Offering An Alternative to Psychiatric Treatment:
The Life Center for a New Tomorrow is located in the beautiful hills of Woodbury TN (about one hour south east of Nashville). The Center was created to provide a safe environment for people who have conditions difficult to deal with. The Life Center is not a medical or treatment facility. The main focus is to provide an environment that is peaceful and safe, where people can rest, destimulate, gradually calm down, regain their senses and with some help perhaps recover the social skills necessary to function successfully in life.
It was found that underlying any mental condition, very often a physical condition exists: such as hormone imbalance, heavy metal poisoning, vitamin deficiencies, lyme disease, etc. We strongly recommend that the guests undergo a thorough physical check before he/she arrives at the Life Center.
Food is prepared for the guests. However we do encourage them to participate in helping with the food preparation, engaging in daily chores and self-hygiene, when they are capable of doing so. We have found that these actions can be therapeutic and help the person feel useful.
We provide an environment where guests feel they can trust the staff working with them on a daily basis. The staff will never punish, threaten, argue, invalidate or make guests wrong. Any of the above is detrimental to the person's condition. We use an approach that allows the person to exercise his self-determinism and open up to the supervisor. When that occurs the individual is able to look at issues that he/she could not previously face.
The supervisors will also provide activities that are suitable for each person. Some like to go in town shopping, play tennis, go swimming etc. The supervisor will accommodate the guests with activities they enjoy and are capable of performing.
For those that are able, we also offer courses that help the individuals gain the tools necessary for improving the conditions in their lives. Therefore, enabling them to function better in life. We also provide a transition period into society if needed to help them get started in their new lives.
Please read the Service Agreement. It gives the specifics on financial arrangements and other information.