Inner Fire is a proactive healing community offering a choice for adults to recover from debilitating and traumatic life challenges without the use of psychotropic medications.
We are not anti-medication but rather believe in the choice to find inner balance and healing without the challenging side effects of psychotropic medications. With the help of a psychiatrist and our comprehensive program which calls upon the engagement of the whole human being, we assist people who long to carefully taper to a satisfactory level, who want to avoid medications all together, or who need support while dealing with the withdrawal symptoms having discontinued their benzodiazepines or other medications.
We seek deep and lasting healing through an intensive program that first stabilizes a person in crisis, gradually replaces medication with holistic healing practices, addresses the core issues precipitating pain and then develops skills for growing beyond these issues and becoming an enthusiastic and vital member of their community. Inner Fire offers an alternative approach:
- Responsible Medication Withdrawal
- Farm-based Work Therapy
- Complementary and Alternative Therapies
- Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes
- Mentoring, Peer and Life Coaching
Inner Fire grew out of the personal and professional experience of Beatrice Birch and James Taggart. Beatrice is a leading practitioner of Hauschka Artistic Therapy and has worked throughout the world in treatment facilities and training institutes. She has applied knowledge from 30 years of professional practice in prisons, inner cities, residential facilities and her own private practice. Jim has extensive administrative, marketing and fund-raising experience, having been the Executive Director of Spring Lake Ranch, one of the oldest residential treatment centers in the nation, and provided consulting and planning services to many other similar facilities.