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What is Holistic Therapy?

Holistic therapy is a type of therapy that addresses the “whole” person. This kind of therapy integrates spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional forms of well-being. Its goal is to help individuals develop a deeper understanding of themselves on all these levels. It uses evidence-based treatment and a holistic framework and is often tailored to the individual’s unique needs.

Holistic therapies are thought to work through a wide range of mechanisms. Often, holistic therapy focuses on integrating understanding of psychological and physiological processes.

Types of Holistic Therapy:

Eclectic or Integrative Therapy: An approach that draws on multiple traditions and techniques in order to best address a person’s needs.

Mind Body Therapy: This refers to groups of techniques that focus on improving body functioning and inducing relaxations as a way to improve health.

Somatic Therapy: A body-centric approach that utilizes strategies such as breathwork, dance, and meditation to heal trauma, stress, and other mental health issues.

Spiritual Therapy:An approach that incorporates belief systems and spiritual faith to explore problems that a person faces in their life.

Holistic therapy can take many different forms. It often draws from other forms of therapy, including:

  • Psychodynamic Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Breathwork

  • Aromatherapy

  • Acupuncture or Acupressure

  • Massage or other body work

  • Mindfulness Practices (meditation, guided imagery, visualization)

  • Reiki

  • Tai Chi

  • Yoga

  • Sound Healing

What holistic therapy can help with

Holistic therapy can be helpful for a broad range of mental health concerns including:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • PTSD

  • Stress Management

  • Addiction

  • Emotion regulation

  • Family Problems

  • Work Related Issues

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