What is Holistic Therapy?
If 12-step programs are not always your cup of tea, holistic therapy is an alternative therapy which also works or will work together with your 12-step program. The whole body healing approach of alternative medicine works. Addiction and mental health issues have often been conquered by Holistic options which are limitless and include just a few of these mindfulness and awareness practices listed:
- Spiritual Guidance
- Yoga & Exercise
- Motivational Therapy
- Complementary Medicine
Holistic therapy does not gain its relevance in Science despite its very well witnessed positive results. Holistic therapy will assist you in grasping awareness of how your mind functions while identifying and increasing your ability to stop unhealthy behaviors. Holistic therapy will also help you understand that you are a person afflicted by addiction and will work with you to avoid cross-addiction or substituting one addiction for another or letting your addiction establish in a different form.
The teachings of spirituality that one is able to obtain is invaluable. Holistic therapy has a fundamental basis in spirituality; with your spiritual development will come a natural development of your own personal and worldly awareness. “In our community, the soul is greater than the sum of our parts” as Polly Wiley mentions.
Meditation is food for the soul and we will offer you mindfulness guided meditation on a daily basis whereby your mental clarity and stress threshold and will increase and be restored. We will work with you to manage your emotional intelligence and tolerance. Exercising your mind via meditation will assist to vastly improve your ability to mitigate triggers. In Santa Cruz, California, we are lucky enough to have a vast amount of community resources for meditation.
Yoga & Exercise
Your mind and recovery will benefit from exercising your body. Yoga and other forms of exercise will help to assist your journey in recovery. We all need balance in our lives which will include some forms of exercise and breathing techniques to calm our scatter minds while maintaining focus so you can stay in the moment. We will help you learn to live in the moment and let difficult thoughts pass by you.
In the dire straights of addiction you, like most people, probably aren’t eating foods based on their nutritional value. Having a balanced diet which includes eating vegetables and cutting out greasy or fatty foods is hard for everyone- even those who are not experiencing drug addiction and substance abuse issues.
Eating natural superfoods and other foods which are rich in vitamins will start to make your body and mind feel better and will lead you to begin valuing yourself and treating your body with respect like an olympic athlete. By allowing your mind to become aware of your nutritional needs, you can then start to focus on key factors to healing yourself and preventing a relapse. With us, you will be developing a good diet, using exercise, learning how to get a good night’s sleep and addressing health concerns.
Motivational interviewing will be used for your benefit and treatment. On a weekly basis, we will have Motivational Interviewing sessions with you for the following:
- Assessing the way you perceive your addiction issue
- Examining your needs for continued treatment
- Expanding your perceptions for the possibilities of successful change
Developing your therapeutic relationships
- Determining and enhancing your personal goals
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Holistic medicine offers the best of both worlds because the healing power of a wide range of therapies is available for you. Contact us so you can regain hope and positivity.