"The best and most beautiful things in this world
cannot be seen or even heard,
but must be felt with the heart."
~ Helen Keller

"Faith is the bird that feels the light
when the dawn is still dark."
~ Rabindranath Tagore

"Change in all things is sweet."
~ Aristotle

"I will love the light for it shows me the way,
yet I will endure the darkness
because it shows me the star."
~ Og Mandino

"Be careful about reading health books.
You may die of a misprint."
~ Mark Twain

"How beautiful it is to do nothing,
and then to rest afterward."
~ Spanish Proverb

"Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear,
but around in awareness."
~ James Thurber

"We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves;
otherwise we harden."
~ Goethe

Holistic Psychotherapy

Holistic psychotherapy uses traditional methods of psychotherapy along with integrative or holistic modalities of healing to create a fuller integration between the mind, body and spirit. This often helps to accomplish the deepest level of healing possible for a range of issues, some of which include:

  • depression
  • stress
  • insomnia
  • anxiety
  • attention/concentration/distractibility
  • relationship between physical and emotional illness
  • emotional/mood imbalance
  • trauma
  • grief

Rather than getting over a problem, we learn to move through difficulties in life. Holistic psychotherapy looks at life and people as a whole and not just individual disease states. The goal is to restore health, balance, and vitality. It considers the person’s mind, body, spirit, development, relationships, environment, and how these components affect one another and symptoms. Although pain and suffering is acknowledged, there is an emphasis on positive states that influence health and well-being: faith, intention, hope, optimism, love, will, humor, joy, creativity, playfulness, and confidence.

Holistic Psychotherapy is effective for individuals new to therapy as well as those who have tried traditional psychotherapy, and find themselves still struggling with the same issues.

A holistic or integrative therapy approach is influenced by the fields of positive psychology, psychotherapy, psycho-neuroimmunology, integrative medicine/mental health, nutrition, energy medicine, and affective neuroscience. A holistic clinical assessment will be conducted to determine the root causes of your problems and recommendations will be made to help address your specific imbalance. Various bio-psycho-spiritual modalities will be discussed to help you reach your optimal health.

The goal is to provide choice in psychotherapy and mental health care. An integrative mental health approach includes traditional talk therapy and complimentary, alternative, or integrative methods, some of which include:

  • Lifestyle changes in attitude, nutrition, exercise
  • Physical, mindfulness, and breathing approaches to dealing with a busy mind, mood imbalance, and stressful life
  • Herbal medicine
  • Finding joyful connections
  • Creating opportunities for hope and optimism
  • Overall stress management

Until not so long ago, neuroscience led us to believe that we were victims of our genetic make up and our early conditionings. However, new paradigms in neuroscience suggest that our brain cells have several neuroprotective and growth factors that help them regenerate, suggesting that we have significant abilities to change throughout our life. In fact, our brains have a natural ability called neuroplasticity, which means that if we learn new knowledge and have new experiences, we can develop new networks or circuits of neurons, and literally change our mind, patterns, and health.

An emerging scientific field called psychoneuroimmunology is demonstrating the connection between the mind and the body, and is beginning to help us understand the link between how we think and how we feel. We now know that our every thought produces a biochemical reaction in the brain. The brain then releases chemical signals that are transmitted to the body, where they act as messengers of the thought. In this way, the thoughts that produce these chemicals in the brain allow our body to feel exactly the way we were just thinking.

If you would like to complement or choose alternatives to medications to treat your symptoms, we now have choices available previously not known to help find greater balance, health, and positive connections in living a fuller life.