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Satya Recovery & Ayurveda

FAQ

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  • Can you provide more details about the Ayurvedic approach you use for addiction recovery? What makes it unique?
    Certainly, the Ayurvedic approach to addiction recovery used at Satya Recovery and Ayurveda is unique because it combines ancient holistic principles with modern addiction recovery techniques. Here are more details about what sets this approach apart: Individualised Treatment: Ayurveda recognises that each person is unique, and addiction affects individuals differently. The approach begins with a thorough assessment of the individual's constitution (Prakriti) and imbalances (Vikriti). This assessment helps create a personalised treatment plan that addresses the root causes of addiction specific to that person. Holistic Healing: Ayurveda views addiction as a disturbance in the mind, body, and spirit. The treatment focuses on balancing all aspects of a person's life, including physical health, mental well-being, and emotional stability. Herbal Therapies: Ayurveda utilises natural herbs and botanicals to support detoxification, reduce cravings, and promote overall well-being. These herbs are selected based on an individual's constitution and imbalances. Diet and Nutrition: Nutrition plays a crucial role in Ayurveda. The approach includes dietary recommendations tailored to the individual's constitution and imbalances. A balanced diet supports physical and mental health during recovery. Yoga and Meditation: Yoga and meditation practices are integrated into the treatment plan to help individuals manage stress, improve focus, and connect with their inner selves. These practices are effective in reducing anxiety and depression commonly associated with addiction. Emotional Support: Addiction often stems from underlying emotional issues. Ayurveda emphasises emotional healing through counseling, mindfulness, and self-awareness techniques. It provides a safe and supportive environment for individuals to address their emotional challenges. Sustainable Recovery: Ayurvedic principles encourage individuals to develop healthy routines and habits. This helps in maintaining sobriety and preventing relapse by promoting a balanced and mindful lifestyle. Long-Term Wellness: The Ayurvedic approach doesn't just aim for recovery but strives for long-term wellness. It equips individuals with the knowledge and tools needed to continue a healthy and fulfilling life beyond addiction. Cultural Sensitivity: Ayurveda respects cultural and spiritual beliefs, making it an inclusive approach that can be adapted to various belief systems and backgrounds. In summary, what makes the Ayurvedic approach unique is its holistic and individualised nature. It recognises that addiction is a complex issue that affects the whole person, and it addresses not only the symptoms but also the underlying imbalances and causes. By providing a comprehensive and tailored treatment plan, it offers a path to recovery that is both effective and sustainable.
  • What inspired you to start Satya Recovery and Ayurveda?
    My inspiration for founding Satya Recovery and Ayurveda stems from a deep commitment to helping individuals overcome addiction using a holistic and compassionate approach. My own recovery journey was a gradual process of experiencing these techniques as I looked for ways to help. I believe in the transformative power of Ayurveda and its ability to heal not just the body but also the mind and soul. Witnessing the positive impact of this approach on individuals struggling with addiction has been my driving force.
  • Do you offer in-person services, online consultations, or a combination of both?
    I offer a flexible approach to cater to my clients' needs. I provide in-person services for those who prefer face-to-face interactions, as well as online consultations for individuals who seek my guidance from the comfort of their homes or from distant locations. My combination of in-person and online services allows me to reach a broader audience.
  • What specific addictions does your program address, and do you cater to co-occurring disorders?
    My program is designed to address a wide range of addictions, including alcohol, drugs, money (gambling), people (co-dependency, love addictions), technology (gaming, porn, social media). I recognise that addiction often co-occurs with other mental health disorders, and my approach is equipped to handle co-occurring disorders as part of the comprehensive treatment plan.
  • Can you describe the typical journey a client goes through when seeking help from your program?
    The typical client journey at Satya Recovery and Ayurveda begins with a thorough assessment of their constitution (Prakriti) and imbalances. Based on this assessment, I create a personalised treatment plan that may include Ayurvedic herbs, dietary recommendations, yoga, meditation, counseling, and emotional support. Throughout the journey, clients receive ongoing guidance and adjustments to their treatment plan to ensure their progress and well-being.
  • What are some common misconceptions people have about Ayurveda and addiction recovery?
    One common misconception is that Ayurveda is solely focused on physical health. In reality, Ayurveda takes a holistic approach, addressing mental and emotional well-being as well. Additionally, some may believe that Ayurveda is incompatible with modern addiction recovery methods, when, in fact, our approach integrates the best of both worlds. The classic Ayurveda text, Charaka Samhita made reference to treating addictions and this book was written over 5000 years ago.
  • Do you have any partnerships or collaborations with other organisations or professionals in the field?
    Yes, I collaborate with other professionals, including therapists, counsellors, and medical practitioners and rehab centres to ensure that my clients receive comprehensive care. These partnerships allow me to provide a holistic approach that addresses all aspects of addiction recovery.
  • How do you integrate Ayurvedic principles into diet and nutrition during the recovery process?
    Ayurvedic principles are integrated into the recovery process through personalised dietary recommendations that align with the individual's constitution (Prakriti) and imbalances (Vikriti). This approach helps clients nourish their bodies and minds to support the recovery journey.
  • What are the age ranges of your clients, and do you have specific programs tailored to different age groups?
    Myclients span a wide range of ages, from young adults to seniors. I offer personalised programs tailored to meet the unique needs and challenges of each age group, ensuring that our approach is accessible and effective for all, remembering the Ayurvedic way is different from everybody.
  • How do you address the needs of individuals who may be hesitant to seek help for addiction?
    I understand that seeking help for addiction can be daunting. I approach hesitant individuals with understanding and empathy, emphasising the confidentiality of our services and the judgment-free environment I provide. I aim to build trust and create a safe space for individuals to take the first step toward recovery.
  • What are some key challenges that your clients face when trying to overcome addiction?
    Clients often face challenges such as cravings, emotional triggers, social pressures, and relapse. My approach equips them with the tools and strategies to navigate these challenges effectively and develop resilience on their journey to sobriety.
  • What can I expect during a recovery coaching session?
    A recovery coaching session will involve a comprehensive assessment of your current physical, mental, and emotional health. I will then use the principles of Ayurveda to create an individualised plan of action that works to restore balance and health. The coaching session may include lifestyle recommendations, dietary guidance, meditation & breath work to help you achieve your health and wellness goals.
  • How do you envision the future of Satya Recovery and Ayurveda, and what are your goals for the business in the coming years?
    I envision a future where Satya Recovery and Ayurveda continues to be a leading resource for holistic addiction recovery, both nationally and internationally. My goals include expanding our reach to help more individuals find healing, building a strong community of support, and continuing to innovate and refine our approach to addiction recovery. This includes starting my own recovery and ayurveda centre where people seeking help can stay in the comfort of a retreat centre and receive leading edge holistic treatment at an affordable price.
  • How many recovery coaching sessions do I need?
    This will be different for each person and your individual circumstances. I would suggest starting off with a minimum of one session per week for a minimum of six weeks.
  • Do you do coaching sessions online?
    Yes I do, I can conduct the session on Zoom or in person at my private room near Kyneton, Victoria.
  • What type of oil is used during the massage?
    I use various oils depending on what your body is needing according to your Ayurvedic dosha. I use Sesame, Coconut, Ksherbala, Mahamash Tailam amongst a few.
  • Is the oil hot?
    I warm the oil before use to a comfortable temperature for you. Some people enjoy it been a bit hotter, however I work with your comfort level.
  • Will I get oil on my hair and clothing?
    In Ayurvedic massage, I apply a lot of oil to the body so the likelihood of getting oil in your hair and on clothing (underwear) is pretty high. I recommend you wear items that you don't mind getting some oil on.
  • Can I eat before the massage?
    I suggest not eating anything 1-2 hours prior to your massage. Avoid any stimulants (caffeine/alcohol) on the day of your massage if possible.
  • What happens during a Shirodhara?
    I apply a continuous stream of warm oil onto your forehead, which runs off through your hair into a bowl. This will last for approximatly 25-30 minutes. You simply try to relax and let go. The treatment is very relaxing so you may drift off to sleep. After the treatment, it is best to cover your head with a cap, beanie of scarf and avoid cold and windy environments.
  • Are there any reasons why I can't have a massage?
    Yes for the reasons below: If you are in your first trimester of pregnancy; If you have a cold, fever or diarrhoea; You are under the influence of alcohol or drugs; You have a serious skin disease; If you un-managed hyper-tension
  • I need to cancel an appointment, do you charge a cancellation fee?
    You can cancel or re-book an appointment with 24 hours notice. Within 24 Hours, if I can re-fill your scheduled time, I will not charge. If I cannot, then the appointment will be charged. If the cancellation is due to exceptional circumstances I will of course do my best to assist.
  • How do I pay?
    You can pay cash (preferred), bank transfer, online via card or by card directly. If you pay by card, I will charge an additional 2.5% to cover the charges incurred via Square, my payment provider.
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