Located in Hilo, Hawaii, a coastal town on Hawaii’s Big Island, Hawaii Naturopathic Retreat is a multi-faceted behavioral health facility that emphasizes holistic and natural treatment methods. While the organization has two residential locations in Hilo and Pahoa, with variable lengths of stay, those seeking more flexible care can also attend individualized outpatient therapy programs to suit their schedules.
Treatment and Staff
Before beginning treatment, all participants go through an initial intake and assessment process to help the staff members determine their needs. Though on-site medical detox with Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is not available, the organization does offer its own natural detox practice, which can include castor oil packs, colon hydrotherapy, coffee enemas, chelation therapy, juice fasting, water fasting and an infrared sauna. Once stabilized, participants can continue onto therapy that fits their needs.
While all programs are individualized, treatment typically includes both individual and group therapy with evidence-based treatment practices including CBT and DBT. In addition to these methods, however, the organization also offers a range of alternative and holistic modalities including hypnotherapy, Gestalt therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Reichian breathwork, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), mindfulness training, art therapy and more. While the majority of treatment is aimed at helping clients dealing with addiction, anxiety, depression and other mental disorders, the organization also accepts participants attempting to heal cancer, fibromyalgia, candidiasis, Lyme disease and a range of other medical conditions from a holistic perspective.
While 12-step participation is not always required, clients can get referrals to nearby meetings (or other self-help meetings) upon request. Though support for co-occurring disorders is offered, the treatment approach is relatively non-medical.
The staff at Hawaii Naturopathic Retreat consists of naturopathic doctors, nurses, hypnotherapists, massage therapists, LMFTs, yoga instructors, acupuncturists and additional Master’s-level counselors.
Clients also work in a range of physical exercises including yoga, biking, swimming, hiking, surfing and other rotating activities. Because all of the therapists have their own holistic specializations, prospective clients may need to visit the website to get a sense of the scope of their complete offerings. Upon completing a program, participants can also work with staff members to develop step-down aftercare and discharge plans.
In all, Hawaii Naturopathic Retreat is, as its name suggests, a fully comprehensive treatment center dedicated to offering every imaginable alternative and holistic remedy. While some evidence-based care is included as well, the majority of treatment relies on a combination of relaxation exercises, nutritional and dietary interventions and spiritual guidance through various modalities. While anyone seeking a more traditionally medical or psychiatric program may want to seek additional care elsewhere, Hawaii Naturopathic Retreat remains a strong option for those looking for a unique approach to recovery.
Hawaii Naturopathic Retreat
239 Haili St
Hilo, HI 96720
Hawaii Naturopathic Retreat Outpatient Cost: $100-$300 (per hour, outpatient); varies by program specifics; call for cost. Reach Hawaii Naturopathic Retreat by phone at (808) 933-4400. Find Hawaii Naturopathic Retreat on Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest and Google+
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