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.

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