A holistic approach means to provide support that looks at the whole person, not just their mental health needs. The support should also consider their physical, emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing.
Each person will have a different experience of mental illness and a path to recovery that is influenced by their age, gender, culture, heritage, language, faith, sexual and gender identity, relationship status, life experience and beliefs.
It is important not to assume that how you interpret situations will be the same as the person you are supporting. Listening, asking and checking are key skills to be able to provide a holistic service. A holistic approach focusses on a person’s wellness and not just their illness or condition.
The holistic approach emphasizes a mind-body connection which signifies the importance of not only mental but also physical wellness. In combination with medications, we believe that naturally healthy practices, such as diet and exercise, are just as crucial in improving overall well being. Although we value medication management equally, we believe that a holistic approach to your life and body is nurturing to your mind. Most importantly, a healthy mind and a healthy soul require an overall balance in life between medicine, relationships, work, education, spirituality, social life, personal care, and finance.
Holistic medicine is a form of healing that considers the entire person when attempting to reach optimal health and wellness. The primary goal of holistic medicine is to gain proper balance in all aspects of life. We believe a person is made up of interdependent parts that affect all other parts if one aspect is not balanced, which overall negatively affects their overall wellness. Giving your mind, body and spirit equal attention serves to stimulate the body's natural ability to heal itself