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Affluent Neglect

Society expresses great concern for poor, underserved children and the increased likelihood they may lack access to health care and education, or that they may turn to drugs or crime in adulthood. Less attention is paid to children of affluent parents who have their own set of problems. Emotional neglect often goes unnoticed or unreported, which may…

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What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), developed by Marsha Linehan, Ph. in the 1980s, is a type of talk therapy originally designed for high-risk, suicidal people diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. Today, DBT is used to treat people struggling with a range of complex and intense emotions, including substance abuse and addiction, PTSD, bipolar disorder, eating disorders,…

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Benefits of Yoga in Addiction Treatment

In general terms, yoga is an exercise that benefits the body, mind and spirit through an integration of breathing techniques, strengthening exercises, postures and meditation. There are many types of yoga; all are beneficial. Although yoga is a centuries-old practice, it is a relatively new treatment modality in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. Acceptance…

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Why Some People Think Sex Addiction Doesn’t Exist

Does sex addiction really exist? Is sexual addiction a true disorder? Or is hypersexuality just an excuse for irresponsible behavior or infidelity? Those are complicated questions, and even experts in the world of behavioral health and addiction will probably never agree on the answers.  Many people think hypersexuality should be classified as an addiction. They…

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The Guardian – ‘One billionaire at a time’: inside the Swiss clinics where the super-rich go for rehab

One of the most common questions we get asked is: what makes therapy for the ultra-wealthy and super-famous different from regular therapy? We spent two days with Sophie Elmhirst for The Guardian to answer that question.

Sophie’s long-read piece provides a poignant insight into the ‘history of healing’ that saturates Zurich and how our CEO, Jan Gerber, along with his mother, Dr. Christine Merzeder, our senior clinical coordinator, and others came to form the single-client rehab (the ‘one client at a time’ model), which has quickly spread across the globe.

Sophie’s article is honest, insightful, and a poignant overview of how Paracelsus Recovery has forged the way for a new ‘micro-industry' of ultra-exclusive mental health treatment, catered to the needs of the ultra-wealthy, which we understand as a marginalised group.

This is an article not to be missed. That’s why you can find the full piece --> here

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