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Whether you are seeking help for a mental health issue or an addiction, you may find your therapist using holism. This approach tends to be very beneficial for a wide array of clients. Holism can teach us new skills and how to better understand ourselves and our emotions. Read on to learn the basics of holism that you may see as you journey through your recovery. 

What Is Holism

Holism is a large concept in what is called Adlerian psychology. Adlerian psychology was formed by a man named Alfred Adler. Adler claimed that to fully help a client, the therapist would need to not only look at the struggles but also see the good in the client. Holism helps us to look at people as a whole. You are not just an addict. You are not just a depressed person. You are not just bipolar. You are a mother, a brother, an aunt. You are an amazing soccer player, and you can cook a pie better than anyone. There is so much that makes you, you. Only focusing on one aspect of your life won’t get you to where you want to be. Adler stressed that the role of the therapist is to help the client realize they had the tools to solve their own problems the whole time. Holism can help you to see your strength and your worth. 

Acknowledge the Growth

As you work through your struggles, holism will help you look at your growth. Learning to acknowledge your good parts is an important part of recovery. You are great and have come so far. This will help you start your day with a positive mindset and be willing to tackle those tough struggles. If you only focus on your struggles, you may find yourself feeling overwhelmed or discouraged. Your therapist will help you to acknowledge your feelings, process the moment, and remember that you are more than your struggle. You are doing great and will conquer your struggles if you put in the hard work and effort.

Holism is the idea of looking at someone as a whole. Acknowledging both the good and the bad will help you to work through your struggles. You are a person with many layers and facets. Utilizing holism can give you the confidence and determination needed to tackle those struggles. The Guest House has many different therapeutic options available. We can help you determine the right fit for your situation. Give us a call to learn more at (855) 483-7800.