What is “Holistic” Therapy and How is it different?
Holistic therapy considers the whole person — body, mind, spirit and generational trauma in order to achieve a more balanced way of experiencing life. According to the holistic medicine philosophy, one can achieve optimal health by gaining proper balance in life.
Holistic practitioners believe that the whole person is made up of interdependent parts and if one part is not working properly, all the other parts will be affected. In this way, if people have imbalances (physical, emotional, or spiritual) in their lives, it can negatively affect their overall health.
The ideas behind holistic therapy are also frequently used in areas of preventative therapy, which are also known as wellness practices. Within the realm of prevention, holistic therapy takes the form of numerous alternative practices such as meditation, yoga, acupuncture, and massage therapy. A wellness-focused therapist will generally work with people to strike a balance, often encouraging clients to take part in physical activities, explore their spirituality (for those who express a spiritual nature) or remain connected to their loved ones through positive communication styles in addition to the issue they are seeking treatment for. Therapists who work from this lens are integrative and collaborative, often creating a care team for clients.
How Do I Know if Individual therapy is right for me?
Individual therapy is helpful for a variety of reasons, such as increasing an individual’s self-awareness, encouraging self-exploration, identifying boundaries, enhancing communication skills and improving the use of healthy coping skills. This leads to deep rooted change and a greater ability to process stuck trauma in the body.
What types of therapy do you offer?
There are many forms of therapy and some treatments work better than others when handling different issues. Our therapists work from a holistic (whole person) and integrative approach, often combine ideas from different therapies when addressing a client’s needs. Trauma specific modalities include:
- Art Therapy
- Somatic and nervous system regulation
- Trauma-Informed Yoga and Body Movement
- Mindfulness & Meditation
What types of issues do you treat?
Holistic therapy can be used to treat a diverse range of issues and individuals. A holistic approach may be beneficial in the treatment of:
- Car accidents
- Chemical Imbalances
- Complex Trauma
- Childhood traumas
- Concerns related to Chronic Pain and Chronic Illness
- Core functions of sleep
- Digestion Issues
- Eating Disorders
- Medical Trauma
- Mood regulation
- Negative Thought Patterns
- Sexual Abuse & Assaults
- Somatic ailments
- Spiritual & Religious Trauma
- Stress in the body
If you are ready to take the next step and would like to get connected with a therapist, email our Client Care Coordinator at Admin@traumatherapynashville.com.