Addiction Health Retreat

For more serious drug or alcohol addictions please read the following paragraphs. The retreats I offer are explained further below and can be used as an after care programme or retreat following the actual ibogaine treatment.

The following information in blue colour has been taken from the website of the treatment provider with their consent.

Addiction Interruption

Ibogaine treatment allows one to detox from various addictive substances. We successfully offer opiate addiction interruption – this includes heroin, morphine, oxycodone, methadone, suboxone, kratom, tramadol,and various prescription opioids and opiates.

We also offer amphetamine addiction interruption. This is a growing problem in the east and includes methamphetamine, cocaine, Adderall, and other stimulants.”

Ibogaine eliminates withdrawal symptoms from opiates, which is one of the reason why people want to do it. It literally interrupts an active addiction! For alcohol and amphetamines they do need to get off them beforehand, but we can help them do that in a way that is not too painful.

Ibogaine treatment clinic website in Cambodia http://ibogainerevelations.com

If you are interested to receive more information on costs and availability or ask any questions please contact Shea directly at http://ibogainerevelations.com/contact-us/ At this stage this treatments are no longer available in New Zealand as far as I know and my role would be more in assisting you by either travel with you as support person for before and after treatment only and for after treatment care either in Cambodia or back here in New Zealand. We can discuss that all a little more directly. For that you can give me a call here in New Zealand at 09 8898085

So if you or someone you know needs help and is committed to get better and to come off any of these drugs and wants to do what it takes to stay off them please contact me for a confidential chat. If you contact Shea at the Ibogaine clinic in Cambodia directly please mention that you found her and the clinic on my site.

Disclaimer: I have not done an Ibogaine treatment myself as yet and have not been trained to give advise on this subject, treatment and process and my intent here is to let you know to do your own due diligence researching what you need to do to get better. I see my role more as a supporter for you before or after the actual treatment and only offer the type of retreat treatments and therapies as mentioned on my website here.

The Retreats I offer myself are…

An addiction health retreat to help bring freedom from addictions into everyday living…….

addiction health retreat

An addiction health retreat to help bring freedom from addictions into everyday living

Addictions come in many forms, some obvious and some less obvious.  It is our understanding that for a person to be able to overcome addiction, the original cause (or traumas related to it) need to be discovered, explored and transformed so that an addiction no longer has the same grip on that person.  It means taking a really honest look at our social conditioning and understanding how an addiction may have taken hold in ones life and how they may be reversed. It means finding ways to come face to face with what an addiction is trying to actually draw our attention to (or away from) in life and find tools and resources to deal with them when they try to lure us in again, so that we can experience a greater freedom in life.  As each one of us is so unique, and what has led to having addictions in our lives results from only the events in life we have experienced and how we perceive them, we believe that a live-in individual retreat can be of great benefit to anyone who has really had enough of the addiction that is now seen to be interfering in ones life.

I would like you to know that you are very welcome to contact me with any questions you may have and to share some of what is going on for you because I am here to help and this is what I am all about.

It is important to know that, you are not the addiction, and the addiction is not you and that addiction can be temporary.  This statement will become a lot clearer when you come on Retreat with me.

My commitment to you is to teach you and facilitate a programme that provides you with tools and experiences that can help you to get away from an addiction and grow into a greater state of appreciation for your life and how it unfolds, without the need of trying to get out of it.

I understand Addiction to be a psychological state triggered by particular perspectives on life (how one perceives their life).  For Addiction to no longer have a hold in life we need to correct the psychological states we experience and regain an appreciative interest in life.

When people really take hold of the education offered here (with the support of the other treatments involved) and discover for themselves what may have led to addictions and get to learn a way to correct the belief systems associated with them, they have made significant changes in their life and together with ongoing support and applying what they have learnt they are able to appreciate living and everyday life and who they are.

I have put this programme together based on my learning, research and experience in bringing treatments, therapies (and therapists) and teachings together in such a way I believe allows my guests the greatest opportunity to recover.

Addiction Health Retreat

I cater for one retreat guest at a time.  It is a personalised individual retreat focused on your personal development. You live in with me and I am available at all times.

Your retreat is private and confidential meaning that your personal information is not disclosed to anyone else except those who you share it with.  It is focused on high quality, professional treatments and therapies to support your recovery from addiction.

The minimum stay is 7 days living onsite with me with follow up support.  A maximum of 14 days living onsite with me with further extensions may be arranged by mutual agreement and is subject to availability. If you have at least average health and feel you have enough physical energy, we highly recommend that you do a Detox Health Retreat and let me know that your main focus for this retreat would be to overcome an addiction.

Retreats include a range of activities and therapies to assist you including …

  • Life coaching.  A purposeful series of life coaching sessions where together we look into what existing belief systems you have that are likely to caused psychological stress and your current health conditions (addiction).  I can very quickly discover this by hearing some of the stories you tell and how you tell them.  I teach you common ways of thinking that can lead to addiction and psychological stress.  I address the causes of psychological stress from belief systems that are common is society that are based on achievement, fear of missing out, that things should be different and that self worth is measured by achievements and the value of your contribution to society and in your own life, and how it is measured by others.  I then teach you how you may neutralise it and grow and develop into the appreciation of life and living.
  • Transforming Breathwork to help release past emotional trauma resulting from life experiences which may still be causing psychological stress.  Bringing them to the surface will assist in allowing new information to be integrated into the mind and body.  This may then become a tool that you can learn and use in your everyday life.
  • The Journey” sessions are emotional healing sessions that bring forth from your subconscious mind and into your conscious awareness the relevant issues and past memories which still cause unknown psychological stress in the body and mind.  This guided process is done in a safe and self observing way.  The results can be remarkable with change starting to happen straight away and further improvement with time.  (I recommend you read the book prior to arrival although it is not necessary.  The name of the book is, “The Journey” by Brandon Bays.  Most public libraries and major book stores have this book available).
  • Remedial massage.  These are remedial massages to support detoxifying your physical body and relaxation.
  • Exercise.  I will encourage you to take part in exercise that suits your current health level while you are on retreat.  My highest recommendation for exercise if practical for you is to attend yoga classes at an extra cost per session.  These sessions are highly recommended by me as as I believe they will support and complement your retreat.  Yoga sessions can assist you in opening your body and mind to a greater appreciation of being alive.

Retreat Options are listed further on below.

Live-In Addiction Health Retreats are individually designed to bring together supporting treatments and therapies which have proven themselves proactive in the overcoming of addictions.

Your retreat is all about you and I encourage you to focus only on you.  Inform your family and friends that you are away on retreat and not available during that time.

My involvement is of the nature of guide, coach, facilitator, supporter and teacher and it is in this function I specialise in. I create a safe and supportive environment in which you can experience emotional, deep level healing and personal development.

My offering to you is comprised of a holistic, multi-faceted approach supporting your healing experience and tailored to your original decision to heal.

Addiction Health Retreat Options

There are three options for the addiction health retreat as listed below.  Alternatively I may design a retreat for you that is a minimum of 7 days.

Intensive Addiction Health Retreat

Duration 7 days/7 nights

This intensive retreat is most suitable for people who may be seeking to overcome a less serious addiction and still mainly coping reasonably well with life.  I recommend that you have a quiet week afterwards (like an at home retreat) with plenty of time for yourself to continue absorbing and putting into practice what you will learn here.  It is important that you will be returning to a supportive environment after this short intensive retreat.  You will gain many resources while on your retreat and time and sometimes patience is needed to apply and experience them once you leave.  

The intensive addiction health retreat includes:

  • Accommodation – own room with queen or double sized bed.  All meals.  Local Outings.  Airport and bus terminal transfers.  Transport to and from outings.
  • 4 Life Coaching Sessions
  • 2 Transforming Breathwork sessions
  • 1 “The Journey” therapy
  • 1 Full body massage
  • Meditation and exercise
  • Regular follow up calls for up to three months (upon agreement).  You will gain many resources while on your retreat and time and sometimes patience is needed to apply and experience them once your leave. We recognise it to be extremely important to have easy access to support once you go back into the environment you came from just to help guide you and answer some of the questions that are likely to come up in relationship to what you have learnt and experienced and how to apply it in your life.

Value towards your Personal Development and Appreciation of Living: $4,690 NZ

Comprehensive Addiction Health Retreat

Duration 10 days/10 nights

Although this more comprehensive retreat allows more time than the intensive retreat, it is suitable for people who may be seeking to overcome less serious addictions and still mainly coping reasonably well with life. I recommend that you have a quiet week afterwards (like an at home retreat) with plenty of time for yourself to continue absorbing and putting into practice what you will learn here.  It is important that you will be returning to a supportive environment after this comprehensive retreat.  You will gain many resources while on your retreat and time and sometimes patience is needed to apply and experience them once you leave.

The comprehensive addiction health retreat includes:

  • Accommodation – own room with queen or double sized bed.  All meals.  Local Outings.  Airport and bus terminal transfers.  Transport to and from outings.
  • 4 Life Coaching Sessions
  • 3 Transforming Breathwork sessions
  • 2 “The Journey” therapy
  • 2 Full body massages
  • Meditation and exercise
  • Regular follow up calls for up to three months (upon agreement).  You will gain many resources while on your retreat and time and sometimes patience is needed to apply and experience them once your leave. I recognise it to be extremely important to have easy access to support once you go back into the environment you came from just to help guide you and answer some of the questions that are likely to come up in relationship to what you have learnt and experienced and how to apply it in your life.

Value towards your Personal Development and Appreciation of Living: $6,790 NZ

Extensive Addiction Health Retreat

Duration: 14 days/14 nights

The extensive addiction health retreat includes:

  • Accommodation – own room with queen or double sized bed.  All meals.  Local Outings.  Airport and bus terminal transfers.  Transport to and from outings.
  • At some time during your retreat, I can arrange an optional outing that creates the “Wow” factor for you, e.g. skydiving, nature walks,retreat_wow_factor_experience_400 visiting tourist attractions in the area, etc. (These activities come as an extra cost and are subject to seasons, weather and availability). We can discuss this when you make your booking.  The photo shows one of our guests experiencing the Wow Factor. What is your Wow Factor?
  • 5 Life Coaching Sessions
  • 5 (minimum) Transforming Breathwork sessions
  • 2 “The Journey” therapy
  • 2 Full body massages
  • I may recommend extra treatments that I can arrange for you upon mutual consent when we fine tune your programme.
  • Meditation and exercise
  • Regular follow up calls for up to three months (upon agreement).  You will gain many resources while on your retreat and time and sometimes patience is needed to apply and experience them once your leave. I recognise it to be extremely important to have easy access to support once you go back into the environment you came from just to help guide you and answer some of the questions that are likely to come up in relationship to what you have learnt and experienced and how to apply it in your life.

Value towards your Personal Development and Appreciation of Living: $9,290 NZ

If you decide to add other treatments and therapies after your arrival I will do my best to organise it for you so long as it does not encroach on your existing programme.

What to bring

  • Walking shoes (2 pairs as one may get wet)
  • Light sports wear
  • Rain jacket
  • Comfortable clothing for both warm and cooler weather
  • Loose clothing for exercising (eg. track pants, t-shirt, yoga pants)
  • Toiletries
  • Swimwear
  • Slippers for inside
  • A journal or paper and pen

NZ Health Retreat Guidelines

Mobile phones are not to be used while on retreat.  I can receive urgent or important messages on your behalf.  If you do bring a mobile phone, i-pad or computer, I will look after it for you and return it before you leave).  An exception for any urgent or important matters can be made and time set aside for that purpose.

Leaving the premises is to be arranged with me.

Respectful communication.  The aim is to communicate as honestly and openly about anything that helps me to help you.

There will be no access to watching television or listening to radio during your visit, however I do make selected DVD’s available for your viewing.

Things not to bring or purchase during your visit:

  • Cigarettes – this could be an opportunity (if you are a smoker) to give them up.  If you cannot possibly go without them you may smoke cigarettes outdoors as infrequently as possible.
  • Non-prescription drugs and/or alcohol
  • I-pods
  • Magazines and books (unless relevant and supportive of your retreat).  Please ask me if you are unsure.
  • Preferably, no mobile phones, i-pads or computers.

I am a compassionate man and easy to get along with.  I do recognise that changing your present lifestyle can be difficult and you may encounter some feelings of withdrawal from substances, people or routines.  I am here to support you so you can dedicate the time you spend with me entirely to your retreat programme and your goals.

Contact Me …

To ask any further questions… or to arrange a time with me to so we can discuss the best programme for you.

I invite you to talk to a past guest who has attended a similar retreat to the one you are considering, to get a better idea about what you might expect by coming on retreat with me.  I am very happy to arrange this for you.   Please let me what I can do to make you feel more comfortable with your decision to come on retreat with me.

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