Some thought that the process of holistic therapy actually starts at the point when you seek help from a therapist. Now we need to discuss the actual healing process of that something that we called “problem”. In this case, a problem can be physical pain, overwhelming emotional that doesn’t way off, haunting mental chatters or unaccommodating spiritual believes that encourage you to manipulate your own truth.
Recent genetic research together with mind-body medicine (better known as psychoneuroimmunology, PNI) has postulated that the “seed” of a “problem” lies within the molecules that allows your cells to grow, function and interact with each other, not in the gene but within the “switch” of the gene; synchronising a cascading symphony that dictates our reactions towards our experiences. It is termed epigenetics!
This sort of imprint will be passed on from generation to generation, from father to child, grandmother to grandchildren. It may first serve as a survival mechanism for your ancestor, however at the present moment it is an obstacle in your life if you choose to keep it. Healing approach that touches this core will tend to create a profound change. However not every professional holistic therapy approaches is recognising this. Similar to conventional medicine a true cutting edge idea takes longer time for everyone to digest.
With that in mind, where do you think a holistic therapy process started? If I just zoom out and look at the timeline of my own healing process, I have a sense that the therapy process actually started even before I was born. Every incidence that follows which triggered that “seed” to manifest into “reaction” is an attempt to heal what has been misaligned. Clearly it is not serving me in this life as compared to my predecessors.
Look at your own journey and those unpleasant experiences that you have encountered, instead of feeling trapped in it; try a new approach, see it as an opportunity for change! Maybe that change of mind will help you find a suitable holistic practitioner who can really facilitate your change process. Better yet you might evolve into your own therapist coaching yourself through a customised personal therapy.