Treatment Center Setting
The Exclusive Hawaii Philosophy
The Exclusive Addiction Treatment Center is a secluded, small eight-bed facility tucked away on a private estate offering a state-of-the-art non-12 step, holistic addiction treatment program. We believe to conquer addiction, it is essential to treat the whole person rather than a single symptom. We address chemical imbalances created by alcohol and drugs and focus on releasing previous trauma and unresolved pain. Our proprietary Core Belief Restructuring approach restructure the hidden beliefs that otherwise hold clients back and combines experiential learning with cognitive learning.
We offer one of the most customized treatment programs in the country with exceptional services and amenities. From the very first day clients entrust themselves to our care, and running concurrent with their addiction recovery program, clients will participate in relapse prevention and our individualized New Life Direction process. Together we help clients assemble the building blocks they need to live a renewed and passionate life and teach the skills to overcome old addiction triggers. By the time clients leave The Exclusive Addiction Treatment Center, their new life has already begun!
We teach clients how being authentic, vulnerable and connected will naturally take the place of addictive behaviors. We share our philosophy of non-judgment and unconditional acceptance, and love of self and others.
We’re committed to creating a cocoon of safety and warmth that allows clients to immerse themselves fully into the program. We realize that when clients are facing their shadow and their past, it may be the hardest thing they’ve ever done, and we make it as comfortable as possible.
Areas of Specialization
Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.
A form of animal therapy, equine therapy involves visiting, working with and sometimes riding horses as a way to create a metaphoric relationship that leads to life-altering insights.
Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR is a highly specific, research-validated form of therapy that can help people overcome traumatic stress, anxiety and depression. With EMDR, a trained practitioner uses bilateral stimulation, eye movement and touch to stimulate parts of the brain as a patient recounts certain experiences and memories as a way to more thoroughly process uncomfortable, painful feelings.
I feel better physically and mentally. I also really appreciated the new life approach. I feel like I have a clear goal in mind for my future and a path that has been constructed that will lead me to get to my goals.
I'm going home a new person, ready for a fresh start, a completely different person than I was thirty days ago. I’m very happy. I have a plan and methods of use to continue the work on myself into the future.
I could not imagine I would have grown so much in a month and it was a very challenging and rewarding experience all in one
I struggled with addiction for years. Working with Jean-François is the only thing that has ever really worked! I use the skills he taught me every day and find them very effective for keeping me on track and moving forward in a positive and healthy way.
Before I came to The Exclusive, my life was spiraling down like you wouldn’t believe. I was drinking close to one liter of scotch a day and my wife and kids were ready to leave me. I was feeling worthless and depressed. At The Exclusive I learnt that alcohol wasn’t my real problem, my real problem was things inside me, some beliefs inside me that were hurting me bad enough to where I felt that I had to go and escape through the bottle of alcohol and once I started uncovering those truths, it was pretty amazing the way I started feeling and realizing that, that’s true. Although I know I would never drink alcohol again, I now have the tools that I was taught here at the center, how to really deal with life in a more positive way, where I no longer beat myself up and I’m a lot happier."
Meet the Staff
Dr Linda Hostalek D.O.
Dr. Linda is a graduate of the Chicago College of Osteopathic medicine, residency trained in family medicine and fellowship trained in anti-aging and regenerative medicine. Assisting people to return to a life of joy and wholeness is the mission of Dr Linda. Integrative in her approach, Dr. Linda is adept at guiding the physical healing process as well as honoring the mind, body and spirit connection, in a deeply holistic approach. Applying modalities learned on three continents with world class healers, together with her medical training, she strives to assist her patients to balance their inner lives with their outer lives and guides the medical and therapeutic teams at The Exclusive to ensure full wraparound care customized for each client.
Co-Founder & Program Director
Jean-François Benoist is the creator of Core Belief Restructuring (CBR), upon which The Exclusive treatment program is based. He is a certified professional counselor trained at The Option Institute International Learning and Training Center. He began his studies in human development and empowerment in 1983 with Robert Hargrove and Relationships, Inc., and has been deeply involved in mentoring others for over twenty years. Author of The Exclusive Guide to Becoming Deeply Happy, Jean-François has a depth of experience in helping individuals, couples and families address and heal issues involving addictions, physical violence, sexual abuse, relationship concerns, bereavement, critical health challenges, eating disorders, conflict resolution, and depression. He is versed in individual therapy as well as group counseling. The direct correlation between deeply-held beliefs and painful addictions is Jean-François' highly-refined specialty. He is highly experienced and rigorously trained in a Socratic methodology and deep listening, enabling him to impart powerful life-changing skills that create immediate results.
Co-Founder, Center Director & Counselor
Joyce is a longtime consultant and pragmatic problem solver, having worked to empower individuals, families and companies for nearly 30 years. Known for her consistent, authentic and passionate optimism, Joyce inspires her clients to clearly identify their life’s work and do what it takes to move beyond addiction into a truly fulfilling life of purpose. Applying her focused intuition and deep compassion, she serves as a seasoned guide adept at finding real, accessible and even joyful solutions to the often heartbreaking problems that have resulted from substance abuse. Trained and certified in multiple approaches, Joyce has developed a unique style that encompasses palpable tenderness; fierce truth telling; verbalizing the unseen, the unsaid and the forbidden; and embracing the whole person. Joyce’s approach is lively and highly participatory as she leads transformative, innovative programs including: Laughter Yoga, Life Purpose Life Passion, Empowering the Family and What’s Great About It!.
Bob Wiley, LPC, CADC
Therapist, Core-Belief Restructuring Counselor
Bob graduated with a Master’s Degree in Counseling in 1996 and soon thereafter started working as a substance abuse counselor. Bob holds a Professional Counselor License and is also a Certified Advanced Addiction Counselor. In addition Bob attended The Option Institute in Massachusetts where he acquired certification as an Option Process Mentor Counselor. Bob has counseled substance abuse and mental health clients for over two decades. The depth of his experience, combined with his passion and dedication to impact and transform the lives of others, make Bob an indispensable asset to our team and clients at The Exclusive Addiction Treatment Center. Bob specializes in Core Belief Restructuring (CBR) to identify the core beliefs that keep clients stuck in the same patterns of being. Together with clients he breaks through to the underlying issues that need to be transformed and create change together with clients. Throughout this process he supports clients with non-judgment and compassion. He enables clients to uncover and understand their deepest beliefs through which they filter and ultimately create their experiences. Bob will question the client’s filters and refine the lenses through which clients create their realities resulting in a liberating state of self-love and self-compassion.
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ABOUT THE EXCLUSIVE HAWAII
Set on a 16-acre private property overlooking the azure waters of the Pacific, The Exclusive Addiction Treatment Center in Hawaii is a luxury, long-term residential program offering holistic detoxification and treatment for adults struggling with substance use disorders. Programming is not 12-step-based, rather using a proprietary treatment modality developed by the center’s founder. Amenities cater to executives. The facility, opened in 2011, is also equipped to address co-occurring mental and physical health conditions, including eating disorders.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
A majority of clients are 35 or older, according to The Exclusive Addiction Treatment Center website, although some are in their early 20s. Most also have previously attempted rehab elsewhere. Treatment plans are offered for 30, 60, or 90 days.
The admission process begins with a 90-minute assessment phone call. Clients start treatment with a 10-day, acupuncture-based detoxification process which also includes nutritional supplements, yoga, meditation, and infrared sauna sessions. Throughout their stay, residents have access to weekly bodywork sessions such as massage and Reiki.
A major component of The Exclusive’s treatment concept is Core Belief Restructuring (CBR), which is based in cognitive behavior therapy. Therapists work with clients to develop self-acceptance and -awareness, purpose, emotional fluidity, and behavioral adjustments. Trauma-oriented eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is also available, along with mindfulness classes, and art and music therapy.
Clients who complete a program of 30 or more days at The Exclusive in Hawaii are invited to participate in 30 days of transitional aftercare, which involves phone or videoconference counseling.
The Exclusive Addiction Treatment Center’s medical director is a doctor of osteopathy, according to the facility’s website. Treatment team members also include life coaches, recreational therapists, and consulting physicians, psychologists, and certified substance abuse counselors. Staff therapists are trained in the program’s Core Belief Restructuring, with additional training ranging from master’s-level counseling to nursing. The staff-to-client ratio is about 4:1, and team members are joined by a resident therapy dog.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The Exclusive of Hawaii residence is an eight-bed, 10,000-square-foot mansion surrounded by tropical foliage and grazing horses and cows. Clients can choose a private or shared bedroom and enjoy access to an on-site fitness facility, waterfall swimming pool, hot tub, and outdoor patios with ocean views. Chefs prepare organic meals and residents may participate in the cooking.
Clients regularly go on such recreational activities as helicopter rides, dolphin swims, and private golf or tennis lessons. A family support program allows loved ones to visit clients on a basis appropriate to each client’s treatment. Personal cell phones and laptops may be used during designated times.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The two alumni polled by Rehabs.com to date rated The Exclusive Addiction Treatment Center of Hawaii a perfect five stars in treatment effectiveness, holistic treatment offerings, staff’s level of experience and training, and nine other metrics. Both clients praised the facility’s beautiful location and compassionate staff, with one writing that staff members “practice what they preach.” Weaknesses cited included a lack of intravenous nutrient support. Additionally, one alum rated the center’s affordability only one star, the other granting four stars.
A single Yelp review for The Exclusive reported problems with billing, with which another alum concurred on Facebook. One other alum reviewer on the facility’s official Facebook page, which staff may be able to vet, awarded a rating of five out of five stars.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Two loved ones polled by Rehabs.com offered praise similar to alumni reviewers. Both highlighted the facility’s unique program and kind staff. M.B. described “real deep level effectiveness.” They selected five-star ratings for most metrics measured, including family participation and treatment for co-occurring disorders. Available counseling options, however, received just three stars from each. The loved ones indicated that treatment was affordable, with ratings of four and five stars.
By contrast, in a single Yellowpages.com review for The Exclusive, an alum’s spouse reported that the program was not restrictive enough for clients to change.
WHAT STAFF SAY
Reviews from the three Exclusive Hawaii staff members polled by Rehabs.com all emphasized the center’s customizable treatment and dedicated staff. Their five-star ratings for most facility aspects evaluated matched feedback from alumni and loved ones. Employee Z.M. wrote: “The staff approaches all clients with honesty, compassion, integrity, and support for growth and change.” Two polled on the program’s affordability awarded four stars apiece.
The Exclusive Hawaii accepts out-of-network benefits from most medical insurance companies, according to the rehab center’s website. A $5,000 non-refundable deposit is required and an official facility Facebook post indicates that the cost of one month of treatment begins at $39,000.
Published on February 2018
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