Albert is a psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience in cognitive behavioral therapy, alternative health and lifestyle counseling and massage therapy.. This program offers you at least two hours of one on one therapy sessions plus meditation and yoga and your choice of one of our services by the hour each day. You can book as many days as you want or just take it a day at a time until you feel complete with the process. Room and Board are included. Minimum stay is three days.
Life Style Enhancement Program
Together, counsellor and guest look at all elements of ones life: work and play, health, relationships, family, diet, physical activity, spirituality, and level of satisfaction with present lifestyle. We review your present life situation identifying areas of concern in health, occupation, and relationships. A look at what is working in your life and what is not. Together we design a program to bring about positive changes for a more satisfying, balanced and soulfully rewarding quality of life. Our counsellor’s 25 years of experience will serve to meet your most deep seated emotional, relational and life purpose challenges. You gain insight into negative thinking and behavior patterns that cause pain in your life and learn ways to break these habits and manage your life in a more peaceful, joyful, healthy way. The motivation to make changes in lifestyle comes first from an understanding of how the mind works, how it can lead you into negativity and failure or into positive change and joyfulness. When you master the mind you can accomplish anything. Change is achieved by gradually applying gentle techniques for long lasting results.
This Program is designed to be from two to seven days depending on the guests needs and time schedule. It can also be combined with the detox program.
On the first day guests should arrive by 6:00 pm or earlier, settle into their room and enjoy a delicious healthy dinner. In the evening the guests are given a health questionnaire to fill out and an optional urinalysis is taken to determine each individual’s health condition. Based on this information and the guest’s needs the counsellor and the guest will clarify their individual lifestyle issues to be addressed.
Each Day’s schedule:
8:00 Drink water upon awakening, at least one glass or more as you wish. Go for a short walk and /or swim. Enjoy a delicious healthy breakfast.
9:00 Soft yoga, movement to music.
10:00 Counseling session on lifestyle adjustments, and begin learning how to control your mind rather then having the mind control you, learning how to make more positive decisions in life rather then following habitual negative patterns of behaviour. Then learn how to apply these new techniques to your daily life when you return home. Time for questions and discussion.
1:15 –5:00 Receive massage and/or partake in group activity or free time to rest. Activity may be a walk in nature, horseback ride, trek to a waterfall, swim, venture into town or to hot spring, special guest lecture, etc.
5:00 Enjoy a healthy delicious meal
7:00 Group support, sharing experience of the day, counseling time, optional movie or local musical entertainment.
9:00 Counsellor’s discourse about how every action begins with a thought and gaining insight into how our thoughts can lead us to more joy or more pain. More practice on controlling the mind and learning to improve the quality of our life experience.
10:00 Time to rest.
Our counsellor, Albert Schmaedick has an M.A. in clinical psychology and has practiced cognitive restructuring therapy with individuals and families for 25 years. He spent a year working with Ann Wigmore, the pioneer of the living foods and immune function enhancement diet. Before coming to Phu Pai Resort he worked as a health consultant and therapist at the world renowned Chiva Som health resort and at the Evason Earth Spa in Hua Hin,
Thailand. He is an expert in guiding people through lifestyle changes and internal cleansing (detoxification) programs.
By combining his varied training and experience into a comprehensive Program, he offers a truly Holistic Health practice to his clients.
Radha is an expert at prescribing herbal supplements and has three years of social work experience. She is also an advanced yoga teacher and mindfulness meditation teacher. She will be available to assist in your program.
Massage is an available option at $10/hour.
Minimum stay is three days. Your investment: $22USD/night/person including room and meals and all elements of the program as described above..