Holistic Approach in Mental Health Treatment
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What Is a Holistic Approach?
Types of Holistic Treatments
Education on using self-care and lifestyle changes to promote health and wellness. These may include exercise, dietary changes, counseling, and other self-care tools.
Western medicine tools, surgical procedures, and pharmaceutical interventions.
Alternative and complementary therapies, such as massage, naturopathy, acupuncture, and others.
What Symptoms Are Engaged in Mental Health Holistic Approach Treatment?
Psychiatric (mental health) symptoms
Medical symptoms, such as chronic pain
Social difficulties, such as social anxiety disorder
Alternative Holistic Approach Therapy Options
Yoga therapy involves using physical and spiritual practices to increase self-awareness. Examples include sound, visualization, breathing exercises, meditation, and posture work. Breathing exercises, specifically diaphragmatic breathing, are empirically supported, with research indicating that diaphragmatic breathing can improve attention, reduce stress, and promote mental function.2
Mindfulness meditation is a specific meditation tool. It is designed to help calm the mind and refocus on the present without judgment. Mindfulness meditation is a holistic approach in mental health that aims to improve one’s ability to cope with thoughts and feelings and foster a sense of self-awareness. One study found that mindfulness and meditation practice can complement other treatments as well as reduce anxiety for a wide variety of patients.3
Art and Music Therapies
The practice of hypnotherapy involves a trained practitioner helping the patient enter a deep state of relaxation. There are different types of hypnosis and hypnotherapy. This tool can help manage symptoms of various mental health concerns, including stress, addiction, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety, and phobias.5
Choosing a Holistic Approach: Some Tips to Keep in Mind
Choose the Service Provider Carefully
When choosing a provider for holistic therapy, it is also important to inquire about the treatment options available to you. As noted above, there are many types of mental health holistic care, but not all options are ideal for everyone or all situations.
Do Your Homework
- How are your needs, goals, and feelings about therapy incorporated into treatment planning?
- What are treatment sessions like?
- What time of day and how often are appointments available?
- Is someone available around the clock if you need support?
- Do they provide individualized treatment planning?
Benefits of Holistic Approach in Mental Health
Diet and Physical Activity Improvement
Helping the Mind Become a Healing Tool
Other Benefits of Holistic Activities
Holistic Approach in Mental Health Treatment at Ripple Ranch Recovery
Our treatment plans are designed around your specific needs to help you begin taking steps forward toward achieving your emotional health goals. We are always ready and willing to provide you with information and answers to any questions you may have regarding admissions, treatment, and everything in between. Contact us at Ripple Ranch Recovery today to get started.
- 2 https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00874/full
- 4 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877042811022312?via%3Dihub
- 5 https://www.pennmedicine.org/updates/blogs/health-and-wellness/2019/january/hypnosis