Why Holistic Health? The whole person is emphasized: lifestyle factors, thinking patterns, emotions, cultural influences, spiritual connectedness, relationships, and developmental history. By looking at the connections between your mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health, you can take better care of yourself and embrace greater balance and wellbeing.
MIND: your mental health is influenced by your thoughts, beliefs you’ve formed, and your attitudes toward life and living. Learning to empower yourself by shifting the language you use with self and others, challenging thoughts and beliefs that don’t serve you, and aligning your heart and mind, can lead to more meaning and fulfillment. How: Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Positive Psychology, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Psychodynamic approaches.
BODY: your body holds emotions you experience (e.g., an uneasy stomach when you are nervous, a heavy heart when you are sad, a lump in your throat when you are afraid). Learning how to use the power of your breath, self-regulate, and taking care of your body via diet, exercise, rest, and proper sleep can enhance your physical health. How: Pranayama (Breathing Exercises), Yogic Principles, Guided Meditation, Sleep Hygiene, Self-Care Scheduling.
SPIRIT: your spirituality encompasses your personal connection with a Higher power/universe/God/creator/Source. Cultivating faith in your Self, a value system, or a Higher power garners strength to take a step forward regardless of your story. Generating self-compassion, understanding, forgiveness, and acceptance are goals we can work on together. How: Meditation, Exploring Faith and Existential Beliefs, Embracing Gift(s), Boundary-Setting, (Re)Visiting Values.