Insight Centre, the Holistic Approach to Treatment of Addiction.
We aim to heal people thrown away by
society, family, friends and even themselves, left forever recovering and not
healing due to the notion that addiction is a disease that cannot be cured. We
aim to guide people through this process and to help them claim their rightful
place back into society and be who they are meant to be. Through this guidance
we create a free and conducive world for our children to be born into. We make
the difference, SIMPLE.
The duration of the program is two weeks.
The first three days are dedicated to
detoxing and getting the physical body back into a healthy condition, preparing
it for the mental and spiritual process to take place. Suffice it to say that
only natural foods and products are used to aid in the detoxing process, the
rest is guarded as a trade secret for now.
Our Clients will receive a physical
check-up, by a qualified medical practitioner, upon booking in. No counselling
will take place in the first three days of such client’s stay at the retreat.
Clients will be accommodated in
well-equipped rooms that are serviced on a daily basis. Two persons share a
room with a bathroom-en-suite which will be their accommodation for the
duration of their treatment.
Three meals are provided daily and
served in a dining area away from the accommodation.
On day’s four to seven, clients attend a workshop that
focusses on the mental and spiritual areas of their treatment. This workshop is
not based on any religion or belief group and is therefore non-denominational.
In this way Life Insight Centre is able to serve every person in need of the
treatment. The clients have the opportunity to deal with all the aspects of his
or her life and are also enabled in finding out why they are addicted and
empowered in their healing process going forward. There are no accidents in
life, so to know the cause of an event or action is to know the healing.
The specific in house treatments offered by Life
Insight Center include the following;
The 5 rites exercise: this takes place every morning, which helps
the body’s vortex to speed up again and aids in the recovery of the body at a
faster pace. The movability of the body increases and the circulation increases
throughout the body. This allows for the nutrients of a correct diet to reach
all the necessary parts of the body, for the immune system to function at full
Acupuncture: this is a procedure which involves inserting
and manipulating needles into different points on the human body to relieve
pain for therapeutic reasons. The practice of acupuncture finds its roots in
Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM, which involves treating the body as a
whole and to reinstate the balance of the yin and yang. The yang is the vital
energy of the body and the yin is the blood component and if any of these
factors are out of balance or blocked, a person is not going to be healthy.
Restoring the balance and treating the addiction as a whole, allows a person to
get back to full health and have the quality of life so much desired.
Reflexology: an alternative medicine practice which
involves a practitioner placing their hands on zones or pressure points on the
hands and feet of a client, and applying specific finger, hand and thumb
techniques. The goal of this therapy is to reflect an image of the human body
on the feet and hands with the intent of healing and changing. Reflexology is
performed to unblock the life force or “chi,” and can relieve stress and pain,
increases circulation and improves health and well-being.
Biofeedback: the process involves a person becoming aware
of different physiological functions using an instrument which provides
information on the activity of each system, and the goal is to control and
manipulate these areas at will. Body functions which can be controlled through
biofeedback include brainwaves, skin conductance, pain perception, muscle tone
and heart rate. It is thought biofeedback improves health and performance of
the body and can influence thoughts, behaviour and emotion.
Massage Therapy: a practice which involves the manipulation of
superficial layers of muscle and connective tissue in order to improve function
and induce relaxation and produces an overall increased sense of well-being.
Target tissues can include the tendons, muscles, ligaments, skin, joints, connective
tissues, and organs of the gastrointestinal system.
Sauna: a room which is designed as a place to mimic
dry and wet heat sessions and a conventional sauna uses warmed air and an
infrared sauna which uses warm objects. Saunas are good for relieving chronic
pain, rheumatic discomfort, appetite loss and mild depression. People that use
a sauna can experience a reduction in stress, reduced levels of toxins in the
body and decreased levels of the prostaglandin F2alpha and protection for the
body against oxidative stress.
Healthy Meals: The dietary department of Life Insight Center
knows that many former addicts and alcoholics suffer from nutritional
deficiencies and have special health needs, Our Dietician will design a plan
with foods that are packed with needed vitamins, minerals and nutrients which
will help our clients get physically healthy while going through
rehabilitation. We have employed a Registered Dietician on staff who meets with
our clients and devises a complete diet and nutritional plan, which is part of
what makes our program so fundamentally different from others.
Holistic Nutrition: Holistic medicine is a form of medical
practice which attempts to treat the individual as a whole. In holistic
nutrition, the most basic balance of proteins, vitamins, and other nutrients
are balanced which helps the body perform at peak levels and improves both
physical and emotional health. The right foods allow the human body to be in
balance and natural foods are important to a person being able to heal and
recover from substance abuse.
Open floating chamber: Flotation therapy is therapy that is
undertaken by floating in warm salt water. People using early float tanks
discovered that they enjoyed the experience and that the relaxed state was also
a healing state for many conditions including stress, anxiety, pain, swelling,
insomnia and jet lag. Most float tanks use Epsom salt, magnesium sulphate, in
high concentration. The density assists floating particularly making the head
buoyant so that the nose and mouth are well out of the water for breathing.
It has recently been discovered that there is a
secondary effect which is important to flotation therapy. Magnesium is absorbed
through the skin due to natural molecular diffusion. This tends to correct a
common deficiency. Magnesium is absorbed from the diet but in many areas of the
world, over-cropping without adequate replacement of magnesium makes the normal
diet low in magnesium.
The body naturally optimises the levels of
magnesium, so there is no overload effect from floating in the salts for
It is to be noted that there is no "flotation
therapist", although there is a need to instruct the floater and need to
maintain the equipment in a safe condition. However, flotation therapy is
compatible with other therapies as a preparation or conjunct activity. Relaxing
in a weightless state in the silent warmth of a flotation tank activates the
body's own system for recuperation and healing. What researchers find
particularly gratifying is that the positive effects were still in evidence 4
months after the floating treatment ended.
We offer access to a gym in order to meet the physical
fitness and health needs of our clientele in rehabilitation. Part of recovery
is getting healthy and incorporating regular exercise into daily life promotes
weight loss, fitness, improves circulation, induces relaxation, produces
natural endorphins and increases overall well-being which is highly beneficial
to our clients.
The remaining seven days are spent
meditating, having massages, asking questions, going to the beach and assisting
with the workshop games. People also have the opportunity to help out in the
herb or vegetable garden. The facility also runs an animal healing program and
participant are encouraged to become actively involved in the program.
None of the activities during the
last seven days are compulsory. It does, however, aid tremendously in the
healing process. Free after-care assistance is provided for a period of 12
months for every participant that completed the two week program.
We strive to work towards a common
goal in the treatment of addiction without the aid of medication, giving people
back their self-worth. It is our aim to see all rehabilitation clinics and
centres adopt the same approach, putting people back into society where they can
make a difference. We see people not going back for treatment repeatedly; have
fundamental principles that are of high moral standards; self-love and respect.
We envisage a free people without the influence of a culture handed down by
society; a thought that there is a possibility of another way.
We see a balanced humanity serving
each other wholeheartedly.