Training People to Help People Who Have Addictions

November 2, 2023 |

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SuperHealth is on the cutting edge of breaking habits and addictive behavior. The system blends the ancient wisdom of yogic science with the innovations of western medicine. It provides practical techniques to heal from the effects of harmful substances and addictive behaviors and live a life of increased awareness.

The program includes:

  • Kundalini Yoga & Meditation
  • Specific practices given to address various aspects of addiction
  • Detoxification and Rehabilitation diets to rebuild essential body systems 
  • Science of Humanology
  • Counseling

How SuperHealth Began

In 1969, Yogi Bhajan came to America. He found young people taking drugs to escape the emptiness and isolation of their cultural environment. Middle class “housewives and businessmen” of this era were taking pills and abusing alcohol with a distorted hope of numbing themselves from an inner unhappiness and stress. At the same time, many people in the West were seeking spiritual fulfillment.

As an experiment, he housed two heroin addicts in his center in Washington, D.C. for two weeks, in a 24/7 controlled environment. The core of his treatment program for them was Kundalini Yoga and meditation. Both men experienced an amazing transformation. Out of this SuperHealth was born.

Inspired by the results, a Tucson Arizona treatment center conducted a pilot project for a drug user to enter treatment. Mukta Kaur then began a residential program that would come to be accredited by the prestigious Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, eventually receiving its highest commendation. 

Here is a video of Mukta Kaur sharing how SuperHealth got started:

The SuperHealth System

Over the years, SuperHealth developed into a systemized program with customized treatment plans for behavioral addictions including stress, substance abuse and other unhealthy habits and emotional disorders. 

In 2004, the Punjab government invited SuperHealth to conduct a 90 day pilot project for drug users in Amritsar, India. With a team of professional volunteers, the program opened to serve ten clients and the experience profoundly changed their lives. A research paper in “The Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse” has been published in 2008 on the effectiveness of the program in Amritsar.

The problem of addictive behaviors, unhealthy lifestyles, constant stress and information overload spans all cultures and has become increasingly acute. SuperHealth continues to evolve to meet the ever-growing need. 

SuperHealth Today

We currently provide educational training, both online and in-person. The teaching programs cater to the needs of individuals well into their recovery period, who seek solutions that bring a high level of consciousness with the most optimal mental and physical health.

SuperHealth training is designed for yoga teachers, health care providers, and a wide range of counselors to help serve the needs of patients and students everywhere. 

We are proud to be an NGO with special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the UN (Non-Government Organization of the United Nations), Medicaid provider of New Mexico, a CEU provider for many professional designations and a provider of weekly hands-on outreach to the local community.

Mukta’s Bio

Mukta Khalsa, PhD., is the Executive Director SuperHealth, Inc. Dr. Khalsa is a Nationally Certified Addictions Counselor, Licensed Professional Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Counselor, Worldwide Trainer, and Professional Kundalini Yoga & Meditation Teacher. Dr. Khalsa is an Appointed Special Representative to the United Nations Office of Drug Control and Crime, Vienna, Austria, and author of several books on healing addictions.

A worldwide trainer and lecturer to healthcare specialists, government officials, academic institutions and yoga communities, Mukta also provides individual counseling. 

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