The word ‘integrative’ in integrative therapies refers to creating a whole, cohesive treatment plan, and bringing together the cognitive, behavioral, and physiological systems within an individual. Integration suggests that the therapeutic elements are part of one combined approach to theory and practice.
An integrative approach to therapy looks at the whole person, and combines mainstream therapies with complementary and alternative therapies to bring healing to all areas of one’s life.
The therapies are among the full spectrum of integrative therapies and include Yoga, Massage therapy and recreational therapy.
What are the Benefits of Integrative Therapies?
In conjunction with traditional treatment methods, integrative therapies enhance a patient’s treatment and recovery experience. Integrative therapy techniques are proven to advance the process of recovery.
An individualized, integrated approach to therapy promotes wellness in all areas of life – physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual. Through integrated therapies, patients work on overcoming habitual, self-defeating behaviors and begin to take positive steps toward optimal health.
Some benefits of integrative therapies:
- Lowering of blood pressure
- Promoting restful sleep
- Reduction in anxiety
- Stress management and reduction
What Disorders Are Treated With Integrative Therapies?
The following are among the many disorders that can be effective treatment with integrated therapy treatment:
- Drug abuse and chemical dependency
- Alcohol abuse and alcoholism
- Anxiety disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Pain management
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Co-occuring Disorders