Holistic Elements has several therapists with different specializations. Every therapist is trained on how diet, exercise, stress management recovery, and other holistic approaches impact mental health.
The body stores stress in different places of the body, which increases inflammation. Usually, when people think of inflammation, we think of rolling an ankle or breaking a limb; which then causes inflammation or swelling. The inflammation inside the body is caused by stress, boxed and canned foods, pesticides and preservatives. It is pertinent that people implement relaxation into their daily lives to reduce stress and inflammation.
There are several different types of yoga and meditation. Clients can learn helpful yoga postures for their mental health condition(s). Various types of meditation modalities can be learned during scheduled appointments.
Essential oils have been used for therapeutic purposes for nearly 6,000 years, yet for some of us it is a new concept. Just like people are skeptical of mental health conditions and therapy, they are afraid of what they don't know. Each essential oil is unique in its properties and therefore it is important to use the correct oil for your condition. Essential oils can be used topically, orally, and through olfactory aromatherapy, or by using a diffuser or humidifier. When used topically it is recommended to apply to the bottom of the foot where the pores are the largest and can easily be absorbed.
Therapists at Holistic Elements can teach you more about essential oils and how to use them to help manage your mental health condition(s). In the reception room/lounging room there is a basket of a variety of essential oils for you to try.
Throughout their lifetime most people will endure a traumatic event. The brain will process the event to the best of its ability, the remainder will be stored in the hippocampus. The properties of the hippocampus are to store information and to regulate the neurotransmitters. For example, a car accident will result in an increase of the anxiety neurotransmitter which will continue to result in an increase of anxiety until it is properly processed either through dream work or Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (E.M.D.R.) E.M.D.R. copies dream sleep by simulating bilateral eye movement, which allows stuck memory to be processed through the emotional brain and the smart brain through the Corpus Callosum. The information goes back and forth in the brain, as the eyes go back and forth. Processing trauma using E.M.D.R. allows the trauma to be processed and desensitized, hence no more triggers or trauma. Therapists at Holistic Elements specialize in E.M.D.R. treatment.
We are always hearing how bad food causes physical problems, ie: causing obesity and cardiac failure. The truth of the matter is, diet plays a significant role in mental health. The more one knows about food the more one can manage their mental health.
Anti-oxidants (nuts & berries) clear the neural pathways which allows for more effective communication between neurons. People tend to crave chocolate when they are depressed because they are low on magnesium. There are healthier foods that have high levels of magnesium such as: avocados, spinach, nuts, etc. Neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin are made by minerals and vitamins in our diet. When we consume nutrient dense foods we have more balanced neurotransmitters. This topic has so much interesting information this is just the icing on the cake. Learn more about food and its role in how you feel.