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Living with a mental health disorder can feel like your life is no longer your own. You sometimes feel paralysed, unable to live up to your duties as a parent, employee, partner or friend. And on top of it all, lingering stigmas around mental illness make it extra hard to reach out for help when you need it most.

Located in Thailand, The Dawn is here to change all that. In our intimate, judgement-free space, you can feel free to be yourself, express yourself and work through your issues with a compassionate team of mental health experts and community of supportive peers.

What Sets The Dawn Apart as a Retreat for Mental Health

Stress, worry and lack of downtime are known triggers for most mental health conditions. At The Dawn, you will find the solace you need, while engaging in a specially designed and well-rounded inpatient mental health treatment programme and wellness activities aimed at improving your mental, emotional and physical health.

You’ll stay in comfortable private accommodation and enjoy access to our swimming pools, gym, massage therapy and lush riverside lawns – and ideal area for self-reflection or just pure relaxation. The beauty and tranquillity of The Dawn provides an ideal environment for healing.

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Mental Health Disorders We Treat

Trauma/PTSD

Emotional Trauma and PTSD can result from tragic events like car accidents, childhood neglect, sexual abuse and violence that are either witnessed or experienced directly. Events this profound can result in depression, anxiety and behavioural patterns that can continue for an indefinite period of time. Triggers can also cause these feelings to unexpectedly resurface. If left untreated, trauma and PTSD can damage careers, families and relationships.

Anxiety

While occasional feelings of anxiety in response to stressful circumstances are normal, an anxiety disorder can cause so much distress that it gets in the way of daily life. Anxiety sufferers feel constantly worried and fearful to an overwhelming degree – normal activities like going to work or attending social gatherings can seem terrifying, resulting in fear responses like panic attacks. It is crucial to manage anxiety before it becomes too severe.

Depression

Depression involves more than just passing feelings of sadness. Major depression is a condition marked by persistent feelings of worthlessness, disinterest and hopelessness; sufferers feel unable to find any pleasure in life. One of the most common mental health disorders worldwide, depression can be dangerous if left untreated. Fortunately, depression responds very well to therapeutic interventions like talk therapy and supporting wellness practices.

Executive Burnout

Burnout is a particular type of prolonged job stress that leads to extreme mental, physical and emotional exhaustion. It is often marked by pronounced feelings of insecurity about professional value and competence. Burnout can be the result of numerous factors, such as wrong job choice or work/life imbalance. Often, sufferers don’t realise burnout is taking hold until it’s too late. At this point, intervention is needed to create distance from the source of stress, address underlying issues with counselling and put healthy self-care practices in place.

Mood Disorders

Mood disorders include a variety of mood-related issues, such as bipolar and panic disorders. Frequent, extreme shifts in mood can be caused by genetic, biological and psychological factors. These may be unpredictable and erratic, though shifts in moods may also occur slowly over the course of weeks, months or even years. It’s important to get professional help for mood disorders – if left untreated, their consequences can include self-harm, suicidal ideation, inability to find joy in things you normally enjoy, and episodes of mania and depression.

Insomnia

In most cases, chronic insomnia is caused by conditions or situations. It can be a symptom that relates: to ongoing health conditions such as chronic pain; emotional stress such as the loss of a loved one; the use of drugs such as ecstasy; or unhealthy ‘party’ lifestyles that interfere with daily routines. Lifestyle and behavioural changes have been found to improve the quality of sleep, without having to use medication and with results that last. Behavioural and cognitive mental health treatments for insomnia include CBT and relaxation training, such as mindfulness and meditation.

Why Residential Mental Health Retreats Provide Optimal Support for Well-being

Inpatient mental health retreats are the most effective approach to treating mental health disorders for several reasons. The Dawn provides a more holistic treatment experience that addresses the deeper causes and far-reaching effects of your condition rather than just its symptoms, allowing you to heal more fully. In our immersive residential treatment setting, you will find sustainable solutions to your problems and start to form habits that will help you maintain the sense of balance and well-being you cultivated during treatment.

WHY CHOOSE US​

Clients tell us our intimate environment plus our genuinely caring clinical team who focus on healing at all levels is the major draw card.

ADMISSION PROCESS​

We aim to make our admissions process as simple and clear as possible. Our dedicated team is always here to help 24/7.

DUAL DIAGNOSIS TREATMENT

We co-ordinate treatment for people suffering with mental health conditions as well as substance abuse disorders.

FAQS

1. How do I know if I have a mental health problem?

Recognising a mental health issue often involves noticing a combination of emotional, psychological, and physical symptoms that persistently interfere with daily life, such as ongoing sadness, excessive worry, changes in sleep patterns, and difficulty managing daily tasks or relationships.

2. What are the signs that someone should seek help for mental health issues?

Signs to seek help include persistent feelings of sadness or despair, excessive fears or worries, significant changes in mood, withdrawal from social activities, changes in eating or sleeping habits, and thoughts of self-harm.

3. How can attending a mental health retreat benefit me?

A mental health retreat can provide a structured and supportive environment to focus on recovery. Benefits include professional therapeutic and medical support, a break from daily stressors, personalised treatment plans, and the development of healthy coping mechanisms.

4. What should I expect from a mental health retreat experience?

Expect a combination of individual therapy, group sessions, possibly medication management, and complementary therapies like yoga or meditation. Retreats offer a serene environment where patients can focus entirely on their wellbeing with professional guidance.

5. What specific types of therapy or treatment modalities are offered at The Dawn mental health retreat in Thailand?

We use an integrated approach that includes a range of therapies: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and more depending on a client’s diagnosis.

6. Are there any unique features or aspects of the retreat that differentiate it from other mental health retreats?

At The Dawn, we believe individuals develop mental disorders or other maladaptive coping mechanisms as a result of trauma and/or adverse life experiences. We address your presenting and underlying issues by employing a trauma-informed, person-centred approach.

7. How are the programs at The Dawn tailored to meet the individual needs of each participant?
  • Personalised Approach: Before you even set foot in our centre, our clinicians work with you to craft a personalised treatment plan that addresses your specific needs and goals.
  • Trauma-Informed Care: We recognise that many mental health challenges stem from past trauma or difficult experiences. Our staff have been specially trained in TIC to offer support that’s both understanding and respectful to your personal situation.
8. Can participants choose their own accommodations, and if so, what options are available?

At The Dawn, we ensure you’re placed in the best accommodation to support your healing journey. Our private rooms are all designed with comfort and privacy. For a glimpse into where you might stay, please visit here.

9. Are there any qualifications or certifications that the therapists and staff at The Dawn possess?

Absolutely! The Dawn is the sole facility accredited by CARF in the Asia-Pacific region, a status shared with elite U.S. facilities.

  • Certified Clinicians: All our foreign clinicians are certified by the relevant professional governing body in their respective countries.
  • Ongoing Education: Our therapists and staff participate in regular training to keep abreast of the latest in mental health care.
  • Licensed Medical Staff: Our medical team holds current licences, affirming their expertise and commitment to your health.
10. What is the average length of stay for participants at The Dawn's mental health retreat?

Participants generally stay for around 60 days. However, the length of your stay is determined by several factors, including the severity of your condition, your specific needs, and how you respond to treatment. Particularly for those tackling trauma, stays can average 90 days, reflecting the need for more intensive care.

11. How does The Dawn ensure the privacy and confidentiality of its participants?
  • International Standards: Our team strictly adheres to international standards of medical confidentiality, ensuring that your information is handled with the highest level of care.
  • Secure Storage and Access: Personal information is securely stored, accessible only to authorised personnel.
  • Staff Agreements: All staff members sign confidentiality agreements, committing to the protection of your privacy.
12. Are there any aftercare or follow-up programs available to participants after they leave the retreat?

Yes, we offer continuing support to our diverse group of alumni clientele from around the world through an alumni programme that includes weekly online aftercare sessions that are free for life as well as other benefits.

13. How does The Dawn incorporate holistic practices into its mental health programs?

At our mental health retreat in Thailand, our programs seamlessly integrate psychotherapy with holistic practices to make your treatment even more effective. These include yoga, meditation, sound bath, and art therapy among others.

14. What is the overall success rate or outcomes for participants who complete the program at The Dawn mental health retreat?
  • We have a 90% programme completion rate, with 88% reporting above average improvements in their quality of life* and the remaining 12% seeing satisfactory improvements.
  • Importantly, 96% of our alumni would recommend The Dawn, highlighting the trust and satisfaction in the support we provide.
*SF-12 is a standard measurement scale to assess health related quality of life by WHO, UN and the World Bank.

1. How do I know if I have a mental health problem?

A: Recognising a mental health issue often involves noticing a combination of emotional, psychological, and physical symptoms that persistently interfere with daily life, such as ongoing sadness, excessive worry, changes in sleep patterns, and difficulty managing daily tasks or relationships.

2. What are the signs that someone should seek help for mental health issues?

A: Signs to seek help include persistent feelings of sadness or despair, excessive fears or worries, significant changes in mood, withdrawal from social activities, changes in eating or sleeping habits, and thoughts of self-harm.

3. How can attending a mental health retreat benefit me?

A: A mental health retreat can provide a structured and supportive environment to focus on recovery. Benefits include professional therapeutic and medical support, a break from daily stressors, personalised treatment plans, and the development of healthy coping mechanisms.

4. What should I expect from a mental health retreat experience?

A: Expect a combination of individual therapy, group sessions, possibly medication management, and complementary therapies like yoga or meditation. Retreats offer a serene environment where patients can focus entirely on their wellbeing with professional guidance.

5. What specific types of therapy or treatment modalities are offered at The Dawn mental health retreat in Thailand?

A: We use an integrated approach that includes a range of therapies: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and more depending on a client’s diagnosis.

6. Are there any unique features or aspects of the retreat that differentiate it from other mental health retreats?

A: At The Dawn, we believe individuals develop mental disorders or other maladaptive coping mechanisms as a result of trauma and/or adverse life experiences. We address your presenting and underlying issues by employing a trauma-informed, person-centred approach.

7. How are the programs at The Dawn tailored to meet the individual needs of each participant?

A:

  • Personalised Approach: Before you even set foot in our centre, our clinicians work with you to craft a personalised treatment plan that addresses your specific needs and goals.
  • Trauma-Informed Care: We recognise that many mental health challenges stem from past trauma or difficult experiences. Our staff have been specially trained in TIC to offer support that’s both understanding and respectful to your personal situation.

8. Can participants choose their own accommodations, and if so, what options are available?

A: At The Dawn, we ensure you’re placed in the best accommodation to support your healing journey. Our private rooms are all designed with comfort and privacy. For a glimpse into where you might stay, please visit here

9. Are there any qualifications or certifications that the therapists and staff at The Dawn possess?

A: Absolutely! The Dawn is the sole facility accredited by CARF in the Asia-Pacific region, a status shared with elite U.S. facilities.

  • Certified Clinicians: All our foreign clinicians are certified by the relevant professional governing body in their respective countries.
  • Ongoing Education: Our therapists and staff participate in regular training to keep abreast of the latest in mental health care.

Licensed Medical Staff: Our medical team holds current licences, affirming their expertise and commitment to your health.

10. What is the average length of stay for participants at The Dawn’s mental health retreat?

A: Participants generally stay for around 60 days. However, the length of your stay is determined by several factors, including the severity of your condition, your specific needs, and how you respond to treatment. Particularly for those tackling trauma, stays can average 90 days, reflecting the need for more intensive care.

11. How does The Dawn ensure the privacy and confidentiality of its participants?

A:

  • International Standards: Our team strictly adheres to international standards of medical confidentiality, ensuring that your information is handled with the highest level of care.
  • Secure Storage and Access: Personal information is securely stored, accessible only to authorised personnel.
  • Staff Agreements: All staff members sign confidentiality agreements, committing to the protection of your privacy.

12. Are there any aftercare or follow-up programs available to participants after they leave the retreat?

A: Yes, we offer continuing support to our diverse group of alumni clientele from around the world through an alumni programme that includes weekly online aftercare sessions that are free for life as well as other benefits.

13. How does The Dawn incorporate holistic practices into its mental health programs?

A: At our mental health retreat in Thailand, our programs seamlessly integrate psychotherapy with holistic practices to make your treatment even more effective. These include yoga, meditation, sound bath, and art therapy among others.

14. What is the overall success rate or outcomes for participants who complete the program at The Dawn mental health retreat?

A: 

We have a 90% programme completion rate, with 88% reporting above satisfactory improvements in their quality of life* with the remaining 12% seeing average improvements. 

Importantly, 96% of our alumni would recommend The Dawn, highlighting the trust and satisfaction in the support we provide.

*SF-12 is a standard measurement scale to assess health related quality of life by WHO, UN and the World Bank.

A Day at The Dawn's Psychological Retreat

We believe in healing the whole person. You will receive intensive psychotherapy, but meditation, relaxation, and recreational activities will all play an important therapeutic role in your treatment. Here’s an example of what a typical day looks like at The Dawn:

07:00: Group Exercise
08:00: Breakfast
09:30: Group Process
11:00: Group Therapy
12:00: Lunch
13:00: Focus Group
14:30: Individual Counselling, Massage, Fitness Training, Mindfulness Meditation or TMS (optional)
18:00: Dinner
19:00: Group Activity, Offsite NA / AA meeting
20:30: Rest & Relaxation
22:00: Bedtime

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