Experience transformative Intensive Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) led by Clinical Psychologist Dr. Jeremy Alford, PhD, boasting over 25 years of expertise in treating diverse mood and anxiety disorders. Our retreats are designed to be immersive, providing 1.5 hours of personalized 1:1 CBT sessions with Dr. Jeremy daily.
Why Choose Our Intensive CBT Program?
Expert Guidance: Dr. Jeremy Alford, with a wealth of experience, leads our program with a focus on individualized care.
Evidence-Based Approach: CBT is at the core of our program, recommended as the frontline treatment for depression, anxiety, and various mental health conditions by NICE Guidelines (UK).
Holistic Treatment: In addition to CBT, Dr. Jeremy incorporates other clinically proven modalities as needed for a comprehensive treatment plan.
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Depression & Anxiety Retreats is an intensive Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) retreat program based in Bali and Cyprus. Therapy is provided by Clinical Psychologist Dr. Jeremy Alford, PhD who has over 25 years experience treating a range of mood and anxiety disorders. Our retreats are intensive, offering 1.5 hours each day of 1:1 CBT with Dr. Jeremy.
We use CBT at the core of our program as it is the recommended frontline treatment for depression and anxiety plus other mental health conditions (NICE Guidelines, UK). Where appropriate, Dr. Jeremy uses other clinically proven modalities as part of the treatment plan.
Daily personalized yoga and meditation sessions serve as the perfect adjunct to the intensive CBT you will be doing. Both are proven to help improve mood and will serve to calm your mind throughout your retreat.
We offer an upfront free-of-charge online meeting with Dr. Jeremy so you can meet and discuss the issues you are currently facing. There is no obligation to come along to our retreat program after speaking with Dr. Jeremy.
Whether you have had therapy before or are thinking of starting for the first time, our retreats are personalized and focused, specific to your own needs. You are able to do a course of therapy over days rather than months. We see only one client at a time at our retreats and we generally recommend a minimum stay of ten days (which provides 20 hours of CBT over the period).
Contact us now to arrange your chat with Dr. Jeremy.
Whether you have had psychotherapy before or interested in beginning therapy for the first time, our Bali and Cyprus CBT retreats have proven highly effective in treating a range of mental health conditions including but not limited to.
The DAR program was just fantastic and I feel like a new man. Bali was amazing and the sessions really did wonders for me. I have been recommending it to a few of my friends who are burnt out and would benefit from a break and some therapy. Unfortunately it's still taboo to talk about stuff like that even though I feel free. Thank you for the help you have given me and the tools you taught me — stress is a totally different thing now.
Now that I'm back home, I have to say that my programme at DAR was transforming experience. Jeremy was fantastic and the host resort is just the most beautiful location - with amazing food, relaxing surroundings and lovely staff. It was the perfect setting for healing the soul! The retreat was most certainly a success and I have the tools and new habits now to bring back into my daily life.
A special big thank you to Dr Jeremy who literally saved my life. I was going down a dark path and I am so lucky to have a good friend who suggested I go on this retreat at the end of the world. It was worth every penny. Bali is incredibly beautiful and serene and quiet which is exactly what I needed. I cannot say thank you enough. I am now free from my own mind. I am relieved and endeavour to use my time and energy for a higher purpose, ME.
A personalized daily schedule will be provided once your retreat is confirmed.
Our personalized retreats offer two options and both options include 1.5 hours of 1:1 CBT each day plus daily yoga and meditation instruction.
With your journey behind you the moment you arrive at our host resorts you will immediately feel a sense of calm come over you.
NICE UK states that the average number of CBT hours required for a generalized anxiety disorder, for instance, is 16–20 hours in total.
Though we utilize clinically tested methods of treatment, the environment is unlike any clinical experience you may have had. Our host resorts offer a safe, contained environment — a place where you can feel secure and cared for.
Our Retreats are intensive, healing holidays – the complete antithesis of the clinical, in–patient experience.