Holistic Health

Holistic health focuses on caring for our mind, body, and spirit. The whole person is emphasized: lifestyle factors, thinking patterns, emotions, cultural influences, spiritual connectedness, relationships, and developmental history. By looking at the connections between our mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health, we can take better care of ourselves and embrace greater balance and wellbeing.

Mind: our mental health is influenced by our thoughts, beliefs we’ve formed, and our attitudes toward life and living. Learning to empower ourselves by shifting the language we use with self and others, challenging thoughts and beliefs that don’t serve us, and aligning our 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. Let’s talk about your mind…

Body: our body holds emotions we experience (e.g., an uneasy stomach when we are nervous, a heavy heart when we are sad, a lump in our throat when we are afraid). Learning how to use the power of our breath, self-soothing touch, and taking care of our bodies via diet, exercise, rest, and proper sleep can enhance our physical health. How: Pranayama (Breathing Exercises), Yogic Principles, Guided Meditation, Sleep Hygiene, Self-Care Scheduling. Let’s talk about your body…

Spirit: our spirituality encompasses our personal connection with a higher power/universe/God/creator/Source. Cultivating faith in yourself, 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), Big Picture Thinking, (Re)Visiting Values. Let’s talk about your spirit…

“When you love someone, the best thing you can offer is your presence. How can you love if you are not there?”

Thich Nhat Hanh

“True forgiveness is when you can say, “thank you for that experience.”

Oprah

“She could never go back and make some of the details pretty. All she could do was move forward and make the whole beautiful.”

Terri St. Cloud

“Pursue excellence, ignore success. Do the right thing, follow your bliss, hang out with the right people, share vision — and in the end, you’ll generate abundance.”

Deepak Chopra

“Healing yourself is connected with healing others.”

Yoko Ono

“Remember, the easy road often becomes hard, and the hard road often becomes easy.”

Robert Kiyosaki

“Knowing yourself is to be rooted in Being, instead of lost in your mind.”

Eckhart Tolle