Depression & Anxiety Retreat

Completely private, confidential beachside treatment programme

At Goodsky's depression and anxiety  retreat we integrate traditional therapies with new and emerging techniques and have access to a vast range of holistic skills sets from a compassionate and nurturing shared care team.

We are happy to assist you to  uncover the root cause of your depression and anxiety, treat it into remission and work with you to ensure that you have everything you need to succeed.

Why Choose Goodsky's Depression and Anxiety Retreat?

Unlike most mental health retreats around the world Goodsky offers a completely private, confidential and tailored programme that is dedicated to your needs only.

How is this different?  Most programs operate in a share living or shared space environment but we give you a private beachside apartment, your own treatment team and personal guest service team to get you to where you need to go.

That means you don't have to share your depression and anxiety retreat with others making Goodsky's depression and anxiety retreat effective and safe for everyone including children and teenagers and their families.

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                                     Depression And Anxiety Retreat Therapy Examples.

Psychiatric Assessment

Psychiatric Assessment with our consulting psychiatrist will review your case and journey while examining any medications and clinical history. Your treatment team will receive a detailed report with recommendations for treatment and care with your consent. This is a top-level clinical and confidential medical report used for case insight and medication review.

Clinical Consultation and Psychiatric Oversight

  • Initial Assessment
  • Written report
  • Personality test

This appointment gives you access to our consulting psychiatrist. In this consultation, your consulting psychiatrist will:

  • Review any medications
  • Review previous diagnosis
  • Review blood pathology to check biochemistry
  • Create a detailed report for recommendations and treatment

Medical Review

These appointments give you local medical supervision and medical staff access through our programmes local practice plus any additional referrals for scans, specialists or pathology.

This medical review is useful in:

  • identifying any contributing root cause
  • review any current medical advice or history
  • order specific pathology
  • request scans
  • refer to specialists if required


(traditional talk and non-talk therapy)

Your depression and anxiety  retreat programme has 5 or more therapists as part of your treatment team offering different modalities of treatment and care. This ensures that you experience multiple forms of therapy  and not relying on one persons skill set and training. We use Brainspotting, Clayfield, EAGALA equine, Family constellation and dynamic therapy, Art and Sandplay, Somatic experiencing, havening, EFT, heartmath and much more.

Your psychotherapy team not only work together on your case but integrate with the entire treatment team. With day to day progress updates and insights into therapy your team has the ability and flexibility to change treatments and direction at any given time.

You will learn to actively apply up to date tools and skills sets enabling you to self regulate mood, anxiety, stress, depression, heal relationships, safely treat trauma, re-address mindsets and self worth.

Neurofeedback Red Light and Sound Therapy.

Neurofeedback therapy uses a non invasive EEG scan of your brains activity and tailors a treatment programme to optimise neural activity and connectivity.  Neurofeedback has been around for decades  but is becoming more popular for individuals with depression, PTSD, anxiety and many other conditions such as OCD who want to increase their brain function.

Our depression retreat integrates these therapies with the rest of your care team to optimise results in a shorter time frame and enhance capacity and function. This can also be combined with red light and sound therapy as well as oxygen therapy.


(Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy)

Oxygen is an extremely useful and efficacious drug in a wide range of medical conditions. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is an established treatment for a number of health conditions.

Breathing 100% oxygen at approximately 2 atmospheres of pressure increases the amount of oxygen a patient normally breathes by ten to twenty times.  This results in a 10-15 fold increase in plasma oxygen concentration in the blood producing a significant increase in the diffusing distance of oxygen from functioning capillaries, extending blood/oxygen flow and stimulating new capillary growth for healing

For TBI treatments 1.4 atmospheres is used with 20 litres of pure oxygen.

Psychotherapy (Equine Assisted)

EAGALA trained and certified therapists and their therapy horses.

Together with non talk therapy we make equine-assisted therapy (EAGALA) a large component of your programme as it is so effective.

The highly trained EAGALA therapists in your programme (2 at all times throughout therapy) will assist you through a truly incredible experience that:

  • unlocks trauma and PTSD (as used by first responders)
  • reduces anxiety and depression
  • reveals relationship and self insights
  • provide reflection & self development in areas of your life
  • builds confidence and self-worth

Psychotherapy (Art Assisted)

Closely linked and integrated with equine assisted psychotherapy is art assisted psychotherapy.

Art assisted psychotherapy holistically values the whole person in mind, body & spirit allowing you to release what is hidden in your subconscious and bring it to a conscious level by way of using art and symbolism as tools.

You don't need to be an artist but rather create objects or images that symbolise:

  • family
  • friends
  • relationships
  • self worth
  • mindsets

HeartMath, Mindfulness and breathework.
education and training.

Cutting Edge Heart-Brain Science (HeartMath)

For more than 25 years, HeartMath Institute has been researching the heart-brain connection and learning how the heart influences our perceptions, emotions, intuition and health.

HeartMath helps you tap into the power and intelligence of your heart – your heart’s intuition – which awakens you to the best version of yourself.

HeartMath helps you

  • Reduce Stress
  • Improve Sleep
  • Restore Energy
  • Balance Emotions
  • Increase Focus
  • Tap into your Intuition

Studies conducted with over 11,500* people have shown improvements in mental & emotional well-being in just 6-9 weeks using HeartMath training and technology.

  • 24% improvement in the ability to focus
  • 30% improvement in sleep
  • 38% improvement in calmness
  • 46% drop in anxiety
  • 48% drop in fatigue
  • 56% drop in depression

Private Lab Pathology and Medicare Testing

Tailored biochemical, microbial, nutritional and hormone treatment based on test results and presenting conditions. 

  • Modify and optimise gut health to support neurotransmitter & brain function
  • treat any bacterial imbalance found
  • stabilise mood and emotions
  • optimise tailored nutrition to support all treatments
  • Level out hormones and immune response

Extensive DNA, blood, stool, urine, and saliva testing to uncover any contributing factors from both private and Medicare-covered labs plus referrals to specialists and scans if necessary. We wish to assist you to uncover the underlying cause of your depression, anxiety and stress as well as how trauma has affected you physically and this will give us answers.

Results are shared with your treatment team with your consent and any previous pathology can be requested from your GP. This will uncover underlying issues that we can then treat.

  • For example, we would like to do a PGX DNA test to see how you metabolise all medications, this will come in handy for life as it not only covers mental health medications but lots of others as well.
  • Gut microbiome stool testing including parasites to see if you have a bacterial imbalance in the gut affecting mood and immunity. Specific species of bacteria in the gut contribute to your bodies ability to make neurotransmitters. If they are missing or in low numbers it affects mood.
  • Salivary cortisol testing to measure stress hormones which when high affect sleep quality, mood and downregulate digestion and immunity. This can also affect other hormones in the body as they all work in synergy and so this test will show oestrogen, testosterone and DHEA levels as well.
  • A Pfieffer panel to check your MTHFR genetic pathways to see if they are a contributing factor as this can be a cause of low mood and immunity from an early age.
  • Queen Profile or medicare requests for FBC, U/E, LFT, TFT, B12, Folate, Iron Studies, Vitamin D, Zinc, Selenium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus. We can also order new testing if needed based on all of this information.


(Musculoskeletal assessment and treatment)

Physical stress and trauma resides in the body until it let go so an essential part of treating anxiety, depression, PTSD and trauma is understanding what is happening physically and then treating it for relief.

To do this you will receive a comprehensive physical and structural assessment to identify weak and unstable function causing pain and discomfort.

Exercise Physiology

Exercise by prescription - this is essential in so many areas of mental and physical health. We include this to:

  • create a biochemical shift in your body that directly effects depression and anxiety
  • ensure that you are moving correctly
  • identify and confirm weakened area
  • provide a tailored stretch and exercise plan
  • avoid injury and assist in releasing tension

Nutrition & Mental Health Protocols

Working together with your treatment team your nutritionist will educate and support you through personal dietary changes to achieve the following:

  • assist in mental health treatment
  • balance blood sugar levels
  • reduce inflammation
  • reduce starchy carbohydrates
  • treat bacterial overgrowth
  • introduce health bacteria
  • increase healthy fat, protein & oils
  • Balance weight and reduce risk of chronic health conditions

Massage & Spa Treatments

Choice Point Technique

Choice Point Technique (CPT) is a uniquely devised Remedial Massage treatment consisting of the manipulation of the soft and deep tissues, ligaments, tendons and muscles. Working with your Osteo report CPT aims to release soft tissue irregularities and to correct misalignment caused by high tension in tissue.

Relaxation Massage and Spa Treatments

Are offered as part of relaxation and processing methods with the benefit of releasing tension throughout the body.

We use a professional spa allowing you to relax in a safe and peaceful environment or in privacy of your own apartment.

Personal Training

This could be daily training based on your fitness goals and physical assessments or just a simple walk in the beautiful national park.

Personal training is set at your pace with the focus being on movement and getting outside rather than pushing yourself to train and be fit.

Lifestyle & Programming Coach

Your coach is here to assist you through your programme with goals and objectives based on what you have learnt and want to implement.

These could be lifestyle changes, relationships, work goals, weight and exercises goals or simple tasks that make all the difference to you. Your coach is someone you can be accountable to on your road to recovery.

Guest Services

You will have a small team of guests service personnel who will take you to private practice appointments and support you with whatever you may need while on residential.

It means that we are with you throughout your stay and you don't need to stress about finding your way around the coast or added cost of hiring a car.

Case Management

Case management is your team behind the scenes that maintains progress in your programme and adapts it to changes and new found information as it becomes available.

They connect all of your treatment team with daily communications and case notes, monitor all aspects of your schedule and programme, monitors biometric data, supplies applicable resources, sources treatment team specialists and further medical history if accessible.


sleep, food and activity monitoring

We can use biometrics to monitor sleep and movement throughout your programme and provide access to food logs that track mood, hunger, energy and any reactions to foods.

All of this data gives your treatment teams insights into habits that can be identified, modified and optimised as they are all essential to mental and physical health.

Family Support Stay

We know family and friend support is crucial to success in this programme. That is why we allow for supportive family and friends to stay with you at no extra charge.

While you have the support of your whole treatment team, this is a loved who can help and support you in whatever else you may need.

It also a great way to access therapies for you both, such as couples equine, cooking classes, counselling and specific relationship therapy.


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Price Guide

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