Sex addiction or Sex Dependency Treatment at Istana
Also known as hyper-sexuality, sex addiction is on the World Health Organisation’s International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) and is taken very seriously by Istana’s team of psychologists. It can be challenging to define due to cultural factors and moral codes that are attached to human sexuality. However, it has a hugely detrimental effect on people’s lives. Thoughts can intrude for hours a day, and use of pornography can be a problem. Relationships and careers can be put at huge risk. We refrain from using the terms sex addicts, inappropriate sexual behaviour and sexual addiction as these are reductive and don’t capture the complexity of this condition.
The root cause of hyper-sexuality is rarely related to sex. High-frequency sexual behaviour can be related to bipolar disorder or borderline personality disorder. It is sometimes found in those experiencing anxiety and depression. Additionally sex addiction often goes hand in hand with substance abuse and clients often present with multiple issues. In our treatment, there is no judgement – our experts have dealt with many clients experiencing this condition. They will not be shocked by anything you tell them.
For this reason, confidentiality is guaranteed at Istana. No-one other than your treating team need know you are with us and you will be the only client at your chosen location, so our world-class team of experts will be completely focused on your progress. They have been selected for their extensive experience and sensitivity in the area of recovery from sex addiction with a focus on bringing bring lasting results.
We don’t believe in group therapy or predetermined, ‘cookie cutter’ programs here. Your treatment will be unique to you and you will experience the full range of services associated with luxury sex addiction treatment. We will create a program to optimise your recovery, in full consultation with you at every stage. If you wish, we will liaise with your current practitioners to ensure a seamless transition to our treatment, followed by appropriate aftercare upon your return.
Your villa, surrounded by large tropical gardens, has been designed with serenity and seclusion in mind. Healthy meals prepared by a personal chef aid your recovery, and domestic staff are discreet, enabling you to focus fully on regaining your equilibrium.
If you feel that you may have an issue with hyper-sexuality, please click here for more detailed information.
If you or someone you know is having problems with sex addiction, or any other issue, please do contact us for advice.
What to expect during your stay at Istana Jiwa
Care begins the moment you arrive at your chosen island. A senior member of our team will greet you at the airport and ensure that you are fast-tracked through immigration and customs. When you reach your villa, we ease you in gently and ensure your first day is a soft landing. You will have plenty of time to get used to your new surroundings, which we hope will be a home-from-home. Once you’re settled, our doctor will carry out an in-depth medical screening. You will receive medication and 24-hour nursing if needed.
Then, we will create a bespoke treatment program to meet your specific needs. Throughout this luxury sex addiction treatment process, you will be completely safe and receive world-class care at all times. The main focus is psychotherapy to explore the underlying issues behind your hypersexuality. Together with your therapist, you will agree goals best suited to your ongoing recovery.
All therapy sessions are informal and relaxed, and take place in your private villa. For most clients, the optimum amount is three or four sessions per week. Some people, however, require more – if this is you, we will provide whatever level is best for you. Please be aware they can be cathartic. Throughout your stay, there will always be a member of staff discretely on hand to anticipate your needs. You’ll never feel isolated, nor will you ever feel ‘crowded’.
Our Director of Client Services will be your main point of contact. They will co-ordinate your programme and deal with any concerns you have immediately.
Gentle personal training, bodywork and complementary therapies work hand in hand with the psychotherapy to help you develop a new relationship with your body and mind. You will be encouraged to see and understand the connection between the two – an important part of any healing, but particularly so with this condition.
We also offer a broad range of activities to further assist your recovery. Days generally begin and end with a walk on the beach. We can add exercise such as surfing, ocean swims and horse-riding if that is your preference. Your interests are central to this aspect of the treatment, and we will agree a selection of complementary pursuits with you. These include narrative coaching, yoga, martial arts, meditation, nature walks, art therapy and many, many more.
You will rediscover old passions and fall in love with new ones. New possibilities for your physical potential will open up. We find that a balance of familiarity and challenge can be very helpful.
Results of your program
Within a few weeks your sex dependency will recede, and you will feel a renewed sense of calm. You will begin to look at your condition dispassionately, and see new ways to resolve it. Your fitness will be increasing, and you will feel more comfortable in your body and aware of what it is capable of. Any brain fog will fade away, and your thoughts will be clearer and more focused.
When your time at Istana has reached its end, you will be able to look to your future with confidence and understanding.
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