A holistic view means that we are interested in engaging and developing the whole person. You can think of this as different levels, physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. It's the concept that the human being is multi-dimensional. We have conscious and unconscious aspects, rational and irrational aspects.
As our name implies, our philosophical approach is to the “whole” self, taking into consideration the mind, body, and soul. Holistic services focus on the integration of the mind, body, and soul. When one part is affected, all parts are affected. Holistic Services focus on physical, emotional, and spiritual well being offering wholeness to the person. Rather than separating the body for the medical doctors, the mind for the mental health practitioners and the soul for the spiritual doctors, the philosophy is to consider all parts of the whole.
Western medicine offers us the opportunity to have medical problems diagnosed and treated. Along with this, we are seeing many people consider the use of the traditional oriental medicine approach which incorporates the belief that, “Wellness is a state of balance between the spiritual, physical, and mental/emotional selves.”, and that an imbalance within any of these areas is the cause of illness. The philosophy is that energy becomes blocked, causing discomfort and sometimes moving into illness.
There has been more and more shift towards the care of the mind, body and soul through alternative and/or complementary services. In mental health the mind/body approach is used when you access neurobio feedback, guided imagery, and even cognitive behavioral therapeutic services. These modalities work with the mind and help the body and/or the emotional body heals. Massage has moved into the mainstream of our life and is often used to alleviate the stress in the body that we have taken on from our week. Yoga is another way to access the mind/body/and soul, allowing for the body to realign, the mind to quiet itself through the breath, and our soul to be heard through the quieting of the mind.
As we become more aware of the mind/body/soul connection, we realize that we have to take responsibility for incorporating those practices that allow us to have a balanced whole self. More people are searching and taking charge of making their life and their health what they want it to be.
The mission of Holistic Services is to create an atmosphere that enhances the natural balance of mind, body, and spirit. Holistic Awakenings utilizes an integrative approach of holistic counseling and Therapies to promote healing and wellness. These modalities can be used individually or together for a synergistic effect. These techniques aim to assist individuals in creating inner peace, gaining insight to help make positive changes, and to improve overall balance in one’s life.