Holistic therapy treats depressive disorders, stress-related issues, PTSD, and other trauma-related disorders by focusing on the integration of mind, body, and soul. The goal is to balance all aspects of a person rather than focusing on just one or two aspects. As a result of partaking in holistic therapy, individuals will have a deeper understanding of themselves on all levels. If you're struggling with the social isolation pandemic and you're interested in starting therapy, B'Well Counseling Services is equipped with licensed therapists ready to help.
The Holistic Therapy Approach
Holistic therapy is centered on the idea that a person's consciousness is not centered in their mind, but is instead a part of a person's mind, body, and spirit. The focus is not necessarily to eliminate symptoms, but rather to learn to live in the present and to work towards acceptance. This is the concept of mindfulness which means gaining full awareness of oneself from moment to moment rather than being on autopilot or living in the future or the past. Holistic Therapy often uses meditation and mindfulness in order to achieve these goals.
During a holistic therapy session, massage and bodywork techniques focus on certain areas of the individual's body filled with tension which is thought to be the epicenter of deeply repressed emotions. As the therapist and the individual develop trust with one another, the therapist will help the person relieve these repressed emotions. This allows the person to be more receptive to the emotions they experience. Bodywork such as breathing and relaxation, yoga, Tai Chi, and Reiki are used to promote the mind and body connection. It also influences the energy fields within the individual that affects their mental and physical health.
The Benefits of Holistic Therapy
Holistic therapy teaches individuals how to have a well-balanced lifestyle since it emphasizes whole body care. There are many physical, emotional, psychological benefits including deep relaxation, improved sleep, pain relief, mental clarity, improved concentration, balanced emotions, increased confidence, and an improved connection to the self.
B'well Counseling Offers Online Counseling
B'well Counseling Services is a mental health therapy practice offering a full range of therapeutic services including online counseling in Towson, MD and the Greater Baltimore area. We believe in helping people rekindle their curiosity and reconnect to their core selves so that they can truly be well. We value wellness and connection over happiness because we understand that being able to experience the full range of human emotions and experiences is what helps us heal and grow. At B'well, we are dedicated to creating a space for anyone who has ever felt unwelcome because of their identity, orientation, or expression.