Holistic treatment is a term you see batted around quite often in addiction treatment these days, but rarely is this approach explained other than with a laundry list of therapies. Holistic therapy is related to the term holism, coined by J. C. Smuts in Holism and Evolution. It’s the idea that systems and their properties should be viewed as wholes, not just as a collection of parts. Indeed, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. In treatment, the system is the human self. The properties of the system are the body, mind, and spirit. Referring back to our Whole Body, Whole Life Healing Model, holistic therapies are therefore intended to treat the whole person, inclusive of mind, body and spirit, not just the addiction or mental health disorder.
At Avery Lane, the holistic therapies that we employ include but are not limited to:
- Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
- Equine Therapy
- Expressive Arts Therapy (Tamalpa Life Art Process)
- Neuro Emotional Technique (NET)
- Nutritional Education and Guidance
- Recovery and Community-Based Programs such as the 12 Steps of A.A.
- Tapas Acupressure Technique (TAT)
- Yoga and Mindfulness