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The Holistic Approach to Treatment

A holistic treatment approach in addiction and mental health programming means to treat the entire person including the mind, body, and spirit. The holistic approach during the treatment process provides many additional benefits because it focuses in on a person as an individual with a unique history, beliefs, and needs. Receiving an individualized holistic treatment plan when entering an addiction and dual diagnosis treatment program will provide a comprehensive set of program elements that will help the mind, body, and spirit connection recovery and create a strong path to recovery.

The Mind

The mind is treated by providing in depth psychological assessments, individual therapy, group therapy, and experiential therapies. Psychological assessments provide the treatment team with a background and history including any trauma or mental health conditions or symptoms. This will allow the treatment team to create a treatment plan that will be tailored to the client. Individual therapy will allow the client to talk directly one on one with a trained clinician who will help the client work through their symptoms, conditions, trauma’s, and triggers to help them retrain their brain and learn new behaviors and responses to stressful stimuli. Group therapy allows a client to discuss and process a variety of topics with other fellow clients with a counselor moderating. Attending groups with fellow clients provides support and helps the client to not isolate. Experiential therapies include equine therapy with horses, art therapy, music therapy, creative writing, dance therapy.

The Body

The body closely ties into the mind as they work together for optimal functioning. When the body has been affected through drug or alcohol use, malnutrition, chemical imbalances, traumatic experiences, and stress, the equilibrium of the mind and body become out of sync. This disrupt causes the brain to send messages to the body causing fatigue, lethargy, weakness, vitamin deficiencies, muscle degeneration, chemical changes, memory loss, inability to think clearly, and can cause or exacerbate medical conditions. When attending a holistic drug and alcohol drug treatment program, the integration of various types of exercise and stress reduction techniques will help heal the body and help reach the natural equilibrium. Exercise can include attending the gym, yoga, swimming, hiking, and walking. The natural endorphins released from exercise are powerful healing agents for the body which will consequently help the brain heal and recovery faster. The body is the vessel to the mind and spirit and needs to be a priority in the recovery process.

The Spirit

The human spirit and the connection with yourself, other people, and the world affect how a person will view life and recovery. The stronger the connection and compassion that you have for yourself and your spirit will allow a person to value your life, your beliefs, and your recovery. Believing in yourself is an integral aspect of recovery because it brings your inner spirit to the outer world around you and how you will interact. During treatment you will be introduced to mindfulness, yoga, meditation, stress reduction techniques, and journaling. These tools will provide a platform to be able to sit with yourself, connect with yourself, and accept yourself with love and respect. This spiritual connection with yourself can extend into your own personal belief system and is unique to each person.

Holistic Rehab Treatment Centers

The recommendation for holistic rehab should be done in a licensed inpatient or residential setting with a comprehensive treatment team for increased safety and the best outcome.  The treatment program will consists of a full treatment team including a psychiatrist, therapist, counselor, and 24 hour support staff.  Call The Treatment Specialist now to discuss your options and to locate a safe and comprehensive holistic program for you or your loved one.

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