Press Coverage of The Cabin
The Cabin is regularly featured in the media as one of the top addiction treatment centres in the world. Features have focused on our progressive treatment approach, high recovery rate, clinical team quality and the luxury of our surroundings.
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From boyhood, men are told to be brave and ambitious. As they grow older, they strive to become good fathers, partners, and providers. Alongside this, men have often been characterized as being the physically stronger sex. So the modern image of what it means to be “a man” often means that men fall short of attaining the mainstream ideal. This often can slip into feelings of anxiety and depression. It is this nature of unhealthy expectations that can affect men’s mental health.
“The relationship between the current cost-of-living crisis and problematic alcohol use is complex, and the impacts will likely vary among individuals and communities. Factors such as personal circumstances, cultural and subcultural norms, as well as individual coping mechanisms at the level of personal resilience will all play significant roles in determining how people respond to economic challenges and alcohol use. The financial crisis will create a multiplicity of effects on individuals and communities, including potential impacts on alcohol consumption patterns and problematic alcohol use.”
The cost-of-living crisis, characterized by rising living costs and financial strain, has profound implications for individuals and families. The resulting financial pressure often leads to increased stress and anxiety, which can elevate the risk of problematic alcohol use. Many individuals may turn to alcohol as a coping mechanism during these challenging times, exacerbating their mental health issues.
Society places many pressures and points of stress on the male gender with men experiencing immense pressure to “live up” to what society expects or thinks they should act, feel, or do.
The podcast episode discusses the recent decriminalization of cannabis in Thailand and its potential impact on public health. Lee Hawker-Lecesne, the lead therapist and addiction counselor at The Cabin, a rehab center in Thailand, shares his personal story of experiencing trauma and seeking therapy, which led him to pursue a career in addiction counseling.
Previously catering to people with drug and alcohol addictions, The Cabin’s eight-week programme includes physical activities and group therapy
For many of the nation once the festive season has ended the January Blues set in, and we start to feel low in mood, energy, and morale. The cold weather, dark mornings and going back to our everyday routines doesn’t help, but here’s what does! Lee Hawker-Lecesne MBPsS, Counsellor, and Lead Therapist at The Cabin has put together the following advice to help get you back on track!
For most people Christmas is a time of celebration, but for others it can be a stressful and testing time mentally, emotionally, physically, and financially. In today’s Wellbeing Wednesday feature, Lee Hawker-Lecesne MBPsS reveals how to look after your mental health during this time.
For most people, Christmas is a time of celebration, but for others, it can be a stressful and testing time mentally, emotionally, physically, and financially. Typically, the Christmas and New Year holiday period presents heightened expectations of family togetherness, financial burden, and isolation, which can spur mental health worries and excessive alcohol, drugs, and food consumption as a means of coping with the stress of the season. As the first Christmas since the pandemic looms closer the realities of this will be brought home to many who lost their livelihoods or their loved ones.
Long-term drug and alcohol abuse can often lead to angry, irrational, and potentially violent behaviour; so why would a rehab in Northern Thailand be teaching addicts to Muay Thai box? The use of physical activity as part of a drug rehabilitation programme is not particularly new. However, The Cabin has developed an approach that utilises the ancient art of Thai boxing. Their ‘Changing Pathways’ approach is the first-ever treatment programme to combine equal amounts of psychotherapy, neuroscience, and physical therapy in the form of Muay Thai Boxing and triathlon training to achieve recovery.
Lee Hawker-Lecesne MBPsS, Lead Therapist and Addiction Counsellor at The Cabin, looks at how as a nation we are witnessing an exponential growth of mental health problems and how to challenge anxiety, depression, and obesity through mindfulness, meditation, and mental/physical fitness.
A pint in the pub watching a game seems harmless enough. And it would be true to say that alcohol forms part of most people's ideas of a night out having fun, or perhaps watching a big sporting fixture. Because of that, it might be hard to spot the signs of a developing drinking problem.
Even when alcohol is consumed in moderation, it wreaks havoc on our mind and body over time. So why do people continue their long-term relationship with alcohol?
What is art psychotherapy and how might it benefit employee health and wellbeing? Helen Seton introduces the practice and suggests how organisations might incorporate it into the working week.
Covid drastically changed people’s social habits. Surveys show that young people began smoking more and drinking less during Covid. As no sanctioned places are available for public consumption of marijuana, cannabis use remains something that people often do in their homes.
Lee Hawker-Lecesne, Lead Therapist and Addiction Counsellor at The Cabin looks at the rise in cannabis use and how cannabis induced psychosis can have an overall impact on not only mental health and wellbeing, but also longer term life opportunities.
Lee Hawker-Lecesne Throughout the pandemic, we saw increasing numbers of people suffering from anxiety, depression, loneliness, and other mental health concerns. We also saw a sharp increase in addictive behaviours with social isolation and the loss of human connection resulting in some of the nation turning to alcohol and in some cases…