What We Do
The treatment philosophy of Oxford Healthcare Retreat comes from the research and clinical evidence that ongoing stress, excessive work pressure and relationship difficulties tend to manifest in bodily symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, back and neck pain, muscle tension, digestive problems, disturbed sleep, weight issues and chronic pain. Conversely, chronic physical distress and pain affects us psychologically, resulting in irritability, depression, anxiety, and impacts negatively on our relationships, sleep quality, and energy levels.
Our therapeutic goal is to enhance your sense of overall well-being, facilitate an informed understanding of the way your mind and body interact, and provide a set of skilled based interventions to develop, secure and maintain optimal healthy functioning.
Why you need a healthcare retreat or stress detox
We live in a fast paced, high demand world in which we need to keep performing. Managing our stress and taking care of ourselves is crucial to a healthy sense of self, maintaining satisfying relationships, embracing our lives and finding pleasure in what we do and who we are.
Stress and exhaustion negatively affect our minds and bodies, compromise our energy levels, influence our thinking, and change our behaviours. This in turn affects our relationships and our sense of personal well-being. When we are psychologically stressed we experience increased anxiety, irritability and feelings of being overwhelmed and feeling out of control. This in turn creates ruminative (round and round) thinking processes and can lead to impulsive (and sometimes self-destructive) behaviours that we may regret afterwards. If this continues without respite, we start to feel depressed, depleted, exhausted and purposeless. The cycle of low mood, listlessness and tiredness will be perpetuated. This then manifests in our bodies as physiological symptoms which may include sleep disturbances, head-aches, muscle tension, digestive problems as well as chronic pain.
Time spent in the tranquil environment of the Oxford Healthcare Retreat offers a holistic approach to personal and relationship restoration and reinvigoration.