Holistic therapy services focus on treating the whole person — body, mind, and spirit — rather than just the symptoms of addiction. By addressing every aspect of a person’s life, our guests gain a better understanding of the underlying issues and can make positive changes that will help them lead healthier, more fulfilling lives.
By providing holistic therapy and treatment services, drug and alcohol detox centers take into account every aspect of a person’s life and needs and provide the therapeutic care necessary to achieve long-term recovery.
What Is Holistic Therapy?
Holistic therapy is a treatment that cares for people as a whole. This form of recovery doesn’t merely prioritize one facet of wellness, such as mental, physical, or spiritual health. Instead, clinicians who integrate a holistic approach into treatment plans understand that personal trauma like addiction is driven by a range of biopsychosocial-spiritual factors.
At its root, the translation of holistic stems from the Greek word “holos,” meaning whole. Holistic therapy believes in total body healing rather than the idea that illness can be “spot treated” with one approach.
Think of it this way:
A person struggling with headaches might be prescribed migraine medicine, but holistic treatment would look at the entirety of the issue — the physical act of jaw clenching, the mental stress causing the issue, and spiritual tactics like meditation that can help the person manage their negative feelings. Then, a holistic approach that combines traditional medicine and person-centered healing would follow.
In teaching individuals more about themselves, such as why and how they’re struggling with specific issues like substance dependency, they gain self-awareness and motivation to change. Holistic therapy is all about gaining comprehensive wellness.
Who Does Holistic Therapy Help?
Holistic psychotherapy is beneficial for a variety of mental diseases that people struggle with, including substance use disorders. Because it ventures into the deeper root problem, holistic rehab can be of service to anyone dealing with a personal struggle that involves the psychological, physical, social, biological, or spiritual realms of wellness.
The benefits of holistic therapy include greater cognitive awareness, increased self-esteem due to being treated like a human and not just an illness, and the learning of mental, spiritual, and physical coping mechanisms.
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Holistic Therapy Services
At Royal Life Centers, we incorporate a complementary approach of holistic therapy and conventional medicine; when the two approaches work together, healing at the bio-psycho-social-spiritual level occurs.
Some of the holistic treatment options we provide at The Haven include:
These holistic therapy offerings assist in addressing the physical, psychological, and spiritual aspects of addiction. Using evidence-based interventions alongside experiential and holistic therapies allows our guests to uncover underlying issues that contribute to the disease of addiction. We aim to provide a safe and supportive environment in which our guests can experience personal growth while developing skills for long-term recovery success.
Yoga therapy is a powerful tool for people in recovery. It focuses on developing healthy self-care habits, managing stress, and helping individuals recognize their emotional needs. By connecting breath, movement, and mindful attention, yoga techniques can also help you foster personal growth and create a deeper connection to yourself. Practicing yoga can also help with mood regulation, relaxation techniques, physical balance and strength, and better sleep.
Our team of experienced yoga instructors will help you identify ways to utilize your newfound body awareness to recognize triggers and warning signs of relapse. Yoga therapists also work together to help you develop relaxation strategies to reduce stress and improve your overall well-being.
Mindfulness meditation is an excellent way to practice self-care and manage stress. It can help you become aware of the present moment, gain insight into your experience, and learn how to cope with difficult emotions in a healthy manner. By practicing mindfulness meditation during treatment, you can become more aware of your thoughts, feelings, and sensations. You can learn to observe them without judgment or resistance. This awareness will help you to become more in tune with yourself and understand the way your mind works.
During mindfulness meditation sessions, therapists teach healthy coping mechanisms for stress, negativity, worry, and stress, this holistic therapy helps people tap into their creativity and self-awareness on the spiritual level, and their positivity and confidence on a mental level. For this reason, mindfulness meditation is proven to assist in the treatment of substance use and mental health disorders by reducing anxiety, improving sleep quality, and boosting overall well-being.
Similar to meditation, breathwork focuses on breathing as a release from the cycle of negativity. Breathwork can assist in the treatment of addiction by helping to reduce stress, increase relaxation, and relieve physical discomfort. It can also provide a way for addicts to reconnect with their bodies and emotions in healthy ways, aiding in the recovery process.
Breathwork is not a replacement for traditional addiction treatment but can be used as an additional tool to help individuals achieve sobriety. By re-training yourself to breathe differently — inhaling and exhaling deep into your diaphragm — you can experience better circulation and self-connection. With regular practice, breathwork can help you improve your overall mental and physical well-being.
Sound healing therapy utilizes music, vibrations, and unique sound therapy instruments to impact people on a physical and spiritual level. Also known as sound baths, sound healing therapy sessions use specially designed instruments such as singing bowls, tuning forks, and chimes to produce gentle yet powerful vibrations and sound waves to bring about a healing experience.
The sound waves produced by these instruments are believed to interact with the body’s energy pathways, causing a therapeutic effect that can lead to improved physical and emotional health. During a session, guests may experience physical sensations such as tingling or warmth throughout their body. The specialized sounds bring profound relaxation that is also thought to improve blood pressure, immune systems, and sleep quality while reducing symptoms of anxiety, fatigue, and tension, as the vibrations act like a deep tissue massage.
Infrared saunas aid in the process of addiction recovery when treated as part of a whole-body detox. A session in an infrared sauna releases harmful toxins built up in the body and improves blood circulation. To do so, the light found in infrared saunas triggers the process of vasodilation, a widening of the blood vessels, which results in accelerated total-body healing and toxin release.
Massage Therapy Chairs
Massage therapy chairs promote relaxation and deep sleep, which helps in the recovery process by improving mental and physical health. Sometimes people hold stress in their body, so massage therapy’s ability to release the body’s build-up of emotion and pain leads to healing on a deeper level.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) uses 100% pure oxygen in a pressurized unit to remedy blood vessels and tissues. Using hyperbaric oxygen chambers can help you restore your body’s oxygen levels and repair cells that have been damaged due to wounds, disease, and other trauma. Each HBOT session promotes further tissue growth even after the session’s end.
Biofeedback therapy uses sensors and electrodes connected to one’s body to track brain and muscle activity on a screen. During biofeedback sessions, our programs utilize biosound beds where you can lie down and watch monitors as they track your heart rate, muscle movement, temperature, and brain activity. In doing so, these sessions provide a clearer picture of your stress levels and allow you to make adjustments and see immediate results. As a result, biofeedback integrative therapy strengthens the connection between your mind and body.
When a person battles addiction, healthy eating habits can get left in the dust. In this case, the damaging effect of substance reliance on their body is twofold. At Royal Life Centers, certified holistic nutritionists teach guests how to feed their bodies to repair the physical trauma they’ve experienced. Not only does this impact their physical health, but they can feel the difference in their mindset and cognitive function as well. Unhealthy cravings are replaced by a desire for nutritive food that sustains their energy levels.
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What to Expect in Holistic Therapy?
Holistic therapy combined with conventional medicine supports your overall well-being, which is our number one priority at Royal Life Centers. For this reason, our programs provide multimodal healing within a comprehensive list of holistic and wellness services. These include biosound beds, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, meditation, breathwork, yoga, infrared saunas, and nutrition counseling.
We provide holistic addiction treatment that addresses your past and guides you toward a more fulfilling life. During treatment, you will partake in various holistic and evidence-based therapies according to your individual service plan (ISP). For instance, these may include individual, group, cognitive-behavioral, yoga, and expressive arts therapy. Your individual case manager will look at your medical history, social situation, and psychological health to determine the type of treatment that will lead you to lasting sobriety. They will walk you through medication management along the way.
Holistic Therapy at Royal Life Centers
It is our firm belief that recovery is multimodal and holistic. To target only one area of an individual’s struggle doesn’t address the whole picture. For a truly successful recovery from addiction, treatment must address your psychological, behavioral, physical, and social well-being. Looking at the various reasons behind the development of substance dependency is crucial in the recovery process. This is why our aim is always to address the full range of the human experience.
If you are looking for help with addiction or you’re inquiring on behalf of a loved one, please reach out to us. Because We Care, we are ready for your call at 877-RECOVERY 24/7. You can also fill out a secure contact form and we’ll be in touch.
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If you or someone who cares about struggles with addiction, please reach out to us to find out more about how our holistic therapy services can help. We work with most private insurance policies and we have affordable self-pay rates if you do not have insurance. Give us a call and we will figure out the best treatment plan for you or your loved one.
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