The Holistic Approach to Addiction

The Holistic approach to disease is to identify the root causes of the disease and then provide information and use natural methods to eliminate these causes and heal. The holistic approach focuses on healing. It treats disease as “dis-ease “- an imbalance of mind, body and spirit. The holistic approach provides information and methods to re-balance mind, body and spirit.

Likewise, addictions involve imbalance of mind, body and spirit. The holistic approach is to heal the addiction, to reverse it. To do this, we must eliminate the root causes of the addiction and re-balance mind, body and spirit.

Whether an addiction is to a substance or a behavior, the holistic approach is always the same- i.e., to re-balance mind-body and spirit. To do this requires accurate information and specific techniques. This includes information and techniques with respect to spiritual practices including meditation, prayer and visualizations, energy body cleansing and healing, positive thinking techniques, emotional release, detoxification, nutrition, exercise and stretching,

The holistic approach contains some elements found in the twelve steps – especially with respect to the spiritual components of the twelve steps. The twelve steps were developed by Alcoholics Anonymous and later used to also treat drug addiction. But, the holistic approach goes beyond the twelve steps.

The holistic approach also uses love to heal. To a great extent, it is a lack of love that leads to addiction (a lack of love of the addict by others and a lack of self love). So, the antidote to a lack of love is more and more love, kindness, gentleness, softness, positive words and gestures, hugs, and positive energy – the energy of infinite, unconditional love. Love heals.

The primary causes of addiction are spiritual, emotional and energy problems. These problems involve obsessive and compulsive thoughts and cravings. These thoughts and cravings are caused by negative changes in bran chemistry and brain wave activity. These changes are caused by spiritual, emotional and energy problems. Therefore, the remedies must be spiritual, emotional and energy.

These remedies include emotional release and heart-centered prayer, mediation and visualizations along with natural supplements that work on addiction, cravings and anxiety. They also involve energy healing through Reiki. Qi Gong, Integrated Energy Therapy, Acupuncture and other energy healing modalities. Bio feedback and hypnosis also help. All these techniques work on the unconscious mind and energy body.

So, let’s examine the causes of addiction. First and foremost, addiction involves a strong energy attachment to the addictive substance or behavior. The strong energy attachment adversely affects brain chemistry and brain wave activity and compels ongoing, relentless craving.

Conventional medicine focuses on the brain, behavior and pharmaceutical drugs. It ignores the energy body, the unconscious mind and natural remedies. The holistic approach focuses on the whole person, mind, body and spirit. With respect to addiction, it first focuses on the energy body and unconscious mind. Problems with the energy body and unconscious mind result in problems with brain chemistry and brain wave activity. This leads to ongoing negative thoughts …

Common Calorie Burning Exercise Barriers

Everyone knows that exercise is a really important part of the weight loss equation. Yet so many people either don’t find the time to exercise or simply get bored when exercising! The key is to anticipate the common barriers to exercise so that it can become a regular part of everyday life.

Lack of time

If lack of time is your barrier then try more efficient forms of training like HIIT training which cycles between high and low paced exercises. Try reframing the meaning exercise in your head, It doesn’t have to be a gruelling 3-hour session at the gym. Exercise can be as simple as taking the stairs or walking the dog!

Boredom

This is one I suffer from! Try changing your workout routine or even try your hand at cross-fit which is a variety of activities aimed at burning fat. You could even start a workout group with your loved ones, turning exercise time into family bonding time.

Inconvenience

Let’s face it most people’s lives are simply just too hectic to get to the gym every day! If you are one of those people, try a workout routine that doesn’t involve leaving the house. The best way is to incorporate it into your daily routine. Make sure to make your exercise isn’t dependent on the time of day or the weather.

Travel

Plan ahead by booking your travels in areas where there are a variety of gyms and fitness centres. If you are stuck in the airport, clock some miles by walking the airport terminal. And if all else fails, you can even workout in your hotel room

Injury

Always make sure you are fully recovered before you return to your normal workout routine. But in future remember to always do proper warm ups and cool downs in order to prevent injury in the first place. And when you do climb back on that workout band waggon, remember to start slowly and give your body a chance to catch up to its old fitness levels!

Exercise is a vital part of the weight loss formula but at the end of the day, the key is to be consistent in your workouts. After all, weight loss is like a plane taking off – it doesn’t work if you slow down at the end! And even though we haven’t touched on the subject of dieting, remember that you can’t out work a bad diet!…