Anxiety & Breakdown Treatment - Why The Rich & Famous Are Not Immune & Here Is Why
Being super rich and wealthy may seem like a dream come true, but it also comes with its own set of challenges that most would never understand. Here we will explore why high networth individuals (celebrities, the elite born into wealth, executives who have amassed power and public figures) often experience severe stress, burn out, anxiety, depression and the addictions that coincide with the desperate need to numb or hide from the immense pressure. And why it's hard for them to get the specific treatment they need from the team of a private rehab specifically created for the rich and famous.
Focusing on various factors such as the cost of fame, excessive wealth, loss of identity, zero privacy, personal scrutiny and the never-ending pressures of managing their responsibilities, we will showcase the anxiety treatment program who gives these impressive individuals their sanity and lives back in a hidden secret luxury retreat specifically created for the VIPs of the world.
But first why is it so hard for these individuals to get the specific help they need?
There Is A Lack of Sympathy For The Rich & Famous
Making matters worse there is little empathy or understanding for those that 'have it all'. After all, with all that money and freedom how can you not be happy? It is this exact mentality that stops some of the most extraordinary super stars and CEO's on the planet from seeking the real support system they need out of guilt and shame for purely being 'privileged'.
Take a minute to cast your mind back over the last decade of lives lost to celebrities that you loved purely because their mental health issues and addictions weren't addressed...
...Imagine just for a moment living in their shoes and what 'could have been' if the stigma wasn't attached to their dire need for help. The same help you and I would have readily available if we were in fact crashing. Put it this way if the everyday person wants help they simply see a counsellor or book themselves in to a clinic. The top 5% are unable to do that because of a myriad of issues that threaten their identity.
Our clients have some of the most extraordinary minds and lives on the planet. Some have created everything out of nothing and can't seem to stop or manage the profound vision they have bought to life. Some have a genius mind that rules all day long with no relief. Some have found new wealth and are not equipped to deal with what it brings their way. Some are handed the 'burden' of wealth and family expectations. Some are truly bored with too much freedom and no purpose. But all struggle to deal with the guilt that 'they should be grateful' for all they have and negate their own mental health needs because of that guilt and fear of how it will be perceived or the catastrophic losses that could entail if the help they seek is made public in anyway. They therefore feel massive guilt or shame around not being able to handle all that comes with the life of living in the top 5% - even though no one ever taught them a succinct set of tools and rules for how to manage the life they have without losing themselves. Heidi Shannon, Director of Alive Luxury Private
The Cost of Fame or Public Scrutiny on a Person and Their Mental Health
The constant attention and scrutiny that come with fame or professional pressure can have a profound detrimental effect on a person's identity and therefore mental health. Imagine a life where you can longer be just you or being yourself or having a bad day is no longer an option because you always have to perform?
Living under this level of crippling spotlight can lead to anxiety around self worth as a human, as individuals feel the pressure to maintain a certain persona and meet societal expectations from piers, managers, family, the public and more.
Within the fish bowl that becomes this existence, it's difficult to separate one's true self from the public persona or pressure. And so in turn - misidentification and the real person behind the glamour gets lost in the expectations of others. This is where true anxiety begins. The never ending thoughts of how to escape their own creation or how to catch a moment to themselves causes untold levels of anxiety and stress that those watching are unable to see.
The Cost of Too Much Wealth without Purpose or Management
Having excessive wealth without a clear purpose, plan or proper management can create feelings of emptiness and dissatisfaction. Without internal meaningful goals to strive for, individuals can struggle to find a sense of fulfillment, causing anxiety and a lack of direction. Long term authentic happiness and meaning comes from the service to others but also through a connection to ones self and all that matters to that individual. Without an internal compass for meaning, panic arises as a warning sign to realign with the simplicity of life and real human connection.
The Cost of Too Much Freedom and Boredom
With great wealth and freedom comes the risk of feeling bored and purposeless. The small moments of connection and appreciation of the moment by moment life experiences are lost. Life becomes about 'stuff' and 'image' and 'helpers' the next '5 star something' but as this becomes 'normal' the essence of what truly matters in life evaporates and depression sets in as the true spirit of the individual longs for more authentic fulfillment. The absence of challenges and limitations can leave individuals feeling unsatisfied, leading to a sense of restlessness and anxiety and a desire for boundaries to bring back simplicity.
The Cost of Burn Out & Pressure On Your Health
The cost of fame, pressure, responsibility, and overworking can have a significant impact on the physical health of celebrities and high net worth individuals, ultimately leading to burnout and if ignored extreme anxiety. Here are some ways in which these factors can impact physical health:
Stress-related health issues: The constant pressure to meet expectations, manage responsibilities, and maintain a public image can lead to chronic stress. Prolonged exposure to stress can contribute to various health issues such as high blood pressure, weakened immune system, cardiovascular problems, and digestive disorders.
Sleep problems: The demanding schedules and incessant demands of a busy schedule or even constant over thinking often result in inadequate sleep. Lack of quality sleep can negatively affect physical health, leading to fatigue, impaired cognitive function, weakened immune system, and an increased risk of accidents or injuries.
Unhealthy coping mechanisms: To cope with the pressures of a top 5% lifestyle some may turn to unhealthy coping mechanisms such as excessive alcohol or drug use. These behaviors can have severe physical health consequences, including organ damage, addiction, and result in many more issues in their personal lives.
Overworking and exhaustion: The entertainment, business or sports industries can be highly demanding, with packed schedules and little time to relax and rejuvenate on a daily basis. Over time as the nervous system crumbles under the pressure stress turns into anxiety and eventually breakdown.
Neglecting self-care: With busy schedules and numerous responsibilities, some high flyers may neglect self-care practices such as regular exercise, healthy eating, and relaxation. This neglect can lead to a decline in physical health, including weight gain or loss, weakened muscles and bones, and an increased risk of chronic diseases.
It is essential for VIPs to prioritize their physical health by setting boundaries, practicing self-care, seeking support, and taking breaks to prevent burnout and promote overall well-being. It would seem simple enough to do this but it isn't where there are so many balls in the air to manage everyday. A detox from life, responsibility, mental exhaustion and more is needed to reset the patterns that are hard wired into their lifestyles.
Fame or Status and Disconnection from Oneself
The trappings of fame and high social status can cause individuals to lose touch with their true selves. The pressure of conforming to expectations and maintaining a certain image can result in a disconnect from personal values and identity, leading to feelings of anxiety and disorientation.
100% of all of our clients have lost touch with their internal value system. One part of them has to conform to the societal demands and another part of them is screaming out for realness, authenticity and deep human connection. As an example, the individuals groomed for high society purely due to their birth right, struggle as they do not fit the expected mould of the life they are born into and their personality or soul is screaming for something else. It becomes easier for them to be secretive, reclusive or to hide and numb than it is to live a life you feel is not aligned with our own value system. Turning their back on this life can mean losing their family, job, roles, wealth and more so there is a high price to pay for wanting to live their own authentic lives. Marc Senator, Executive Coach
The Never-Ending Management and Pressure of Responsibility to Others
Being wealthy often comes with a multitude of responsibilities, such as managing ongoing high self performance, investments, businesses, personal relationships, deals and the expectations of others who all rely on you. The constant pressure to maintain success and meet the needs of others can be overwhelming, leading to crippling anxiety and daily emotional strain.
Imagine you are a professional sports star groomed to be the next big thing and if you stop it will have a devastating effect on everyone around you. Living with this kind of pressure to not only personally be your best at all times but also be responsible for all those making bank off you and you can for a moment imagine the pressure these individuals are under and the need for a support system that truly can work in all areas to alleviate every internal fear and external stress they have.
Lack of Privacy Within an Entourage
Privacy becomes a luxury that the super rich often lose. Being constantly surrounded by an entourage of managers and public eyes makes it difficult to have personal space and genuine connections. The lack of privacy can lead to feelings of isolation and a sense of being constantly judged. It then becomes easier to withdraw and hide away in order to maintain sanity and a sense of self preservation or protection of a the basic human right of privacy that so many take for granted.
High net worth individuals also use those closest to them to hide their deepest insecurities. Rather than building a long lasting relationship with themselves, tackling tasks that build a sense of achievement or getting their hands dirty on a daily basis with basic life duties that help with a sense of control or purpose, the entourage becomes an enabling unit built to protect the individual but at the same time becomes apart of the problem.
Being Enabled and Not Being Told the Truth
With vast wealth and fame, individuals may encounter those who enable their behavior instead of offering honest feedback. This lack of truthful guidance can lead to a skewed perception of reality and can hinder personal growth, contributing to anxiety and breakdowns.
In normal relationships whether it be work, parenting or romantic when our behavior is poor our counterparts call us out. With those with wealth or fame and others dependent on them there is a lack of truthfulness from those around them that leads to personal growth being imminently stalled and stunted. Clients remain comfortable and are never challenged. What may seem comfortable in the beginning negates their overall happiness in the long term and they are discarded, rejected or left behind eventually by those closest to them when their most mediocre self starts to rule the show. Our retreat is a mirror full of non judgement, compassion and understanding but also a giant reflection of our clients behavior back to them - especially when it is halting them from achieving the genuine long term authentic happiness that they seek. If their behavior is in the way, they are being yes'd to death or their ego is ruling we will absolutely lovingly connect them back into the greatest version of themselves. This is done in order for them to reach their goals and have the connection they seek. Katrina Steel Relationship and Family Expert for VIP's
Focus on Exterior Happiness versus Internal Happiness
Excessive wealth can create a focus on material possessions and external appearances, rather than internal happiness and well-being. The never-ending pursuit of more can lead to dissatisfaction and anxiety, as individuals try to find fulfillment through external means alone.
As much as our clients want to disconnect and find a sense of internal peace - they struggle to do so, usually because they have trained themselves or have been trained by others to be 'always on, progressing, doing'. A huge part of their journey with us is to learn the ancient art of presence and all of the joy it will bring to their daily lives even if they are forever busy. Busy does not need to negate internal peace and a sense of presence in the real world. But a day without their phone in nature proves to be difficult. A week into their program you see the light bulbs come on through deep relaxation and the art of just being they return to themselves and all they have been seeking begins to unfold. It's like watching magic happen when a high performer realises they can have both the external success and also the internal peace simultaneously. Bernd Windhofer, Senior Mindfulness Practitioner
Encouraging Absolute Privacy and Confidentiality for Healing Anxiety & Breakdown Inside A Private Rehab For The Rich & Famous
The rich and famous often require private luxury treatment for burn out, anxiety, stress, and addiction due to the unique pressures and stressors that come with their public lives and high-stress positions. A luxury therapy center provides privacy, confidentiality and focus on individualized treatments and offer a more holistic approach where all professionals are only working with the unique individual needs and only 1:1.
An everyday therapist really lacks the skill to work with extraordinary people and whoever is in the hot seat of coaching or therapy must have the courage and experience in this world or the results simply fail miserably.
Providing a safe and secure environment with a team who completely understand your lifestyle can allow individuals to open up and address their anxieties without fear of judgment or reputation damage.
Moreover, these individuals are highly scrutinized by the media, piers and the public, which leads to social isolation and pressure of maintaining a specific public image. The burden of constantly hiding their real selves and feelings can cause psychological distress, leading to burnout, anxiety, stress, and addiction. The luxurious setting provides a protected and peaceful environment to explore the underlying issues and promote healing while salvaging their public image which is paramount.
Another factor is that high-net-worth individuals often struggle with work-life balance, which leads to multitasking and the inability to detach from work, which can cause stress, anxiety and burnout. The luxury treatment programs offer a solution through a variety of methodologies that promote mindfulness, meditation, powerful executive level therapy and other stress management modalities that promote better self-care habits that can be implemented once and for all in a private setting where clients can truly disconnect.
Taking Control of Identity, Purpose, and Life
Regaining control over one's identity, purpose, and life is essential for overall well-being. By reevaluating personal values and aligning actions with them, the super rich can find a renewed sense of purpose and fulfillment that goes beyond material wealth and then positively affects every area of their lives and others. They truly can have it all.
Using Wealth, Fame, Power, and Status to Add Value to the World
Instead of solely focusing on personal gain, individuals with vast wealth and fame can use their resources to make a positive impact on the world. Once recovery and healing is complete HNWI's can choose to leverage their influence and status, contribute to causes that align with their values, creating a sense of purpose and fulfillment using a unique blue print that aligns only with them.
While being super rich and wealthy has its perks, it also brings unique challenges that can lead to anxiety and breakdowns. By prioritizing absolute privacy, seeking professional help, and rediscovering their purpose, the super rich can reclaim their mental well-being and use their wealth to bring positive change to the world in their own unique way - small or big the choice is theirs.