It was the spa-like roster of naturopathy, acupuncture, massage, sound healing, yoga, meditation that lured me in. Though I had heard of the Spectrum Recovery Program at Helix Healthcare Group as a global leader in the treatment of mental health and substance abuse and addiction – I was more interested in the "lighter" fare offered through the Catalyst Wellness Program: a little pampering, maybe a whirl with a wellness treatment that I'd never heard of. What I didn't expect was that Catalyst Wellness can be much more than a decadent time-out. Yes you may book individual appointments for any treatment, but Catalyst Wellness is actually designed as a highly individualized program, based on neuroscience, made to enhance the day-to-day relationship with oneself and their environment.
What this looks like is a team of leaders from different disciplines who work together to design a program to help the client move beyond blockages. For example Person A suffering from anxiety may be referred to a certain psychologist, yoga class and sound therapy, whereas Person B suffering from the same dis-ease may respond better to a different psychologist, acupuncture and naturopathy.
Curious, I jumped at the opportunity to try Sound Therapy. As I lay comfortably propped on the floor with cushions & blanket – melodic pitches & vibrations emanated from large singing bowls which I could gently feel through my body. I left the session feeling as though something had... shifted. I couldn't place my finger on anything specific but I had a certain sense of resolution and lightness. After the treatment, in a meeting with some of Helix's team leaders, they suggested that within every one of us there are limitations that we take with us [from past experiences] and as a result we're not living to our full potential in some areas – the treatments offered are designed to lift these limitations or at least draw awareness to the fact that they exist. Like a spa for the mind, body & soul.
For mini respite, listen to the guided meditation below shared by Helix Healthcare Group.