Our Elephant Therapy (E.T.) is the first of its kind in the world. Based upon existing equine and canine models of animal assisted therapy, it utilizes the natural attributes of elephants to actively assist individuals in their recovery process. Clients are given the opportunity to bond with elephants, feed and bathe them, overcome their fears, and relate to the animals’ unique personality.
Through their proximity to the elephants, clients are continuously exposed to the infra- and ultra-sounds inherent in the animals’ calls. Clients are guided to analyze the highly social nature of the elephants, the animal’s individual status and role in the herd, mirroring their own struggles with identity.
Clients work with elephants that have been abused or have had traumatic experiences. By learning the history of each elephant they interact with, clients are encouraged to identify with the animals’ experiences, and relate them to their own. It is a parallel recovery process for both client and elephant.
Body Renew is a self-empowerment system that utilizes Movements, Breath-work and the power of imagination to facilitate a range of psycho-spiritual processes. It emphasizes the practice of Presence, Power and Passion to maintain a consciousness that supports self-renewal, moving clients away from destructive patterns to healthier, more fulfilling ways of living.
Body Renew has been proven to be highly effective in alleviating symptoms of depression, low self-confidence, creative blocks, disempowerment and insecurity which are often found among the underlying causes of substance misuse.
Body Renew blends physical exercises with the healing arts, psycho-spiritual processes and mystical practices to reconnect clients to their innate powers to create, heal and grow. It is based on the premise that self-fulfillment comes when we learn to transform our perceived negative experiences into a source of empowerment.
Infinite Possibilities incorporates a form of creative therapy that takes clients through the process of discovering parts of themselves that are hidden from them, and gently making the necessary changes to reconcile their internal conflicts. Through this, they learn to tap into their personal power to take control of their lives. The emphasis is not to demonstrate artistic skills but to bring clients to a deeper awareness of where they are in life. Unlike most traditional art therapy where the work of a client is interpreted by the therapist, we work from the premise that what a client expresses is totally subjective and unique to their experience.
Using a variety of art media, such as objects of nature, acrylics, charcoal pastels, plasticine, watercolour, fruits and vegetables, each session focuses on a therapeutic theme including ‘Transformation through Symbolism’, ‘Fearful Self vs Inspired Self’, ‘Healing the Inner Child’, ‘Projection and Shadow Self’, ‘Opening the Heart’, ‘Freeing Yourself from the Story of Struggles’.
At Infinite Possibilities, we provide one-to-one Yoga Therapy sessions for clients. These sessions are personalized and allow our therapist to devote his full attention to the client – guiding and holding the space for the process of finding a place of safety and freedom within, for self-realization to occur and for healing to commence.
We believe that a fundamental cause for suffering (imbalances) is the turbulent and chaotic mind. With yoga, we start to unravel the impressions of the mind (Vasana’s) to reveal the hindrances that block us from experiencing our imperfectly, perfect true selves.
Our therapist designs a specific practice regime to complement the client’s treatment for the healing of imbalances on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level.
What is Mindfulness? It is a big word but really it’s just the simplicity of being centred in the body, aware of the coming and going of the breath. It’s the art of being grounded in the present moment, letting everything – thoughts, feelings, emotions, sensations and the external environment of noise and distractions – be just exactly as they are. Of allowing and being okay with what-is. Mindfulness is something to be nurtured over time. With practice, it allows the development of a wider sense of self and the realisation, moment by moment, that all things, including what we think of
as “us”, is in a constant state of change and that we are not that pain, nor that difficult emotion or heavy disturbing thought. We are merely the observer, the watcher of that experience as it comes and as it goes.
In a therapeutic setting, mindfulness is a wonderfully useful tool to cultivate emotional intelligence, awareness and inner peace. It encourages us to sit and face our difficulties, being the quiet at the centre of the passing storm. Therapy by its very nature is sometimes challenging and uncomfortable as we delve deeper into past memories, explore current behaviours and mental patterns. By bringing mindfulness into talking therapy, we create space around our difficulties – helping us to rest back in the body, back with the breath. It encourages a loving, gentle kindness towards ourselves and empowers us to find the courage and conviction to face the great challenges in our lives and to change and grow to become happier, healthier and more balanced.
One of the most appealing elements of Northern Thailand is the peaceful aura that flows from the fundamentally Buddhistic culture and practices in its communities. Infinite Possibilities provides clients with the opportunity to learn, practice and incorporate into their lives some of the universally applicable teachings of Buddhism, by English-speaking monks. Conducted in beautifully set, private, sacred space that has been vibrationally ‘tuned’ to optimize the reception of these messages (on a feelings level where the wisdom can ‘translate’ into real changes), monk chats include a variety of topics such as forgiveness, shame, obsession, impermanence – and are accompanied by cleansing and protection ceremonies.
Hands-On Healing is transference of universal life force energy by a practitioner to a client. Practitioners may be trained or initiated into an energy-healing modality; at Infinite Possibilities, we place more emphasis on the personal and professional qualities of the healer rather than the type of modality used to channel energy. Our energy healers have many years of experience and proven track record in healing, and are of reputable integrity.
Normally the practitioner will place his or her hands onto the crown of the head and other parts of the body whilst the client is fully clothed. It is a very relaxing process and can last for several minutes and sometimes up to an hour. Experiences during a hands on session vary – sometimes strong, sometimes subtle, sometimes delayed until days later. The client may experience a tingling sensation, or blissful energy flowing through the body, or sometimes nothing at all. Whatever the experience, the recipient can trust that the healing process has begun and a wonderful sense of wellbeing can be felt for a number of days after the session. When the body is at peace, mental, emotional and physical healing happens naturally.
The body vibrates at its natural frequency. When a part of the body starts to go out of balance, the vibration becomes disrupted, causing an imbalance that can lead to fatigue and disease. Working with sound facilitates the body to relax and lift its vibration and energy flow, which assists the body to return it to its natural state. We use various instruments, including Tibetan bowls tuned to the frequencies of the different chakras, traditional Chinese gongs, and the voice.
Whilst our program focuses on healing the underlying issues that gave rise to your lifestyle imbalances, we also recognize the importance of teaching you practical skills to cope with your addiction when you return to your environment. We will help you to identify your areas of weakness such as triggers, what to do with cravings, and how to handle pressures from people. You will learn how to implement what you have learnt at Infinite Possibilities and find support near your home should you require ongoing support. These sessions will be tailored to your individual needs and the number of sessions will be based on your requirements. Sessions will include a variety of one-on-one workshops, including anger management, assertiveness training and role-plays.
Ongoing Support. We offer each client 4 weeks of weekly sessions via Skype.
Practising silence is a powerful way to deepen into your truth by transcending the ego-ic mind. Inspired by the Vipassana Buddhist silence retreats, we incorporate a day of silence into our program. Being silent removes the distractions and input from the external world so that you focus internally, In the absence of what other people say, don’t say, do or don’t do, you are free from the influence of others, allowing you to reach a deeper awareness of your truth. Silence allows you to listen to the voice of your soul.
Infinite Possibilities is an intensive program where clients are guided to explore and work through deep psycho-spiritual blocks. We recognize the importance of giving clients adequate space and time to reflect and integrate the changes that occur throughout their treatment. One of the ways we do this is by facilitating Daily Reflections sessions to ensure that positive changes take place not only cognitively but embodied in the level of true Knowing, so that these changes can truly reflect in the client’s behavioral patterns and way of being.