What is Holistic Therapy?

Steps to Recovery offers holistic approaches to mental health and addiction treatment that encourage physical wellness, emotional balance, and spiritual connection. Mental health disorders and addiction affect the whole body. Those who suffer from mental health disorders or addiction often experience mental, physical, and spiritual pain. Additionally, they may face problems at work, home, and financially. In holistic treatment programs, clients have a chance to recover in all of these areas. As a result of our program, our clients are able to build support networks and learn how to depend on staff members and others in the recovery.

You can’t expect long-lasting results from a mental health and addiction treatment program that only offers one type of therapy or treatment; a varied approach is required for recovery. In fact, a combination of proven therapies and treatments, including holistic treatment, provides individuals with the best chance of achieving a brighter future. We offer holistic therapies to promote mental and physical wellness, aiding mental health and addiction recovery.

How is Holistic Therapy Different
from Traditional Therapy?

Unlike traditional therapy, holistic recovery incorporates spiritual integration, self-discovery, and wellness techniques. Steps to Recovery offers holistic therapy that includes exercise, nutrition, self-care practices, intellectual exploration, healthy interpersonal connections, and spiritual integration, depending on the needs of each client. To achieve continuous recovery from mental health challenges and addiction, we encourage clients to examine which combinations or nuances of our holistic therapy approaches will support them most. Different types of holistic addiction treatment include:



Earth-centric spirituality practices

Meditation techniques breathwork

Mindfulness studies and recovery Dharma


Relaxation techniques

Shamanic healing practice

Sound therapy

Spiritual counseling and intuitive development

Therapeutic drumming

Wellbriety movement meetings

Benefits of Holistic Therapy

Integrating alternative treatments for mental health and addiction disorders, such as holistic therapy, can have many benefits, including increased interest in their treatment program. A holistic recovery approach impacts our day-to-day treatment at our facilities, and we also see clients applying their holistic recovery learnings to their lives after treatment. It is important to help clients reconnect with their innate abilities in mind, body, and spirit to restore their health and offer hope for a sustained recovery. Holistic recovery approaches help our clients:

Improve their physical wellness

Balance their emotions

Grounds them spiritually

Eat nutritious foods

Detox from environmental toxins

Balance their energy and focus

Furthermore, holistic treatment approaches do not provide lasting recovery on their own. Our treatment centers also combine group therapy, individual therapy, medication-assisted treatment, nutrition education, relapse prevention, trauma therapy, and other therapies to ensure long-term recovery.

Holistic Therapy for Mental Health and
Addiction Treatment

Holistic therapy offers a comprehensive approach that can lead to lasting positive changes in mental health and addiction treatment. Its emphasis on self-awareness and self-empowerment makes it a valuable tool for those seeking a personalized approach to their recovery journey. Learn more about how it can be applied in treatment below:

Mental Health Treatment

Holistic therapy complements traditional psychotherapy in treating mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and more. It provides individuals with coping mechanisms and stress-reduction techniques, promoting emotional balance and self-awareness.

Addiction Treatment

Holistic therapy is a valuable component of addiction treatment programs. It addresses the physical, emotional, and mental aspects of addiction, helping individuals overcome substance dependence. Techniques like mindfulness and meditation can be especially helpful in managing cravings and relapse prevention.

Dual Diagnosis

For individuals with both mental health and substance use issues (dual diagnosis), holistic therapy can offer a comprehensive approach to treatment. It addresses the underlying causes of both conditions and fosters overall well-being. For individuals with both mental health and substance use issues (dual diagnosis), holistic therapy can offer a comprehensive approach to treatment. It addresses the underlying causes of both conditions and fosters overall well-being.

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