|The roots of wellness go back almost 2000 years (when the Greek philosopher Aristotle first wrote about wellness) and perhaps even further back in Eastern traditions which have honored the integrated functioning of the whole being for ages. In these traditions, less than optimal functioning, or “dis-ease,” indicated an imbalance in part of our whole being (body, mind, spirit, emotions, or energy). Thus, the whole being was treated.
Limitations of the Western “Medical Model”
In our culture, a medical model emerged with primary focus on the physical body. A scientific model was used to define human functioning and “dis-ease” was attributed to breakdown in the physical body. Thus, treatments generally focused on only the physical body – the goal being the absence of disease.
It is only within the last 60 years that we have started to integrate the ancient wisdom of other cultures. For example, in 1958 the World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledged health as “physical, mental, and social well-being, not merely the absence of disease” as had previously been thought.
My Wellness Counseling approach integrates the best of both worlds. I use the latest neuroscience research and techniques, along with time-honored, less traditional approaches that focus on the whole person.
It is a holistic, expansive approach to happiness, peace, balance, and well-being. To achieve your wellness goals, we give attention to your whole being: body, mind, spirit, emotions and energy.
A few of the many holistic, alternative techniques I use to help you achieve well-being and balance include:
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Di Philippi, MA, LPC
I can help you break free from anxiety, panic, stress, worry, and fear by integrating the best of Western Science with the best holistic, wellness practices — a powerful combination!