Goal Setting Meeting: Held on Mondays to set the agenda for the week – as to the type of activities clients would like to participate in and the house roles they would assume such as House Chief, Sunday Night Cook, etc. Clients then share how they feel that day and where they are in their recovery.
Teach English: Clients can volunteer to teach young novice monks to speak English at a local Buddhist school for novice monks in Mae Rim district – ideal for those interested in exploring Buddhism and interacting with Thai people
Fun Group Activity: Mini-excursions, rock-climbing, waterfall hiking, kayaking and bowling – these activities give clients a chance to do things as a group, which helps to create a stronger bond among the House’s family members.
Creative Visualization Workshop: During this workshop clients will learn how to manage their minds through guided visualization exercises – a powerful technique to help people change negative thoughts, beliefs and behaviours that is especially effective in recovery. Clients are also introduced to life coaching tools to enable them to deal with challenges that may threaten their sobriety.
Local AA Meeting: A local AA meeting at Tanyarak Hospital or other venue attended by recovering alcoholics from the Thai community – a great chance for clients recovering from alcoholism to meet Thai counterparts and exchange experiences and gain insights from each other.
House Issues Meeting: A weekly check in group session to mark clients’ progress and help them deal with issues.
Living Clean Study: In this group each client reads aloud a few paragraphs from AA or NA approved literature, then shares how they identify with the text.
Yoga and Meditation: A weekly session at “Yoga Tree” – one of Chiang Mai’s leading yoga schools. Practicing Yoga and meditation on a regular basis not only enhances one’s physical health and focus, but helps achieve overall balance of body and mind.
Local YABA Detox Meeting: Recommended for clients recovering from drug addictions – a local detox meeting at Tanyarak Hospital or other venue with similar objectives to the AA meetings.
Sober House Outing: A compulsory but fun day-trip twice a month with the Sober House “family” to a nearby tourist destination to strengthen bonds within the House.
Sunday Dinner Prep: House members pitch in to prepare a dinner for about 20 people.
NA/AA Meeting with dinner at Sober House: An increasingly popular Sunday evening detox meeting hosted by Sober House to which recovering addicts from the local community are invited that is followed by dinner for all.