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What Is Holistic Therapy?

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Many people will experience a mental health condition in their teenage years. Treating a mental health concern like anxiety or depression requires a comprehensive approach, including the use of holistic therapies. But what is holistic therapy? Call Kiwi Recovery today at 617.751.6610 to learn more about our young adult anxiety treatment programs.

What Is Holistic Therapy?

Holistic therapy is a kind of therapy that addresses the whole person, integrating the mind, body, and spirit to promote healing. Teen holistic therapy works in tandem with traditional talk therapy. It can help treat:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Substance use disorders
  • Personality disorders

Instead of treating only the symptoms of a disorder, holistic therapy focuses on maintaining overall well-being.

Some of the most commonly used teen holistic therapy options include:

  • Meditation
  • Acupuncture
  • Breathwork
  • Massage therapy
  • Yoga
  • Reiki
  • Art therapy
  • Exercise therapy
  • Nutrition therapy
  • Somatic experiencing

These holistic therapy techniques pair well with cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and other therapeutic modalities.

Benefits of Young Adult Holistic Therapy Treatment

Holistic therapy allows you to better see the connections between the various aspects of your life, helping you understand how these affect your physical and mental health.

Young adult holistic therapy treatment helps you learn how to manage challenges on your own outside of treatment sessions. Once you learn the various techniques, you don’t have to depend on a therapist to guide you, which gives you more independence.

Because you can incorporate these techniques into any stressful or triggering situation, holistic therapy can help you face everyday challenges throughout the rest of your life.

Holistic therapy also allows you to express your emotions in healthier ways. Music and art therapy, for example, can teach you how to regulate powerful and triggering feelings before they lead to negative actions.

Therapies like somatic experiencing can also help remove trauma from the body, letting you feel steadier and more in control.

Programs Offering Holistic Therapy

At our center, we offer partial hospitalization programs (PHPs) and intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) to help teens and young adults work through mental health and addiction challenges.

Partial Hospitalization Program

Our PHP provides a high level of care, with many hours of treatment sessions each week. By incorporating behavioral therapies and holistic therapies, we can address all aspects of your condition and help you build trust in your recovery process.

Our PHP also offers group therapy sessions to help you see that you are not alone in your struggles. To aid you in rebuilding relationships with your loved ones, we also offer family therapy sessions. These sessions provide education about mental health and addiction, as well as guidance on how your loved ones can help you in your recovery.

Intensive Outpatient Program

At our IOP, we provide fewer treatment hours than at our PHP while still offering a high level of care. With more flexibility, you can learn how to trust yourself again and how to better manage difficult emotions.

During individual and group therapy sessions, we incorporate behavioral therapies with holistic therapies as well as relapse prevention strategies. To help your loved ones understand the condition you face, we also provide family therapy sessions.

Get Help at Kiwi Recovery with Teen Holistic Therapy

If you struggle with addiction or a mental health condition, turning to a center like Kiwi Recovery can help you find your way back to mental and physical health. Our team is here to assess your needs and create personalized treatment plans that incorporate the best therapeutic techniques.

Learn more about our treatment programs for teens and young adults by calling Kiwi Recovery at 617.751.6610 or by reaching out to our team online.