So let’s start with a definition! Holistic Health according to Wikipedia is ” a concept in medical practice upholding that all aspects of people’s needs, psychological, physical and social should be taken into account and seen as a whole”.
From my own experience and practice, I would go further in my definition. I would say that holistic health is a way of life and once you begin understanding more about how your body works on a holistic or whole basis, it becomes a continuum of life. Holistic health brings together the mind-body-spirit connection.
Why would this be important? Because simply disease ( dis-ease) or poor health can have its origin mentally, emotionally, spiritually or physically. It is the practitioner’s role to facilitate your journey not only back to physical health but to attain a level of optimal health that goes beyond the physical. What I have found is that clients who have embarked with commitment on a holistic health program, not only find dramatically improved physical health but also inner peace and joy. As a holistic health practitioner, it is my role to unearth the causes of what is stopping you from attaining optimal health. This cause can be on any one of the levels I have mentioned. By working holistically we are able to impact the body on all levels simultaneously and thus moving the body towards a healthy movement.
Whether you want to lose weight or you have a particular health complaint or set of symptoms, a holistic health program will help you to restore balance in your cells.
What is the Holistic Health process?
Well firstly I listen to my clients. The client completes a detailed questionnaire about their life and from this I spent 90 minutes with them whether via phone or in-person. This is sometimes the first opportunity this person has had to discuss their health with anyone. We are able to get beyond the front door so to speak. I can hear what they have to say. I ask questions and listen. Often it is the gap between the words that enables me to ask the next relevant question. No doubt I am blessed to tap into a greater power of communication in this consultation and often I am led to ask seemingly irrelevant questions that take us to the exact place that is the core of whatever challenges the person may be facing. Can I explain this? No but I trust God to guide me. Then, I mix this intuitive communication with my training and experience in holistic health and the combination allows me to facilitate an individualized program that is best for that person.
Mostly my clients begin with a program designed to open up the body’s pathways – physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Often just as a result of this initial program, I see profound changes taking place in my clients. They sleep better, their bowels work efficiently for the first time in years, their brain starts to wake up and much more besides.
Holistic Health is not a set of specific symptoms
Holistic health does not work with specific symptoms but rather the belief that each part of us is connected to the whole and if we work on a holistic basis, then the specifics will be corrected.
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Be blessed always,