We specialise in the treatment of Depression, Anxiety and Chronic Stress


There are many forms of anxiety, generally speaking it is individual, and people experience it in different ways. It can become a significant barrier for some through the isolating affects of the illness, and prevent you being 'who you want to be', and 'doing what you desire to do'.

Experiencing occasional anxiety is a normal part of life, and can be a motivator for us. People who suffer a consistent and elevated anxiety level, frequently have intense, excessive and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. Often, this can involve repeated episodes of sudden experiences of intense anxiety and fear or terror that reach a peak within minutes as with panic attacks.

The experience of anxiety and panic are difficult to control, and generally out of proportion to the actual or perceived treat or danger, and can last a long time. This can lead to avoiding places or situations in an attempt to prevent onset of anxiety. Avoidance for most increases the anxiety response, and can manifest as significant withdrawal and isolation impacting daily function and quality of life. Symptoms may start during childhood or the teen years and continue into adulthood.

Examples of anxiety issues people experience include panic, generalised anxiety, social anxiety and specific phobias. Often anxiety issues can co-exist with depression, substance abuse or medical conditions.

Common anxiety signs and symptoms include:

  • Persistent nervousness, restlessness and agitation.
  • Having a sense of impending danger, panic or doom
  • Increased heart rate
  • Rapid Breathing (hyperventilation)
  • Sweating
  • Trembling
  • Feeling weak or tired
  • Trouble with concentration, focus and memory
  • Having trouble sleeping
  • Experiencing gastrointestinal (GI) problems
  • Ruminating (difficulty controlling worry)
  • Uncontrollable urges to avoid things

The Loss of Freedom and Self-Control

The loss of freedom and self-control is an inherent factor of anxiety. Often there seems no way out of the cycle for either the individual concerned or their family, life feels overwhelming. However you experience anxiety, and however it impacts your quality of life, effective treatment works. Start a partnership with Capri Sanctuary today for a better quality of life.

If you are concerned about the possibility of having a depressive or anxiety illness, and unsure of the extent of the problem and how to respond, take this simple and confidential checklist. This is not a diagnosis, however it can provide helpful advice as to what steps to take.

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Testimonials "My own experience here at Capri Sanctuary was one of great personal growth. I was a wreck when I arrived with little hope for the future. I learned a lot of very good techniques for correctly dealing with the hurdles that life inevitable puts in our path, but most of all I learned about myself. I learned the importance of trusting who I am and opening myself up to people and the opportunities life has to offer. The rewards were almost instantaneous and continue daily. I have nothing but thanks and warm appreciation for everything that has been done for me here."

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Empowering you towards a valued future

“Thank you Brent and the team at Capri Sanctuary for making me feel I can have a life worth living, and providing me with the tools and resources to deal with life's problems. ” — MH (Warkworth)

“I came to Capri Sanctuary with some complex issues and my stay has changed my life! I left feeling confident in myself and happier than ever. Everything was perfect during my stay.” — DG (Hawkes Bay)

“A Wonderful experience, I wish the Sanctuary had been available to me many years ago. I'm leaving a totally different person compared to who I was when I arrived. Thank you Brent and the team. Highly recommended. ” — SG (Melbourne, Australia)