Many people have found that traditional talk therapy helps them have a better understanding of themselves, but they continue to struggle to make positive, lasting changes in their lives.
The body and the mind are connected through the central nervous system. Improving the health of the body will improve the quality of the mind. Improving the state of the mind will improve the health of the body. Emotions are often held or stored in the body.
A common example is feeling tightness in the neck and shoulders from stress. Holistic counseling utilizes this connection, to allow people to experience deeper healing as the whole body-mind system is involved in treatment. Mindfulness is an important key to deepening the mind-body connection and is often helpful in reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety.