Holistic Treatment for Depression

Depression Treatment Center

Benefit from the most effective mental health treatment for severe and chronic depression

It is normal for people to feel sad sometimes. When they have a bad day or experience a loss, for example, they may feel sad or say they feel depressed. However, when feelings of sadness or depression become more severe and do not go away, they can be problematic and may require treatment for depression.

Depression is a serious mental disorder that can have a significant negative impact on people’s lives, including risk of suicide. Without mental health treatment, symptoms can worsen, resulting in more severe effects. While traditional treatment for anxiety and depression can be effective, it is important to recognize that depression impacts more than just the emotions. A holistic treatment approach to anxiety and depression is an effective way to address symptoms and result in greater mental and emotional health.

Treatment for Depression
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Treatment Options for Depression

Developed for and used exclusively by the Holistic Sanctuary, the Pouyan Method utilizes two aspects of the mental health treatment program to help clients: ancient plant-based medicine, holistic medicine, stem cell therapy and non-invasive therapies.

Ancient Plant-based Medicine

Ancient plant-based medicine uses sacred plants,  peptides and alkaloids from nature for healing and reconnect the soul, bring the physical body to greater health. As the body becomes physically healthier, clients are better equipped to address the mental and spiritual needs to break addiction. The new depression treatment at our luxury treatment center uses:
  • Daily five-hour intravenous high-dose amino acid brain repair NAD+ IV therapy, which helps heal the physical body at the cellular level.
  • Clients are given daily colonic green coffee enemas to cleanse the body and liver of toxins.
  • While in the holistic treatment program, clients are given a healthy diet.
  • The food provided is an organic, plant-based diet that is non-GMO, soy-free, gluten-free, and kosher.
  • Junk food is not permitted in the program in order to contribute to the clients’ physical health.

Non-invasive Therapies

The non-invasive therapies used to provide for the clients’ mental and spiritual healing are just as important as the physical interventions for mental health issues. In addition to extensive and in-depth one-on-one counseling sessions every day, clients have access to:

  • Reiki
  • Massage sessions for relaxation and stress-relief
  • Yoga and Meditation
  • Carbon sauna
  • HBOT- Hyperbaric chamber sessions providing pure oxygen therapy to clients.

The Holistic Sanctuary is the only depression treatment center that has hyperbaric machines.  These innovative, state-of-the-art chambers are used to contribute to clients’ health and complete recovery. They are safe and contribute to the success of clients’ holistic outcomes.

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What is Holistic Treatment for Depression?

At our holistic depression treatment centers, The Holistic Sanctuary provides a holistic approach to its luxury rehab healing center. A holistic depression treatment includes interventions to provide healing for the mind, body, and spirit. Each of these elements contributes to the client’s overall health, not only to the recovery from a particular condition.

As a result, in order for the holistic remedies for depression and post traumatic stress disorder to be successful, each element must be given equal attention and support in the program.

Treatment for Depression

It is for this reason that the Holistic Sanctuary has developed a comprehensive program for treating drug and alcohol addiction as well as healing from depression and anxiety, PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), mental health, and other behavioral issues or co-occurring disorders.

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    What to expect at top rehabilitation centers for depression?

    An exquisite rehabilitation center for depression like the Holistic Sanctuary runs by applying holistic principles to the mental conditions, PTSD, drug and alcohol addiction. Successful depression rehabilitation centers develop customized programs for every patient, as they are all different in sickness and healing.

    It is our belief that all mental health issues like depression or addiction to substance abuse are not incurable genetic chronic conditions, especially when we know and have seen complete and total healing. The Holistic Sanctuary is a Luxury Healing Center for depression where the mental health issue is just a symptom of imbalances of the mind, body, and soul. Addressing all aspects with the same consideration is what makes the non-traditional depression recovery facilities like the Holistic Sanctuary treatment center stand out and have success.


    Though mental health conditions have predominantly physical causes, recovery from medications and mental health issues requires healing of the mind, body, and soul. In order to provide for clients’ mental needs, the Holistic Sanctuary develops a unique customized protocol for each client, focusing on the client’s issues and how they can be addressed. Through daily in-depth healing sessions and the non-invasive holistic therapies provided to clients, our protocols get to the root of clients’ addictions in order to heal the mind and overcome the addiction and co-occurring disorders. By healing the mind, the Holistic Sanctuary program provides a foundation for holistic health for clients. In addition, the therapies used to heal the client’s mind equip the client to combat cravings for drugs and alcohol as well as coping mechanisms to deal with challenges, triggers, and events that could lead back to substance abuse.


    Medications dependency has a significant impact on the physical body. It is for this reason that the Holistic Sanctuary uses a carefully cultivated program to heal the physical body, including ridding the body of medications and toxins in order to overcome negative physical impacts and return the body to improved physical health. The interventions used to treat the physical body are built on the ancient plant-based medicine and healthy nutrition used in the program. The natural plant-based interventions, such as the Ibogaine, Ayahuasca and DMT also with a plant-based diet allow the body to work with its natural processes to eliminate toxins and rebuild its natural strengths and health. By healing the physical body, the client is in a better physical position to participate in the therapies to heal the mind and spirit. If the client is in poor physical health, the client will be unable to develop coping mechanisms to overcome challenges and effectively use the therapies to address the root causes of Depression, Trauma, PTSD and medication dependency. 


    The third component of the holistic treatment approach used by the Holistic Sanctuary is the spirit. Healing the spirit gives clients an understanding of themselves and their place in the world in order to use what they have learned at our facility in order to live sober and healthy after program completion. Through counseling, yoga, and other interventions, clients are given the opportunity to examine themselves and their spiritual beliefs in order to engage in spiritual healing. Through spiritual healing, clients can move beyond the experiences of their pasts, letting go of the causes of drug and alcohol addiction in order to live a healthy, sober life.

    The Holistic Sanctuary is a high-end depression treatment center that utilizes a holistic approach to help clients overcome drug and alcohol addiction as well as depression and anxiety, PTSD and other mental/behavioral challenges. Through the use of the innovative Pouyan Method, developed specifically for the facility, clients are given all they need to overcome drug and alcohol addiction and develop tools and coping mechanisms to remain healthy and sober for the rest of their lives. No matter what clients have experienced in the past, successful completion of the treatment program will help them heal their mind, body, and spirits for the rest of their lives, leading to a life of sobriety and health.

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    What is Depression?

    Depression is more than just feeling sad. When people feel depressed, they experience profound feelings of hopelessness and despair. They may feel numb, preventing them from feeling anything at all. Quite often, depression has a direct impact on people’s abilities to function throughout the day. They may have difficulty getting out of bed and engaging in self-care, they may be unable to work, and they may spend a great deal of time sleeping. Unfortunately, if depression goes untreated, it can worsen, leading people to attempt suicide. Understanding this condition and how it is treated can help people get the help they need in order to overcome it.

    The most common symptoms of depression are:

    • feelings of hopelessness or despair
    • feelings of worthlessness
    • disinterest in activities
    • fatigue
    • insomnia
    • loss of appetite
    • increased appetite
    • excessive weight gain
    • excessive weight loss
    • inability to engage in self-care activities, such as showering
    • frequent crying
    • feelings of numbness or lack of emotional expression
    • mood swings
    • anxiety
    • restless sleep
    • social isolation
    • difficulty concentrating
    • agitation or irritability

    While many people feel sad or mildly depressed at times, particularly if facing challenges or traumas, ongoing symptoms of depression can be problematic. Those who experience depression and do not seek treatment are at risk for worsening symptoms.

    Why choose Inpatient Treatment for depression and anxiety?

    It is important to seek help when feeling depressed prevent people from functioning normally. The specific treatment depends on the individual’s needs and experiences, and may include various methods. While some patients may only need occasional talk therapy or cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), others may need a more intensive residential treatment program, such as those available at inpatient depression treatment centers like The Holistic Sanctuary. The holistic approach and complexity of therapeutic plan will provide depressed patients the help they need for lifetime recovery. CBT – Cognitive behavioral therapy may not be enough for healing.

    Residential treatment centers for depression and anxiety such as the Holistic Sanctuary take care of the body, mind, and soul, leading to complete recovery. Every aspect of the condition is addressed at our residential depression treatment centers, as patients take distance from their lives and focus exclusively on their recovery. Treatment for chronic and treatment resistant depression is only possible with residential programs in facilities like the Holistic Sanctuary. Just keep in mind that our holistic approach goes beyond behavioral therapy.

    Are outpatient programs for depression a good choice?

    Many rehab centers also offer outpatient programs that provide help for depressed patients. When people seek traditional help, there are usually two types of approaches used. The first is treatment in the form of talk therapy. The second takes the form of medication. Usually, professional help using medication still requires talk therapy. At the Holistic Sanctuary, we only do inpatient therapy, and we are convinced that once you meet our philosophy and undergo our therapies, you will know you’ve moved past talk therapy and medication.

    How do best treatment centers for depression stand out?

    At many top depression treatment centers, therapy, whether individual or group therapy, is usually the first option for depressed people. It involves talking about the symptoms and the causes of their condition. Through these conversations, patients can develop a better understanding of themselves and their situations as well as tools to more effectively deal with causes of depression in their lives. By understanding their condition and triggers for how they feel, patients can overcome their feelings of depression and begin to feel better. Group therapy can be effective because it allows people with depression to meet and connect with others who are also experiencing depression. This creates support for people struggling with depression so they know they are not alone. It can also help people develop new tools and tricks to deal with their depressive symptoms and overcome them more effectively.
    At The Holistic Sanctuary, we favor the use of sacred plant therapy for introspection, since evidence has proven the efficacy of a small number of sacred plant sessions over a much greater number of talk therapy sessions.

    At the best depression treatment centers in the world only therapies that work for the patient are used, and the Holistic Sanctuary follows this principle closely.

    Is it possible to have depression and anxiety treatment without medication?

    In traditional centers, many patients are also prescribed medication as part of professional help. Medication does not fix the depressed patient. Instead, it helps boost patients’ moods so they can work through the condition through the therapy component of their program. That is why professional help that relies on medication also includes therapy.

    There are a wide range of medications available for depressed patients to ensure that the medication meets the needs of the patient without unnecessary side effects. Many people use medication only temporarily. Once they feel better, they can taper off their medications. However, some people stay on medications longer, such as in the case of conditions caused by chemical imbalances. In these cases, medication is an important part of the therapeutic program so that their symptoms can be reduced enough to allow the patient to overcome their symptoms.

    The problem of this narrative is that it is not true to reality. Large numbers of depression sufferers relapse and become hooked on addictive medication for life. At The Holistic Sanctuary, we unhook the patients from their medications, repair the brain and body using 100% natural metods to not crave the meds, and equip the patient with the tools they need to stay medication-free for life.

    Treatment for Depression in a Holistic Approach

    What is the natural treatment for depression?

    While the traditional treatment approach for depression may be effective for some people, it focuses primarily on the emotional aspects of the effects of depression. However, depression affects the whole person, which includes mental and physical effects. From this perspective a holistic approach, which may be viewed as alternative and non-medical treatment for depression, can be more effective. However, in order to be effective, the holistic treatment approach must include treating the whole person: mind, body, and emotions. In this way, the non-drug treatment for depression can deal with all types of symptoms that come with mental conditions.

    What is the alternative depression treatment all about?

    Healing the mind, body, and soul of the depressed patient or dealing with anxiety or addiction will give him/her a genuine chance to recovery.

    Treatment for Depression: Healing the Mind

    Addressing the mind is an important component of treating depression, particularly in a holistic approach. Even though depression deals primarily with emotions, the treatment focuses on changing thinking patterns so patients can overcome their depressive symptoms. Quite often, people become depressed because of the way the mind reacts to various stimuli. In a holistic approach, treating the mind includes changing thought patterns so that the stimuli patients experience do not result in symptoms of depression. This is accomplished through therapy, which helps patients identify the negative thought patterns so they can be changed.

    Treatment for Depression: Healing the Body

    Though the symptoms of this condition primarily deal with the mind and emotions, it does have an impact on the physical body, as well. It can lead to aches and pains, fatigue, headaches, increased illness, and many other physical effects. In order to treat these effects, physical treatment must be considered, as well. It is often recommended that depressed patients examine their nutrition, sleep patterns, and physical activity. Addressing these three physical elements can help alleviate symptoms and help patients feel better. Eating and sleeping properly helps people maintain their health, and physical activity is not only healthy but exercise releases endorphins that can counteract feelings of acute sadness. In addition, taking care of the physical body puts the patient in a better position for other aspects of the program to be effective.

    Treatment for Depression: Healing the Emotions

    The most important aspect of depression treatment, particularly in the holistic treatment approach, is treating the emotions. Depression is primarily a disorder dealing with emotions (or a lack of emotions). Therefore, it is necessary that treatments address the way the patient is feeling and help the patient get where they need to be in order to feel better and be healthy. The treatment for emotions is closely related to treatment for the mind. Specifically, the patient uses therapy and medication to address the negative feelings and change thought patterns to increase positive feelings. One way this can be accomplished is by focusing on the positive emotions and experiences rather than the negative feelings and traumatizing experiences. This can be difficult to accomplish, but it is effective when used as part of a holistic treatment approach.

    Whether feelings of depression are minor and can be handled with occasional therapy or are severe and require residential treatment at treatment centers, it is important to seek treatment for depression in order to heal. Depression can have a significant and negative impact on the individual’s life and, if left untreated, depression can worsen, putting the individual at risk for suicidal ideation and actions. The sooner treatment begins, the more effective it can be at easing symptoms and helping the individual find relief.

    If you or someone you know needs treatment for depression, contact The Holistic Sanctuary for a holistic treatment approach, including residential treatment.

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