Modern medicine is well equipped for treating local infections and other illnesses because it focuses on one part of the body or one health concern at a time. Mental health and addiction treatment require, however, comprehensive, holistic healing in North Carolina. Programs right here in North Carolina help adolescents struggling with their mental health and addiction. Holistic approaches help teens recover in the serene landscapes of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Is your son struggling with his mental health? Foothills at Red Oak Recovery can help. Our holistic programs provide dual diagnosis treatment for young boys in scenic North Carolina. Call 866.300.5275 to learn more about the benefits of holistic healing for teens.
What Is Holistic Healing for Teens?
The word holistic refers to something as a whole rather than parts. Holistic healing applies this concept to a person’s overall well-being. It addresses physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Holistic healing recognizes that each of these areas of a person’s life affects each other area. Therefore, you cannot treat a physical problem without addressing how it manifests mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Modern medicine is highly specialized, allowing doctors to perfect complex procedures like heart valve replacement and brain surgery. Specialization is necessary for surgery. Holistic healing, however, requires alternative approaches alongside modern medicine. Holistic healing therapies include:
- Equine therapy
- Mindfulness training
- Music, dance, and art therapy
- Exercise therapy
- Nutrition counseling
- Spiritual counseling
Holistic healing often combines techniques and traditions from around the world. It also may use various faiths to help people cope with illness, stress, and addiction. Doctors, therapists, and healers work together to address how each aspect of a person’s life is connected. This approach can be especially helpful for adolescent boys. Teenage years can be incredibly hard and full of constant change inside and outside a teen’s body. It can be a time filled with stress, societal pressure, peer pressure, and adverse effects of social media or video games. Holistic healers will look at these behaviors and help teens navigate ways to reduce their stress, which benefits their entire well-being.
Benefits of Holistic Healing
Holistic therapies grow and adapt as people change. This flexibility can serve teens and provide them with tools for adulthood, which is why it is critical to provide this support while your son is still a teenager. Holistic therapies are also empowering. Rather than seeking a specialist, modalities like wilderness therapy allow teens the opportunity to make discoveries on their own. Through this empowerment, young boys gain resilience, curiosity, and self-compassion. For many teens, one holistic therapy may serve their needs for several years before their life presents the need for something else. Therapies like yoga, meditation, and art therapy can spark lifelong hobbies and passions.
Learn More About How Holistic Healing Can Help Your Teen at Foothills at Red Oak Recovery
North Carolina provides a unique experience for holistic healing, especially for teenage boys. The mountains, valleys, and picturesque landscapes can help them disconnect from their overwhelming urban life.
Our holistic programs at Foothills at Red Oak Recovery serve young boys struggling with substance abuse, process addictions, and co-occurring disorders. We believe that holistic approaches to addiction recovery yield profound results. Our clients enjoy disconnecting on our campus and reconnecting to themselves through equine-assisted therapy and other treatment options. Our holistic approaches are curious and compassionate. Tailored to clients’ individual needs, Foothills provides a balance of structure and freedom as our clients begin their journey of healing and self-discovery right here in North Carolina. If you’re ready to learn more about what Foothills can offer your son, call us today at 866.300.5275 to learn more about our programs.