About The Place
The Place was founded by renowned psychotherapist Jean-Claude Chalmet. He has over 20 years experience in the field, building successful practices both in Greece and London and treating clients from around the globe.
Describing himself as a “natural born therapist”, Jean-Claude has developed and refined his therapeutic approach to include Kundalini Yoga and meditation, along with a variety of other complementary therapies (such as Traditional Chinese Medicine, Japanese Acupuncture, Watsu, Chi Qong, Clinical Hypnosis, Equine-Assisted Therapy and nutritional healing).
These work together to create profound and lasting transformations in a relatively short amount of time.
The success of this unique process lies exactly in the combination of the mind/body approach that was practiced by the ancient Greeks more than 2500 years ago “A healthy mind in a healthy body”
He does not follow a particular school of therapy but instead approaches any issues with an integrative approach, tailored to the needs of each individual, be that man or woman, a couple or a family.
Constructed in the traditional Balinese Balé style, The Place is a veritable oasis, right in the heart of Seminyak, and provides a deliciously private setting in which to escape the mundane world and to revel in the luxury of an amazing private retreat. Float your troubles away in the salt water pool, recline in a sun lounger, find a peaceful shady spot in the garden, or nestle into the cushions on a sofa with a book from the private library.
Evenings have their own special magic. The hum of cicadas replaces the sweet birdsong, candles flicker in their lanterns and the sky glows with starlight.
Our wonderful Balinese team of helpers are on hand 24/7 to anticipate your every need, often before it has even become one, leaving you to relax and unwind, secure in the knowledge that everything is taken care of for you. They can also provide a unique insight into Balinese culture, and will arrange tours, transports and reservations for you as well as give advice about where to go and places to visit.
While The Place is an utterly private sanctuary where all worries of the world can be forgotten, its location in cosmopolitan Seminyak means you have the best of both worlds. A gentle stroll down the peaceful lane will bring you to bean bag-strewn beach, bars, stylish boutiques and world class restaurants.
The Way Forward
The aim is always the same: to help our guests evolve into a better version of themselves by way of emotional awareness, emotional self-regulation, and through enhancing self-motivation, delayed gratification, empathy, and communication abilities.
Please read the testimonials written by past guests in order to understand how our process has worked for each of these individuals, couples and families.
The perfect place for you
The vision was to create a beautiful sanctuary where therapists, teachers and practitioners could come together to deliver intensive retreats that would allow people to transform their lives. Jean Claude’s love for his island home of Bali, which he describes as “an extraordinary and powerful place” made it the perfect location and The Place opened its doors in 2015.
Nowadays, The Place offers a combination of Psychotherapy coupled with daily Kundalini Yoga & Meditation. This is the Yoga of awareness.
The therapists then decide which other therapies – such as equine assisted learning, Tantra Yoga and bodywork – would be appropriate for each particular client.
To find out more about Jean-Claude Chalmet’s approach, please refer online to the many articles he has written for The Times in London.
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Throughout human history and across cultures, people have sought a deeper wisdom and understanding of the emotional strains of life. This has resulted in many hundred of different therapies, practices, rituals and techniques that are all designed to improve our wellbeing and experience of life. The most modern of these is what we call clinical psychotherapy, but it is by no means the first. For centuries, people have pursued all manner of practices such as meditation, yoga and holistic therapies.
At The Place, our aim is to help people become the best possible version of themselves. We have therefore chosen the most effective practices from the past and the present to create a unique and powerfully effective therapeutic programme.
Psychotherapy is a broad term that covers many methods. At the heart of each of these methods is the intention to help a person to resolve any emotional and psychological issues that are having a negative effect on their wellbeing. Psychotherapy is based upon regular personal interaction between a professional therapist and an individual patient, couple, family or group. The trained therapist will guide you through your experiences and show you where problems arise, what causes them and how to resolve destructive or distressing mental habits.
Kundalini Yoga & Meditation
Known as the ‘Yoga of awareness’, Kundalini is a specific yogic tradition that incorporates movement, breathing, chanting and meditation.
Unlike other yogic practices that have become mainstream in the western world, Kundalini does not focus on physical achievements, such as stretching and bending. Instead, the aim is to awaken consciousness into parts of the body that may have simply been forgotten.
This is a yoga for everyone – no matter their age, shape, or physical fitness.
Viewing the body as a whole from the tip of the toes to the top of the head, our holistic personalised and confidential treatments empower clients to improve their physical health in conjunction with the psycho-spiritual, and to thus transform every aspect of their lives.
Clients will be given the space to relax, receive, and be supported in their process here at The Place, where we offer a wide selection of treatments in complementary therapies.
The term Tantra has gained some extraordinary connotations in the Western world. In reality there are a wide array of Tantric practices and rituals such as dynamic meditation, mantras, movement practices and spiritual ceremonies.
At The Place we use Tantra to help participants break down their external walls and open up to their own internal emotions and sensations.
The Place believes that continued care is an important part to helping people return into the busy world. We help clients to flow seamlessly into their expanded lives. Retreat participants and their guides meet regularly over video, webinar, or phone conference to share and assist with continued growth, keeping the experience and process buoyant and progressive.
In London, regular Friday night Kundalini Yoga classes will also aid those living nearby to continue their practice in a safe and understanding space.
Lunch is light and wholesome, while in the evening, guests will sit down for a gourmet meal, blending flavours from the Orient and the Mediterranean. Specific dietary requirements such as vegetarian and veganism, and individual requests are happily accommodated.