What Is Holistic Therapy?
Holistic therapy refers to a kind of therapy which focuses on all the different parts of ourselves — the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social.
At Steady NYC, we approach any kind of treatment or therapy with our clients from a holistic perspective. It is at the very heart of our practice. Each one of our highly trained therapists uses this holistic approach in their work with clients. Regardless of the reasons you come to our office and enter into therapy, every client relationship begins with this holistic mindset.
We use this integrative process as a tool to help you heal by focusing on all the different aspects of you — all of which contribute in different ways to your mental and emotional wellbeing.
Ultimately, in holistic therapy, everything that makes you YOU is taken into consideration.
Help Reveal (and Heal) Trauma
This holistic approach is the framework or lens through which we look at every client. We get curious about our clients through this lens, which is also a trauma-informed lens.
In fact, we invite and welcome curiosity to our client’s life experiences. Because we know that many life experiences have some level of trauma, which may have left a negative impact. And, we know that in order to change the impact, we need to first process that trauma.
Our therapists are all trauma-informed, which means we are acutely aware of how past or present trauma can present in therapy sessions. In our gentle curiosity, we look at all the different ways past experiences and/or past traumas may show up in thoughts or behaviors. If the past is largely resolved, then we can examine it in a more fortifying, contextual manner in order to review and remember. If, however, these past traumas need to be healed, we will work through that together. We cannot change history, certainly; however, but we can change the way history impacts your present. This is what it means to be trauma-informed.
A Word On Trauma
Many people may not realize they have traumatic experiences. Most people think their past was normal and unremarkable. And perhaps it was. But there could still be trauma if there was a negative impact that still seems to have a hold on the person. Our job, as trauma-informed therapists, is to first identify past traumas and then work together to help heal those traumas.
Find A Holistic Therapist
In the holistic therapy approach, we explore any past traumas, we identify present or current troubles or issues, and then we focus on future aspirations. Because we believe that when you understand why and how something shows up in your life, you are better prepared to decide what you want to do about it. And this includes knowing how you want to resolve it or what coping strategies you’re willing to use to continue to live with it.
When we do these things, when we consider all of the parts of you, then we can begin to see a better picture of what you want your future to look like.
If you choose to enter into therapy with one of our therapists, you can expect an environment that is honest, open, and welcoming, with zero judgment and zero shame.
Our objective is to use every tool at our disposal to explore and engage with all of the parts of you. As a holistic, solutions-centered practice, our therapy is not solely analytical, nor is it solely focused on behavior change. Instead, all of our therapy includes your whole person — your thoughts, behaviors, body sensations, spirituality, emotions, etc.
We invite your entire self into therapy with the goal of integrating all of your parts — your whole self — as much as possible.
Holistic therapy invites and welcomes curiosity to all of the life experiences you’ve had so far, with particular focus on those experiences that may have left a negative impact.
Together with you we explore the mental, physical, social, spiritual, and emotional parts of you so we can focus on total healing rather than simply putting a bandage on a symptom.
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