We Have Living Proof that You Can Re-write, Re-experience and Re-create Your Life

The Sanctuary at Sedona is a non-12 Step holistic addiction recovery program. We were founded by Dean Taraborelli who was a self-proclaimed ‘chronic relapser’, unsuccessfully seeking addiction recovery for 30 years. His journey took him piecemeal through many fine programs and therapies, but piecemeal didn’t work for Dean. We have found again and again that it has not worked for countless people. Dean’s personal answers led to the integrated and holistic program we have today at the Sanctuary. Dean, other members of our staff, and most significantly, our clients, are living proof that radical transformation can occur through a comprehensive, concurrent and truly holistic effort.

Defining Ourselves

The addiction treatment and recovery world has burgeoned. We find that it is now divided into 12-Step programs and ‘non-12 Step’ or ‘holistic’ programs. While the term ‘holistic’ is now familiar to most people, its meaning in addiction programs is not clear. ‘Holistic’ has come to mean everything that isn’t based upon the 12 Steps. This is unfortunate because there is no standard for what holistic addiction treatment is. It is commonly defined now by what it is not instead of what it is. The Sanctuary has changed that.

We offer more than an alternative to 12 Step programs. We also offer more than an ambiguous category of ‘other stuff’. Our program adheres to a true holistic paradigm. We surround our clients with a comprehensive and intensive array of techniques and modalities that simultaneously address the mind, body, soul and spirit.

Our program is research based. It gets to the underlying root causes of addiction so that addiction can be resolved once and for all. We are convinced that, without deep transformation, there can be no true recovery and that chronic relapse is very likely. We are also convinced that if the trauma we carry can be released, our self-destructive behaviors will also be released. Science backs us up.

None of this is automatic just because you come to our program, however. It takes hard work and a willingness to go into a deep exploration of issues. True transformation happens at a very deep level. That is where you can re-write, re-experience and re-create your life. If you want it and are willing to put it in the work it requires, then it is possible. If you carry the practices we teach you into your life when you leave us, a sustained, full recovery is also possible.

You can hear Kelly, our co-director, speak about our non-12 Step philosophy on our YouTube channel in addition to hearing Dean speak about his own recovery experiences. If you would like to talk with us about our program, please contact us. You can reach us by phone at (877) 710-3385, by email at info@sanctuary.net or through this site.

Author's Bio: 

Dean Taraborelli: He is the Founder, Director, Counselor at the Sanctuary at Sedona. He has a BA in Political Science and is currently Senior teaching staff at Four Winds Society, an international school of energy medicine. His credentials also include being an Ordained Minister; a Certified Shamanic Breathwork® Facilitator; a Founding Member Society for Shamanic Practitioners; a Member of Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology; a Member of National Institute for Holistic Addiction Studies. Dean has traveled extensively to sacred sites in over 60 countries to study world mythology, religion, spirituality, wisdom traditions and indigenous healing and wellness practices.