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Holistic Approaches to Mental Health    

  

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Mental affliction impairs relationships, accomplishment, and the ablity to cope with acrimony or stress. Emotional anguish may be evident by irritability, moodswings, aberrant patterns, and self-sabotaging behaviors or it may somatize as physical pain.

 

The historical stigma dishonoring those in anguish fosters a desire for quick fixes and bred the demand of the pharmaceutical approach. Though medications have a place in mental health for neurotransmitter stability, the foundational or functional origin of the problem is likely more complicated. Often this is found within nutrition deficits, neuro-pathway changes in response to trauma, socio-economic factors, or a combination. 

Complete healing from mental distress requires gentle guidance to identify its source, and care to develop healthier coping mechanisms. The difficult journey toward mental wellness can be eased with holistic interventions. When a client / patient feels safe, cathartic moments can occur allowing them to shed painful experiences, and realign with their hearts purpose. Ultimately this process results in emotional freedom and genuine healing.  

The Journal of Holistic Nursing: Research as Evidence for Practice    

Nursing practice evolves and expands as research leads to adoption of new modalities of treatment. Using Complementary approaches to healing and wellness, Holistic Nurses incorporate techniques outside standard medical and mental health professions. These techniques may be biological, movement or energy based, or founded in functional nutrition. Holistic Nurses incorportating acupressure, massage therapy, yoga, Reiki, biofeedback, and meditation have made strides interweaving practice into the budding field of Integrative Medicine.

 

Beginnings Magazine Articles

 

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Reflective Inventory for the Individual Processes of Self-Healing

Reflective Inventory for the Individual Processes of Self-Healing

Reflective Inventory for the Individual Processes of Self-Healing
Engaging the Five Senses for Emotional Health

Engaging the Five Senses for Emotional Health

Engaging the Five Senses for Emotional Health
Is there a Place for Complementary and Integrative Therapies in Long-term psychiatry

Is there a Place for Complementary and Integrative Therapies in Long-term psychiatry

Is there a Place for Complementary and Integrative Therapies in Long-term psychiatry
Manifesting the Highest Version of Ourselves

Manifesting the Highest Version of Ourselves

Manifesting the Highest Version of Ourselves
Meditation for Emotional Wellbeing: A Self-Care Strategy for Nurses

Meditation for Emotional Wellbeing: A Self-Care Strategy for Nurses

Meditation for Emotional Wellbeing: A Self-Care Strategy for Nurses
Music: The Underdog of Anxiety and Depression Treatment

Music: The Underdog of Anxiety and Depression Treatment

Music: The Underdog of Anxiety and Depression Treatment
Stress & Resiliency: Challenges of 21st Century Living

Stress & Resiliency: Challenges of 21st Century Living

Stress & Resiliency: Challenges of 21st Century Living
Vulnerability & Mental Health Challenges

Vulnerability & Mental Health Challenges

Vulnerability & Mental Health Challenges

References:

Akachukwu, J. (2017, June). Music: The Underdog of Anxiety and Depression Treatment. American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA). Beginnings, 37(3) 12-13.

Gutierrez, C. (2017, June). Holistic Nursing: Engaging the Five Senses for Emotional Health (AHNA). Beginnings, 37(3) 6-7, 24-25.

Johnson, B. (2016, December). Holistic mental health nursing: Manifesting the highest version of ourselves. American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA). Beginnings, 36(6), 8-9.

Lehmann, K. (2014, December). Is There a Place for Complementary and Integrative Therapies in Long-term Psychiatry? (AHNA). Beginnings, 14-16.

Rosa, W. (2014, August). Caring science and compassion fatigue: Reflective inventory for the individual processes of self- healing. American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA). Beginnings; 34(4), 18-20.

Rosa, W. (2016, December). Vulnerability and mental health challenges: Three case studies from local to global. American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA). Beginnings, 36(6), 16-17, 22.

Rovinsky, P. (2015, December). Stress and resiliency: Challenges of 21st century living. American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA). Beginnings, 35(6), 18-20.

Schroeder, T. (2017, June). Meditation for emotional well-being. American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA). Beginnings; 37(3), 10-11.