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It is possible to treat mental health problems with alternative therapies and without drugs, whether it is for anxiety, depression or schizophrenia among others — so claimed Terri Bowman, the owner of Brain Wellness Spa in Perth, Australia.
The place, a first of its kind in the world, offers spa menu to people dealing wit various issues affecting mental health. It provides treatment without the use of a standard clinical approach that often involves the use of medication.
Offering an atmosphere that is relaxing and supportive, it aims to give a sense of safety to people. It claims to have a 98 percent success rate using this approach.
Bowman set up the Brain Wellness Spa in Perth with her unpleasant experience as a mental health patient in mind. She had earlier suffered from a psychotic episode for which she was admitted to a psychiatric ward.
She also claimed that her doctors managed her condition with medicine, and it was eventually known to be a case of menstrual psychosis. By then she had experienced depression and anxiety.
As someone who received education and training in “brain behavior” in Germany and the UK, she created ‘Quantum Neuro Recoding’ treatment for the Brain Wellness Spa. It is a method that reprograms the brain by way of the unconscious mind which she claims is where every psychological problem is rooted in. She explained that this approach prevents the brain from working in a way which results in bad memory or behavior.
Bowman argued that the core problem with being in an environment such as in a therapist’s office that neither nurtures nor supports a person living with mental health issues is that the brain reacts in such a way that makes a person feel worse.
For $195, clients can have a treatment session where there is soothing music playing, as well as décor and chairs typical of a spa, the Daily Mail reported.