If you are struggling with your mental health, you might want to consider telehealth for holistic treatment. Telehealth mental health counseling is easier to access for several individuals over traditional mental healthcare. A virtual visit can feel immensely less stressful than an in-person appointment for many people.
Your mental health is just as important to your overall well-being as your physical health. Even though plenty of individuals find seeking psychological help to be discouraging, it can make an outstanding difference in your life. Telehealth for holistic treatment allows you to get the help that you need without the worry, stigma, and unfamiliarity of stepping into an actual office.
Those who do use the holistic approach typically use it in conjunction with traditional therapies and treatment protocols, so as to enforce the benefits of the combined treatment. These benefits include:
A person’s sense of confidence is typically among the first traits affected when someone struggles with their mental health. Psychological studies have shown that recovery is also largely dependent on a person’s desire to get well. The desire to get well is also connected to a person’s personal beliefs. This has been proven many times during interviews with patients where it was found out that those who think they should get well are the ones who do.
The restoration of a person’s self-esteem is one of the foremost goals of holistic treatment. It is important for the patient to want to get well, as other conflicting emotions, such as desperation and self-hate could weigh heavily on them and hinder recovery efforts.
The holistic treatment approach makes use of several methods to encourage the patient to express themselves better. It could be in the form of artwork, singing, poetry, or some other form where they could freely share what it is that is weighing down on them. Once this burden has been let out and shared, a patient becomes more open to breakthroughs during telehealth therapy.
Many people have difficulty determining who they really are, or what they represent in their life. This is mostly a recent trend, as older people had a better sense of who they were and what they were all about. Today, with the prevalence of mental health issues causing confusion and anxiety about personal issues in the younger generation, there is a need to establish a solid grip on a person’s sense of identity.
The holistic approach makes use of exercises that help people understand themselves better. In so doing, this helps them achieve a better sense of identity and purpose. It allows them to gain a sense of self-worth as well.
Electronic devices and social media are largely blamed for people not having any healthy habits anymore today. Aside from taking a depression treatment program, having a hobby is one of the best ways to deal with stress. With people today doing the opposite of a hobby, which is mostly delving into the troubles of other people featured in social media, it is no wonder that stress and depression are currently at an all-time high.
The holistic approach reintroduces the benefit of having a hobby by allowing a person to rediscover what captures their interest the most. This allows them a personal safe place where they could engage in a little time for emotional and psychological recovery.
A sad reality of living today is that many try to forget their own troubles by trying to know as much as possible about the trouble of others, mostly through social media and social sharing sites. While some might argue that this is a coping mechanism that works for them, it really isn’t helpful. Finding comfort in knowing the troubles of others is not only unethical, but it is also not helpful at all in dealing with personal troubles.
There are many activities done in the holistic approach, such as meditation and yoga, that allows a person to vent their stress and troubles in a harmless manner, and it is also something that is very personal. These activities don’t even require going on the internet, which makes it highly convenient for anyone who needs a healthy coping mechanism.
Many think the holistic approach is a “new age” approach, which many often attribute to eccentric people who have nothing better to do. In reality, holistic treatment makes use of many activities and practices that have been in existence since humanity first tried to deal with burgeoning troubles. The practice of ensuring that a person is healthy and in a good state of mind is not only practical, but it is also something that is not new. Exercise, a good diet, and habits that help in maintaining a positive outlook in life are things that are sure to help people when they are facing any kind of stress.
Being in good shape also minimizes the chances of getting ill, which is also a great way to ensure that no more additional troubles pile up on whatever stress a person already gets on a daily basis. Eating healthy is also a practical benefit of the holistic approach as knowing all about the best things to eat will prevent issues like weight troubles, allergies, and other things that could make a person’s day much worse.
In cases of rehabilitation that prove to be far too difficult or challenging for both the therapist and the patient, the holistic treatment approach often proves to be the needed method. It enforces the proper realignment of the self with the therapy intended to stop the use of old patterns.
The holistic approach includes such practices as:
There have been numerous studies that show the practice of yoga is an excellent method to relieve stress and anxiety, particularly when used in conjunction with other forms of therapy. Yoga helps in allowing a person to control breathing patterns, build strength, and in allowing the body to relax more. Meditation and yoga are often practiced together as both practices rely primarily on mindfulness. Yoga is a helpful tool when a person in recovery is feeling stressed. This largely helps in reducing the possibility of mental relapse.
Yoga has also been proven to help in navigating difficult emotions. This is particularly useful to note as many people have developed adverse behavioral patterns because of an inability to deal with strong emotions. This is why some psychotherapy approaches, such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) focus on helping people deal with difficult emotions.
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an evidence-based treatment form that is used to help people deal with the symptoms of trauma, anxiety, depression, and other issues. EMDR is particularly useful in dealing with the problems brought on by trauma. Trauma can activate a person’s natural fight-or-flight response. In most cases, the body can’t distinguish if the fight or flight is being triggered by an event that is currently happening, or by something that happened in the past. This is because trauma can cause specific memories to become problematic.
In EMDR, a therapist will help the patient identify an event in the past that is causing the problematic stress response. This memory is most likely a traumatic event that the therapist will then discuss with the patient. The therapist will particularly discuss how positive ideas and thoughts could replace the negative ones relevant to the trauma.
This is done through exercises that involve rapid eye movements. This bilateral stimulation of the eyes helps the patient in staying grounded in the present moment without getting triggered by the trauma surrounding the memory. This basically allows the person to revisit the traumatic event without having to feel the stressful emotions associated with it.
Meditation has long been known and used by different cultures to reduce stress and improve reactive behaviors. When used in an outpatient telehealth program, the practice of meditation can help the patient attain greater focus and insight. This allows a person to better manage strong emotions and anything else that elicits a knee-jerk reaction in people. The ability to effectively gain insight about something is already one of the best ways to cope with stressful situations where a person would mostly only react blindly.
The ability to engage in mindfulness is best demonstrated by being able to focus and gain insight even when faced with situations that would cause most other people to have difficulty with logical thought and instead be overwhelmed with emotion. This is also the best way to strengthen the will to overcome the subconscious desires that take over during difficulties.
There are many instances where the traditionally accepted methods may not work as well as they should. In cases where telehealth treatment is gravely needed, such as in ensuring a person in recovery does not slip into a relapse, finding what method would work is critical. This is why we here at Evolve Wellness Inc put a high value on finding different forms of treatment to help our patients with their mental health conditions. We do this because everyone deserves nothing less than the best effort when it comes to mental health treatment. Talk to us now.