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A Typical Day at Promises Malibu Vista   


A typical day at Malibu Vista begins with a daily reflection from the inspirational book The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie. At 7am, clients gather in the dining room for breakfast: a banquet of options for every taste, from eggs, bacon and hash browns to a fruit smoothie or fresh fruit platter and fresh-baked muffins or cinnamon rolls.

After breakfast, time is set aside for physical activity. This might be yoga on the deck overlooking the ocean, inside by the fireplace or in the garden, or a workout at a private, upscale gym with ocean views. Refreshed and ready for the day, clients have their first group therapy session in a small, intimate group of three to five other women. Following group, clients have their first individual session for the day, either with their primary therapist or with the nurse for individual medication management.


A healthy, gourmet lunch is served at 12:30pm in the dining room (or packed to go for the occasional picnic lunch). Clients can choose from a number of options, ranging from fresh salmon and quinoa with cranberries and almonds to sushi or Greek chicken with homemade hummus and pita bread. At both lunch and dinner, clients can take advantage of our garden-fresh salad bar or fruit platter. Healthy snacks, including trail mix, fruit and granola bars, are available for snacks between meals. Our chefs are able to accommodate any special diets or food allergies.

Evenings & Weekends

Clients have two more group sessions on the weekends and, on most days, will have another individualized session later in the afternoon (e.g., neurofeedback, massage). After enjoying a gourmet dinner at 5:30pm, clients gather for an activity such as art therapy, a beach walk, an offsite support group meeting, or dinner and a movie. The day ends with a calming evening reflection.

In addition to individual and group sessions and support group meetings, the weekends are full of outings selected by the clients. Activities include going to the salon on Saturdays and attending religious services if desired on Sundays, as well as shopping, hiking, visiting the Farmer’s Market, whale watching, and bike riding along Venice Beach. Families are welcome at Malibu Vista any time, with visits coordinated around the client’s and family’s schedule.

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