Depression and anxiety

WHAT WE TREAT / DEPRESSION & ANXIETY

Treatment for Depression and Anxiety

Depression and anxiety treatment at Istana Jiwa is gentle, caring and expertly delivered. Please contact us if you, or someone you know, needs help.

We don’t ask you to fit into a predetermined program, attend group therapy or share facilities with a group of strangers. You will be housed in your own private 5 star villa safely set in large grounds; complete with pool, discreet domestic staff and personal chef. And your depression and anxiety program is created after we have spoken to you.

Your program will be designed to specifically meet your individual needs and to achieve your personal goals for recovery.

Integral to your program will be one-to-one sessions with one of our highly qualified Clinical Psychologists who will unveil and help you resolve the underlying issues behind your depression and/or anxiety. These sessions typically happen three to four times a week and take place in a relaxed and informal setting.

Part of your journey of depression and anxiety treatment will be to reignite old passions that may have been ignored and to help you discover new interests. These complementary therapies can take any form that interests you and can range from yoga and meditation to activities such as photography, art, surfing, snorkelling, jungle hiking, climbing up dormant volcanos or diving with turtles and whale sharks.

Our aim is for you to leave us to thinking clearly and moving lightly, with pride in your appearance and sense of calm in your mind.

If you, or someone you know would benefit by speaking to us about depression, anxiety or just overwhelming sadness please contact us. We are here to help.

Information on Depression

A depressive disorder is an illness that involves the body, mood, and thoughts. It interferes with daily life, normal functioning, and causes pain for both the person with the disorder and those who care about him or her.

Depression is not the same as a passing blue mood. It is not a sign of personal weakness or a condition that can be willed or wished away. People with a depressive illness cannot merely “pull themselves together” and get better.

Without treatment, symptoms can last for weeks, months, or years. Depression is a common but serious illness, and most people who experience it need treatment to get better. With appropriate treatment most people who suffer from depression can find ongoing recovery

There is no single known cause of depression. Rather, it likely results from a combination of genetic, biochemical, environmental, and psychological factors.

Depression in even the most severe cases is a highly treatable disorder. As with many illnesses, the earlier that treatment can begin, the more effective it is and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented.

Once diagnosed, a person with depression can be treated with a number of methods. Normally treatments consist of medication and psychotherapy. To these we add Eastern treatments and philosophy, healthy food and nurturing and invigorating bodywork. This holistic approach lessens dependence on medication and will restore you to a place of natural health, balance and happiness.

Information on Anxiety

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses. Only about one-third of those suffering from an anxiety disorder receive treatment, even though the disorders are highly treatable.

Generalised anxiety disorder (or GAD) is characterised by excessive, exaggerated anxiety and worry about everyday life events with no obvious reasons for worry. People with symptoms of generalised anxiety disorder tend to always expect disaster and can’t stop worrying about health, money, family, work, or school.

In people with GAD, the worry is often unrealistic or out of proportion for the situation. Daily life becomes a constant state of worry, fear, and dread. Eventually, the anxiety so dominates the person’s thinking that it interferes with daily functioning, including work, school, social activities, and relationships.

Depression, anxiety and substance abuse often travel together as a team.

Persistent Sadness and Despair

The Koreans call it “han” and the Russians “toska”. It is a dull lingering ache of sadness in the soul that seeps out into conscious thoughts and daily life.

Today’s world, exacerbated by social media and screen over use, has brought with it a pervasive but ill-defined feeling of discontent for some people. An aimless sense of hopelessness or even worthlessness.

This constant but low level feeling of depression happens in isolation. It is debilitating and often goes unnoticed to even those closest to those suffering.

If left to fester it can morph into clinical depression and substance abuse.

This is normally an intensely private sensation and is often left unspoken. If this is you please contact us, we can help.

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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

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.

Rob, London

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, HK

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