WHAT WE DO
An extreme form of sadness that does not seem to have an ending in which feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, demotivation, emptiness, guilt, irritability, worthlessness, anger and shame can be experienced.
A feeling of worry, concern, unease, nervousness that is typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome. We have all experienced these feelings in one way or another at different points in time.
Relationships are both simple and complex. Simple because that is how they can actually be but in the majority of cases aren’t; and complex because we are complex beings with different life experiences.
Eating disorders or disordered eating habits are characterized as an unhealthy relationship with food, in which food is consumed or not as a way of dealing with underlying emotions.
OUR INTENSIVE PRIVATE PROGRAM
Led by clinical psychologist Jeremy Alford (PhD), with over 17 years of mental health experience working in several countries with diverse cultures; integrates evidence-based CBT and mindfulness practices in a unique tropical and serene environment within the confines of a boutique retreat.
After working for many years in typical clinical settings, seeing patients on a weekly basis, Dr Alford has observed that when a person commits to an intensive CBT program, progress and recovery happens much faster. The progress accomplished in an 8 days intensive 2 hours a day of CBT and up to 2.5 hours of mindfulness practices each day is equivalent to the work and recovery a person suffering with anxieties and depression could typically make over a period of 6 months to a year of weekly sessions.
Our online CBT follow-up is optional and ensures smooth transition as well as continued progress.
Our intensive program is provided throughout the year. It has a proven success rate of 90% reduction in symptoms of both anxiety and depression over the course of a 1 week stay.
CBT is the best and most effective method of therapy to date and our program has helped improve the lives of many people struggling from stress, burnout, career change, anxieties, depression, trauma, relationship and marital issues as well as eating disorders depending on level of severity.
OUR UNIQUE DIFFERENCE COMPARED TO TRADITIONAL PSYCHOTHERAPY CLINICS & HOSPITALS
- Private Personalized approach – We treat one person or one couple at a time.
- Intensive daily program lasting between 1 to 2 weeks.
- Therapy sessions are carried out daily in the comfort and privacy of your garden space.
- Luxury accommodation.
- A beautiful tropical setting conducive to healing.
- Follow-up sessions, after completion of the program, can be carried out online.
- We are not a clinic nor a hospital.
Our mission is to guide every person and couple to unlock themselves from past habits and patterns in order to lead a happier and more fulfilling life. We take great pride in taking exceptional care of each person we see. Anonymity, Respect, Confidentiality are the key foundations of Choices Retreats. Whether you are struggling with stress at work, or are on the brink of a burnout, fighting through your anxieties, barely keeping yourself afloat from depression or still stained by your traumas, going through a difficult break up or searching to save your marriage; our private clinical program is an effective solution for you. Change is a choice that begins with you. Choose for lasting change.
Our Vision is based on the fact that every form of life is connected to every other. How we think, feel and act influences each other. Like a chain reaction we suffer or we heal. It is through small steps of awareness work that we can learn to develop essential tools with the help of a qualified professional that will allow us to begin a personal journey for lasting change. A change based on kindness, self-respect and above all, self-love.
OUR FREE INITIAL ONLINE CONSULTATION
We know how difficult it can be to make the first step to seeking help. Before making any decision, you are offered a free of charge brief consultation online to discuss your concerns, to ask any questions and for us to be able to inform you on the suitability of our intensive program.
OUR ONLINE CBT SESSIONS
We also offer online CBT sessions throughout the year. In today’s world, getting qualified professional help is within reach no matter where you are located. Online sessions can be done in the comfort of your own home or office, in full confidentiality. Sessions are carried out over your laptop with a camera. You are sent a private link to access your virtual therapy session.