The Bardo

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Behavioural

Recovery from Behavioural Addictions

Behavioural addictions are related to activities that can become excessively consuming and disruptive to one’s life. These activities often start as normal, everyday behaviours that provide pleasure or relief from stress. However, over time, they can take over a person’s life, demanding increasing amounts of time and energy.

This excessive involvement can lead to significant negative consequences in various areas, such as personal relationships, work performance, and overall mental and physical health. The individual may find it difficult to control or reduce their participation in these activities despite being aware of the harm they are causing, leading to a cycle of addiction that is challenging to break.

For individuals struggling with behavioural addictions, finding effective rehabilitation options is crucial.

The Bardo offers a range of professional and compassionate detox and rehabilitation programs to help you get life back on track. Our discrete rehab service prides itself on privacy, confidentiality, and anonymity so you can rest assured you will be in a safe, comfortable, and secure space.

Need to break free from the cycle of behavioural addictions?

We invite you to take the first step towards lasting change and healing at The Bardo. Together, we will create a brighter, healthier future for you and those you love.

Feel free to call us on 0411 071 146

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Common Types of Behavioural Addictions

Behavioural addictions can manifest in many different forms, each focusing on various types of activities. For instance, compulsive gambling can severely impact finances, relationships, and mental health. Excessive use of the internet, particularly social media, gaming, or online browsing is another form of behavioural addiction. Shopping addiction involves an uncontrollable urge to shop, leading to financial problems and emotional distress.

Compulsive engagement in sexual activities can harm relationships and personal well-being, while food addiction involves overeating or dependence on specific types of food, often resulting in physical and mental health issues. Workaholism, characterised by an excessive commitment to work, can come at the expense of personal life and health.

Each of these addictions can disrupt an individual’s daily life, causing significant stress and impairing their ability to function normally. Proper support and intervention are crucial for managing these addictions, as they often require a combination of therapeutic approaches, lifestyle changes, and sometimes medical treatment to help individuals regain control and improve their quality of life. At The Bardo, we can assist in helping people gain new freedom from these addictions.

Why seek help for Behavioural Addictions?

Those with behavioural addictions start to become preoccupied with the activity, constantly thinking about it even when they are not engaged in it. They begin to feel a loss of control, unable to reduce or stop the behaviour despite their desire to do so. Their tolerance to the activity increases, requiring them to engage in the behaviour more frequently to achieve the same level of satisfaction. When they attempt to step away from the activity, they experience withdrawal symptoms, both emotional and physical, which are challenging to cope with.

All of this begins to have a negative impact on their daily life. The addiction can start to cause significant conflicts with close friends and family members, as the individual’s behaviour becomes increasingly erratic and difficult to understand. Financial issues may arise as more money is spent on the addictive activity, leading to debt and economic instability. Additionally, health problems can develop due to the physical and mental toll of the addiction, including stress-related illnesses, sleep disturbances, and a decline in overall well-being.

Why seek help for Behavioural Addictions?

Those with behavioural addictions start to become preoccupied with the activity, constantly thinking about it even when they are not engaged in it. They begin to feel a loss of control, unable to reduce or stop the behaviour despite their desire to do so. Their tolerance to the activity increases, requiring them to engage in the behaviour more frequently to achieve the same level of satisfaction. When they attempt to step away from the activity, they experience withdrawal symptoms, both emotional and physical, which are challenging to cope with.

All of this begins to have a negative impact on their daily life. The addiction can start to cause significant conflicts with close friends and family members, as the individual’s behaviour becomes increasingly erratic and difficult to understand. Financial issues may arise as more money is spent on the addictive activity, leading to debt and economic instability. Additionally, health problems can develop due to the physical and mental toll of the addiction, including stress-related illnesses, sleep disturbances, and a decline in overall well-being.

Treatment

Effective treatment for behavioural addictions involves a combination of therapies and support. At The Bardo, our holistic approach incorporates daily therapies to provide comprehensive support that addresses all aspects of an individual’s well-being, including mental, physical emotional, social and spiritual.

Our team of expert counsellors will support you during your stay, employing a variety of counselling approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness practices.

The Bardo’s team of professional therapists provides a range of modalities to enrich your detoxification journey, including:

• Body Work Therapy and Yoga
• Expressive Art Therapy
• Personal Training and Contrast Therapy
• Nutritional support and guidance
• Meditation and Mindfulness Therapy
• Acupuncture
• Massage Therapy

At The Bardo, we also organise meaningful recreational activities that not only entertain but also promote personal growth and joy. These pursuits help guests discover new passions and rebuild confidence, enhancing their well-being.

Breaking the cycle of behavioural addictions

The team at The Bardo understand that behavioural addictions can have devastating effects on your overall well-being.

Behavioural addiction is a complex issue that requires specialised care and treatment. Recognising the signs and seeking help is the first step towards anyone’s recovery.

Addiction often creates a vicious cycle that is difficult to break without professional intervention. The Bardo’s rehabilitation programs help break this cycle by providing tailored treatment plans, therapies, and ongoing Aftercare support. We support you in understanding your relationship with the addiction and assist you to build skills for lasting change.

If you or someone you know is struggling with a behavioural addiction, it’s important to seek professional help. Early intervention can prevent the addiction from worsening and improve overall quality of life. Initiate your journey toward recovery by reaching out to The Bardo, where you will receive comprehensive support from our dedicated team.

Breaking the cycle of behavioural addictions

The team at The Bardo understand that behavioural addictions can have devastating effects on your overall well-being.

Behavioural addiction is a complex issue that requires specialised care and treatment. Recognising the signs and seeking help is the first step towards anyone’s recovery.

Addiction often creates a vicious cycle that is difficult to break without professional intervention. The Bardo’s rehabilitation programs help break this cycle by providing tailored treatment plans, therapies, and ongoing Aftercare support. We support you in understanding your relationship with the addiction and assist you to build skills for lasting change.

If you or someone you know is struggling with a behavioural addiction, it’s important to seek professional help. Early intervention can prevent the addiction from worsening and improve overall quality of life. Initiate your journey toward recovery by reaching out to The Bardo, where you will receive comprehensive support from our dedicated team.

Food and Nutrition

At The Bardo, we prioritise the role of good food and nutrition during recovery, recognising that food is a form of medicine. Our chef prepares healthy gourmet meals rich in nutrients, supporting both mental and physical recovery.

These meals, prepared using seasonal organic produce, are not only nourishing but also a delight for the soul. Additionally, our chef indulges in creating freshly baked treats as healthy alternatives to satisfy cravings.

We cater to all dietary preferences and needs at The Bardo. Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan, or have food allergies or intolerances, our chef ensures that every meal is tailored to meet your requirements and tastes.

Aftercare Programme

We consider a comprehensive aftercare programme essential for successful recovery at The Bardo. After completing their residential stay, guests are not left to navigate their recovery journey alone. Instead, they receive a comprehensive recovery plan tailored to support their transition into their new life.

This plan is designed to help individuals sustain and build upon the changes they’ve experienced at The Bardo.

As part of our aftercare programme, guests will be provided with follow-up sessions with our counselling team. Additionally, we encourage guests to schedule visits to The Bardo after completing their stay by prior arrangement, and our phone is always open to receive calls after you leave.

Aftercare Programme

We consider a comprehensive aftercare programme essential for successful recovery at The Bardo. After completing their residential stay, guests are not left to navigate their recovery journey alone. Instead, they receive a comprehensive recovery plan tailored to support their transition into their new life.

This plan is designed to help individuals sustain and build upon the changes they’ve experienced at The Bardo.

As part of our aftercare programme, guests will be provided with follow-up sessions with our counselling team. Additionally, we encourage guests to schedule visits to The Bardo after completing their stay by prior arrangement, and our phone is always open to receive calls after you leave.

What to expect

We understand that the decision to choose where to stay can be difficult. We want to make your stay is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

24-Hour Support

Our experienced team is accessible 24/7 to offer the care and support you require, whether it's a listening ear, medication management, or help with any aspect of your stay.

Our staff members are skilled in delivering compassionate care and support, aiming to make sure you feel secure and supported during your entire stay.

Private Rooms

We value the importance of privacy and comfort for our guests during their stay. That's why we offer private rooms with dedicated bathrooms, ensuring you have your own space to unwind and rejuvenate.

Airport Pickup / Transfers

We understand that getting to and from The Bardo can be a challenge, especially if you are coming from out of town.

That's why we offer airport pickup and transfer services to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible.

Staying Connected

to It is important for you to stay connected with your loved ones and friends.

Here at The Bardo we allow guests to bring their mobile phones and laptops to allow connection to family and supportive friends.

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