off so completely that they are merely sleepwalking through life. They don’t trust their natural instincts or their judgment.
A labyrinth, unlike a maze you can get lost in, provides one continuous circuitous path that leads to the center. You walk into the labyrinth along the spiral path, and then back out again on the same path. At all times, you can see the center of the labyrinth, so you don’t have to worry about where you are and can concentrate instead on mindful walking or on meditation or prayer.
The twists and turns you experience during labyrinth therapy are a metaphor for life and its challenges. The use of labyrinths in addiction treatment helps calm the mind, soothe the soul, mend the heart and bring peace to a troubled situation.
A Complement to Traditional Medical Treatments:
The experiential and multi-sensory labyrinth therapy complements and enhances traditional talk therapy. Labyrinth therapy has proven especially effective for those suffering from substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), sexual abuse, and those working through grief and loss. The labyrinth at BFF/SRI is one more way we create an environment where our patients can make use of creative counseling techniques and experience a safe environment conducive to their healing and transformation.