Holistic therapy is a therapeutic practice that takes an integrative approach and looks at the connections between a client’s mind, body and spirit. Holistic therapy tries to uncover the underlying causes of a client’s issue, instead of simply seeking to treat the symptoms. Holistic therapists use multiple approaches to addresses issues and encourage self-awareness and self-acceptance in clients.
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As a holistic practitioner, I look at a client\'s mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well being. I feel that spiritual well-being asks what gives a person purpose, mental well-being asks how is a person talking to themselves, emotional well-being asks how is person regulating or noticing their feelings, and physical well being asks how is this person taking care of themselves?
I view the mind, body and soul as inseparable, which means psychological health is intimately linked to physical and spiritual health. Prior to becoming a therapist, I spent ten years in the health field teaching nutrition and yoga. This background has been instrumental in seeing the work of therapy from a holistic perspective.
My practice is holistic because I am very focused on mind-body issues. These include encouraging clients to develop a good diet and exercise plan, besides recognizing negative and habitual thought patterns. I also train people to connect with the inner wisdom of the body, and become more aware of their emotional intelligence.
Having studied yoga and nutrition (formally and informally) for many years, I believe that mental health is not separate from our entire health, and encourage all my clients to seek ways to round out their overall well-being through these practices. Our session together are a grounding point for your transformation, but that transformation occurs in your life.
Western medicine tends to be very specialized, and often focuses on treating symptoms rather than the underlying cause of illness. But a person’s mental health is affected by the food they eat, the quality of their relationships, and how they spend their time. As a trained health coach, I look at the individual as both a unique entity, and as part in a number of a number of larger systems.
Consistently addressing the physical, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual levels of experience align me in right relationship. It is a discipline. I assist others in finding this place and cultivating this process for themselves.
Integrating the well-being of the mind-body connection has been shown to be healing and restorative. When appropriate and useful, I often integrate creative therapy techniques within the therapeutic process. This can help facilitate an inner awareness of personal strengths, insight and support. It also enables self-expression while discovering new ways to overcome one's own struggles.
I am trained in trauma focused yoga and use mindfulness in session when clinically indicated.
Instead of focusing on just your symptoms or what you\'re struggling with, I find it more useful to look at your whole experience and identify what may be in and out of balance at a given time. We work together, drawing from a variety of strategies, to create a healthier balance for your life, using the resources you have already and figuring out how to tap into other resources you may not know of.
I offer therapeutic services that aim to nurture and support the integration of mind, body, spirit and relationship.\n \nI offer Reiki energy healing in addition to therapy. \n\n\'The part can never be well unless the whole is well.\' ~ Plato
Mental health doesn't exist in a vacuum. All parts of who you are as a person can affect (and be affected by) your mental state. I encourage people to examine what they notice in their mind, heart, body, and all different aspects of their life. This allows us to feel more whole as human beings, and can improve our relationships with all different pieces of our lives.
Mixing a unique palette of spiritual and heart centered practices, I nurture and guide my clients on the profound journey of aligning mind body and soul.
This approach offers healing on all levels - body, mind, spirit, emotion, when one area is out of balance it affects us entirely. I work with clients to regain their sense of self, regain their balance, and improve their quality of life.
I work out of two holistic treatment centers, which keeps the mind/body connection always on my mind. I work with clients who have chronic health issues and can see how interrelated these systems are and so treatment should honor this.
I treat depression using a holistic approach, which includes physical self-care, mental-emotional self-care, social support, spiritual connection and lifestyle habits. I have found that the more modalities that you can use to treat depression, the more successful your outcome will be.
As an Ayurvedic Practitioner, I use a holistic style of assessment and treatment that acknowledges the importance of integrating body, mind, and spirit. This includes understanding how your unique physical and mental constitutions interact with the specific environmental and relational contexts in your life.
Our emotions & struggles happen in the real world and are impacted by how we define ourselves & make sense of our world. They can be supported by or intensified by communities to which we belong. Often my clients say they did not feel understood or like they could share parts of themselves in therapy but that they can with me. Whole person approach means all of your identities are welcome.
The mind and the body are intricately connected. My approach to therapy insures that the whole person is supported, cared for, and understood. Coping skills will support a healthier relationship between your body and mind. Additionally, I believe that a holistic approach understands that therapy must be flexible to address an individual's unique needs.