Unlike traditional psychotherapy, Holistic Psychotherapy optimally fosters growth and healing by noting the synergistic relationship between all the ways we experience ourselves and the world—thinking, feeling, doing, and sensing. Holistic practitioners then channel this knowledge through methods that support the healthy interaction between the processes of the thinking mind, the feeling body, and the emotionally enfused spirit to bring growth and healing.
Holistic Psychotherapy engages methods that encourage us to talk, feel, act and sense in ways that make our experiences manageable, safe, and empowering. Holistic Psychotherapy helps us make sense out of anxious and depressed states, manage overpowering feelings, bring solutions to our problems, and teaches us how to effectively plan for our future.
Holistic Psychotherapy recognizes, for instance, that depression is a symptom. Depression might feel like the problem but it is really the messenger that tells us we are suffering an imbalance somewhere in self. Depression is the red light that signals us to stop. Just as you would not continue driving a car with the engine light blinking without risking breakdown so ignoring depression risks a physical and emotional breakdown.
Holistic Psychotherapy is the equivalent of preventive medicine. A holistic practitioner will assess what area or areas of self are causing distress–the mind, the body, or the emotions–and how each area is effecting the other. A holistic psychotherapist has state of the art tools and methods honed by years of practice and ongoing training to help individuals, couples, and families identify the source of depressed and anxious experiences while helping to alleviate them, and then provides guidance to develop preventive skills to protect against reoccurrence.
Holistic Psychotherapy is not eclectic psychotherapy or a bag of techniques learned once in a workshop. It is a conscious, skillful, organic blending of eastern methods of healing with western healing psychotherapies that safely support you to engage all your ways of experiencing—thinking, feeling, sensing, doing—so that you relate to yourself with understanding, respect, appreciation, and joy.
Holistic Psychotherapy recognizes that you have all the answers and its function is to help you access those answers with competence, responsible action, and a felt sensation of healthy control.