Components of Holistic Health. The collective state of the world we live in is bringing the importance of health to the forefront of our minds. In these times of uncertainty, we’re often concerned about our wellbeing – we want to increase our immunity, know that we’re resilient to illness, and make sure all of our systems are functioning properly. These are all essential aspects of life, and it’s completely understandable that you’d want them to be in the best possible condition.
Sometimes it’s necessary to take a break. Taking a step back from the daily grind allows us to find a sense of inner calm, regain perspective on how we’re living and create new, healthy patterns in place of the toxic ones we’d like to part ways with.
The Sanctuary’s holistic recovery center offers whole-person healing. While Western medicine diagnoses a problem and eradicates it (sometimes in spite of other aspects of your health) holistic treatment works with what you have going on. Instead of villainizing what’s causing you pain, holistic medicine seeks to understand what it’s pointing to and to correct your relationship with it so that all is restored to balance.
What Are the Components of Holistic Health?
Holistic health has to do with all aspects of who you are and your relationship to the world around you. Let’s take a look at a few of these components, how they affect our lives, and how they can best be supported.
Holistic Health: The Physical Aspect
This is the first thing that usually comes to mind when we think about health, as changes to our physical state are easy to perceive. But physical health has to do with so much more than working out or maintaining a physique.
Your physical body contains a record of all your past trauma, which is stored in your cells. As unprocessed trauma accumulates, it can lead to physical health complications, and even change the way your brain functions.
How it’s treated:
The food you eat, the water you drink, the air you breathe, and the environment you’re in all have a profound impact on your physical wellbeing. In fact, diet alone can deactivate hundreds of genes for disease, and activate hundreds more for health. At The Sanctuary, we treat physical health using:
- Nutrition: anti-inflammatory meals made with organic, high-vibe superfoods, as well as education by a nutritionist on how to maintain a supportive diet
- Yoga and bodywork: trauma-sensitive therapies aimed at releasing pent-up stress and tension
- Eco-therapy: immersion in nature to calm your nervous system and recalibrate your biological balance
What that means for you:
Releasing trauma and emotional stress is a huge component of healing. The good news is, the physical aspect of recovery not only feels great but provides a satisfying avenue for helping you let go of stuck trauma. Physical health also directly affects your mental health, and vice versa – which means that getting well in this area opens opportunities in others.