Group sessions address the need for change through the ongoing process of development. Topics of group sessions include
acceptance and accountability for one’s station in life and the decisions that determine it, proper decisions based on logic and reason, recovering our instinct motivated value system, necessity for change, relapse prevention, practice of responsible behavior, goal setting, and spiritual development.
Jericho Project’s educational curriculum is a key component of our treatment. We believe that it assists the client in developing into a functional, self-reliant individual. Our partnership with Five Keys, an accredited charter school for adults, offers common core aligned curriculum leading to fully accredited High School diplomas, General Educational Development (GED) testing and support, and English as a Second Language (ESL) support.
Affective Therapy consist of recognition, discussion, and means of addressing one's feelings and emotions. The goal is to learn how to manage and balance one's feelings and emotions without resorting to the use of alcohol, drugs, or criminal behavior. The primary method of teaching how to achieve that balance is through development of positive attitudes about personal responsibility and individual spirituality leading to a healthy lifestyle.
At Jericho, members learn to formulate realistic goals. They learn that success requires self-sacrifice, perseverance, determination, training, conditioning and integrity. Members are expected to lead by good example. This therapy also serves to remind members why they are here. They need help with recovery because they have failed on their own. Members are reminded that they have avoided responsibility in the past. Now they are encouraged to challenge themselves to attain self-sufficiency, self-respect, and personal responsibility.
The concept of spirituality at Jericho involves altruism. It does not involve religion. Instead, it is an extension of personal development. As personal responsibility and self-sufficiency are developed, members help newer clients feel more connected to their community, while fulfilling one's implied social obligations. The practice of spirituality complements personal development and reflects one's strength in recovery. It provides a balance between personal and social responsibility and feelings and emotions. This promotes a sense of well-being.
This process of change begins immediately upon entering the program. The schedule is structured to keep the members occupied and focused on their training and development.
The average day is long and fully occupied with education/vocational classes, group therapy and holistic physical training. This training repeats daily, exceeding the norms of standard lifestyles. The objective is to challenge oneself to excellence for the full duration of the program.