Holistic Therapy in Grantham, Sleaford, Stamford and Newark-on-Trent
What Does Holistic Healing Mean ?
Holistic healing or therapy means the “whole person” which is the focus when seeking treatment, techniques and therapies in the journey for optimal health and wellness. What sets holistic healing apart from alternative medicine, complementary medicine, and integrative medicine is that the psychological, emotional, spiritual, physical and social are taken into account and seen as a whole.
Holistic healing is an adjunct to medical care and not an alternative. It is important to seek medical intervention to address a dis-ease. However, it is true to say that sometimes physical illnesses may not have a root-cause in the physical.
Psychosomatic disorders or illnesses that are purely psychosomatic or have a psychosomatic component may appear to be purely physical but they often originate in emotions that are outside of conscious awareness or dissociated from consciousness. For example anger, guilt or grief can be stored in the muscles of the body or in the stomach and intestines, and can also cause allergic reactions.
For some people, it is preferable to feel physical pain than to experience deep emotional pain !
Spiritual pain or distress is described in NANDA (1994:49) as the “disruption in the principle which pervades a person’s entire being and which integrates and transcends one’s biological and psychosocial nature.”
Health care professionals also need to understand the complexity of patients’ spiritual pain and distress as spiritual and existential experiences influence the disease process.
The ultimate goal of holistic healing is wholeness with all aspects of our lives. Holistic healing is an ongoing journey of discovery in search of more answers and ultimately; living better, being healthier, being happier and being more energetic.
In other words: functioning at an optimal capacity.
Beyond the Mind-Body Connection
It is only when we view ourselves from a holistic perspective that we realise that health is really an overall state of being. The holistic approach goes far beyond the Mind-Body connection of finding and maintaining wellness. Taking a holistic approach involves seeking ways and support that will help us attract our desires and find our personal power.
- Respecting our body
- Healing our relationships
- Caring for our environment
- Compassion and tolerance for all
- Living our life purpose
Role of the Holistic Healer
The holistic healer is a catalyst (a catalyst is an agent that effects change without becoming involved itself), that facilitates healing, and is available for people while they understand, enlighten and heal themselves.
A Holistic Healer looks at the “whole person” and recognises an imbalance. The imbalance could be a physical issue, the result of bad health through an unhealthy diet, lack of exercise, or poor quality sleep.
Or, the imbalance may be the result of mental, emotional, or spiritual needs not being met or addressed.
All aspects of the mind, body, spirit, or emotions are looked at when a holistic treatment is sought.
The ways that healing and change can happen are very varied, but there is one common desire:
an improvement in the quality of life.
Types of Holistic Healing Therapies and Treatments
The types of holistic therapies available are extensive.
Elevated Therapy works on all levels of healing: mental, emotional, physical and spiritual, and any combination, and you can find a list of holistic approaches HERE from the work of Dr. Michael G Millett in Grantham, Lincolnshire.