Although Bahrain is said to be in the High Income Group of countries, spending about 4.54% of its GDP on health, the World Health Organisation estimates that only 3.96% of this is spent on mental health care facilities. Unfortunately, the data on conditions such as trauma is quite scarce with PTSD Research Quarterly writing that there were few… Read more about Treatment for Trauma Bahrain
Don Lavender is Camino Recovery’s Programme Director. An American psychotherapist with more than 30 years experience in clinical management and consultative positions, working in some of the most effective and best-known treatment centres in the world, including the Priory hospitals in the UK and Sierra Tucson in Arizona. Our very own Don Lavender featured on… Read more about Don Lavender on air with Mijas Radio 3.40
Psychotherapy is therapy for emotional wellbeing. It’s a therapy that focuses on thoughts that influence patterns of behaviour. In a professional capacity, psychotherapists use techniques that facilitate the resolution of emotional problems and help to bring about positive change to a person’s mental health and experience of life. Although psychotherapy is often known as the… Read more about What is Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP)?
If an addiction has taken over your life or the life of somebody you care about, you are probably going to be approaching the holiday season with a sense of dread or excitement – maybe a bit of both. Each January, there is a surge in the number of people trying to quit or moderate… Read more about Sober for Christmas
At Camino Recovery we aim to work for you, but most importantly we work with you in order to create the best results possible. The process of recovery in any sense is never an easy one, and so the treatment needs to be as practically relevant as possible. Here at Camino Recovery we practice Equine-Utilised… Read more about Dance with those that run with laughter
Addiction often sounds like a dirty word that polite society applies to down-and-outs who are living rough. Actually, addiction does not discriminate. Addiction is the act of medicating pain, which can be physical or emotional. Addiction is symptomatic of many things that prompt us to ‘use’ whatever is at our disposal to deal with the… Read more about Understanding Addiction
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, or EAP, is a specialised form of therapy using horses to help patients cope with addiction. Since this type of therapy emerged several decades ago it has been understood that interaction with horses can break down barriers far more quickly than is the case in relations with other human beings. In order to accomplish simple tasks, therefore, patients are taught to speak ‘the language of the horse’, which is devoid of deception and manipulation.
Recent stories in the newspapers reported on Paul Gascoigne’s departure for a US rehab clinic, where the star will be treated for his addictions with revolutionary treatment involving horses, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP). Don Lavender, who now directs the recovery programme at Camino Recovery in Velez Malaga, is the Psychotherapist who helped to develop this… Read more about Horses Help Paul Gascoigne Rein In The Boozing