You may be in the midst of a casual conversation, feel like you said something wrong, and fill with dread at the conclusion that everyone now hates you. You may feel completely paralysed, unable to speak and unable to stop crying for no apparent reason. You may feel like your stomach is incessantly tying itself in knots. You may go through your day feeling like you’re constantly having a nervous breakdown, all the while trying to function normally and hope no one notices.
This is anxiety.
Living with anxiety can make each day feel like a harrowing experience. But the good news is, The Dawn is here to help. We house an expert clinical team that’s on the cutting edge of mental health treatment for a variety of disorders including severe and chronic anxiety. And, our peaceful, tropical location is the perfect place to take a break from your daily stresses and regain a sense of mental clarity and calm.
“If you cannot join us in person immediately to get the help you need right now – you can still access support through our unique Virtual Treatment Programme. We will credit the full cost of your online sessions towards your residential stay when you join us later. Our VTP also gives you the opportunity to get to know your focal therapist prior to your arrival.”
When you have anxiety, you might experience the following mental symptoms:
Anxiety also manifests as physical symptoms:
Anxiety can significantly disrupt your life. If your anxiety is severe or prolonged, it can affect your ability to:
It can also take a major toll on your body and mind, and often lies at the core of more serious health issues. If left untreated, it can lead to:
The Dawn’s highly qualified clinical team is Western-trained and fully licensed. We constantly continue our education, advance our certification levels and attend international conferences on the most pressing mental health issues. We are always up to date with the latest therapeutic developments so we can offer you the best treatment methods available.
While the convenience of outpatient treatment is a draw for many, to fully reap the benefits of an anxiety treatment programme, inpatient treatment is recommended. In a residential setting, you will receive 24-hour support from a team of dedicated professionals, each of whom play a role in your recovery process. And in addition to intensive counselling, you will be supported with a variety of corresponding wellness therapies to deepen your self-exploration and soothe your body and mind.
Our clinical team employs time-tested techniques like cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based cognitive behavioural therapy (MCBT) and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) – to help you understand the source of your anxiety, change your thinking patterns and learn how to effectively manage your condition.
We also use cutting-edge technologies such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to effectively treat anxiety without the use of medication.
In addition to conventional therapy, you’ll take part in a variety of wellness practices, such as:
These accomplish a few things: Firstly, they help you to de-stress, feel well, focus and get into a receptive frame of mind that benefits your counselling work. And secondly, they help you cultivate coping skills that you can take with you when you leave, to keep your anxiety at bay and deal with it in a healthy way when it arises.
While you are here, you’ll also have access to our gym, swimming pool and riverside meditation spaces to unwind during your downtime.
If you are looking to de-stress, there’s no better place to do it than in Thailand. Famous for its relaxed attitude, warm, sunny weather and beautiful tropical terrain, the Land of Smiles will instantly make you feel more at peace. At our small, intimate facility on the Ping River on the outskirts of Chiang Mai, you’ll feel at home and safe, and ready for a fresh start.
Clients tell us our intimate environment plus our genuinely caring clinical team who focus on healing at all levels is the major draw card.
We aim to make our admissions process as simple and clear as possible. Our dedicated team is always here to help 24/7.
We believe in healing the whole person. You’ll receive intensive therapy, but meditation, relaxation, movement and recreational activities will all play an important role in your treatment. Here’s an example of what a typical day looks like at The Dawn: