Apr 19, 2011

The Beginning of Holistic Therapy Process

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.

Apr 14, 2011

Holistic Therapy: What is it and why do we engage in it?

Most therapists begin their journey by healing themselves. At least some of the successful one that I know has gone through a journey of self-healing. I am not too much different from that. Not that I am a successful one (yet) but being there myself, experiencing the healing journey have made me empathetic towards the process of therapy that I took my client through.

There are a lot of misconceptions about the face of therapy, as we see it today. Some might argue that the term holistic therapies has been loosely used and yet some of those who make this claim have not been exposed to the advancement of “therapy” or I sometimes like to call it “putting oneself back together”.

Having said that, the general public have this preconception that if you visit a therapist or go for therapy, there must be something wrong with you. The picture of psychosis and neurosis came into mind that “fixing” is required and there is no guarantee that one will be “cure”!

On the contrary the type of holistic therapies that would really benefit a person is never one that would “fix” you. The notion suggests that one is broken and reparation is required. It is like saying “no matter how you mend a broken heart there will be scars”. Therefore no true transformation can ever be achieved from this state of consciousness. Most effective holistic therapies nowadays are looking at restoring your own perfection, your unclaimed birth right, due to patterning and programming imprinted onto you psychologically and biologically.

At times the word “therapy” and “healing” were used interchangeably. In this blog, we will try and differentiate (not define) the type of work that is available on the market and the body of work that they present to benefit the evolution of human kind.