There is nothing wrong with you. You are already whole, perfect and complete. There are just some little pebbles stopping the flow in your life.
‘Holistic’ comes from the Greek word holos, meaning ‘whole’. Rather than just addressing an immediate symptom, a holistic therapist will look for the underlying cause by considering current physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual states of health and wellbeing. They will then work to restore the body’s natural balance, leading to a more sustained and rewarding quality of life.
There is nothing wrong with you. You are already whole, perfect and complete. There are just some little pebbles stopping the flow in your life. Those pebbles are beliefs and behaviours that might have been true at some time in your life but are no longer true and are not working for you. It’s our job to figure out what they are, change them and get you unstuck.
A holistic therapist takes an interest in the whole you, mind, body and soul – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We take into account your diet, exercise, home life, career, sleep patterns, alcohol consumption and your emotional levels as well as your medical history. The purpose of any holistic treatment is to create balance and harmony in order to prevent illness or disease.
We take an integrative approach to healing the mind. We seek to heal by helping clients to break free from destructive behaviours and enjoy a new and improved state of mental, spiritual and physical health. We do not consider the client as damaged and in need of repair; we instead focus on helping the client release the spiritual perfection which lies within.
A holistic therapist will encourage a client to take an integrative approach in the quest for optimal health and wellness. They will develop varied strategies for healing and provide education on lifestyle changes and self-care for good health.
Holistic therapists look at a client’s physical symptoms and issues and evaluate how the body is involved and affected with the goal of facilitating a sense of physical well-being. Many offer their clients assistance with dietary issues, exercise and the development of proactive health measures.
Naturally, the holistic therapist will also be attentive to the mental condition of the client. Skills and knowledge help the practitioner to sort through symptoms and behaviours to assess issues and determine plans of action or direction. The holistic therapist does not abandon historically employed methods; they choose, however, to integrate them into their supplemental observations based on a physiological and spiritual assessment of the client.