Understanding the Holistic Approach
Using a Holistic approach means that we should be engaging and developing the whole person. We have conscious and unconscious aspects, rational and irrational aspects. We are a body-mind. People are not just intellect, but emotion, instinct and intuition are all part of us as human beings. By taking a holistic approach you support people in using all of their ‘multiple intelligence’ that means insight, rationality, logic, emotion, hunches, gut feel, creativity, a sense of harmony and rhythm. We believe there are more than five senses, and we wish people to use the information from all their senses, and assist them in developing ‘uncommon sense’.
Why living a holistic lifestyle is important
Living a holistic lifestyle will help you to feel like a whole person. This includes any way of living or being that allows you or your client to feel as if they are being nurtured and are given the freedom to grow. For most, this would involve knowing what would make you happy and feel complete. There is no right or wrong as everyone is different! For most people there are key areas we all want to improve; these being our health, our relationships, financial and spiritual connections, as well as our ability to create. Clients want to talk about their spiritual lives and want their counsellors to see them as whole people who have physical, social, emotional, and spiritual resources. Sometimes just being able to talk openly about their spiritual beliefs can be a great relief to a client whom may have spent a lot of their lives being judged or their beliefs not being taken seriously.
Holistic counselling sessions take the form of traditional talk therapy, guided meditations and visualizations, breathing techniques, and spiritual guidance. Because the mind, emotions, and body are deeply connected, the process for healing can also involve nutritional and lifestyle changes. What we hope to achieve when we offer holistic counselling
Counselling empowers the individual to find their own answers in response to their own questions. It is non – judgmental and will only lead the individual as far as they want to travel on that particular journey. It is a supported therapy with an experienced therapist who can assist the client in their own particular process. This can also involve working with other healing techniques at the same time such as Reiki, Colour, Crystal, Angel, Energy and Chakra therapies etc…
How Holistic Counselling May Be of Help to You
Holistic Counselling may help you achieve:
- Greater self awareness and self acceptance.
- A more peaceful, centred approach to life.
- Greater health and vitality.
- Emotional well being.
- A deepened sense of spirituality.
- A greater ability to cope with traumas such as death, divorce and abuse.
- An enhanced feeling of optimism and self esteem.
Holistic Counselling is a gentle and compassionate form of therapy that may help you help yourself when you feel the need for support or assistance. Contact a holistic counsellor in your area and ask about the services they provide. When you find one you trust and who resonates with you, it may be the beginning of a remarkable journey of self discovery.
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