Precise Treatment Methods

An Effective Treatment Approach

Your time is valuable and we won’t waste it. Whilst we are progressive thinkers our approach for each client is results focused, designed for the optimum sustainable outcome within the time of your availability. Therefore our methodology is precise, utilising the best, evidence based and most up to date treatments for depression, anxiety, burnout and substance dependencies. We are unique in combining proven and cutting edge treatments with complementary and traditional techniques to achieve lasting results for clients.

Single Client Immersion

We work with one client at a time in a discreet and private treatment setting.
Extensive research has proven that the group approach, while convenient for the service provider, does not produce good outcomes for clients. The group approach requires clients to be pushed into preset treatment programs, timetables and therapies. The individual’s needs and choices are overshadowed by the convenience of the group. Group dynamics can be unhelpful and the loss of privacy and confidentiality can prevent clients who require discretion from seeking therapy.
The single client immersion method allows our team to concentrate all its efforts on a single client for the best lasting results and lifelong change. By treating one client at a time, our team can take the time and devote sufficient resources to fully understanding the needs and goals of each client and to work with that client to design the most effective treatment plan.

Luxury Private Accommodation

Recovery is enhanced in an atmosphere characterised by tranquility, comfort, harmony and privacy.
Our clients are accommodated in luxurious, comfortable, spacious 5 star villas.  All of our villas have at least three bedrooms, a pool, private gardens, ample room for treatments and relaxation and elegant dining.
Our villas are located amongst some of Bali’s most beautiful tropical settings in proximity to cultural and recreational amenities.
Each  villa is fully staffed with a chef, manager, maid and dedicated car and driver.

A Tailored Treatment Program for Each Client

We believe that each client who joins our program brings their own experience, knowledge, beliefs, strengths and challenges. No two clients are alike.
Based on each client’s current physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs and conditions, interests and beliefs, we design a program of therapies, experiences and activities to make a client’s time with us lead to radical and enduring change.

Compassion and Respect

The conditions we treat are illnesses not moral deficiencies, lack of willpower or lack of strength. We treat our clients with respect, understanding and compassion. We do not judge or apply unhelpful labels. We help our clients recognise and enhance the parts of their lives that are working well while developing and integrating new skills and confidences.

An Integrated, Multi-Disciplinary and Collaborative Approach to Treatment

Integrative treatment has its starting point in the principle of mind-body unity and is built on the premise that human beings in health and disease are complex systems of dynamically interacting biological, psychological, social, energetic, informational and spiritual processes.
Integrative treatment can be applied to most illnesses. It incorporates a variety of therapeutic procedures that overlap and are complementary. It requires cooperation of different professionals, such as psychiatrists, psychologists, dieticians and other relevant disciplines.
The collaborative team at Istana Jiwa includes doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, physical therapists, massage therapists, personal trainers, art therapists, nutritionists, yoga and meditation teachers.


Many of our clients run businesses or have career and family commitments which cannot be put completely on hold during their stay with us. Our flexible approach allows therapists to work in coordination with our clients’ obligations.

Healing with Food

People experiencing substance dependency, alcoholism, depression and stress often also suffer from nutritional deficiencies. That is, the lack of nutrients essential for mental, physical and emotional health.
We believe that the introduction of nutrient rich, delicious foods can enhance recovery from all illnesses and increase energy and vitality. Meal plans at Istana Jiwa are prepared by our nutritionist and chef taking into account our clients’ tastes, preferences and cultural requirements. Meals are plentiful, colourful, delicious and healthy.

Recreation as Therapy

For many people suffering from substance dependency, alcoholism, anxiety, depression or burnout, fun and laughter are distant childhood memories. Shifting away from dependence on substances and destructive behaviors and moving towards real life positive experiences is an essential part of the program of recovery at Istana Jiwa.
Simple activities such as walking in the jungle or rice field, swimming under a waterfall or snorkeling can greatly enhance mental, physical and emotional wellbeing. Many of our clients find a new passion in life such as scuba diving, mountain trekking, travel or cycling.
Finding a creative outlet has demonstrable health and wellbeing benefits. We work with you to identify an existing or new passion. We find a course or teacher to rekindle that passion as an integral part of your therapy. Creative endeavors may include a photography course with excursions around the island, contemporary dancing classes, singing classes, art classes, ceramics and many more.
You may want to try new experience or return to one you know you enjoy. Because you are an individual and we wish to enhance your experience we have compiled an extensive “menu” of activities, experiences and classes for you to incorporate into your program at Istana Jiwa.

Gender Specific Treatment

Historically, substance abuse treatment has developed as a single-focused intervention based on the needs of dependent men. Therapists focused only on the habit and assumed that other issues would either resolve themselves through recovery or would be dealt with by another professional at a later time.
However, treatment for women’s dependency may be ineffective unless it acknowledges the realities of women’s lives, which include the high prevalence of violence and other types of abuse. A history of being abused increases the likelihood that a woman will abuse alcohol and other substances. The Women’s Integrated Treatment (WlT) model is based on three foundational theories: relational-cultural theory, addiction theory and trauma theory.

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Improve your life today
I arrived at Istana Barbados in a terrible condition, alcohol had brought me to my knees, I was on the brink of blowing my professional reputation and losing my family. The medical team nursed me through a long detox and the rest of the team put me on the path to recovery. Two of the team flew back to New York with me and stayed for 2 months to help me adjust to this new life. From beginning to end a life changing experience from the best team of people. Just fantastic. Thank you.
Julie, NY
Istana Jiwa is a place for profound and permanent transformation. I found the team to be working at the highest level in their fields. Many have also been on the dark side of addiction and come out the other side; they, if anyone, know the pathway to release. And that’s this brilliantly conceived, bespoke rehab concept which accommodates you in a 5 star private villa with every whim catered for, then drills down with proper therapy for lasting change. Coming through addiction is brutal but here there is shelter from the storm - a beautiful place to rest and get the space to heal, with 24/7 care and love. It’s expensive but what price sanity?
Patricia C, Hong Kong
I started with Istana Jiwa in pretty ordinary shape; marriage had collapsed and I was self medicating with anything I could find to suppress the deep sense of despair and depression. The program transformed me – physically and emotionally. I spent 60 days in the program working on finding myself and I left feeling genuine hope and a real fortitude to tackle life again.
L, Melbourne
I went to Istana Jiwa to reset my mind and change the way I was living. Stress had got the better of me, I was partying too hard and I was close to blowing up my career and losing my family. Amazingly I found some like minded souls in the Istana Jiwa team, people who had lived my life in the corporate arena, who understood me and helped me recalibrate my life. I now feel better than ever before, and I even gave up smoking there!
Simon, Hong Kong
For my sins I have been to a few treatment centres around the world, nothing comes close to Istana Jiwa. I went deeper and achieved more in therapy than I have ever gone before, I made peace with meditation and yoga - both things I have resisted in the past and both I now practise in daily life. I feel transformed, thank you.
David, London
I travelled from Los Angeles to Istana Jiwa on the recommendation of a friend and in my mind, it was a leap into the unknown. I was completely unprepared for how cosmopolitan, competent, professional and caring the staff were. From the moment I was met at the airport to the moment I left I felt cared for and understood. This was an utterly life-changing experience, I never thought I would say I loved going to rehabilitation but I actually did.
Maggie, LA