Introducing Our Team

Holistic, Non 12-Step Addiction Treatment Center in Hawaii

Carolyn Mondress


Holotropic Breathwork, yoga, qigong, continuum movement, mediation, art, deep psychology and Gestalt are just a few of the healing foundations laid in the life of Carolyn, that make her an especially versatile and adept CBR Therapist. A woman of palpable grace and compassion, she is deep, deep, deep.

Carolyn is an expert in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and a former teacher of the Institute of Self-Recognition specializing in healing the inner critic. What does this have to deal with healing addiction? Everything. Carolyn will dance your inner critic right into joyful submission and help you clean your core beliefs as swift as a samurai.

Carolyn’s passion is to remove the obscurations that keep us from living in our truest nature and by doing so, assist us to return to the very essence of our lives. Indeed she does just that! She is even trained in Buteyko Breathing Method to assist those with apnea, asthma or other breathing disorders.

She knows that for recovery to be full and lasting, a person must be able to melt deeply into life ― relaxed, released and fully at home in their body, heart and mind. Carolyn lives CBR with a presence only an elder so deeply experienced in healing can do. We are so grateful to have her on our team.

Carolyn loves ocean swimming, doing qigong or leading couples (with her husband Tim) in the Council process of authentic communication and in Non-Violent Communication (NVC). Formerly a professional artist for many years, Carolyn now specializes in the art of healing the human condition and gracefully moving through life with ease and joy.