Holistic medicine is a natural way of healing with a focus on the overall wellness of the body, spirit, and mind.
Holistic healing believes that emotional or mental problems can lead to physical illnesses, so it aims to heal the person as a whole.
The drastic changes in our world mean more people are finding an interest in aligning the body with their thoughts and emotions.
Holistic healing involves integrating the best complementary and alternative healing techniques and then combining them with shamanic practices.
Shamans use traditional practices to align the soul’s purpose within a personalized wellness plan. It is defined as the “oldest and most widespread method of healing with the imagination” according to the University of Wisconsin-Stout and involves contact with various entities providing information and power.
Alternative therapists are known to use shamanic techniques such as archetypal dreams, waking visions, entering altered states of consciousness and body experiences.
Some of the most popular integrations include:
- Shadow work
- Soul work
- Emotion code and body code
- Diet and lifestyle changes
- Herbal supplements
- Exercise plans
- Acupuncture and reiki
- Meditation practices
Read on and join us at Clinical Shaman to learn more about the benefits of integrating these practices into your everyday life and those of your clients.
1- Root Cause Analysis for Impactful Change
Holistic healing helps you get to the bottom or root cause of your physical symptoms. An example would be those who suffer from social anxiety and panic attacks. People with this ailment can find relief via holistic practices that teach them how to heal themselves from within.
Your mental health is directly related to your physical and emotional health. It controls your cognitive abilities which affect the way your brain functions and the way you perceive stress and emotions. Learning what your triggers are and where they come from is exactly what a holistic health professional will address.
Finding a professional who is trained beyond the basic energy work or emotional work arena will prove more beneficial in healing. Someone who is trained as a clinical shaman utilizes deeper training to clear and balance the triggers.
It is no surprise that emotional stress is processed in the same way as physical stress in our bodies. This is why we advocate closing that gap in your care by stepping into the shamanic way of healing that affords you the opportunity to bring balance and healing quickly.
One type of shamanic technique used to perform an efficient root cause analysis is shadow work. Developed by Swiss psychiatrist, Carl Jung, he made the observation that “Until you make the unconscious, conscious, it will direct your life, and you will call it fate.”
Shadow work practitioners are trained to see how this dark shadow self can show up in relationships issues, in anxiety and depression, or when and how a person is triggered.
It is advised to only work through trauma and do this shadow work with a trained shamanic professional or mental health expert to avoid re-traumatization and further stress.
2 – Bringing Back Our Native Culture for a Better Health Outcome
As mentioned, holistic medicine aims to align the whole person — mind, body, and spirit. Treatment will encourage patients to change their lifestyles and dig out those root emotional triggers.
Western medicine focuses only on the physical symptoms and not on the client as a whole.
Practitioners and specialists only treat the part that they are trained in, and many do not spend time on the spiritual or mental aspects of illness.
Complementary and alternative health professionals go further by evaluating the integrated parts of making you whole. However, shamans dig even deeper to discover why the behaviors are occurring and then resolve them with the client.
By tapping into our own inner wisdom and that wisdom that has come before us, we are able to connect to our emotional, mental, and spiritual fields. Through it, we can discover what we’re harboring pain or stress that could physically manifest in the form of disease or symptoms.
Energy field clearing and holistic healing aims to empower people with knowledge and wisdom while helping them to find their ability to heal themselves.
The major benefit of this type of holistic healing is that illnesses that would normally be misdiagnosed, are now correctly diagnosed.
Western medicine is eager to treat chronic pain with pain pills, addictions with rehab, and tragically, soul loss is often labeled as mental illness. When treated with this variety of medications, the body continues to suffer, and lives are forever damaged.
By taking part in Clinical Shamanic training, you can identify the signs of soul loss in yourself and your clients. You can begin to re-incorporate soul with the body through soul retrieval techniques taught by an experienced shamanic practitioner.
3- Proactive Care for Less Stress
Contrary to Western medicine that usually intervenes after the symptoms of a problem are visible, holistic medicine recognizes and addresses the issues before the symptoms become too problematic.
The key for those already suffering from symptoms is to find an affordable remedy to solve the immediately visible issue and then work on the underlying contributors.
By offering proactive versus responsive wellness plans, a clinical shaman is trained in identifying the layers of predictive symptoms. This helps the client endure less stress as well as release the layers more effectively than taking a “pill for an ill” approach.
Once your trained holistic practitioner examines your overall wellbeing and identifies the root causes of your issues, they will give you a structured plan to follow to help you achieve a mind-body connection.
Why is This Important?
Because knowing the path you are taking is less stressful than surprises at every visit.
After identifying the core of the problem, a holistic practitioner will suggest an effective wellness plan that often includes:
- Diet and lifestyle changes
- Herbal supplements
- Exercise plans
Many ailments and chronic diseases have been shown to be curable with a change in diet, lifestyle, and exercise. Herbs have also been used for centuries as natural treatments for illnesses, and form a large part of holistic healing.
High carbohydrate, sugar-filled foods are the main cause of obesity across the world. Increasingly sedentary lifestyles do not encourage people to expend energy, resulting in reduced physical activity.
Shamanic practitioners will be able to look at your current lifestyle and diet and advise you on how to improve it.
Traditionally, shamans relied on the identification and collection of medicinal plants and herbs. This movement is gaining popularity in the West as natural medicines can treat or help to manage up to 75 different diseases.
By taking specific, professionally prescribed herbs, you can improve overall health, and help improve physical and mental wellness.
4- A Holistic Approach That Tends to the Total Mind-Body System
So holistic healing focuses on healing the whole person — but what does that mean? It means that every health issue that one might have is tracked down to its root cause and healed there.
Holistic healing does not only address the symptoms and provide temporary relief but also solves the problem at its core reducing the possibility of recurrence.
For instance: if a client who has migraines only seeks Western medical help, they are most likely to receive prescription painkillers. This only provides temporary relief and the migraines usually come back after the medication wears off.
However, a properly trained holistic healer will seek answers to not only the physical presentation but also the emotional or mental contributions to the migraines. They will further assess the environmental aspect and even the spiritual aspect in regards to stress-induced migraines.
This ensures the root cause will be addressed through shamanic processes with an inside-out approach. Once the underlying problem is determined, then the practitioner prepares a wellness plan for the clients.
They may include lifestyle changes, herbal remedies, or energy healing — depending on the client’s needs and condition. If there is soul work completed, such as soul retrieval, aftercare for full reintegration of this soul part is also included.
Created by Dr. Bradley Nelson, two wonderful forms of energy healing techniques are the body and emotion codes. Every experience in life evokes emotions and negative emotions can become trapped in the body, causing physical, emotional, and mental distress.
These emotions are made of energy and need to be identified and released with energy healing techniques and tools to bring the body into balance.
This triggers the healing process from the inside out and illnesses often disappear or become more manageable.
5- Personalized Techniques and Therapies
Holistic practitioners provide their clients with personalized attention because holistic health is attained differently with each client — meaning everyone is unique.
They aim to attend to their client’s problems using a one-on-one approach to be able to complete the whole-person healing and achieve overall health.
In holistic healing, it is highly important to understand the client and what their symptoms are, to understand the root of the problems so that they can be addressed and overall wellness can be achieved with ease and success.
Though there is a need for a 4 pillar roadmap when integrating wellness plans, the pillars are customized to fit the needs more effectively. As a Clinical Shaman, you may include other modalities of training alongside your Shamanic work to help the client feel more comfortable.
However, ultimately working deep within the emotional quadrant and balancing using the trained shamanic tools will afford your client a more complete and efficient healing process.
Some of the most common therapies Clinical Shamans use are massage techniques like acupuncture and reiki. Acupuncture is based on the premise that inserting steel rods in specified pressure points in the body will stimulate the body’s chakras, and realign them.
As we have already seen the importance of freely flowing energy is shamanic and holistic healing, reiki works to relieve stress and improves the flow of energy as well.
Meditation is another key part of shamanism. As a practitioner, you may be required to guide patients in a shamanic journey, in which they are in a trance-like state, acquired through deep meditation.
You help them move to the spirit world and find their spirit and energy guides. When used together with mindset coaching and energy healing, you are equipped to help clients seek empowerment and help the process of self-healing.
Get Started as a Clinical Shaman and Enhance Your Holistic Practice
Since holistic health is extremely important for overall wellness, you may be wondering where to start.
Here at Clinical Shaman, we offer a monthly mentorship with a 12-step training program with lessons that will teach you to integrate realistic, yet powerful tools into your practice.
Our 12-month mentorship includes LIVE interactive training as well as personal growth tools to utilize yourself or with your clients. Take your energy work, emotional work and wellness plans to a Clinical Shaman level by joining us today.
Clinical Shaman is helping people step into their calling as a healer, overcome the stigma associated with shamanism, and integrate Shamanistic practices into their everyday life.
Contact us and learn how to move up to the next level with expert advice from Angie Ates who has trained over 10,000 shamanic practitioners around the world, also having cared for over 5,000 clients.
You will not find better training, support, or value for your money anywhere else!.