Holistic therapy broadens the focus to the entire body instead of one issue being addressed. This type of therapy believes that the entire body needs attention to achieve recovery. For some therapies, choosing to highlight and focus on the main problem is how recovery occurs. Holistic therapy will allow an individual to become in touch with all aspects of their life in order to achieve a more rounded and lasting recovery. The physical body, the mind, and the spirit of an individual are the priority of this type of therapy.
At Morningside Recovery, we carefully select a variety of holistic therapy techniques that suit the needs of our clients in recovery. Addiction treatment is not limited to just therapy sessions and talk-therapy. We integrate a number of activities into our program, including:
- Tai chi
- Sweat lodge therapy
- Art therapy
- Drum circle therapy
Our variety of activities are to diversify treatment and make it more enjoyable. Instead of some clients becoming anxious to speak with a counselor one-on-one, they get to look forward to treatment. The more a client embraces their program, the more successful it can be for recovery.
Holistic therapies encourage clients to grow in a way that traditional means of therapy can’t. Each client as the opportunity to work with their therapist to develop a customized program that meets their individual needs. We are also a big advocate of dynamic treatment programming. While the client progresses in their treatment and their needs evolve, their treatment options will evolve as well.
Our clinically-supported holistic therapy programs give clients the opportunity to learn progressive methods for developing improved coping skills that are conducive to recovery. Our therapists work with these clients to monitor their moods and behaviors, assess their progress and guide them through treatment in a way that optimizes their time spent here and helps them transition into life after treatment. Elements that holistic therapy can explore include:
Clients with dual diagnoses have all aspects of their addiction and co-occurring mental health disorder considered within these types of therapy. This specialized attention increases the effectiveness of our programs. While traditional forms of therapy can help them with managing symptoms of their mental illness along with their addiction, maintaining a solid foundation of open communication is paramount to the effectiveness of the therapists to help these clients.
Holistic therapy also provides clients with a means to participate in some physically rewarding activities that increase feelings of psychological, physical and spiritual well-being.