It can be difficult for some people to identify when video game use has become compulsive or “addictive”. This may be because the use of digital media as a form of relaxation and enjoyment can easily be blurred with emotional avoidance or “numbing”.

Program Highlights
  • Greater insight and understanding of addiction comes from the multidisciplinary approach, allowing underlying causes of compulsive behaviours to be uncovered and processed effectively
  • Regular consults with registered therapeutic professionals, including psychologists, music therapist, art therapists, EAGALA equine assisted therapists and Masters-qualified counsellors
  • Comprehensive ongoing post-program support and contact with The Banyans team to encourage sustainable change and long-lasting recovery from video-game addiction

Multidisciplinary approach

Programs at The Banyans Health and Wellness are personally customised to help guests identify the underlying drivers of their experience with video-games, and how best to manage the recreational behaviour in the future. This is achieved through strong therapeutic relationships with a variety of professionals and collaborative  treatment modalities spanning medical support, emotional and psychological therapies, nutrition and physical exercise.


Practical and helpful tools for recovery

In addition to identifying and resolving underlying drivers of addictive video-game behaviours, treating professionals will also equip guests with the practical tools required for log-term management and recovery. Skills can be learnt from cognitive-behaviour therapy, brainspotting, meditation, yoga and more.

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Physical therapies

A very effective method to relieve addictive urges is to divert attention towards other, physically active behaviours. Building regular physical therapies like personal training, yoga, swimming and massage therapy can assist in recovery and create more positive habits.


Ongoing support

A therapeutic program at The Banyans Health and Wellness aims to help guests achieve long-lasting change that can be maintained once they return to every day life. The post-program support component of each bespoke program assists guests by providing ongoing support and encouragement as they continue their recovery journey at home.

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For those who may be experiencing more than one condition, the personalised nature of each program can incorporate elements of treatment for multiple conditions. We are able to incorporate elements of treatment for mental health, substance misuse and abuse, chronic stress, trauma, and eating disorder into a program for video game addiction.

The professionals at The Banyans are insightful, well-resourced, challenging when they need to be, attentive and positive. The Banyans is a world class experience.

— Previous Guest