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The Polyvagal Theory: What Is It and How Does it Work?

The past few decades have seen huge advancements in mental health treatment. These advancements bring new theories and approaches to how we understand our brain and body. One of the more recent advancements comes from Dr. Stephen Porges, a Psychologist and Neuroscientist who coined The Polyvagal Theory. At the heart of his theory is the […]

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The Recovery Journey For An Alcoholic: The Balance Approach

The effects of alcoholism can be devastating. Recovery is a deeply personal journey. At The Balance, we take our time to understand each individual who comes to us. We build our program around your lifestyle; we adapt in real-time. There is no other luxury rehab centre in the world that does this better than we […]

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How To Stay Mindful in The Workplace 

We were not built to sit in front of screens and live sedentary lifestyles. This evolution is relatively recent. Only in the last twenty years have we seen our daily lives become this way. These changes have brought both positive and negative effects. In today’s world, it is very easy to get overwhelmed and distracted […]

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How to Stage an Intervention: Our Expert Insights

When a loved one is struggling with an addiction, staging an intervention can be the thing that saves their life. But it’s not an easy thing to do. It’s crucial to meticulously plan every step: before, during, and after. If not done correctly, an intervention can exacerbate the situation and isolate the addict further. There […]

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Our Top 10 Favourite Supplements for Mental Health

There is no supplement that will save your life. Even though the world will sometimes have you believe so. The best way to take supplements is off the back of an in-depth blood test that can detail where you are deficient, or if you have too much of something as is the case in hypervitaminosis […]

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Biochemical Restoration: What is it and How Does it work? 

When the body is not performing well, the brain cannot either. At The Balance, this foundational connection is at the core of what we do. We know that treatments are not optimal if the internal body is out of balance. A key part of our programs is the biochemical restoration: an individualised approach to helping […]

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How to Support a Loved One with Bipolar Disorder: Our Tips

Bipolar Disorder affects millions of people around the world. It also affects the millions of people around those individuals. It can be a challenge to know how to best support a loved one with the diagnosis. The highs and lows can strain even the strongest of relationships. This Bipolar Awareness Day, we sat down with […]

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Personality Disorders: Understanding Them and Our Unique Approach

Personality Disorders are complex mental health conditions that affect an individual’s thoughts, emotions, and behaviours – often leading to serious impact in a person’s personal and social life. These disorders develop as a means of coping with early life, often linked to trauma or neglect. It shows up in interactions with friends, family, colleagues, and […]

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Sleep Disorders: Identifying Them & Our Unique Approach

Sleep disorders are one of the most common issues in the world today, with 1/3rd of the population suffering with one. Without healthy sleep, our bodies and minds cannot function. Sleep is what allows us to recover from the day, support cognitive function, and maintain a healthy emotional balance. Good sleep is not just about […]

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Understanding and Treating Trauma & PTSD

Trauma can be caused by any overwhelming experience that threatens or causes harm, either physical or emotional

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How Stress Affects the Body

Stress is the body’s response to any demand or threat. When you perceive a situation as challenging or dangerous, your body undergoes a series of biochemical and physiological changes, known as the stress response

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OCD: Common Misconceptions & Our Unique Approach

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a complex mental health condition that affects millions worldwide, yet it is often misunderstood. It is estimated that 2% of the global condition is living with this condition, with 9 out of 10 experiencing a co-occurring disorder. In film and television, we often see it displayed as an insatiable desire for […]

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What is Mindfulness? How it Works and our Favourite Practices

We all want to be present, but getting there is easier said than done. Especially today, when we have a million things vying for our attention on a daily basis. The mind is constantly filtering out noise in pursuit of a calmer, more fulfilled lifestyle. For high-profile people, it can be even louder. At The […]

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Neuroplasticity: What is it and Why Does it Matter

At its core, neuroplasticity is about change. Every experience, thought, emotion, and learning process we undergo reshapes our brain’s physical structure, enabling us to adapt to new situations

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Rolfing: What is it and How Does it Work

Rolfing is a type of massage that activates the nervous system within the connective tissue. “It’s psychotherapy through hands,” says our expert Rolfer, Petro.

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Bipolar Disorder: Common Misconceptions & Our Unique Approach

Bipolar Disorder is one of the most common mental health conditions in the world. It is estimated that every 1 out of a 100 people have bipolar disorder.

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Understanding Addiction & Treatment: The Balance Approach

It is important to know that an addiction develops from an underlying issue, it is not the issue itself. Our expert addiction therapist, Enrique Torres, explains the root cause

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The Impact of Environment on Recovery: A Look Inside The Balance Clinic’s Setting

There is a significant, and well-studied link between weather and mood. An individual extremely sensitive to changes in weather may develop SAD – seasonal affective disorder

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The Work-Life Balance: Our Tips & Tricks

We live in a digital age. The days when work was confined to an office space or address are long gone. Now, we can access work in the form of our cell phones and laptops

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Eating Disorder Recovery: Common Misconceptions & Our Unique Approach

There are two types of eating disorders someone can have: biochemical and physical or psychological. A biochemical, or physical, eating disorder is one that arises out of a change from the body first.

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Panic Attacks: Five Tips To Tackle them in the Moment

Experiencing a panic attack can be a profoundly unsettling experience, marked by a sudden onslaught of intense fear or discomfort. We understand that anyone, including affluent individuals, can be affected by these overwhelming moments of anxiety. It is estimated that 22.7% of the population will experience a panic attack in their lifetime. With numbers that […]

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The Science of Sound Healing: Expert Insights 

As society gravitates towards alternative and luxurious wellness therapies, it’s important to understand what actually works and why. Something as simple as sound healing is easy to discount, but contrary to common belief, sound healing is scientifically backed. In physics, there are laws that bind us, and sound abides by those same laws.How we interact […]

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The Impact of Cancer on Relationships: Navigating Together

The period of time after a Cancer diagnosis is distinct. It has the ability to impact relationships on many levels, both positive and negative

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2024 – Embracing the Year of ‘The Self’: Staying Motivated and Overcoming Challenges in Your New Year’s Goals

let’s explore 2024 together; a year the industry is calling ‘The Year of the Self.’ But what does that mean? And how can you make the most of this fresh start?

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Beyond Wealth: Navigating Addiction and Finding Purpose  

The festive season can be both joyful and challenging, especially for individuals facing addiction or supporting someone in recovery.

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Burnout recovery for Business Leaders  

As the festive season approaches, it’s easy to get caught in a whirlwind of expectations and commitments. For many affluent individuals, this time of year can paradoxically become a period of heightened stress and burnout, rather than one of relaxation and joy. If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, remember that you’re not alone, and there […]

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