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Today listen with ease to your conditioned mindset.
Have you ever sat very silently, not holding your attention fixed on anything, not making an effort to concentrate on one dimension of your mind, but with the mind’s thought processes very quiet, really still? Then you listen through your instincts to your feelings and emotions flowing within you; have you? You hear the autonomous noise within your conditioning, and also the noise far off, as well as those that are nearer and those that are very close by within your surroundings, the immediate sounds, which means really that you are listening with intention to everything but ignore all and stay present in the present moment NOW…
Your conditioning is not confined to one narrow little thought in your mindset, if you can listen in this way, listen with ease, without strain, you will find an extraordinary transformation taking place within you, a change which comes without you striving for it, without you asking; and in that change there is great beauty and depth of insight which awakens your instinctive intelligence to become conscious and to start working within your conscience, by observing your conditioned mindset, you will begin transcending your accumulated knowledge, and like this, a new way to perceive life shall become a part of your conscious actions every day…
Do it today as a beginning for self meditation, please be advised that to transform yourself, you must begin with your conditioned mindset, practice these vibrations, get a personal journal and write down whatever touches and transforms your mindset, then practice them as you observe your conditioned mindset… Mind Science
Listen to your inner self.
How do you listen? Do you listen through your past memories & future projections, I mean through your memories of ambitions, desires, fears, anxieties, through hearing every noise within and around you without understanding the content, but only what will be satisfactory, what will gratify, what will give comfort, what will for the moment help you survive…
Then be reminded that there is no satisfaction in your mind’s conformity, the mind tricks you to think that you’re present when it’s replaying your past memories unconsciously, the mind controls you through your thought processes, you need to disconnect these thought processes and emotional feelings, so that your Divine intelligence can work for you, your inner intelligence cannot compete with your mind noise-making thought processes, it needs you to be silent and then you will hear your creative inner divine power guiding you…
Today create 10 minutes of total quietude, ignore all past thought processes, focus only on feeling your present moment through your body, stay within your body, don’t be distracted by anything in and around you most especially your inner thoughts, stay calm, control your energy, relax by breathing slowly and observe your mind closely so that it doesn’t steal your attention.
Practice observing your mind, and someday you will be able to control your thought processes from happening unconditionally…Download Now
Frequently asked questions
Why should I subscribe for your wellness programs or detox/cleanse? In this modern lifestyle, we are exposed to various sources of toxin, like; polluted air, foods with added artificial chemicals, like sweeteners, preservatives & stimulants, chlorinated water & fluorides added to toothpaste, plus stress and passive mechanical lifestyles, and many other factors, which causes the accumulation of morbid toxins in our bodies. Therefore, it’s necessary for anyone living in our modern society to detox their body system in order to get ride of the accumulating toxic substances in the body that leads to disease symptoms.
We should detoxify in order to; age slower & lead healthier lives, lose weight, increase vitality & energy, improve our skin quality, improve our quality of life, boost & enhance our immune & lymphatic system function, prevent chronic diseases and of course for our mental & emotional well-being.
How many days should I do the Detox / Healthy Alkaline Nutrition or Wellness Program? You can do certain types of detox programs for the period of time that you wish; however to have effective results, AfroWellness practitioners recommend you to do minimum of 7-10 to 21 days. Our Afro-Detox Program is the best wellness detox program that is result oriented, just after 1 week, you will feel the difference.
What is included in the Afro-Detox program? Any therapies included in this program? What are extras I can purchase additionally? In Standard Afro-Detox & Healthy Nutrition or Wellness Program; your accommodation, daily meals & nutrition plan booklet, daily activities such as morning walks, rhythmic exercises, yoga & meditation sessions (two times a day), practitioner consultation, detox therapies such as, hydrotherapy, daily colon cleansing – self service, daily use of our facilities (pool, steam room, Electro Lymphatic message, infrared sauna, gym) are included.
Some other supporting therapies such as beauty therapies; skin care, slimming therapies, massage therapies, well-aging therapies, health protocols, etc, are not included in the standard program. First, you should purchase your Standard Afro-Detox Package which includes your accommodation, meals & nutrition and some daily activities. On top of this you can purchase extra paid therapies or protocols that would support your detox experience.
How will I decide which detox/healthy nutrition program to do? When you first arrive to our center, you will receive a detailed presentation by our wellness Program Managers regarding the programs and the therapies you are to undergo. Together by analyzing your health form, the most suitable wellness program will be chosen for you during this presentation. In addition, after the presentation you will be given your hourly schedule until the day of your check-out.
Do the Healthy Nutrition Programs cost the same as the Detox Programs? All of the 6 programs – Detox Programs & Healthy Nutritional Programs – are priced as according to season and healthy needs of the clients.
When should I come and what is the right time to plan my detox / healthy nutrition program? There are no specific dates recommended to start any wellness program. We do recommend for you to do a pre-detox at least for 3-4 days before coming to our center. Our program starts at 8.00 am in the morning. We suggest for you to arrive the night before you start the wellness program in order to start the morning rested and refreshed. If you arrive the night before you start your wellness program, we do not charge anything extra for the accommodating you. The bill will be settled depending on the days of detox that you do. All our wellness programs are available 12 months of the year.
Can I smoke in the premises? Is it forbidden to smoke in the detox period? While you are on the detox program, the habit of smoking decreases by itself. We recommend for you to not to smoke within this period. It is not allowed to smoke in the common areas.
Will I be able to quit my bad habits (smoking, alcohol, eating fast foods like, snacks etc.)? The Detox programs that we offer with the assistance of our wellness program managers and other extra therapies that you might have, will be effective in the long run.
I want to give a detox program to a friend as a gift. Is it possible? Of course; after making the payment, we can send your friend a gift certificate.
Are there any contraindications for fasting and colonics? Absolutely, not everyone can fast and participate in colon cleansing.
I have a certain illness/a certain medication that I use regularly. Can I do a detox? In order for you to make the decision, we would advice you to consult our health practitioners. You may call/send a detailed e-mail regarding your health condition and our health practitioners will be in touch with you on a short notice.
Do I continue taking my medication during the cleanse? We never recommend that you stop taking medication during a cleanse as it can be dangerous. Our highly experienced Detox & Well-being consultants will help to guide you with the best decisions regarding your health, so that holistic and dietary recommendations will be made.
Can I cleanse if I have Diabetes? Yes you can. Type-2 diabetes emerges as a direct consequence of poor diet and unhealthy life-style habits, it can be reversed by modifying the diet and other lifestyle components. The duration depends upon the person’s willingness, 7 days is good for balancing hormones and blood sugar values, however at least 14 days is needed for a complete impact. Full fasting or juice fasts can be a wonderful remedy for type-2 diabetes. Our highly experienced Detox & Well-being consultants & health practitioners will help to guide you with the best dietary recommendations to be made. In our wellness programs, we do have 3 different programs for Diabetes Type-2, Pre-Diabetes and Diabetes (Type-1) Please check our website for more information. We so also recommend you to watch the wonderful documentary on diabetes; “Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 days”
Will cleansing help with my skin problems? In holistic health, we recommend treating all skin conditions by cleaning the digestive tract and liver, during your stay you will meet with our holistic health practitioner, who can make recommendations for you to continue with once you leave the program or your retreat.
Do you have a Doctor onsite? Yes we do. When you first arrive to our center, you will have a consultation by our holistic doctor/practitioner and receive a detailed presentation by our detox & well-being consultant regarding the therapies & wellness programs. They’ll be ready to answer your questions & help you at anytime you need. Both our practitioner & well-being consultant will look through your pre-screening information and advise you accordingly about which program is the most suitable to meet your needs as well as making holistic recommendations for the future that can assist with any issues that may need addressing.
What if I have High Blood pressure or High Cholesterol? We have many guests who subscribe to our wellness programs with high cholesterol and hypertension; in fact, many of them come to fast specifically to help with these issues. Every morning you will have your blood pressure checked by one of our specialized consultants. Although fasting usually will drastically reduce high blood pressure, we never recommend that anybody stop taking their medication for this condition. Cleansing has also been known to indirectly help with issues regarding high cholesterol as the whole process helps to clean the blood and liver, thereby improving the body’s ability to digest and break down fats and lipids.
We have experienced and trained staff on hand to help with any questions or concerns you may have regarding these issues as well as extra services to help you plan an individual exercise and dietary routine to bring about greater balance, health and vitality to your life, should you feel a more in-depth analysis is necessary.
Can I cleanse if I’m taking Anti-depressants? We would never recommend that you stop taking any prescribed medication whilst doing a cleanse, especially anti-depressants. However, there are special times to take the medication so it won’t be absorbed by the cleansing drinks that we give to you during your wellness program.
Can I fast if I’m menstruating? It is no problem to participate in a cleansing program if you are menstruating and any extreme change in your diet can affect your menstrual cycle so don’t worry if your period is irregular or slightly heavier than usual.
Can I detox if I’m skinny? You can still cleanse if you are skinny as long as you are not currently suffering with an eating disorder or are suffering with malnutrition or certain deficiencies. The main goal of cleansing is detoxification and removal of impacted waste within the colon. We have many skinny, non-overweight people visiting us for fasting and generally they fair just as well as other people. If you are drastically underweight, then you may choose to participate in one of our healthy nutrition programs.
Can I cleanse if I am pregnant, will I be able to do a detox program? The wellness programs that we offer are suitable for pregnant guests as well. You may apply Healthy Nutritional Programs that would help you to eat clean and nutritional food. When you come for our wellness programs, the program manager will direct you for picking the suitable wellness program and schedule.
Do you do anything special for the guests’ special days (wedding anniversary, birthdays etc.)? We offer 1 spa massage as a gift.
What are the do’s and don’ts before coming? What should I eat & drink? For best results, before joining our detox program follow the Pre-Detox Program be sent after you confirm you booking for two weeks. This will both alkalize and prepare your body for a deeper cleansing. If you do not have enough time, you should start a minimum of 3 days before the detox program. For optimum results in the pre-cleansing phase, eat no meat, dairy products, salt, sugar or foods with added sugar.
Stop the intake of coffee, tea, alcohol and all other drinks with caffeine. You can drink all sorts of herbal teas instead. Drink water as often as possible, but not with a meal. Water is a critical addition to the cleansing process. It is best to drink at least 6% of your body weight (i.e. 70 kg body weight, drink 4.2 liters of water).
Cut off caffeine and alcohol, eat as many raw fruits and vegetables as your body can handle.
Why do I need to Pre-Cleanse? Pre-cleansing prepares your body for the deep cleansing you will experience on the full fast. On a pre-fast, your body will move from an acidic state towards the alkalinity needed for cleansing. You’ll also increase your storage of electrolytes, giving your body the strength needed for cleansing. Fasting without properly preparing your body can result in rapid toxin elimination which, in turn, can result in some discomfort including headaches, fatigue, vomiting, diarrhea and dizziness. You’ll experience a more enjoyable cleanse overall by pre-fasting.
I did not do a pre-detox. Can I still start my detox? The pre-detox is significant in terms of easing the transition to a detox program. If you start your detox without doing the pre-detox before hand, you might feel the “detox symptoms” stronger. These symptoms are also called as the “healing symptoms” which are general reactions that the body can experience in the first couple of days of the detox such as headaches, dizziness, feeling nauseous, having strange dreams etc. If you arrive to the center without doing the pre-detox, we can apply the green detox programs to help you to do your pre-detox here.
What should I bring with me? There is nothing specific you need to bring, just comfortable clothing for yoga, meditation and exercise classes etc. Some sports shoes (trainers) for walking, sun cream, bikini and a good book for when you are chilling out on the beach. Sportswear and swimsuit would be sufficient to wear during your program. (For the daily walks, yoga classes, use of the fitness room, daily pool/sea/infrared sauna/steam room usages etc.) For the wet season it is suggested to bring a rain coat.
What should I do to confirm my reservation? We kindly ask you to fill in the reservation and guest health forms and send them to us. After taking pre-payment for the amount of 50% your reservation will be confirmed via e-mail.
How can I make payment? You can pay with the credit card or make a transfer to the relevant bank account.
Can I get discount from your prices? We have seasonal campaigns that you can get advantage on that specific period. Also, in the period of campaign, two different discounts cannot be merged. The highest discount is applied
Can I have a late check-out? The time of the check-in is after 12:00 pm and check-out before 12:00 pm. We will try our best to make arrangements depending on the availability of the center on that day, however we cannot confirm that before hand.
What is the difference between The Bodrum main center and The Beach? Our Bodrum Beach center is only 5 minutes away from the main building by walking and it is located by the sea side. It has a private beach and 14 boutique rooms. You can accommodate and have your nutrients/juices/meals and have massage in the Beach building. The activities such as yoga classes, infrared sauna, steam room, therapies etc. will take place at our main center. In addition, our Beach facility also offers half-board vegan nutrition service.
The prices on the Booking.com are cheaper. Can you explain the reason? There are two different price categories on Booking.com: Standard prices and the ones that have 10% discount which is non-refundable in case of a cancellation. If you prefer to book through the lower price, you won’t have the chance to cancel your reservation for free.
In addition, the prices for half-board vegan nutrition service -valid for The Beach- are different than the prices for the detox programs.
If I don’t join to the activities that are included within the Standard Package, can I have therapies instead? Unfortunately, we cannot replace the extra therapies with the activities that are already included within the package.
What is your refund policy? • All cancellations must be received in detail writing. • Reservation cancellation request (via telephone or directly) must be accepted and processed based on availability. • Cancellations 7 days prior to arrival will be charged a 25% penalty of total reservation charges. • All cancellation charges are subject to 7% VAT No Shows: No shows will be charged a 50% penalty of the entire reservation. Early Departures: Early departures will be fully charged for the entire reservation.