We help people from all backgrounds and walks of life including people who:
• have a mental health condition, for example, anxiety or depression
• struggle with low confidence and self-esteem
• have experienced substance abuse or addiction
• experience relationship difficulties
• have a physical disability
• just seem to find it hard to stay in work
• confidential counselling, in either one on one or group sessions
• help you identify your work-related goals and how to get there
• refer you to other programs and services
• work closely with your doctor to get the best results
Drug and Alcohol Recovery Support
Holistic Health Services NT was contracted to provide help and support to those recovering from drug and alcohol addictions at one of our local recovery centres.
What we offer for the corporate and private sector is a huge range of wellness services.
EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing)
“A lot of clients find that they become ‘stuck’ with regard to past memories and distressing events, where they experience unwanted thoughts, sensations, and emotions about the events. It’s also common to feel on guard, vigilant, and jumpy, and to try to avoid people and situations that remind the person of the traumatic event. Finally, some people notice that after distressing events, their thoughts change, and they may blame themselves, or think differently about themselves and others, then they used to, and this can feel really upsetting.
It’s believed by trauma experts that one reason for these symptoms can be that traumatic memories are processed (or consolidated) differently than non-traumatic memories, in a way that leads to the symptoms described. However, it is possible to reconsolidate and reprocess these memories, which helps reduce distressing posttraumatic symptoms. That is what EDMR aims to do! One of the perks of EMDR techniques, also, is that you don’t have to relive every little piece of a traumatic event, nor do you have to tell me about the details. This makes EMDR more do-able for a lot of clients, and research has shown it to be very effective for many clients, helping them feel better, sleep better, feel calmer, and experience fewer posttraumatic symptoms.”
EMDR promotes brain change from three directions: bottom up, top down and horizontal.
EMDR is a 3 in 1 intervention, making it very powerful. The more ways you can change the brain at once, the more powerful the technique/intervention.
(meaning the therapists meets Australian educational and ethical guidelines and is registered on a National Hypnotherapists Register)
Hypnotherapy that’s conducted by a trained therapist or health care professional is considered a safe, complementary and alternative medical treatment.
It’s a technique for putting someone into a state of heightened concentration where they are more suggestible. Therapists use hypnosis (also referred to as hypnotherapy or hypnotic suggestion) to help patients break bad habits, such as smoking, or achieve some other positive change, like losing weight. They accomplish this with the help of mental imagery and soothing verbal repetition that eases the patient into a trance-like state; once relaxed, patients’ minds are more open to transformative messages. Hypnosis can also help people cope with negative emotional states, like stress and anxiety, as well as pain, fatigue, insomnia, mood disorders, and more. In rare cases where patients are resistant to hypnoses, alternative therapies may be used.
Hypnosis can be done with an individual in person or over Skype or in a group setting.
Holistic Health Services NT offers all options.
Psychotherapy is the practice of spending time with a trained therapist to help work through and treat mental and emotional problems. Therapy can take various forms—cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, psychodynamic therapy, hypnotherapy or a combination of these—but at the center of each is the caring relationship between a professional and a patient. It’s sometimes known as talk-therapy.
Reiki is a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being.
Psychology Today reports:
Preliminary findings for Reiki in depressed mood and generalized anxiety:
Findings of a 6-week, single-blind, sham-controlled trial of Reiki on depressed mood (73 subjects) suggested that regular Reiki treatments may increase feelings of general well-being and reduce stress. The study population consisted of volunteers who complained of depressed mood or “stress” but did not meet diagnostic criteria for a major psychiatric disorder. Subjects were randomized to weekly 1½-hour, hands-on Reiki versus distant Reiki or distant sham Reiki treatments. Patients who received hands-on or distant Reiki treatments experienced significant and equivalent improvements in depressed mood and stress, which were sustained one year after treatment was terminated. No one in the sham Reiki group improved during or following the study.
Reflexology is a form of complementary therapy which, through the massage of the feet, aims to promote wellness in other areas of the body.
Modern reflexology is based on the principle that the foot has ‘reflex’ points that correspond to the various structures and organs throughout the body. For example, on the left foot, the tip of the big toe corresponds to the brain’s left hemisphere.
According to the philosophy of reflexology, all the organs, glands and parts of the body have representing reflexes on the feet. Reflexologists claim that any health problems in the body can usually be detected in the corresponding area of the foot. Reflexology practitioners believe that by massaging or stimulating the reflexes using specific techniques, there will be a direct effect on the corresponding organ.
Meditation. Some regard meditation is the mental concentration on something, others consider that we meditate when we imagine something that gives us peace or satisfaction. … True meditation, however, is much more than this. It is a state of profound, deep peace that occurs when the mind is calm and silent, yet completely alert.
It can assist with the following:
- Reduces Stress. Stress reduction is one of the most common reasons people try meditation.
- Controls Anxiety.
- Promotes Emotional Health.
- Enhances Self-Awareness.
- Lengthens Attention Span.
- May Reduce Age-Related Memory Loss.
- Can Generate Kindness.
- May Help Fight Addictions.
Please watch this video to see how Holistic Health Services NT is helping one person at a time the horrific statistics of PTSD/Depression/Anxiety.