At the second stage of treatment, behavioral and psychological correction is conducted. Just above the rehabilitation facility, on the mountain of Salvation called "Tashtar-Ata", a hand made pile of stones and four pagodas (Christian, Muslim, Buddhist and Judaism) have found its accommodation. Patients come here to pray and perform rituals. Reading prayers can be described and used as one of the approaches to transpersonal psychotherapy. Here, patients also get acquainted with the next program they take the "MindCrafting".
What is MindCrafting?
"MindCrafting" is a new terminology in psychotherapy, literally meaning crafting the mind. "MindCrafting" is a psychotherapeutic synthesis of eastern spiritual and philosophical approaches to medicine and western pragmatic scientific techniques. The aim of "MindCrafting" is to help patient obtain wholeness of consciousness to sustain his/her psychological state by strengthening mental health, thus re-discovering patient's confidence and abilities. "MindCrafting" opens new horizons for self development and enables one to learn the techniques of anti-relapse auto trainings.
Where is the program conducted?
The program is conducted at the yurt camp Ak-Tengir (Bright Space) located on the lake Issyk-Kul. This place is popular for its healing waters, medical clay, fresh mountain air and sunny weather. Ak-Tengir has it all in order to heal body and spirit. Patients live in comfortable hand made yurts (traditional Kyrgyz houses used by nomads). Living in these yurts created a harmony of alliance with Mother Nature and psychological comfort. Besides, there is a sauna ( bania) located in one of these yurts at the very shore. It helps to clean organism from toxins and decay products in the most unique way ever.
In our clinic, doctors also conduct a group and individual psychotherapy- arrangement by Hellinger. Transactional analyses, body oriented therapy, art-therapy, and groups of personal growth. The innovative psycho technique which is not included in the program "MindCrafting" can be considered the Labyrinth. The Labyrinth is aimed to work with traumatic past and experience in the patient's memory. In order to ease psycho and physical state of the patient, patients are additionally sent to medical trips stretched along beautiful and sacred places around the lake.
The Seven Techniques
Specially designed psychotherapeutic techniques allow resisting deadly habits during remission.
A person, who completed rehabilitation course, has strengthened its spirit and will power, which will help in the future to reject any temptations for drug use.
- Beathing technique "Absolutus"
- Dervish dance
- Aum chanting
- Training "Vow of Silence"
Breathing practice allows patient to suppress the raging emotions, return to a calm state of mind and to immerse into a feeling of wholeness. After experiencing similar to cosmic feeling sensation, patient discovers absolutely new abilities within.
A tremendous emotional uplift is attained and person begins to feel happy here and now. The hidden potential is revealed and thinking becomes flexible and no ordinary. During the peak of the training, patient reaches the sensation of emptiness.
This is the point when person's consciousness expands and he/she is capable of seeing and solving things and problems from absolutely different, wiser perspectives.
Meditation allows reaching a certain state of consciousness. From the state of illness and suffering, patient is transformed into the feeling of self healing, harmony and internal balance.
According to Sri Aurobindo's meditating techniques, patient is brought to the feeling of unity, kindness, and positive perception of life in all its variety. The psychic energy is activated and then transferred above the frames of stereotypes.
This magic whirling dance came from the ancient times. The Mevlevi Order is a Sufi order founded by the followers of Jalal ad-Din Muhhamad Balkhi-Rumi, a 13th century Persian poet and theologian. Patients mimic the rhythmic spinning movement creating a powerful energy. This unique overwhelming feeling causes the body to fall to the earth.
A person feels the support of the earth but the consciousness is still present in the wild carousel. The spinning motion enables one to reach the Almighty. It is both an act of love and belief. The rhythmic spinning, the entire experience evokes the feelings of ecstasy and mystic flight raising confidence, endurance and courage.
The Aum, also spelled like Om, represents the sound that tunes human organism. Its effects on the body and mind provide peace, relaxation and harmony. The repetitious chanting produces excellent mental and physical health. The practice lowers blood pressure, increases the efficiency of all the cells and organs in the body. Aum chanting rejuvenates the mind and increases concentration and memory skills thereby effectively teaching the individual effective meditating techniques.
Aum chanting is a therapy program with outstanding healing benefits; it is u universal mantra that everyone is capable of performing. Aum symbolizes the stairs that take a person to the highest level of consciousness. One must understand that Aum is the underlying current permeating the universe. When meditating the Aum, you experience eternity, immortality, inner spiritual strength, deep insights and changes in your everyday life perception.
The ancient sages used this psycho-technique to replenish physical power and rest the mind. The relaxation trainings and methods date back centuries and were used to celebrate traditions and rituals. Every cell in the body succumbs to a state of intense relaxation. The body experiences a unique lightness uninterrupted by any external disturbances.
A 20 minute session in Savasana, is equivalent to a 3 hour sleep. The therapeutic nature of this training reduces migraines, lowers the blood pressure, and decreases symptoms associated with asthma, neuroses and depression.
Lapidopsychotherapy assumes working with the stone of soul. This is a modern practice directed to transform all negative thoughts and feelings inside the stone patient chose during rehabilitation period.
The stone is the keeper of information for centuries. Holding it tight in hands, patient transforms all his negative experience and feelings onto it.
Psychologically, the stone is now symbolizes the burden of past, and during the ritual of liberation on the Sacred Mountain of Salvation "Tashtar-Ata", it will be thrown into the huge pile of similar stones. In other words a patient will throw the burden off shoulders.
rom ancient times, silence was used as a powerful training tool. Indian yogis, Dervishes of the East, and Egyptian priests taught this element to their adepts. The vow of silence is an auto-psycho-training technique harmoniously linked to the psycho-therapeutic method linked to the natural wonders of "Tashtar-Ata".
This training is one of the most important elements in overcoming the patient's addictive behavior. Session is specifically focused on transforming the patient's personality through self-immersion, self analyses, critical thinking and self introspection of the patient's past. At this moment the "I am" concept begins to develop and the idea of "I am strong" solidly forms.