The way of treatment is compiled with a respective conception of the human being, the origin of this perspective and the sort of understanding health as a dynamic and multidimensional aspect. This simple fact defines if the focus is upon the dysfunction, the issue, or the holistic consideration of a human being. Whether it reflects a idea of activating the inherent self-healing process and involving the unity of body, psyche and soul or a concept of looking at specific, detached parts of a human being and excluding the self-healing capacity as pivotal.
Depending on the humanistic psychology, human beings, as individuals, are unique and must be recognized and treated as such. Humanistic psychology is a value orientation that holds a hopeful, constructive view of human beings and acknowledges their substantial capacity to become self-determining.
The individual possibly possesses unlimited possibilities to understand oneself und to change one’s self-concept, one’s fundamental attitude and one’s self-regulated behavior.
The fundamental premise consists, that: a) The human being is more than the amount of their parts, b) the human being lives in social relationships , c) the human being lives conscious and is capable to improve her or his perception, d) the human being can decide and e) the human being is deliberate.
If we agree that there is a healthy pith in every human being and that there’s the ability for self-healing, we do not praise a supernatural view. In the contrary, we do a basic confession toward the fact that every human being has within himself or herself the genuine aspiration for internal growth, the capacity to develop and unfold oneself as the very own, inherent potential, likewise the view of the humanistic psychology.
Homeopathy applies natural remedies based on the law”cure like cure” and considers the addition of the psychological, physical and psychological level for healing. Different kinds of art therapy go beyond the mental memory acknowledging that the brain will not remember immense emotional pain to protect us. But still, the painful experience is saved, not only in the unconsciousness. Our body also includes a memory. In fact, every experience made in the course of our life, negative or positive, is memorized in each somatic cell.
Resilience is the driving force which makes it possible for people in extreme situations to advance and create a meaningful and productive life even though undergoing major injury.
Individuals being all of the sudden confronted with a profound incident completely overthrowing their lives and not seeming able anymore to strive for a fulfillment of the vision, change their seemingly excruciating situation from inside into a new destiny of wonderful value for themselves and inspire others.
Patients diagnosed with an incurable disease become healthy again where surgery and therapy have a limit or are deemed desperate at a certain stage.
The question arises”How can this be possible when there is not something deeply rooting within life itself which urges to survive, to overcome, to bring forth strength, to surpass outward threats and injury, to triumph over a deadly disease?
Narrowing down this question to alcohol, medication and other substances addiction, which is still spotlighted with an incomplete understanding in some specific sections of its mechanics, is there a potential transfer allowed? I refer to my statement at the start. Every human being as an ingenious living program has the inherent healthy pith, the self-healing capacity, the body memory and the urge to live. Unfortunately, along our life span, we have lost connection, have been instilled to forget about this obviously provided aptitude.
If medication can be reproduced digitally, which meansit exists in the nature in all its pure and components. The difference between both, chemical and natural medicine, becomes evident through their effects. While chemically produced medication for dependence treatment has a high tendency of negative side-effects affecting the client physically, psychologically, emotionally and mentally and is often addictive, there’s absolutely no such thing in other, medical treatment modes. In the contrary, they reconnect us with and activate the self-healing capacity, support the tendency of life to bring forth its entire potential of development and growth and respond harmonizing on the 3 levels of body, psyche and spirit.
Alternative medical treatment could be applied holistically and simultaneously from the medical as well as from the therapeutic side. By way of example, the combination of homeopathy, different kinds of art treatment involving body, mind and soul, creative expression and tailored diet indicates an outstanding outcome in alcohol, medication and other substances dependence treatment toward successful and continued healing.
Unique about homeopathy is, that the remedies could be given just, individual adjusted by looking at a client holistically. In dependence treatment, homeopathic remedies help to attune the client physically, emotionally and mentally for the detoxification process, support the practice of decreasing the dose of the substance abused and ease the withdrawal symptoms during the detoxification procedure.
During aftercare, the therapeutic work is prior to support a clear understanding of the individual root cause for dependence, to initiate and reach healing and inner transformation. Here, homeopathy can support the recovery client during the intense process of being touched with the previously suppressed pain in a positive way without demonstrating sedative effects. A holistic, direct and conscious self-involvement will result in the essential breakthrough and helps to achieve a sustained and successful recovery.
The application of various types of art therapy like movement and dance therapy, gestalt therapy, drawing therapy, breathing therapy, imagination and relaxation approaches are for several reasons very effective in dependence treatment. They link directly with the healthful pith and support: a) a strong focus on feelings instead of a mind centered analysis and interpretation( b) the tapping of the body memory( c) the authentic expression of feelings through the body and imaginative way, d) to balance the unity of body, psyche and spirit, e) the holistic integration of this transformation procedure, f) the alternation of working from inside outside and from outside toward inside, g) specification through body experience and creative means where talking about a particular issue is difficult or not possible h) answers and solutions emanate from inside, I) the holistic working with trauma, j) creativity in finding new strategies, k) that the development of communication skills, l) stress-management, m) the activation of seeing clear images of past and present conditions, n) to visualize feelings and life conditions, o) to find effective solutions for your present situations and p) to work through any obstructive pattern.
Especially in the flow of process working they offer a variety for immediate interventions to give feelings the needed space and to allow new experiences.
Any artwork creation and expression, also music, drama, modeling with clay, sculpturing with different materials or physical engagement, yoga and meditation involves the person holistically and has a high recovery aspect. They become their actual therapeutic value if they are sometimes reflected as a holistic experience and be integrated in the main transformation process.
During the detoxification process, tailored diet boosts the body system generally, strengthens the immune system, purifies the blood and organs, helps with lack of appetite and malaise and supplies the body with the crucial nutrients. The manner of cooking should be light: soup, boiled or steamed. Important is to take at least 3 meals a day – even if small -, to find a variety of preparing the food and to drink sufficient water – 2 to 3 liters. The addition of this diet has a treatment aspect and helps to harmonize body, psyche and soul. As the actual detoxification of the body occurs within 5-7 days, it’s advisable to at least take this supplementary diet for two weeks, but it also helps during the dosage reduction process of the substance abused.
Generally spoken, there is a strong correlation between diet and psychological, emotional, physical and mental health that can be considered through a holistic orientated treatment strategy. By the time a dependent person seeks support, many are malnourished, in part because they haven’t been eating well and in part because dependence wreak havoc on the body’s ability to absorb nutrients. The sort of malnutrition can depend upon the substance being abused as well as the symptoms of malnutrition vary.
Real food, rather than supplements, is the best long-term option. Recovery clients show a reward-seeking behavior reflected in a preference for processed foods with added salt, sugar and fat as well as for refined carbohydrates.
Regarding the quantity, it is proofed healthier to eat every two to four hours, or six small meals a day.
Fundamental transformation roots in the inherent healthy pith, the self-healing capacity, the body memory and the urge to live. Nobody can force us to gain this determination. But we also need to understand that determination is not a state of mind, a notion which disappears again as quick as it comes. Determination has to manifest itself in our heart as a true wish and be meant in first line for ourselves. If we try to construct a decision on beloved and close people to satisfy them or make them less suffer or to ease our shame or guilty conscience, there will come a moment where the determination loses its final effect to keep the process up. And again, the healthful pith knows the solution.
Imperative for this, we must liberate ourselves from the role of a victim. It comprises deadlock, the frozen moment of not needing any possibilities to act out ourselves. We must realize that in the present moment of our life we aren’t a victim anymore, even with the pain. And again, the inherent healthier pith can liberate us, can initiate the self-healing process and gives us the right, inner direction to step from the victim role.
From which point we enter, we cannot negate 1 fact. We are not empty or half armed, we are perfectly endowed to strife toward a healthy, self-independent and self-determined life no matter what we have experienced, no matter which situation we’ve created in the course of our lives, no matter how hopeless we might feel at the moment. The professional support to break through all this has to affirm a) our inherent healthier pith and to free and to tap its potential( b) to activate the self-healing process and thereof c) to reconnect us with our true self, our true wisdom, our accurate life-force and our limitless possibilities and creativity to reform our life from within for our utmost best.