What is Holistic Integrative Therapy?
It is body, mind, and soul centered psychotherapy. It considers emotional, physical, and spiritual factors that influence a person’s wellbeing and seeks to help people on a deeper level.
Holistic Integrative Therapy combines aspects of traditional talk therapy and non-traditional approaches, including Breathing Therapy, Relaxation, The Science of Gratitude and Compassion, Prayer, Mindfulness and Yoga Therapy.
Holistic Integrative Therapy is not restricted to a particular methodology. In place of, therapists can use different techniques as they are needed. The objective of this is to improve the effectiveness of treatment and adapt it to meet client specific needs.
Holistic Integrative Therapy can also help people learn to integrate and understand different aspects of themselves, including the mind, body, relationships, spirituality, thoughts, and emotions. Preferably than focusing on a problem from a single perspective, this type of therapy can encourage a comprehensive, more holistic, and integrative approach.
There are several different reasons why people may turn to Holistic Integrative Therapy:
- To find purpose and meaning of life. “Men looking for meaning”, Viktor Frankl
- To cope with feelings of stress, anxiety, depression, angry, grief and traumas.
- To find hope and optimism through faith, spirituality.
- To find a sense of belongingness, community, and support.
People feel comfortable using Holistic Integrative Therapy as a coping mechanism for many emotional issues, and it has been linked to:
- Better emotional health
- Greater psychological wellbeing
- Cope with depression
- Cope with stress, even during difficult times
- More positive feelings
However, Spirituality is a very personal experience, research shows, that some Spiritual distress relief strategies have been helpful to many people, regardless their religion. Things that we can do to start exploring spirituality include:
- Pay attention to your body, how you are feeling.
- Focus on others, feeling empathy and kindness.
- Mindfulness, focus on the present moment.
- Practice the Science of Gratitude, what you are Grateful for each day.
- Guided Imagery
- Yoga Therapy
- Aroma Therapy
In addition, to these elements, we incorporate psychotherapy approaches include, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Yoga Therapy, Ecotherapy, Aroma Therapy, the Polyvagal Theory, Family Constellation and Resilience Informed Therapy.
These techniques can be applied in a variety of formats including Individual, Family, and Group Therapy settings.
What Holistic Integrative Therapy Can Help?
Holistic Integrative Therapy may be helpful in the number of different psychological conditions:
- Emotional difficulties
- Family problems
- Angry issues
- Low self-esteem
- Substance use disorders
How a Holistic Integrative Approach Works?
- Physical well- being, this incorporates ability to sleep well, drink water, exercise, health nutrition for optimal performance. This relates to our bodies’ ability to regulate our energy levels, strength, longevity, and flexibility to be free from bad habits, along with being able to cope with stress, and anxiety.
- Emotional well-being, that focuses on a healthy perception and Emotional Intelligence, to be able to demonstrate satisfactory Emotional Equilibrium, also to have the skill to handle a healthy relationship. Some stages of Emotional Intelligence are self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, and social skills. It expresses itself as assertiveness, courage, and the ability to cope with difficulties.
- Spiritual well-being This fraction of Holistic Integrative Therapy involves the ability to experience life with more meaning and purpose. This factor can be one of the most powerful sources of the possession of willpower, self-discipline, and inspiration on the path to well-being. It is resilience, perseverance and tenacity.
- Social well-being is another fraction of Holistic Integrative Therapy, which incorporates feeling of belonging. Social well-being can be linked to values, traditions, and culture. Also, helps to look at how the social aspect can help to support complete well-being. After all, the feeling of connection to certain groups can be very helpful in our mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.