What is a Medical Retreat?
A medical retreat offers a retreat experience, but happens to have professional and licensed medical, therapeutic, and wellness support. This combination provides individuals with an opportunity to receive world-class medical care while also benefiting from the relaxed and comfortable surroundings of a retreat, allowing for better comfort, personal care, and integration. Our medical retreats offer a holistic approach to emotional, mental health, and physical health that is quite rare to see in a strictly medical setting.
Treatment options at HIVE BIO are individually tailored to fit specific needs, from basic health and wellness checks to more intensive therapies such as acupuncture, massage therapy, workshops, and other group activities, and because they take place in licensed residential surroundings with medical staff on-site, guests can feel safe and supported while they take part in the programme. If you’re looking for an opportunity to focus on your health and well-being in a supportive and nurturing environment, our medical retreat might be right for you.
Our commitment to safe, effective, and professional care
At HIVE BIO we provide a platform for achieving profound mental breakthrough and transformation through holistic treatment plans and services individually tailored to your needs. Treatment includes preparation before therapy, therapy with supportive activities, and of course integration after. Our environment allows for a true focus on your treatment, while also offering an enjoyable and enriching retreat. We care for you as our patient; safety is of paramount importance to us, always in accordance with strict protocols, and with treatments developed and regularly practiced by expert clinicians.
All our staff have a valid BLS (Basic) life support certification, all nurses are required to have an active ILS (intermediate) certificate, and our doctors have ALS (Advanced) certification. This ensures that they have the training and knowledge necessary to provide high-quality care in an emergency situation. Even a security person or watchman at night will be properly trained in emergency safety protocols. This is non-negotiable for the safety of everyone at our center. Proper training and certification ensure that everyone knows their role in an emergency and can act quickly and efficiently to keep everyone safe. In a hospital setting, this would be standard procedure, and even though our environment is very low intensity and chances for emergencies are slim, we see no reason why our center should be any less prepared.
What do we treat?
Mental Health Problems are the plague of our time. They have always been widespread, but in recent decades their frequency has increased due to hectic lifestyles and information overload that take up most people’s lives nowadays (especially those living within big cities). Below you can find out more about mental illnesses we offer help for along with the art of well-known artists who have suffered from the corresponding disorders.
Mental and emotional wellbeing
Burnout and Exhaustion
- Work burnout
- COVID-19 related exhaustion
- Substance abuse
- Behavioral addictions
Although ketamine is effective in treating a number of psychiatric disorders, it is not a magic pill. It is a tool that offers you the opportunity to build healthier and happier patterns in your brain. Our holistic approach supports you through a full range of sessions and activities that make use of this opportunity to teach you new patterns and habits. We also strive to achieve as much as possible for you with ketamine-assisted therapy. That’s why we first offer you several weeks of online preparation to find out if you have the right mental background and to help you develop the mental attitude needed for ketamine therapy. After the ketamine sessions, our psychotherapists will help you integrate your experiences and develop new psychological patterns.
Below we’ve added some information detailing our approach to holistic medicine. Our reasons for utilizing KAP, why we take diet so seriously, and how our practices really do cultivate lifelong contentment.
Ketamine-Assisted PsychotherapyQuick science lesson for you.
Brain cells, called neurons, are connected by impermanent bridges. We get new connections between neurons when we learn, more accurately, we learn because we have built bridges between neurons that help us associate different bits of information. When memory disappears from our brain, it means that the connection between a certain group of neurons has been lost. The ability our brains and neurons have to grow and change over time is called neuroplasticity. Recently, it has been proven that psychedelic act through certain receptors in the brain and increases neuroplasticity for a short time, which allows the patient to build new positive connections and get rid of harmful thought patterns.
This is why psychedelics-assisted psychotherapy is such a game-changing method of therapy. We currently have many drugs that can make depression manageable, but these drugs certainly don’t heal you long-term. Therapy is our best tool for making progress with our minds, uncovering and addressing trauma and negative habits, but this can take years. PAP expedited this process, allowing years of therapeutic growth in just a few days.
Throughout the experience, you will be supported by our team of experts who will assist with your therapy. However, your healing will mostly be a personal process, stemming from newly found self-love and acceptance. Naturally, ketamine experiences are complex and differ from individual to individual, yet they are typically described by patients as reaching a dream-like state of consciousness within which life events can be examined with a new perspective and objectivity. With the direct support and care of our doctors and psychotherapists throughout the entire session, you will have the opportunity to find clarity in your experiences, coming to terms with their meaning through a resolution of your personal affiliations with them.
Wellness and mindfulness
It is commonly seen that mental illnesses manifest themselves physically as well as mentally. For example, muscle cramps, spasms, and painful sensations of the skin can all be caused by psychological ailments. Often it is challenging for patients to articulate their experiences. We recommend that each of our patients participate in a multitude of wellness activities, with an individual wellness programme curated for personalized holistic healing. This offering of wellness, mindfulness and body-focused activities includes breathwork, meditation, sound and aromatherapy, art therapy, hikes, massage sessions, and more.
Good nutrition is vital for everyone, but it’s especially important if you’re trying to improve your mental health. What you eat has a direct impact on the bacteria in your gut, and a healthy gut biome is essential for maintaining a healthy mind. At HIVE BIO, we understand the connection between nutrition and mental health, and we specialize in creating customized diets that promote both physical and mental wellness. We take into account a wide range of individual parameters, including Body Mass Index, food allergies, and dietary preferences, to ensure that our guests receive the best possible care. Our goal is to provide you with the tools you need to create a healthier, happier life.
Mental health is one of the most important human needs that will bring harmony to an individual’s life. In order to maximize your experience with us and avoid regression, we will not only seek to dismantle old habits but also to instill positive conscious attitudes towards your health, work, love and more. After your stay at HIVE BIO, you will move forward with a healthier lifestyle, as well as control over new techniques to improve your mental and physical health.
What is included
Based on the latest research and evidence based medicine
- A systematic review and meta-analysis of the efficacy of intravenous ketamine infusion for treatment resistant depression: January 2009 – January 2019
- A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials of ketamine in the rapid treatment of major depressive episodes
- Efficacy, Safety, and Durability of Repeated Ketamine Infusions for Comorbid Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Treatment-Resistant Depression
- Ketamine for the treatment of addiction: Evidence and potential mechanisms
- Efficacy of Ketamine in the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders: A Systematic Review
- Ketamine psychotherapy for heroin addiction: immediate effects and two-year follow-up
- Ketamine Safety and Tolerability in Clinical Trials for Treatment-Resistant Depression