According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the US, affecting 40 million adults — that’s 18 percent of the entire population. The good news? Anxiety disorders are highly treatable. The bad news? Only 37 percent of sufferers get the treatment they need.
While inpatient treatment isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to breaking free of this gripping disorder, it offers some unique benefits compared to outpatient therapy. Let’s take a look at what those are.
1. Taking a Breather From the Daily Grind Lets You Focus on Yourself
Getting so caught up in our roles as parents, employees, partners and friends is often so consuming that there’s very little time left to experience ourselves. We become so focused on doing that we don’t make space to be – and it’s in being that we can truly gain perspective on our life’s purpose and set ourselves free of the unnecessary overthinking that drives anxiety.
A retreat provides that time and space when hitting the brakes on your day-to-day life feels all but impossible to do on your own. One study by the University of South Australia found that “focusing on oneself without being responsible for anyone else” was a central benefit of the wellness retreat experience for participants.
2. Making Major Life Changes is Easier in a New Environment
What you surround yourself with is what you become – so it follows that changing yourself begins with changing your environment. Making significant life changes like freeing yourself from cycles of chronic anxiety is easier done in a setting where environmental cues are working for you, not against you. In a retreat setting, all of your surroundings are designed to help ground and center you, and bring your body and mind back into balance. Environment is everything: set yourself up for success.
3. Therapeutic Immersion Means a Higher Level of Care
Residential treatment offers a more intensive route to recovery. Staying onsite at an anxiety treatment center means you’ll have round-the-clock support from mental health and wellness experts who are dedicated to your care. Your daily schedule will revolve around a combination of counselling, alternative therapies, immersion in nature and relaxation to help you ease into a more balanced state. And you’ll receive the highest available level of support from therapists and peers – all of whom are there to help you through whatever challenges arise.
Find Peace of Mind With a Holistic Anxiety Retreat in Healing Sedona
We at The Sanctuary put our whole hearts into creating an environment in which wellness can thrive. At our beautiful Sedona campus, our clients reap the benefits of a diverse array of traditional healing facilities, and a team of therapists who each play an important role in guiding you on your healing journey.
You can learn more about anxiety treatment options in our article: Alternative Treatments for Anxiety Disorder – Are They Effective?
We’re here to help you to uncover the root causes of your anxiety so you can move above and beyond it. Call us at (877) 710-3385 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how we can help you reconnect with your center and start living your life to the fullest.