Cognitive behavioral Therapy

Treating Addiction and Mental Disorders with a Proven Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT) is probably   the most widely used evidence-based practice in the treatment of most addictions. CBT is a very effective tool that we use at Les Mariannes to reshape a person’s maldaptive  thinking and behaviour. It is a major element in all our customised treatment programs for addictive behaviour.

How is cognitive behavioral therapy used?

Cognitive behavioural therapy works on modifying   the thought patterns of an individual as addiction  is very often the result of impulsive behaviour. Addicts tend to   act on the feelings that are created by dysfunctional thinking.

The result of dysfunctional thinking is an irrational response to an event based on the individual’s thought process and perception. As an individual tries to manage his emotions or feelings by either diverting or suppressing them, he resorts to substance usage as a way to cope, to feel good.

He becomes a  victim of his   own mixed up  feelings  and cannot overcome this situation alone. At Les Mariannes Wellness Sanctuary we encourage our patients to take responsibility for their feelings and emotions and we encourage them to challenge and change their way of thinking. Many of our therapies change the patient’s mind and help them to learn and grow.

One of the miracles  of CBT is that it allows patients to focus on themselves and gradually develop analytical tools for taking the best decisions in their life. The CBT is a critical process in overcoming addiction to alter the repeating destructive patterns that is one of the main factors of  addictive behaviour

The Phases of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

CBT is a therapy applied by trained and practiced counselors. There are six phases of CBT. These are:

Assessment or psychological assessment


Skills acquisition

Skills consolidation and application training

Generalization and maintenance

Post-treatment assessment follow-up

A psychologist trained in the therapy of CBT specifically administers each step. It can be delivered in a one-on-one setting or a group setting. This choice at Les Mariannes Wellness Sanctuary is tailored to each patient specifically so the best results can be produced in short order.

Additionally, we only accept 20 patients at a time at our facility so you will never have a sense of crowding or a lack of privacy in any aspect of the program. We know that large groups can impede the success of a patient’s progress and so we strictly enforce this policy in our registration and intake process.

Successful CBT Therapy at Sanctuary Mauritius

At Les Mariannes Wellness Sanctuary, we use our professional training and skills in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as a foundation to our patients’ addictions and mental disorders. We take each patient’s case individually and apply the techniques to his unique life experiences and decisions.

Our founder, Dr. Siddick, has over 35 years of experience treating patients with anxiety disorders and other stress-linked conditions. His specialization in CBT plays a large role in the rehabilitation of his patients and is a critical element in the results our clinic sees on a daily basis.

Dr. Siddick is supported by a strong psychiatric and psychological team trained in CBT and the other forms of individual and group counseling delivered at Les Mariannes Wellness Sanctuary. You can expect nothing but the best attention and treatment.

Our clinic boasts world-class facilities, food and guest service staff; all without the expensive price tag of comparable clinics in the West or Middle East. We believe that a sanctuary should not have to sacrifice quality and results for affordability. We are all, each of us, driven by a purpose to improve the conditions of our patients. We know that our success is solely dependent on your success. And nothing makes us prouder than to see you complete our program and return to a life of self-control and happiness.

Contact us today and get started with our unique and affordable rehabilitation program. You deserve a life that is free from the chains of addiction and mental illness. You can start that journey today.

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