Pathways luxury rehab centre evolved several years ago into the Paradigm Process Addiction Treatment Courses that offer 10 pathways to recovery by directly and relentlessly focusing on the personality rather than the addiction! We developed alternative addiction treatment programs that have helped thousands of people from all over the world recover since 2012. 87% of people with issues of addiction will never seek out treatment or go a main stream route.

Since then, our programs have become much bigger and different. The world-renowned 10 Step Paradigm Process of Addiction Recovery, designed by addiction psychology expert Mark L Lockwood BA(hons)(psy), who is an expert in the field of addiction with over 25,000 hours of counselling time, is changing life after life, person after person, retreat after retreat. Addictions are highly treatable. Mark who chose not to be a psychologist but rather a life strategist with unlimited scope leads, teaches and trains a team of coaches, counsellors and psychologists on the science of finding your spiritual self, of making the unconscious conscious and of reaching core problems in short periods of time with powerful and modern tools of healing everything! There are no half measures in Mark’s work and common people get to achieve uncommon results regardless of the issues they present or the stories they have created, believed and then defended thus far.

Spiritual Healing & Wellness Centre, Retreats, Events and Programs

Our recovery experiences, events, retreats and workshops depending on what areas clients want to focus on does almost everything differently than a standard drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. Our events, workshops and programs run from home are designed to make sure people who are burnt-out, stressed, dealing with trauma, depression and anxiety have the chance to also target their addictions as an imminent and probable effect of their issues. Addictions generally result as a result of these issues and that is something we want to help people with in different ways. Targeting the personality head on is a ultra-modern way of creating all round wellness of body, mind, emotions and our spiritual selves.

For more than a decade, our professional team has conducted thousands of hours of original research – observing common people doing the uncommon, measuring the results, and analyzing the data. The evidence demonstrates there is a clear formula for creating lasting changes in the body and mind.

We wanted to make sure that regular people who have regular problems and emotional issues can also get help for obsessions, addictions, food issues, and so on rather as a preventative step that may help them not need a drug rehab center one day. We wanted to stop people climbing in the river rather than trying to help them out of the water later. Thus, from the origins of a luxury rehab center, came the birth of one of the most effective recovery programs in the world today. Without the restraints. No labels. No drug rehab center, and no staying stuck!

When you go beneath the surface of presenting problems deep into the aspects of personality and the subconscious mind that create issues with body-heart-mind then you can create a radical life transformation. That is what we do for people. We don’t just heal them, we transform their lives.

Mark L Lockwood – addiction psychology specialist since 1997

We treat and transform people, not addicts, on all levels of being holistically, and use ultra modern psychological processes and techniques backed by research that put our clients decades ahead of the game. Through the unique Paradigm Process addiction treatment program we provide what we feel is a welcomed and different alternative to a drug rehabilitation centre and is aimed at people who do not want or need clinical, traditional drug rehab or hospitalisation styled treatments, or white coats and walls for that matter. Everybody is different and not all mainstream programs, labels or modalities suit everyone.

Addiction Programs. Retreats. Events. Training.

Our highly advanced, scientifically researched and tested programs over the last 13 years are decades beyond main stream treatment and some of these elite Addiction Treatment programs people work through where privacy, space and the best of African geography, ocean and wildlife meet in paradise. Come to unwind and rebalance and if you feel you may benefit from working the Paradigm Process you can do so in the lap of luxury in the beautiful coastal town of Plettenberg Bay, South Africa, or from home.

Design your own specialised private experience with a team of psychology professionals since 2012 

All our Addiction Treatment Programs and emotional wellness programs we design, test, and create are completely private, intensive, individualized, alternative, and have been designed to help you change and transform your life for the better. Top to bottom – not just possible addiction or compulsive issues that are presenting! Work with addiction specialist and course designer Mark L Lockwood BA (hons)(psy). Mark L Lockwood BA(hons)(psy) is a teacher of self reliance and spiritual transformation. Holding two degrees in psychology, thousands of hours in individual and group therapy time treating depression, personality disorders and stress. He has decades of experience in his field and has used this knowledge gained in inpatient treatment to help people heal their lives in short periods of time by making change happen with a scientifically proven system of change. Aside from his primary passion of teaching self-actualization, Mark is also one of the most qualified life-strategist’s and addiction psychology specialists on the continent. 

At our events, retreats, or spiritual Healing and Wellness Centre, which are some of our pinnacle products, you can experience a 180-degree turnaround for yourself. Our consultant psychologists, psychiatrists, qualified life coaches, and the rest of our holistic team, who are so rich in Plett, combine decades of experience in the field. They work on the powerful psychological and emotional wellness program daily, from the privacy of your own space. All programs will be designed specifically for you. Our clients hail from all over the world and want to work on burnout, stress and unmanageable emotions that come from anxious parts of a defensive personality that needs to be treated.

Overall, we tend to work with people from around the world who need to heal from trauma, emotional wounds, and psychological issues. We help people find holistic, long-term healing and wellness from whatever they are stuck with. Research shows that mainstream drug rehab centers‘ success rate is a dismal 5-20 percent, and this is why we changed our outlook completely. Everyone is different, and the rehab, AA, addict-labeled system simply doesn’t work for many people who don’t want to be forced into a dated, clinically styled, or punitive program or even a Luxury Rehab Centre. Design your own program with our team that suits your individual needs and goals for recovery and healing, and get to transform your life once and for all.

Luxury Rehab Centre

Our Formula for recovery Success is thoroughly tested and researched and known all over the world as the very best available

We provide a non-clinical environment at the top, with courses designed by experienced addiction recovery experts in the field. Our team is made up of Mark, exceptional psychologists, life coaches, our very experienced specialist psychiatric doctors, and a team of consultant specialist psychiatrists, chiropractors, mindfulness and wellness teachers, etc. The wealth of local talent in our area is beyond world-class!

No loss of privacy. No big crowds. Just transformational healing and physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual wellness at the highest international levels. Half measures do absolutely nothing.

What to expect

  • No Pressure. No Stress. Just profound personal transformation.
  • Improve my mental mindset and my emotional well-being.
  • Maximize my overall health and recovery
  • Advance my career goals and objectives
  • Help yourself heal from depression, anxiety, personality and mood disorders, addictions through to a complete body, heart or mind-reset. Work the Paradigm Process Course and get beyond your personality. No Labels. Just spiritual healing and wellness offered at the highest level.
  • Increase my productivity
  • Enhance my life direction
  • Find my life purpose, meaning, mindfulness

Our luxury rehab centre alternative programs we developed and tested, and the events and retreats are well known as having a significant, long term impact on many people from across the globe. Since our inception, data shows the Paradigm Process Addiction Treatment Programs we designed offer superior, professional and passionate personal wellness that works! So much added value!

Emotionally Burnt out? Try the center for Healing and Life Transformation, which gives you 180 degree rolling ocean views and is located where the best of the African bush and Ocean meet. Walk on the beach everyday with Whales and Dolphins on one side and the Big Five on the other. Enjoy the majesty of Lion, Elephants, Leopards and Rhino's on the other side. White sandy beaches, amazing restaurants and even the heart of the African Bush, backed by the Knysna Forests gives us everything one could possibly want to experience in nature. 

Our mission: To create a space for personal inspiration, growth, and life transformation.

For advice, assistance or admissions, call now 082-442-4779 or email

Center for Healing and Life Transformation is a fully private holistic and spiritual retreat centre, not a drug rehab centre whatsoever that is not required to register with the department of health or any other any professional bodies. Spiirtual healing and wellness is everyone’s business and obligation today! We simply provide state of the art therapy and holistic healing only related to broad fields of Therapy, Spirituality, Psychology, Theology and the human sciences in general. Many of the consultants and staff we use have various qualifications and registrations of their own which do not form part of our companies direct framework. We provide the most advanced addiction treatment programs in the world as well as programs that treat other sources of trauma and stress that result in issues with the personality, emotions and our clients general wellbeing. See our terms and conditions carefully before using any of our websites, events, products or retreats.

In summary, Mark L Lockwood has 23 years of experience and 25 000 hours of counselling experience and helps people with all issues in the spirit of world leaders in the field from Deepak Chopra’s luxury rehabs through to Tony Robbins addiction work, Simon Sinek, Gabor Mate and others in the field of life transformation.

Retreats. Events. Courses & Professional training throughout the year.

The Paradigm Process of Addiction Treatment Recovery is a world-class, super-modern program that goes straight to work on the personality, emotions, physiology, and spirituality. Our holistic wellness center and top-rated treatment programs support a wide range of emotional, physical, and psychological issues, covering all kinds of mental health issues.


We specialize in treating the personality, which develops anxiety, depression, panic disorder, eating disorders (binge eating/anorexia/bulimia), trauma & complex PTSD treatment (post-traumatic stress disorder), dual diagnosis treatment, burnout & mood treatment, ADHD Treatment, OCD Treatment, and other mental health & psychiatric treatment.

We specialize in changing lives through events, retreats, our spiritual healing and wellness center, in-person and online courses, and the books, videos, and material we publish all year round. We use the Paradigm Process’s tested results to do so at an epic pace. See more about The Paradigm Process programs here.

How the Paradigm Process works

When the personality is no longer serving you but hindering you then you need a new program. When a computer program becomes redundant we need to get rid of it and replace it with a new one. It is the same with the programs we run in our bodies hearts and minds. Because the world is changing so quickly we need to keep up. There is no room left to operate from money mind without inevitably falling from the tree. If we fall behind we fall into survival or victim modes that naturally keep us suppressed and distressed. At some point we know we need to run a new program however it is easier said than done in understanding where to find that program and how to install it. The 10 step program to heal your life is that program – the Paradigm Process.