Pioneering Wellness and Recovery Programme, Mastermind 2.0 Partners with AKARYN Hotel Group

A recent study from Mind UK reveals that one in four people in the UK will experience mental health problems each year, highlighting the current need for support in mastering the skills to regain control of mental and emotional health. Cue Mastermind 2.0.

Mastermind 2.0 takes well-being retreats to the next level. The four-week bespoke programme designed by renowned Psychotherapist Dirk Stikker takes a holistic approach to overcoming addictions, mental health issues and stress. The programme encompasses a specialised form of CBT called Cue Exposure Therapy whereby Stikker identifies physical, emotional and psychological responses by underlining behavioural patterns, which are as unique to everyone as fingerprints. This, combined with intensive therapy, a tailored nutritional plan and an array of rejuvenating spa treatments makes Mastermind 2.0 one of the most fascinating and holistic healing journeys in the world.

When it came to choosing the right destination for Mastermind 2:0, Stikker opted for the AKARYN Hotel Group where this unique programme takes place at two destinations, Aleenta Phuket Resort & Spa and Aleenta Hua Hin Resort & Spa. Stikker’s thinking behind these destinations was to take the programme out of the sterile and limiting environment of a clinic and into the exquisite settings of this world-famous Thai hotel group where the hotels are renowned for their beauty, luxury and total seclusion.

Dirk Stikker comments, "We selected Aleenta Resorts to host Mastermind 2.0 in Thailand because we felt a real synergy with the two beach locations, especially with the brand's innovative wellness philosophy and personalised service to each individual guest. The relaxing, private atmosphere at Aleenta Hua Hin and Aleenta Phuket makes both resorts ideal for participants looking to focus on regaining their physical and emotional balance"

Akaryn Hotel Group’s Managing Director and Founder, Anchalika Kijkanakorn added “Aleenta has always provided guests with stays and experiences that nourish and inspire them. At Aleenta Phuket, our Ayurah Spa & Wellness Centre offers relaxing, indulgent treatments and takes a more medical, results-oriented approach to wellness. In Hua Hin we combine home-grown herbs with holistic treatments to offer more of an essential Asian spa experience”

This exciting and totally unique addition to Aleenta Phuket Resort & Spa and Aleenta Hua Hin Resort & Spa is managed by a team of highly experienced therapists, doctors and nutritionists and bookings can be made from 1st June 2017.


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About AKARYN Hotel Group

AKARYN Hotel Group specialises in the management of small luxury resorts in South-east Asia and is the owning and management company for Aleenta Phuket-Phang Nga (, Aleenta Hua Hin-Pranburi ( AKARYN Group also operates the akyra Manor Chiang Mai ( 2016 will see two new openings: The President by AKARYN in Vientiane, Laos ( and the akyra Beach Club Phuket ( The Pure Blue Foundation, established in 2010 by AKARYN Hotel Group, is a charitable foundation supporting marine conservation and community projects throughout Thailand. In September 2015, founder and director Anchalika Kijkanakorn was named as a Hero of Philanthropy by Forbes Asia in recognition for her dedication to supporting valuable conservation efforts. 

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