Anxiety Treatment and Specialised Retreats

Occasional anxiety, while uncomfortable, is a natural and useful part of life – it is your mind’s way of alerting you to potential risks and giving your body the extra energy charge it may require to assess the situation and stay safe. When the “alert switch” stays on most of the time, when it is not needed, and when it frequently escalates to a panicked feeling, anxiety becomes problematic.

There are different kinds of anxiety disorders: Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, and Social Anxiety. Anxiety can manifest as a generalised, low-grade tension that is present most of the time, it can involve phobias, can be linked with depression, and it is also a common symptom of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Anxiety can impact on the whole person – interrupting thought processes, sleep and health, and have social implications at work and in relationships. At The Bay, we provide a gentle, supportive and expertly delivered therapeutic retreat to address the symptoms of anxiety and work with you to heal its underlying causes. All of our single-client anxiety retreats are individually tailored, with integrative and holistic therapeutic approaches.

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Sensitive, Compassionate and Evidence-Based Anxiety Treatment

At The Bay, you can expect sensitive and compassionate therapeutic care, offered by experienced professionals. We employ current, evidence-based practice in all of our one-to-one therapeutic retreats. The therapeutic methods shown to be most beneficial in the treatment of anxiety-related disorders are cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), psychotherapy, behavioural therapies, and humanistic therapies.

Your holistic program will also include integrative modalities such as yoga, tai chi and chi kung meditation, naturopathy, and acupuncture, working with your whole self, in the overall recovery process. We will tailor a program that meets your needs and adapts with you as you progress. 

Coping with and Recovering from Anxiety––Your Way

During your stay with us, you’ll enjoy the privacy of your own individual retreat residence in the beautiful Byron Bay region. Whether you choose to stay near our pristine beaches or rolling green hills, reconnecting with yourself in this stunning natural environment plays a key role in your healing.

The Bay is a single–client facility, bringing your one-to-one treatment program to you at your comfortable, fully appointed retreat residence. All practitioners, including therapists, meditation and yoga teachers, personal trainers, masseurs, even your own personal chef, come to you on a pre-arranged schedule. There is no group therapy at The Bay. You will have discreet, respectful, and compassionate 24-hour care, providing you with the support you require, when and how you want it.

We are Dedicated to Your Recovery from Anxiety

At The Bay, we understand that anxiety treatment must be sensitive to your needs and move at a pace that is most effective for you. In addition to your own private house and luxury-level of accommodation, your treatment program will progress at a rate that is comfortable for you, and grow with you as you heal. When it is time for you to leave our program, we will provide you with a comprehensive After Care plan that can continue to support as you transition home.


If you would like to know more about an anxiety treatment program at The Bay, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call +61 2 6684 4240(Australia) or +1 310 220 0352 (USA).