SWISS MEDICAL EXPERTISE: ZURICH, MALLORCA, LONDON, NEW YORK

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Environment matters. Especially when it comes to the healing process. We can quickly become what we surround ourselves with – so it’s important to be mindful of who and what we chose. Our sense of well-being comes from many different factors, but there is perhaps no greater contributor than our environment. Especially for affluent individuals, who often find themselves in high intensity places and cities that never sleep.

In this blog, we explore the relationship between environment and healing, take a look inside The Balance’s setting, and hear from our founder and CEO, Abdullah Boulad, on why he believed Switzerland was missing a key ingredient in the recovery process that led him to move his and Dr Sarah Boss’s expertise to the Spanish island of Mallorca.

The Impact of Environment on Recovery

An environment is not just where you are, but a collection of factors that contribute to a sense of place. This can include the physical space, weather, energy, and sense of community. 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.

This is a type of depression that peaks during colder, darker months and is believed to be related to light exposure. Not everyone that is affected by the weather will develop SAD, but many people will experience shifts in their mood and energy levels based on the atmosphere around them. As the sunshine is one of our main forms of obtaining Vitamin D, many people in cities have deficiencies. While taking a supplement to make up for the lack of sun can be necessary, nothing compares to the real thing. Our CEO and Founder notes “the sun is the cheapest form of anti-burnout therapy you will find.”

Beyond the atmosphere around us, an environment is also who we surround ourselves with and our sense of community. Most, if not all of us, will have experienced a bad environment in our lifetime due to the people around us. We are energetic beings, when a space has gone sour – we feel it. It’s important to take note of these environment shifts and be aware of their affect on you. In more extreme scenarios, when an individual experiences a trauma – that place can forever be linked psychologically to what they felt in that moment. The process of re-establishing safety within the mind and body is a delicate one – but being lead slowly by professionals who understand this relationship and guide you out of the darkness can transform your life in profound ways. A supportive and safe environment is necessary in order to overcome the past.

Our Founder and CEO brought years of experience as an entrepreneur in Switzerland to Mallorca because he saw a potential untapped. In luxury Swiss rehabs, the key ingredient they miss in the recovery process – environment. Most of us work and build our careers in cities, especially high performing individuals. When your atmosphere is New York, London, Munich, or Zurich – you will find yourself at the will of the sky most days. The weather changes often, and often not for the better. He gathered his collection of mental health and addiction experts and headed west. He chose Mallorca for the paradox is presented: you could be in the mountains and then in the sea in a matter of minutes.

All the cities are buzzing — there’s constant, passive stress everywhere you go. In Mallorca, it’s quiet. There’s space between the noise. Mallorca makes it easy for us to integrate nature-based activities such as gardening, hiking, and meditation for our clients to connect to the world around them, and disconnect from the digital. He built a team of experts, led by Dr Sarah Boss, to bring the best of healing practices around the world to the right environment. Our team shows the same support to one another that we do our clients. This dynamic is something our patients feel as soon as they meet us. We’ve built an environment conducive to healing on all levels.

We offer three unique accommodation settings with our inpatient services in Mallorca. They cater to each kind of individual – but the sunshine binds them. All of our residences were built with the idea of space in mind. We know that when you see space, your mind can make some. The physical quickly becomes mental. For those that prefer greenery, we have our signature Fincas. These villas span an impressive 240,000 square meters, and have their own private gardens, swimming pool, with treatment and fitness rooms.

For those that want to be closer to the water, and fall asleep to the sounds of the shore — our sea front villas capture a perfect balance of both land and sea. They feature panoramic beachfront view and their own swimming pool. Then there’s our fully immersive program on our super yachts. This experience underscores the positive effects of water on mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Featuring a master bedroom, treatments rooms, and private kitchen all on board. Each of our residences are meticulously maintained by our housekeeping staff ensuring impeccable hygiene and the highest level of comfort during every stay.

The environment you surround yourself with is not just where you are, but what’s around you. It’s important to cultivate an awareness about how different environmental factors affect us. This way we can make small shifts in our lifestyle that set us up for success. A good amount of time spent in the mountains, forest or ocean can radically change the way you feel. We use the best of mother nature to bridge the gap between you and the world around you. It’s easier than ever to disconnect ourselves from the natural world. The Balance Healthcare Group has placed itself in the perfect setting to restore that connection and lay the path for recovery.

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