As it pertains to healthcare, a ‘holistic approach’ is when you focus on the ‘whole person,’ meaning that you are focusing on healing the mind, body, and soul. Holistic healing can serve as either an alternative to mainstream treatment, or as an additive that can propel the healing process forward.
What Is Holistic Rehab?
According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, 40% of adults in the U.S. use some form of complementary and alternative medicine, and the trend is growing. Holistic rehab is when the treatment center uses methods for healing that are meant to treat the whole person and improve overall well-being as opposed to simply focusing on the addiction.
Rehab programs that incorporate holistic techniques consider an integrated physical, mental, and spiritual model from which they build a treatment regimen around. The idea is to treat the mind, body, and spirit to improve a person’s overall health, which in turn will improve their addiction problem.
There are a wide range of treatments and techniques that are included in holistic rehab, and some may include yoga, meditation, nutritional therapy, acupuncture, acupressure, reiki, energy healing, biofeedback, neurofeedback, massage, herbal medicines, talk therapy, and more. Through healing a person’s energy and mentality through mindfulness and meditative techniques, healers are hoping for patients to have a ‘spiritual awakening’ of sorts, or more simply a better view of themselves as individuals and their impact on the world around them.
In some cases, holistic methodology is used to augment certain aspects of standard treatments. In taking a holistic approach to treatment, people may see less intensified withdrawal symptoms, decreased stress and emotional issues that are commonly seen in people with substance use disorder, a spiritual grounding, and healthier eating habits leading to more balanced energy levels.
How Safe Harbor Incorporates Holistic Practices Into Our Rehab Program
For over 27 years, Safe Harbor Treatment Center has been dedicated to helping people recover from substance use disorders and underlying issues that contribute to addiction. A major component of our treatment program is focusing on discovering or rebuilding a person’s sense of spirituality. We use nondenominational guidance to encourage a connection with a higher power that is meant to provide you with strength and inner peace.
Our approach to treatment utilizes a variety of holistic and traditional methods that are meant to contribute to your path to wellness. Our therapeutic program offers services that are meant to restore spiritual well-being and enhance physical and mental health.
We believe that deciding to get help is a courageous and powerful choice. In choosing Safe Harbor, we approach treatment through love and encouragement as we aim to treat the whole person, which includes mind, body, and spirit. Through our holistic approach treatment, we want our patients to recover from both their addictions, and from outside factors that may be contributing to their addictions and poor decisions. We want recovery to be about much more than treating an addiction.
Some of the conditions that we treat include addiction, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), dual diagnosis (co-occurring disorders), mental and behavioral health problems, codependency, sex and love addiction, and relationship trauma. Some of the levels of care offered at Safe Harbor include Sub-Acute Medical Detox, Residential Inpatient Treatment, Partial Hospitalization, Outpatient Treatment, Alumni Programs, and Aftercare Planning. In addition to holistic treatment, we also offer various therapies including psychiatry, individual therapy, group therapy, trauma therapy, EMDR therapy, family therapy, experiential therapy, outdoor adventure therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and medication assisted treatment.
Reach Out to the Team Today at Safe Harbor
At Safe Harbor, our patients can expect to be treated wholly. Their problems outside of addiction are met with treatment and are taken just as seriously. Come visit us today to make a full, well-rounded recovery.