In the Following Topics Listed Below, We Will Discuss.....
Introduction of Holistic Wellness…
‘Holistic’ comes from the Greek word holos, meaning ‘whole’. Which considers the whole person (Body, mind, spirit, and emotions) for optimal health and wellness. Holistic Wellness is a non-religious based practice which has been used effectively for centuries. As such, Holistic Wellness works well with any belief/philosophy system.
The primary goal of such Holistic practices is restoring the natural balance of one’s health and lifestyle, leading to a more sustainable and rewarding quality of life. Practitioners believe, if one part or more of the whole is not working properly, all the other parts will become affected, creating negative imbalances in people’s lives. If left untreated, can increasingly affect their overall health.
Scientists and medical communities are now recognizing the importance Holistic therapy/medicinal modalities play in maintaining good health and overall well-being. Holistic treatment of Psychotherapy and Spiritual Counseling, has been increasingly used by individuals wanting to find more balance and harmony within themselves. Such therapies have gained in popularity, especially among those looking to manage chronic stress symptoms, including people with careers enduring high stress situations. Proven studies have shown that making the necessary time for Holistic therapy can provide stress management; aiding in relaxation, relief of muscular aches and pains, reversing hormonal imbalances, creating mental clarity and overall improving longevity of one’s lifespan.
Holistic Psychotherapy and Spiritual Counseling is non-invasive and a completely natural treatment which gently and effectively restores and aids to sustain the body’s overall natural balance which induces and encourages self -healing for people of all age groups.
Definitions of Holistic Wellness…
There are varied terms and definitions used when individually or combining modalities offered today.
Holistic Wellness is a safe, non-invasive alternative option for mental/emotional therapy and perhaps some medicinal modalities in comparison to Conventional or Western medical treatments.
Complementary Psychotherapy/Medicine is Holistic therapy/organic (Natural) medicinal practices being used in conjunction with Conventional or Western medical treatments.
Integrative Medicine was a term used by “main-streamers” in the 1990’s. It was during this time; more Conventional/Orthodox medical professionals were becoming increasingly aware of the mind-body-soul connection. Because of such progresses made, Holistic treatments were no longer treated with harsh scrutiny or ill-fated labeling as sorcery, quackery or unsafe. Some therapies such as massage therapy, acupuncture, mediation and visualization were among the first to be integrated and established into the medical care program. As a result, this movement created new doors of further growth and recognition for other safe practices and modalities being used today.
The Principles of Treatment…
It is important to understand how illnesses, injuries or disease (Dis-ease) occurs. There are various forms/stages of trauma, suppressed feelings, the believed inabilities to be ourselves in order to fit in with our families/cultures/religions/societies, lack of self-love and acceptance, questions of self-worth, etc. Whenever we deny any part of ourselves, suppress our thoughts, feelings, or painful past experiences... that built-up energy needs to find its outlet sooner or later and be dealt with. Depending on the extremities of the illness/disease often reflects the extremities of the underlying cause(s) not being dealt with.
Below are the principles the Holistic practitioners follow:
Types of Treatments Available…
Holistic Wellness is a lifestyle choice. The Holistic approach goes beyond the connections of the mind and body. Overall "wholeness" is what equates balance and overall well-being.
When a patient embraces the desire to heal and find wholeness within, they begin to understand the importance of…
This is a limited example of the much diverse and expansive types of treatments available…
How to Choose Which Is Right for You….
People have varied reasons and perhaps even more than one reason for choosing Holistic Wellness which can be safely used alongside Conventional/Orthodox modalities (As long as the communication remains open about the types of prescriptions, treatments and remedies being used or taken among each professional chosen, as natural herbs can sometimes negatively interact with prescription drugs and create side effects or cancel out the effects desired for proper treatment.) For example, grapefruit/grapefruit juice may negatively impact important medications needed for treatments. Yet, it does not make the grapefruit “bad”, as it offers many healthy/Holistic modalities. Thus, it is no different with natural/organic herbs.
*** The most important thing to remember when working with any Holistic modality, NEVER change the dosage of your prescriptions used nor stop taking your prescribed medications without first consulting with your doctor.
Keep in mind, not all Holistic practitioners are equal, each has his or her own specialty or expertise to offer. It will benefit you to shop around for a good fit (Perhaps, you may find more than one practitioner who will meet the varied needs of your interests). Choosing to go to a Holistic healer/practitioner is no different from choosing a medical professional. You decide.
Some of the reasons for using Holistic/combined Complementary therapies include:
*** More studies have been conducted to prove most frequent users of complementary therapies include well educated men and women, high-income to middle-class earners and people with chronic conditions. Complementary therapies and medicines have been chosen due to cultural traditions and beliefs.
Here are some tips to keep in mind when choosing a Holistic provider:
Where to Find Holistic Providers/Practitioners…
Holistic providers/practitioners may include all the following modalities mentioned early in the segment titled
“Types of Treatments Available”, which may also include Holistic doctors/medicinal facilities. For further investigation and suggestions in finding the appropriate Holistic doctor for you, you may wish to visit the American Holistic Medical Association website.
For Holistic psychotherapy, Spiritual Counseling/Advisement/Mentoring, there are several sites to assists you:
Body, Mind, Spirit Directory:
Meet Up: Meetup.com Though MeetUp.com is A great way to expand and explore all possibilities that are best suited for your interests, stemming from social circles of shared interests and group events, it is also a great host in helping you find Holistic practitioners and a large variety of Holistic groups of expanse and shared interests which can be found within your community and beyond.
Another great way to find listings is through your Yellow Pages, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Yelp, etc. Again, it is still advisable to further research your interests by visiting their sites and finding any feedback or reviews based on the practitioners of your interest.
My sincerest wish for you, is you will find this page of great help in assisting you with any questions you may have about the work I am able to provide, as well as, assist you in becoming aware of the many differing Holistic modalities/practitioners available to you for your consideration.
Much blessings and light to you all!
Melissa Kay Wasik
If you would like for me to speak at your event to help others become more aware of Holistic Wellness, the histories behind some of the modalities offered today, what and whom to look for or if you have any other questions; please feel free to call me at 262-488-4366 or contact me via Email at MelissaWasikSpiritualWellness@gmail.com