Modern western medicine often focuses on treating a single symptom. This can be great for broken bones or local infections. However, for mental health disorders, addiction, trauma, and other issues facing teens today, a holistic approach is best. Programs across the country now combine a variety of therapies, clinical support, and, when appropriate, medications in order to help people from all walks of life heal. The benefits of holistic healing are especially effective for teenage boys.
Is your teenage boy in need of extra support? Call Foothills at Red Oak Recovery today. Our holistic programs help adolescent boys struggling with mental health disorders and addictions in scenic North Carolina. Call 866.300.5275 to learn more.
What Is Holistic Healing?
Holistic healing views a person as a whole rather than as individual organs, systems, behaviors, and symptoms. Today, medicine is highly specialized to allow doctors to perfect complex procedures in their fields. This is great in the operating room but less effective when it comes to holistic healing. Programs focused on holistic health consider mind, body, and spirit as equals in health. Holistic modalities include:
- Meditation and mindfulness
- Tai Chi
- Animal therapies
- Music, dance, and art therapy
- Exercise, group athletic activities, or aquatic therapy
- Massage and chiropractic care
- Spiritual counseling and support
- Individual psychotherapy
- Acupuncture and acupressure
- Nutrition and diet counseling
Together, doctors, therapists, and healers look at how behavior, health, contentment, stress, and living situations impact a teenage boy. This can be especially helpful for teens because their bodies are rapidly growing and changing. Something may be a problem one day and gone the next. Teenage years are also a time many people establish good and bad habits to cope with stress. School, social, and home life can be more stressful for teens than younger children or adults.
Benefits of Holistic Healing for Teenage Boys
Holistic therapies can help teens create change within their lives. These types of therapy can help teenage boys address peer pressure and social expectations as they find their path in life. Holistic modalities provide coping tools, stress relief, and actionable steps teens can take into adulthood. Every teen needs their own approach to therapy and healing.
Holistic healing offers the opportunity for adolescent boys to find the treatments, programs, and habits that work for them. For some, wilderness therapy may be just what they need. Others may respond well to art therapy. Holistic healing focuses on individuals’ needs rather than checking off symptoms to diagnose a disease or disorder. Holistic healing is powerful and empowering for teenage boys looking to heal, grow, and thrive in adulthood.
Start Holistic Healing Today at Foothills at Red Oak Recovery
Holistic approaches to healing are becoming more popular. As more people realize physical, emotional, and spiritual problems are intertwined, they seek holistic healing. At Foothills at Red Oak Recovery, we focus on holistic healing for adolescent boys struggling with addiction and co-occurring disorders. Today, 50% of people dealing with addiction also have co-occurring disorders like depression or bipolar disorder. Treating co-occurring disorders is an approach to holistic healing that works.
Our clients build resilience and thrive with our equine and large animal therapy. While working with animals outdoors, the teenage boys at Foothills put tools learned in individual and group therapy sessions into action. We also pride ourselves on our family therapy program, geared to help families reconnect and heal together. Our boys-only programs help teenage boys overcome social expectations, peer pressure, and fear of failure. Ultimately, they disconnect from home stress and reconnect to themselves through nature. If your son needs support for addiction, mental health, or co-occurring disorders, call Foothills at 866.300.5275 to learn how we can help.