Holistic psychotherapy is a therapeutic approach that heals a person by fixing the relationship between the mind, body, and spirit. During addiction treatment, holistic therapy addresses all dysfunctional parts of your life at the same time. In medical practice, holistic treatment means addressing the whole person, and including your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health, while factoring in external factors.
Holistic Addiction Treatment
Addiction treatment programs that utilize holistic therapy and treatment methods recognize that you must be healed entirely. This treatment approach provides care throughout all aspects of your being, in order to successfully maintain your recovery.
Substance abuse forces its way into every part of a person’s life. For this reason, addiction must be detoxed from not just the body, but the mind and spirit as well. For example, anxiety can lead to substance abuse which can lead to malnutrition.
Holistic therapy approaches treat you as a complex being in need of healing rather than attempting to separate the addiction and cut it out. Holistic teachings highlight the fact that one issue within your life can lead to concerns in other areas. For example, anxiety can lead to substance abuse which can lead to malnutrition. In order to ensure a successful recovery, treatment must address not only the addiction but the resulting malnutrition and the catalyst of the addiction, anxiety.
Recovery Sensitive Holistic Therapy
Addiction medicine specialists have been treating their patients holistically for decades, which is uncommon for other doctors. Holistic therapies and offerings allow our guests to strengthen the connection between body and mind and mind and spirit. Through therapeutic practices, we bridge the gap between mind, body, and spirit— providing an experience of recovery through each aspect of being.
Part of treating someone holistically is studying each aspect of their being separately. Once an understanding is formed, clinicians and doctors will encourage activities that strengthen the connections between mind, body, and spirit. Our clinical team will also track your participation in holistic therapeutics and enforce directives to reinforce the importance of maintaining these connections.
By understanding how a person thinks and learns, what they value, how they enjoy spending their time, etc. we are able to suggest activities that engage all of those aspects at the same time and that our guests will enjoy. For example, we would encourage physical exercise for guests struggling with dissociation or ruminating thoughts around past events/traumas. The active exercise will help to refocus the mind on tangible tasks that are right in front of them, guests will be able to experience an instantaneous feeling in the muscle tissue with each motion they are doing, which is a failsafe way to keep them in the present moment. Physical exercise will strengthen the connection between body and mind and allow guests to reap the benefits of regular exercise— which is clinically proven to treat both anxiety disorders and depression.
For guests who want to nurture the same connections, with less physically-strenuous work, we would recommend our breathwork course, which teaches breathing techniques that slow the heart-racing sensation of anxiety.
Some of our Holistically-Based Therapeutics
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