Whenever anyone is deciding upon where to go to heal and recover from their challenges, physical, emotional, mental or even spiritual, the first point is that it’s always preferable for you to leave the familiar environments and situations of your current lifestyle. This usually means removing yourself from your home, your village/town/city, and having a complete change of scenery. If you live in a city then it’s good to attend somewhere away from the bustle of city life. If you live somewhere quiet and secluded then it’s good to go somewhere with more activity around it. Go somewhere new and unfamiliar, but safe. There’s more to this topic than simply changing location. For many years now the idea of going somewhere appealing has come up and sought a retreat somewhere tropical and exotics a refuge has become the standard
In the USA originally it was heading to Florida, California, The Caribbean, etc, and for Europe, Spain and Portugal became popular, but globally, countries like Thailand have always appealed to refuge seekers from all around the planet – Australasia, Europe, North America, Middle East specifically. It seems that people seek beautiful sunny weather, mixed with the eastern Buddhist culture of kindness, mindfulness and wellness, organically. So Thailand has a global destination for a great many reasons, some of which are explained further on this page.
Although Thailand can be considered distant for many of our English-speaking enquires who maybe aren’t so familiar with long-haul flights (USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, Holland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Israel, Middle East, etc), Bangkok is truly one of the world’s greatest and most efficient international airport hubs and it’s just a short hop over to Koh Samui, where we’ll meet you and bring you over in a speed boat to gorgeous Koh Phangan.
Ask anyone who has traveled here, Thailand is unlike any other place in the world. Whilst at Holina you will have access to much of what Thailand really has to offer: magnificent beaches, snorkelling/scuba diving/free-diving, lush jungles, and some stunning mountain landscaping.
The tranquillity accessed via the scenery is further complemented by the enveloping of Thai Buddhist culture, which can be felt from the moment you step into Thailand and breathe in the sweet air of the ‘Land of Smiles.
We offer our residents the opportunity to experience mindfulness and meditation and encourage a visit with one of our Founders at Holina Monk Prah Olarn (Smiling Monk in Thai), the Senior Monk of Koh Phangan, at the local temple, as well as visiting other cultural sites on the Island, including the elephants.
Going for a Retreat in Koh Phangan, especially at Holina, permits you to access great help and care in a sunny and exotic location. This is known to create many positive psychological benefits.
Thailand is world-renowned for the hospitality of local people and at Holina you will be extremely well taken care of by our resort staff including the House Keeping team, as well as all our other Thai and even some Burmese staff. Every single one of our staff will make you feel welcome, and you’ll organically begin adopting some of the Thai customs, aimed at making one another feel extra special (very good for self worth and self esteem).
Please don’t worry about speaking the Thai language. All of our key staff members are English-speaking and that includes our Thai staff. Furthermore, the locals in Koh Phangan speak very good English so you’ll never struggle. If you are interested in learning some of the local language however, you might have the opportunity to pick up a few Thai words to take back home with you!
A Holina Retreat away from your home also allows you to maintain your privacy and confidentiality, which we know is a high priority for many of our participants. Being in such a quiet space makes your experience even more rewarding. Living in such beautiful surroundings (private beach, sea views over our peninsula, magnificent sunset backdrops, etc) goes a very long way towards making the retreat attractive. Furthermore, when attending our retreat in Koh Phangan, it’s very easy to explain to your friends and colleagues back home that you’re away on holiday.
Holina’s holistic approach brings to life a broad and healthy view that really meets the 6 primary human needs – certainty, significance, variety, love/connection, growth and contribution.
At Holina, we use this framework to provide a solution to the full range of addictive symptoms, while investing in the most beautiful location for recovery you’re likely to find in Asia and beyond. with the highest quality and prestigious facilities available.
This, combined with some of the world’s leading addiction specialists are some of the key components that lead to our client’s long term success.
The Holina therapeutic program is a combination of physical, cognitive, mental, behavioural, emotional and spiritual functionally alongside practical socially supportive activities and learnings.
Holina Village is a safe and contained space designed for young people from the age of 16 to 26, who are choosing to deal with their addictions.
A collaboration between UCLan Cyprus and Holina Cyprus, in areas of teaching, research, science, innovation and applied experience, aiming to support the wellbeing of Holina Cyprus’s residents.
Holina Rehab Resort provides a holistic recovery program for mind, body & soul. A robust 12-step program, psychotherapy & trauma resolution, body-movement, breathwork, somatic therapy, partially submerged in the pool, massages & physical wellness, art therapy, therapeutic activities, spiritual practices like meditation & mindfulness as well as a tailored post-rehab program
Holina Rehabilitation & Retreat Services are also available in Europe at our new Holina Youth Village in Cyprus. We welcome the younger generation who have addictions, more commonly online and behavioural addictions. Our well-established Holina Rehab site on Koh Phangan has now been in full operation for the last 8 months welcoming various clients from around the world to our paradise island.
We use the proven western 12 Step model of treatment, mixed with NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), and various other talking therapy strategies, combined with our holistic healing therapies and mixed with mindfulness practices, which originates from Thai Buddhism and other Eastern Spiritual practices
These are just a few of the main ingredients for a successful long-term recovery offered at Holina Rehab.
White beaches, turquoise sea and coconut palm trees – this tropical paradise island is the perfect place for detox and holistic addiction recovery.
Please send us a quick message here if you want more information about our Holina Holistic Retreat Programs. Please fill in your contact details and the best email address for our Holina Retreat co-ordinator will be straight back in contact to answer any questions you might have.
Coming to Holina is more than just a retreat. You will find support here for life. Even after completing your retreat, we offer support groups for continuing support on your life journey.
Welcome to the Holina Family!