What is Holistic Therapy?
Holistic therapies are approaches to healing that strive for balance of the emotional, mental, physical, social, and spiritual. It is an approach towards recovery that involves recognizing the interconnectedness of all working elements, as opposed to therapies that are targeted at specific areas of the body. The belief behind holistic methods is that the combination of therapy efforts complement each other and they collectively lead to the most successful and complete recovery. Popular holistic therapies that you’ve most likely heard of before include acupuncture, massage, naturopathy, and reiki—but a holistic approach can also be taken towards counseling as well.
There is a consistent mindset that Holistic therapies use. They all strive to treat the causes of addiction and health problems not the accompanying symptoms of them. For example treating headaches or muscle pain with aspirin or pain medication is treating symptoms. A holistic approach would ask why you are getting headaches or pain in the first place and work towards eliminating the causes. Sometimes the causes of addiction, pain, or health problems are often overlooked and more emphasis is focused on treating the symptoms of the situation. Though symptom treatment can be crucial, especially for a recovering addict, holistic treatment puts more focus on eliminating the cause. For example tension patterns in muscles and excessive toxins in the body can be the cause of headaches, stress, and pain which can ultimately lead some to turn to drugs and alcohol. But if you focus on the right physical and mental complete treatment, you can potentially avoid all of the symptoms that leaded you towards drugs, alcohol, or pain medication in the first place.
When practiced in the intended manor, a holistic therapeutic approach can lead to a complete lifestyle change. Once you apply a holistic view towards the stresses and pains in your life, you can work with professionals to help develop programs and routines to eliminate the unhealthy habits in your life that lead to pain and addiction. Life can be very busy for most—especially for those who live in large cities like in Boston, Massachusetts (MA) or New York (NY)—but successful holistic programs can be built to fit your personal schedule and situation with Seabrook House. Seabrook House is an internationally recognized drug rehabilitation and detoxification treatment center that has facilities located in Bridgeton, New Jersey (NJ), Tioga County, Pennsylvania (PA), and New York (NY). The treatment team at Seabrook House can help implement holistic therapy into your routine and resulting recovery!