At Retorno, you can experience the nurturing and empowering effects of kibbutz living. The kibbutz (plural kibbutzim) is a tight-knit, collective community in Israel, traditionally based on agriculture. Prior to the establishment of the state of Israel, the first immigrants established kibbutzim to make the harsh land more lush and fertile. Kibbutzim present a strong ideology of communal living and working together to make the dessert bloom.
Connect with the healing elements of nature through kibbutz living
Retorno offers a kibbutz-like atmosphere, with modern amenities, such as comfortable living quarters and air conditioning.
In Retorno’s programs, you will spend much time outdoors, whether it’s through therapeutic gardening, sports therapy, animal assisted therapy, sustainability work, or therapeutic horseback riding. Participants can taste the fruits of Israel’s land with Retorno’s own gardens, where they have the opportunity to eat their own home-grown produce.
Retorno’s serene, remote environment creates an ideal atmosphere for recovery. Scientific American cites numerous studies that showcase the positive effect nature has on our mental health. Being in the outdoors promotes both emotional and physical healing. Just as plants wither and rejuvenate, an addict, despite a destructive past, can plant new roots and start fresh. Nature is inherently slower-paced, which is beneficial for addicts, who tend struggle with impulsivity.
Kibbutz living and community building
Like the kibbutz, Retorno’s facilities foster communal living, collaboration, and building strong connections within the group. Our programs focus on group activities and working together to achieve a goal. A group horseback riding excursion, program discussion, and gardening all require hard work, cooperation, and mutual support. As you form a solid group identity, you will become part of the kibbutz culture.
Working the land provides a sense of purpose. Watching a garden you nurtured from its inception is satisfying and empowering. Caring for animals helps addicts restore their self-image, as they assume the responsibility of caring for a creature completely dependent on them. At Retorno, you will give to the land and to others, thus creating a change within yourself.
Retorno offers the best of both worlds: the rejuvenating and supportive benefits of a kibbutz-like environment, with the modern facilities and comforts of the twenty-first century.
Retorno’s kibbutz-like atmosphere can equip you to begin the journey towards rehabilitation and healing.
Reach out today to Retorno. At Retorno, you can expect the highest level of care as you rebuild, reconnect, and recover.Please share this post!