TC324: Holistic Psychotherapy with Dr. Rachael Sand

TC324: Holistic Psychotherapy with Dr. Rachael Sand

In this episode host Robin Masiewicz  welcomes Rachael Sand, Psy. D., to discuss the fascinating field of Holistic Psychotherapy.

What is Holistic Psychotherapy?

Holistic psychotherapy, an integrative approach grounded in psychosynthesis, focuses on the relationship between mind, body, and spirit, attempting to understand and address the ways issues in one aspect of a person can lead to concerns in other areas.

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Those pursuing holistic therapy may, with the support of a qualified mental health professional, become better attuned to their entire awareness, which can often promote greater acceptance of the self.

As Dr. Sand explains, traditional psychology focuses on the mind and the psyche.  Holistic psychotherapy is more than talk therapy; it recognizes that we are whole organisms and that everything is inter-related. Your mind is related to how your body is doing. How your body is doing affects how you think, and all of that affects how you feel; they all interact together.

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Some people intellectualize and gain insight through thinking and talking, other people are very in touch with their emotions. Some tend to express themselves physically, so when they are feeling off they may go for a run. Holistic psychotherapy looks at how the person generally approaches their lives, whether intellectual, emotional, or physical. It utilizes complementary services like massage, acupuncture, or yoga therapy as part of the treatment. The goal is to achieve a balance between mind, body, and spirit and to achieve the deepest levels of healing possible.

Non-traditional therapies involved in Holistic Psychotherapy

Non-traditional therapies tap into various levels of mind-body-spirit healing. They have a strong spiritual component, incorporating elements of transpersonal psychology, energy medicine, and other traditions of healing. These therapies may include hypnosis, breath therapy, guided imagery, and other techniques.

For more information on how Holistic Psychotherapy works and links to finding a therapist in your area, check out GoodTherapy.org.

About Rachael Sand

rachael-sandRachael B. Sand, Psy.D. is a psychologist with a private health psychology practice specializing in the balancing of mind/body/instincts towards natural well being. She is passionate about helping her clients find balance in their lives, clearing their fears and limiting beliefs, and learning to listen to and trust their instincts.

Dr. Sand is trained in traditional clinical psychology, hypnosis, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) with an emphasis in cognitive-behavioral therapy approaches and energy psychology techniques.

She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Maryland Psychological Association (MPA), the Association of Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP), and the National Institute of Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine (NICABM), where she is a member of their Leadership Council. Rachael is currently a staff psychologist at the Veterans Transition Resource Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

For contact information visit RachaelSand.com.


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