Don Lavender has spent nearly forty years working in and developing treatment centres around the world. Born and raised in the USA, he started his clinical career working for two of the world's leading treatment centres there. When Don relocated to the UK twenty years ago, he was … Read more about 2019 in Review with Don Lavender
Two of the most common mental health problems are depression and anxiety. In fact, each year one in four people in the UK experience depression, anxiety, or both. This means that you probably know someone who struggles with depression and/or anxiety, or perhaps that person is you. Sometimes the … Read more about The Difference Between Depression and Anxiety
At the age of 23, the last thing I thought I would be doing is changing my life; I’d thought at my age, there was hardly anything to be changed - I was still in the process of building it! While this might hold some truth, the blocks with which I was building were not leading me toward success … Read more about A Recovery story: Carnival time in Trinidad and Tobago
Addiction can conjure up dark and unsettling images in the mind, and it can cause people to feel isolated, alone and depressed. Oftentimes, the place we call home can be associated with our pain and anguish, and those who experience alcoholism or drug dependency are afraid to face relatives and, … Read more about The advantages of a treatment centre in Spain
Camino recovery Centre opened its doors on January 1st 2009 in an effort to provide a unique and bespoke treatment centre in the sun. Motivated by a desire to create an intimate place offering a diverse spectrum of therapeutic interventions Camino was born and its first home was in San Pedro on … Read more about We’re 10! Camino turns 10 years old on January 1st
Emotional Trauma is often overlooked It’s a lot easier to treat physical trauma than emotional and psychological trauma. Physical trauma is treated by medical doctors and hospitals but trauma on the emotional and psychological level is much more obscure and difficult to identify. Historically, we … Read more about How trauma manifests on a cellular level
Mindfulness…. For many people starting on the path of recovery it can be difficult to define the concept of mindfulness. But simply speaking mindfulness is the basic human ability to be aware and in the present. To be aware means to focus on what is happening in the moment (where we are … Read more about Can mindfulness help with recovery?
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 … Read more about Don Lavender on air with Mijas Radio 3.40