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Holistic Healing

Soul Sanctuary offers holistic addiction treatment to help heal individuals who are suffering due to substance abuse. We are a small residential rehab facility located in beautiful Laguna Beach, CA right on the ocean.

Holistic Therapy

Holistic therapy uses the mind and body to treat symptoms of addiction, depression, and anxiety. This comprehensive process utilizes natural healing within the body to aid in rehabilitation. At Soul Sanctuary, we provide holistic therapy practices as an alternative to more traditional types of treatment. Our Laguna Beach rehab believes in the holistic medicine philosophy that says a person can achieve optimal health by gaining proper balance in life. It is because of this philosophy that we offer an extensive array of services and treatment options. 

Holistic Medicine, What is it?

Holistic medicine focuses on the person’s entirety, with the ultimate goal of balancing all of the different aspects of that person. In doing so, the whole of the patient is treated, rather than just one part. Addiction centers will often use a conservative approach to drug and alcohol abuse, which only addresses treating the addiction and possible what caused it in the first place. Holistic treatment is concerned with the patient’s spiritual, physical, and emotional state.

Practitioners of holistic medicine believe that a person is made up of interdependent parts. If one part is struggling, it will affect the rest, which is why they use specific treatments to address the whole rather than just one piece. To treat the whole of the patient, holistic medicine will often go a different route than traditional medication-assisted treatment. Instead, it uses practices that encourage natural healing, such as acupuncture, meditation, yoga, and massage.

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Principles of Holistic Medicine

One of the main principles of holistic medicine is the understanding that unconditional love and support are the most powerful types of healing. It is the core belief of holistic therapy that the individual is responsible for their well-being. Other principles include:

Holistic Vs. Homeopathic

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People will often confuse holistic therapy with homeopathic medicine, usually because the two sound similar, and it also addresses the treatment of a patient as a whole. However, homeopathic medicine believes in using a tiny proportion of substances for a variety of health benefits. It believes that the patient should choose a treatment based on the similarities produced by the symptoms of using the said substance and the symptoms of the condition. If the symptoms match, then that is the treatment that should be used.


The use of homeopathic treatment is often debated, as many experts have found it to be useless in treating any disease.

How Holistic Therapy Works

The therapist will speak with the patient and develop a rapport with the patient. At the same time, they will try to uncover what led to addiction. Trust is vital between the therapist and the patient for the comprehensive treatment to be successful. By understanding the goals of the patient, the therapist will begin to discern the patient’s beliefs and the best course of treatment.

Psychotherapists will use the patient’s depression, anxiety, and substance abuse to create a “higher awareness” in the patient. The point is to gain self-awareness, and the goal for the psychotherapist is to get the patient to accept themselves in the moment and begin to understand themselves better. Once patients can accept themselves for who they are, they will have an easier time letting go of the negative things that cause them to be upset.

Bodywork involves personal development that will lead to the body’s improvement. Spiritual awareness focuses on the person’s self and religious beliefs, by creating a positive belief system, the patient’s mental health will be affected positively. 

Some of the practices involved to accomplish bodywork and spiritual awareness include:

  • Breathing and Relaxation: While many do not pay attention to their breath and take it for granted, it is a vital part of living. Practicing breathing techniques and mindfully relaxing the body allows for a harmonious flow.
  • Yoga: A practice of improving the mind, body, and spirit. It consists of breathing exercises, poses, and meditation. All of which are used to teach releasing negative energy and emotions and train the mind.
  • Tai Chi: This is a type of meditation that uses motion and focuses on a mind-body practice. It is a type of martial arts that originated in China and is used to prevent and treat various health issues. 
  • Massage Therapy: While many people get massages due to the physical benefits, it is also used to improve mental health and is another form of self-care.
  • Reiki: This type of therapy is a form of energy healing. The practitioner transfers universal energy through their palms into the patient.

Treatment at Soul Sanctuary

At Soul Sanctuary, we believe that every person deserves the best treatment that works for their personal and individual needs. Addiction and mental illness is a complicated and often painful experience, by providing holistic therapy as part of our treatment program, we can give you the best care available. We know that it takes more to recover from substance abuse than just reacting to and treating the symptoms. For you to achieve sobriety, you need to be treated mind, body, and soul.

Our Laguna Beach addiction treatment center will work with you to develop a detailed treatment plan that will help you with your specific needs and address your recovery goals. If your goal is to become sober through natural means, then we can help you do that. Contact us today and learn about out alternative therapies and holistic practices. We have a place for everyone who desires to better themselves and create a life free of addiction. 

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