Anxiety is a mental health condition that manifests as a combination of physical, emotional, and mental symptoms. From experiencing headaches and racing thoughts to rapid heartbeat and difficulty sleeping, anxiety causes individuals to miss out on experiencing their life as well as they could.
Healing from anxiety is possible. Holistic therapy can be a huge benefit as you learn how to cope with and respond to anxiety. A holistic lens integrates all facets of your life for full-body wellness and healing from the inside out.
What Is Holistic Therapy?
The word “holistic” may seem like a bit of a buzzword right now. Yet, it’s the necessary approach to treatment for true, sustainable healing. Holistic therapy can be used to treat many different conditions, such as anxiety. It emphasizes the interconnectivity between the mind, body, and spirit.
By incorporating both Eastern and Western healing practices, including both the mind and body, recovery from a plethora of conditions becomes possible. Since anxiety causes both emotional and physical symptoms, a treatment program that integrates both the mind and body provides the best opportunity for healing.
What to Expect in Holistic Therapy
Anxiety can influence or be influenced by co-occurring conditions, such as substance use or other mental health conditions. Depending on what anxiety looks like for you, your treatment team can help you determine what to include in your holistic treatment plan. Other factors, such as your goals, needs, and desires, can also be integrated to further customize your process.
During a holistic treatment journey, you can expect to engage in a variety of different treatment modalities. These therapies range from talk therapy, group therapy, and support groups to mind-body therapies such as yoga, acupuncture, massage therapy, meditation, and art therapy. Many individuals regularly interact with a primary care doctor, nutritionist, and other specialists as needed.
Healing from anxiety is not only mental but physical and spiritual as well. You must nurture each aspect of wellness in order to experience health, recovery, and peace. Mental struggles look different for each person, so treatment should be individualized as well. Holistic therapy allows for flexibility, nuance, and creativity to be woven throughout your healing process.
Healing from mental illness and substance use disorder is most effective when approached through a holistic and evidence-based lens. Without combining therapies to heal the mind, body, and spirit together, lasting progress is more difficult to achieve. At Avalon Malibu, we recognize the role the mind and body play in healing from mental illness. Our treatment team is here to help you create a customized treatment plan that emphasizes you as a whole person, not the sum of your parts. Call Avalon Malibu today at (844) 857-5992.