What an experience! For years I felt depressed and indulged in comfort eating. I have been to various psychiatrists and clinics. Sometimes I would feel better for a while but it never lasted long. A friend of mine told me about MASTERMIND2.0. Initially, I didn’t like the idea of going to a resort for therapy. Now, I am glad I did and it was the best decision I have ever made. It was a totally new experience and exceeded all my expectations. The combination of all the different treatments, the resort and the fantastic therapist has helped me tremendously. I feel free for the first time in my life.
Thanks to all at Mastermind2.0 for their dedication and patience in helping me to overcome my alcohol addiction. As a functioning alcoholic for over a decade, I’d not realized how badly drink was affecting my family and career until my work started to dry up and my life started spiralling out of control. After taking part in an unsuccessful counseling and recovery program at a clinic downtown, I was a little apprehensive about seeking help again especially at a 5-star luxury resort. However, the relaxed environment, therapeutic treatments, massage, and activities offered by Dirk Stikker and his experienced staff was beyond my expectations and provided me with an excellent foundation for my recovery from alcoholism plus my being sober today.
J. P. – Lawyer – USA
I undertook the MASTERMIND2.0 program with Dirk Stikker for 4 weeks after I had come to the conclusion that I needed help with overcoming my addiction to sex & drugs. Dirk made me feel very welcome at the beautiful resort and was extremely patient with me and my initially defensive and selfish behaviour. His approach to therapy was gentle and warm; he was especially good at creating an atmosphere in which I felt safe to feel and free to express.
He treated me like a friend, and thereby never excluded himself from the therapy. This I had not experienced with other therapists before, and it made our communication feel very natural and our bond grow strong.
He would draw examples from his own experience from which I learnt a lot, and he guided our sessions more as if they were conversations without any pressure for time or goal. This meant that all of the resistance I felt I was able to share with him honestly and learn to direct the fight inside. Dirk helped me a lot with actually seeing the pain that lay behind my destructive behaviour, and re-directing my focus. Dirk responded to my behaviour with a caring and loving heart; this is how I could build trust in our relationship, and without any pushing, I then was able to make my own decision.
I am extremely grateful for Dirk’s generosity, care and friendship. I would recommend the MASTERMIND2.0 program to anyone struggling with addiction issues; he has helped me tremendously.