Shagri-La Life Learning and Rehabilitation Center
Shangri-La life learning and rehabilitation Center, will provide real-world environments, along with training in up to five different disciplines, each person at the center will choose a training program from the five possibilities.
The rehabilitation paradigm currently in effect in North America is broken. No business would ever survive on a success rate of 10% and yet that is the success rate that 90% of the recovery homes in North America achieve.
Located in the pastoral meadows of the Fraser Valley in British Columbia Canada, the hundred and thirty acre facility will include a complete agricultural section, including Dairy, Pork, Chickens etc., a training facility in auto shop and maintenance, a training facility for beauty products and beauty salon, a training facility for construction work and heavy machinery operation, a computer workshop, mandatory for every person.
The facility will be off the grid, meaning electricity and most food will be grown or raised on site.
Figure 1 An Ideal Future Location
One of the key and fundamental aspects of the program at Shangri-La will be a comprehensive training program utilizing brain-plasticity to learn how to stop needless thinking.
Needless thinking is the worrying about what might happen if , it’s fearing that the events of the past will visit the present, it’s trying to think oneself of of a situation that might occur!!
Fear and anxiety depression all come in stem from thinking behaviors. People for the most part believe everything they thing without question, it’s a survival mechanism called flight or fight.
If we question our thinking we move or thinking out of the primordial brain of our amygdala Oblongata and into to our newest piece of brain the pre-frontal cortex, that’s were Dr. Almudevar
We can begin to resolve these issues by training our clients how to think so they don’t have to worry. Because without changing the way a person thinks about themselves, about the world, about everything, they cannot change.
And change is still one absolute that has to occur. Current paradigms of drug rehabilitation and recovery, stipulate that for the most part a client who relapses during the course of their recovery is punished for their relapse. That punishment can range from movement to a different house expulsion from the house or several other things. That will not be part of the paradigm at Shangri-La! At Shangri-La if a person during the recovery period, has a relapse, then they be counselled individually to find out what the underlying cause of the relapse was. 99% of the time relapses caused by stinking thinking. Stinking thinking is believing in a thought that is untrue. Like an addict alcoholic thinking that maybe it’s okay to have a drink.
Because this training will be daily and ongoing the time that the client has finished his program at Shangri-La they will have developed a completely different way of thinking.
We’re not talking here about behavior modification that will take place over the course of time through training reinforcement and appearance to abstinence from drugs and alcohol. What we are talking about is thinking modification modifying the way that the client uses their brain. Because you see the brain is just another organ and like any other organ any other muscle in the body it can be trained to work with that training will take place by repetition repetition and repetition.
Here in the auto shop clients will be taught auto mechanics, bodywork and repair, as well as the functional mechanics of running the shop’s.
We will also have an aviation section, where we will build kit planes, and offer clients aviation theory and the possibility of learning how to fly a small airport will be part of the facility.
Here in the hair salon, clients who wish will be taught make up and comer tinting and haircutting and all of the things that go into creating and running I hair salon. We are aware of course this is only good to be a 90 day program but there will of course be graduates of the program will stay on as employees and trainers and there will also be people who have decided that they really want to focus on this profession and they would go to work in the hair salon because the hair salon the farm and the other training facilities will provide work for retail customer. These retail customers will pay a reduced rate of course or the work of the hairdressing whatever they have done but clients they’ll get actually earn money real money working and doing jobs.
For a large number of these people this will be the first meaningful employment of their life. The training will be provided by retired professionals who have worked in the field their entire lives and who are going to volunteer a portion of their time to mentor the students and they will be paid a stipend to be negotiated with each one an individual basis.
Here in the computer lab, every client will spend at least an hour a week learning the basics of computer operation, for those that wish there will be training courses in network support desktop support and other disciplines relating to computer use.
The farm, the center of focus for the functionality of the facility and a mandatory part of each person’s obligation.
The farm will be made up of agricultural horticultural and livestock. The basic necessities of food for the facility and all of the clients will be provided by produce and meat provided by the form.
[‘s commercial kitchen photo]
And of course the restaurant, kitchen will provide the place for food fellowship fund, here clients will learn all the aspects of a commercial restaurant from bussing the tables to preparing a menu and a budget for the food.
The land will cost a million dollars.
The modifications and upgrades required to provide all the facilities will cost between 2 and $2.5 million, my aim is to have the place fully functioning for $5 million.
There will probably be a staff total of eight people, with a total cost of $80,000 a month.
90% of the food will be produced in-house and will cost nothing except materials to produce, will budget $10 per day per person for food costs giving us a daily cost of $1250 per day.
The residential program on-site will cost $3000 for phone regular clients, there will be a facility or in place where addicts from the downtown Eastside who have decided they want to change their lives will be admitted for $1500 a month, the amount that social welfare pays for rehabilitation centers.
Given 80% regular residential lines and 20% indigent downtown Eastside clients, the gross revenue per month will be $270,000.
Income Projection Based on 100% occupancy
|Shangri-La Lifer Learning Center|
|8/1/2015 to 7/31/2016, Scenario 1|
|Aug 2015||Sep 2015||Oct 2015||Nov 2015||Dec 2015||Jan 2016||2015||Feb 2016|
|Cost of Goods & Services||$45,000||$45,000||$45,000||$45,000||$45,000||$45,000||$270,000||$45,000|
|Gross Margin %||83.3%||83.3%||83.3%||83.3%||83.3%||83.3%||83.3%||83.3%|
|Operating Margin %||55.6%||55.6%||55.6%||55.6%||55.6%||55.6%||55.6%||55.6%|
|Return on Sales %||55.6%||55.6%||55.6%||55.6%||55.6%||55.6%||55.6%||55.6%|