We believe wellness is an integration of the mind, body, and the soul. Hence, it is imperative to work on your overall wellness in a systematic manner, and in a way that resonates with you the most.
Psychotherapy is the process of treating mental and emotional distress with the assistance of verbal and psychological techniques.
The term psychotherapy is derived from the Ancient Greek word psyche (ψυχή meaning "breath; spirit; soul") and therapeia (θεραπεία "healing; medical treatment"). The Oxford English Dictionary defines it now as "The treatment of disorders of the mind or personality by psychological methods."
The goal of Psychotherapy is to improve an individual's well-being and mental health, to resolve or mitigate troublesome behaviors, beliefs, compulsions, thoughts, or emotions, and to improve relationships and social skills.
Various techniques and strategies are used depending on the client, and the problem at hand. However, almost all types of psychotherapy involve developing a therapeutic relationship, communicating and creating a dialogue, and working to overcome problematic thoughts or behaviors.
At The Blue Lotus, we resonate the most with the Humanistic Approach to Therapy, and integrate it into Cognitive Behavioral and Talk Therapy. The Humanistic approach is also known as the client-centered therapy, which focuses on the therapist showing unconditional positive regard to the client. The Cognitive Behavioral Approach involves techniques to change negative thoughts and maladaptive behaviors. This approach helps in recognizing and changing the underlying thoughts that contribute to stress, and modifying the problematic behaviors that result from these thoughts and emotions.
Psychotherapy is delivered one on one, or in groups ; personally or over the phone.
Clinical Hypnotherapy uses advanced methods of hypnosis and other techniques to treat a variety of challenges such as- enhancing decision making powers, treating a range of mental health issues like anxiety depression, border-line personality disorders, eating disorders, weight management, various psychosomatic disorders, pain management, relationship issues etc.
It is an integrative field of study which includes behavioral psychology, cognitive psychology,regression therapy, trauma work, EMDR and NLP.
It is a fact that no-one can be hypnotized against their will and even when hypnotized, a person can still reject any suggestion. Thus, therapeutic hypnosis is a state of purposeful and confidential co-operation.
Hypnotherapy is a complementary, and not an alternative method of treatment.
The Redikall (read: Radical) Approach
Everything we think and feel has an impact on our energy as a whole. We believe every distress has a mental, emotional, physical and spiritual component to it. As the name here rightly suggests, this a RADICAL, and an alternative approach to assist in a client's journey of healing and recovery.
The root cause of every dis-ease is believed to be in our thoughts. The Redikall approach involves diagnosing erroneous thought forms and belief patterns intuitively from a manual by a Redikall Healing Therapist, helping the client bring awareness to their core issues that are not empowering, and correcting them with specially curated affirmations for that particular chakra block.
It invariably happens, that when the the affirmation is appropriate, the chakras, the energy wheels in our subtle body, will resonantly open, and in many cases, immediate mental, emotional and sometimes physical relief can also be felt.
Also, a perceivable shift in one's 'Being' is often accompanied by a sigh of relief, as the light of a positive thought induced by a correctly designed affirmation dispels the darkness of the erroneous thought process.
Redikall works on a simple and basic concept, that enables and facilitates healing of any kind, as mentioned below:
Thoughts --> Emotions --> Energy --> Physical Manifestation
Transactional analysis (TA) is a psychoanalytic theory and method of therapy wherein social transactions are analyzed to determine the ego state of the patient (whether parent-like, childlike, or adult-like) as a basis for understanding behavior. In transactional analysis, the patient is taught to alter the ego state as a way to solve emotional problems. The method deviates from Freudian psychoanalysis which focuses on increasing awareness of the contents of unconsciously held ideas. Transactional analysis integrates the theories of psychology and psychotherapy because it has elements of psychoanalytic, humanist and cognitive ideas. According to the International Transactional Analysis Association, TA "is a theory of personality and a systematic psychotherapy for personal growth and personal change." As a theory of personality, TA describes how people are structured psychologically. It uses what is perhaps its best known model, the ego-state (Parent-Adult-Child) model, to do this. The same model helps explain how people function and express their personality in their behaviour (Wikipedia)
Naturopathy is an alternative medical system that uses natural remedies to help the body heal itself. It embraces many therapies, including herbs, massage,acupressure, yoga exercise, breathing exercises and meditations, element based therapies (water treatments, magnet therapies, etc), osteopathy and chiropractic, and nutritional counseling.
Naturopathy was brought to the United States from Germany in the 1800s, but some of its treatments are centuries old. Today, it combines traditional treatments with modern science.
The goal of Naturopathic therapy is to treat the whole person -- that means mind, body, and spirit. It also aims to heal the root causes of an illness - not just stop the symptoms. Note: a) Naturopathy is not a replacement for traditional medical care, but rather a supportive, and a drug free mode of treatment. In many cases, you can use both conventional and Naturopathic treatments to treat an illness. It is not to be replaced for emergencies or issues that require a visit to the hospital, or replace something like major surgery.
b) Ishita is NOT a Naturopathic Physician, but only a Traditional Naturopath
Cupping is a therapy used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to remove stagnation and stimulate the flow of qi (chi). Qi is the free flow of vital energy circulating through the body and the world around us, if the qi is disrupted or disturbed, it can create stagnation (blockages) or imbalances in the body.
A therapeutic cupping treatment involves warming and placing cups, usually made of glass, on the skin. By warming the air within the cup, a vacuum is created, and when it is applied to the skin, the tissue is drawn up into the cup. This increases the blood flow, loosens the fascia or connective tissue, and is thought to stimulate healing. It is similar to the way deep tissue massage can be used to break up scar tissue and reduce pain.
The cups are often placed on the back, neck, and shoulders or the site of pain. Cupping may cause temporary bruising and soreness, depending upon the degree of suction created by the vacuum and the level of internal stagnation. According to TCM, this would be a favorable outcome, suggesting the treatment has successfully removed toxins and stagnation. The cups are left in place anywhere from five to 20 minutes depending on the nature of the individual's condition. A general course of treatment involves four to six sessions in intervals starting from three- to 10-day gaps. Different types of cupping are selected based on the treatment goals of the acupuncturist. There are also different types of cups. TCM teaches that it is the stagnation of qi and blood that causes pain and disease. Cupping invigorates local circulation of qi and blood in the area being treated, resolving swelling, pain, and tension. By drawing impurities to the surface, it removes toxins. From a Western physiology perspective, cupping loosens connective tissue or fascia and stimulated blood flow to the surface. Cupping stimulates tissue relaxation and better cell-to-cell communication. The research of U.S. physiologist and acupuncturist Helene Langevin has documented cell-level changes using an ultrasound camera. Researchers have studied cupping primarily in China, finding benefit in conditions such as anxiety, depression, back pain, varicose veins, high blood pressure, eczema, acne, fertility, arthritis, fibromyalgia, diabetes, anemia, shingles (herpes zoster), insomnia, and gout. While the quality of some of these clinical trials is not to U.S. standards, the findings of actual benefit are significant, especially given the low risk of the side effects.
Other Complementary & Alternative Therapies
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