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:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Acupuncture or Acupressure
Massage or other body work
Mindfulness Practices (meditation, guided imagery, visualization)
What holistic therapy can help with
Holistic therapy can be helpful for a broad range of mental health concerns including:
Work Related Issues