Third stage of treatment. SEPT. Pilgrimage.

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After completion of the first two treatment stages followed by medical commission, patient can be allowed to undergo the Stress Energetic Psychotherapy or Pilgrimage. For the neurological department patients, we only recommend Pilgrimage.

The third stage is required in order to strengthen the results of treatment. Patients leave negative memories and experiences behind entering new, drug free fruitful and positive life.


What is SEPT and how is it conducted?

Stress Energetic Psychotherapy is a modernized form of elementary psychotherapy. The time line of the treatment process is important. Following the release from acute withdrawal syndrome and Mindcrafting (approximately during the fourth week of the treatment program), the patient medicinally induced, is put into a specific 20-35 minute transpersonal experience. At this very condition patients are partially disoriented in time and space, tremor and intensive sweating is observed. Patients experience something similar to catharsis- purification and renewal. During the session, patients are awake, can see and hear absolutely everything. They do not experience pain or physical discomfort. The consciousness is recharged by doctors-operators who imperatively give strong directives in the forms of words: you are strong, you are brave, you are a fully recharged person, and there is no power exists which can force you to take drugs or alcohol ever again!

How is the Stress Energetic Psychotherapy  session ( SEPT) conducted?

During the session, special elements of imperative influence and neuro linguistic programming (NLP) are used. On the third day, when the expectation level reaches the level of apogee, patient is taken to a specially designed room, where under the bright lights is being exposed to the session of a very powerful psychotherapeutic influence.

In this condition, patients are partially disoriented in time and space, and the symptoms of extensive sweating and body tremor is observed. They experience the feeling similar to catharsis- purification and rebirth. During the session, patients feel and hear absolutely everything and experience no discomfort or pain, while their mind is charged by doctor-operator with strong and stable directives for future- “You are strong!” “You are brave!” “ You are a fully recharged person and there is no power exists which can break your spirit!” After the SEPT session, patient falls asleep for 2-3 hours. When patient awakes, he feels rebirth. During the trance a pathological craving for drugs and alcohol is eliminated.

Why is SEPT needed for?

SEPT is a powerful finale which helps to completely destroy psychological addiction and provides confidence and power to believe in inner Self- the new, clean, and free of addiction SELF. SEPT provides stable and solid directives and installations for a long term remission and confidence to withstand the attempt of relapse.

How the pilgrimage works?

The alternative to the Stress Energetic Psycho Therapy is Pilgrimage. The beginning of the journey begins at the foothills of the great mountain passage Ala Bel. This journey is 250 km in length. For several days, the patient walks towards Tashtar-Ata, the mountain of salvation, carrying his/her stone of burden. While walking, the patient re-evaluates life and abilities. Everyday, the patient’s belief strengthens; the immense responsibility to overcome drug addiction and illness is finally accepted. During the rout each patient is escorted by a doctor who is silently witnesses the monumental achievements. The psychological analyses during this trying passage, amongst the incredible natural surroundings, serves as the necessary motivation to help viewing life from different perspective- to finally begin to appreciating life for what it truly is, a gift. Acclimating to the mountain air, camping at night, the physicality endured- all of these adaptations force the patient to delve into personal world. Step by step, hour by hour, the person is transformed.
After completing pilgrimage or SEPT, patient performs the ritual of rejection.

What is the ritual of rejection and why is it needed for?

The ritual of rejection is a metaphoric and symbolic act for the patient. The negative energy which was transferred to the stone is cast away. Addicts’ burdened past dissolves into ashes, a final surge to the summit of a sacred mountain to offer prayers at an ancient holy site takes place.

During the final moments of the rejection ritual, the patient approaches the peak of Tashtar-Ata carrying the stone of burden. It can be left or thrown onto a pile; not until then, will the transformation to the new SELF occur. The stone is thrown at the hear of a stone pile as the patient chants, “from stone to stone, from heart to heart, I pray that my hands are to become drug free forever!”.

After the patient throws the stone, he/she approaches the wild hawthorns to perform a tying ritual. The gesture of tying the knot on the wild bush signifies a rebirth of “SELF” free from addiction. Offering prayers is a gesture of respect for Mother Nature. Although the ritual is symbolic; the importance of it can be not understated. During the psychotherapeutic program, the meaning of the gestures is deeply important in meaning for the patients.

What is it needed for?

A challenging journey of the pilgrim is aimed at the patient itself. He must realize that he is a strong individual and his belief in recovery is unbendable.

Due to the mountain hypoxia, the organism is quickly restructuring and adapting to the surrounding environment. Chemistry and metabolism of the whole system change. A powerful impetus for brain chemistry restoration which was previously destroyed by drugs is given.