A holistic therapy program takes into account a person’s mind, body, and spirit. These are often an individual program that is designed with the client in mind. As a unique individual, your needs are never the same as anyone else’s. What works for one person doesn’t always work for someone else. This is just one thing you must consider in your decision-making process. In fact, you need to know the answers to several questions before deciding which type of mental health service program is best for your particular circumstance.
Achieving a return to good mental health means getting the right assistance along the journey. Santé Center for Healing is here to help you answer the following questions to get started.
What is the therapy meant to do?
Obviously, not all therapies are right for all people. This isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” proposition. Therapies serve many different purposes for many different kinds of people. Some therapy types are designed to help the body, while others are created to bring about awareness. Still, others are meant as a means to teach relaxation.
If you are experiencing pain, you will want to choose a different type of holistic therapy program than if your major issue is not focusing. This question must be asked of each therapy to evaluate its necessity for you. At all times, your unique needs must be taken into account.
Am I comfortable with a mental health service program?
Consider if you have a needle phobia. For you, a program such as acupuncture isn’t going to be helpful as it may create an even bigger issue than you already experience. If you have extreme pain, you may want to skip something like yoga and focus more on something gentle and soothing such as massage.
You need to be comfortable about individual therapy for it to do its most good. If you have serious reservations about a particular therapy, it could be a warning sign that it’s not right for you.
Does the program work?
Is there a history of success with the holistic therapy program, or is this simply some new fad that doesn’t really solve any problem, let alone what you need to have solved? Try talking with others who have gone through the program and evaluate how long-lasting any effects were. You must also take into account how much alike their circumstances are to your own.
What, if any, are the risks?
Ask about any possible risks associated with a particular program. When you have prescribed medication, you are told what kind of side effects you can expect. Every activity has some effect. You must take time to determine if there are potential risks and then ask yourself if the benefits are worth those potential risks. If not, consider looking in another direction.
Some therapies aren’t harmful by themselves but may interfere with other therapies you are participating in. You don’t want to create a clash.
Is there proof of success?
Don’t just ask about potential success from current users of a particular program. Look for one with a long, documented history of being beneficial in the area you seek help. You don’t want to be a guinea pig. Seek out a holistic therapy program that can provide you with well-documented examples of successful instances.
The best place to seek this kind of documentation is in the scientific literature. Find out if there have been studies performed on the successful use of a particular therapy for the same cause you seek to use it. Just because individual counseling works, for one thing, does not mean it will work for another.
We Want to Help
When you contact the Santé Center for Healing in Texas at 866.238.3154, you go through a thorough evaluation period that assesses all aspects of your health. We understand that you are not just a body, brain, or soul but are a combination of all three. We also understand that all three need to be treated to ensure all three are in balance. In this way, your success on your recovery path will stand stronger and last longer.
If you’re considering a mental health service program (or any other types of therapies), reach out to us today and see how we can help you become the person you know you were meant to be.