Holistic Therapy

Learn more about the holistic therapies we incorporate in our programs at The Bridge to Recovery.

It’s All About Healing the Whole Person

Holistic healing is just that – healing the whole person. Its use focuses on healing the mind, body, and soul, finding a healthy wellness balance among the three.  

At The Bridge to Recovery, we believe in the “whole person” healing approach. When we experience trauma, it impacts us in a number of ways. The symptoms of the pain we carry from trauma are debilitating, heavy, daunting, and most often, unhealthy.  

In order to achieve emotional wellness, we must heal all aspects of our trauma. Without so, our mind, body, and soul remain out of balance.

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Holistic Trauma Healing

Cognition, or thinking, is severely impacted when we experience trauma. Types of cognition that can be impacted (but certainly not limited to):

  • Attention
  • Problem-Solving
  • Memory
  • Emotional Response
  • Rational Thought

Trauma healing modalities we use at The Bridge to Recovery that have a mind/cognition focus:

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Yoga
  • Mindfulness & Meditation
  • Music/Arts Therapy
  • Grief & Anger Work

Our minds and bodies are built for survival. When a trauma occurs:

  • We go into a protective survival mode.
  • Unfortunately, our nervous system can only take so much, and when overloaded, our fight-or-flight system falters.
  • This leaves nowhere for the nervous energy to go, so it becomes stored in our body tissue.
  • As a protection method, our brain disconnects from our body, often creating memory blocks of the trauma.
  • Areas of the body disconnected from the brain cannot effectively communicate needs and can be subject to degeneration & disease.

When our trauma goes unresolved, physical effects can exhibit as:

  • Immune System Weakness
  • Muscle Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Body Exhaustion
  • Degeneration & Disease
  • Cardiovascular Issues

Body movement, voice release, yoga, arts & dance, and other physical movement therapies offer the opportunity to release the stored energy from the body, opening the path to healing be possible.  

At The Bridge to Recovery, we believe this is crucial to our “whole body” approach to healing.

noun

  1. the spiritual or immaterial part of a human

It is important to understand what our soul is in order to understand how it is impacted from trauma. Like our mind and our body, our soul can be damaged when we experience trauma, and the pain we carry impacts our thoughts and behavior as adults.

Our Morality

As children, we go through developmental stages, and some of those stages involve our understanding of right and wrong. If we experience trauma during these critically developmental times, our ability to understand right or wrong can be severely impacted. This translates into an immature understanding of morality in our adult life.

Our Belief System

Another developmentally crucial growth we experience in childhood is our belief system. This includes foundations of trust, empathy, and the ability to love. When we experience trauma during this developmental growth, our ability to feel human connection can be damaged, impacting our adult emotional human connections.

Our Spirituality

As children and adolescents, we begin adopting our own spiritual belief system molded by our experiences. For example, someone who is raised Catholic often will practice Catholicism in their adult lives. By nature, humans go through developmental phases of existential questioning and growth. When we experience trauma during these times, our spiritual development can be impacted. We do not encourage or discourage any sort of religious or spiritual belief systems and encourage our clients to cling to the belief system they have or discover one they are comfortable with.

At The Bridge to Recovery, our clients work on revisiting these areas that were damaged from their trauma experiences in a number of ways:

  • Building a foundation of existential understanding.
  • Shame Reduction
  • Anger Work
  • Psychoeducational Work
  • Spiritual Understanding & Growth Work
  • Mindfulness & Meditation
  • 12 Step Work
  • Authentic Connection Work

The principle of Holistic Therapy, to heal the mind, body, and soul, is a simple concept, yet the execution for healing involves a collaboration of many different styles and techniques. At The Bridge to Recovery, we specialize in just this kind of work. If you would like to learn more about the program, we invite you to reach out today.

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Holistic Therapies at The Bridge to Recovery

Music therapy at The Bridge to Recovery provides a powerful tool for emotional expression and connection, offering individuals a unique way to explore and communicate their feelings through the transformative medium of music.

The practice of yoga integrates physical postures, breath control, and meditation, promoting harmony between the body and mind. This holistic approach at The Bridge fosters balance, flexibility, and heightened self-awareness, contributing to overall well-being.

The emphasis on body movement explores the intricate connection between the mind and body. Through various movement exercises, individuals at The Bridge engage in holistic healing, gaining insights into the interplay of physical sensations, emotions, and thoughts.

This therapy at The Bridge encourages creative expression through various artistic mediums such as painting, drawing, or writing. By unlocking new avenues for self-expression, individuals can navigate and process complex emotions in a supportive and therapeutic environment.

The meditation practices at The Bridge cultivate mindfulness and inner peace. Guided sessions enable individuals to focus their attention, gain mental clarity, and enhance self-awareness, fostering emotional resilience and overall mental well-being.

The dedicated focus on self-love work promotes self-compassion and acceptance at The Bridge to Recovery. This therapeutic aspect encourages individuals to explore and embrace their intrinsic worth, fostering a positive self-image and a deeper connection with oneself.

Contact The Bridge to Recovery to Find Healing Through Holistic Therapy

These holistic therapies at The Bridge to Recovery encompass a diverse range of approaches to promote overall well-being. Music therapy utilizes music for emotional expression and connection, while yoga integrates mindful movement for physical and mental balance. Body movement explores the mind-body connection for holistic healing, and expressive arts therapy encourages creative outlets for self-expression. Meditation focuses on cultivating mindfulness and inner peace, and self-love work is dedicated to promoting self-compassion and acceptance. Together, these therapies contribute to a comprehensive and nurturing healing environment at The Bridge.

Contact us today to learn more about how holistic therapy is incorporated into our trauma based workshop and how we can help you or a loved one with genuine, deep healing.