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Holistic Therapy

Treatment for substance abuse should never take a ‘one size fits all’ approach.

We take great pride in treating each client as an individual, and you deserve to receive treatment that is best suited for you and your unique needs.

At Cirque Lodge, we treat the whole person in terms of their mind, body, and spirit. It is not possible to live a joyful, meaningful life if we are fragmented or disconnected. Holistic therapy plays an essential role within treatment by addressing all of the elements of one’s health simultaneously.

Holistic therapy is based on the fact that mental health issues or physical health issues are not separate components and must be treated in unison and in their entirety. It focuses on the integration of the whole person, including:

  • Their physical body
  • The mind as a function of the brain
  • Feelings or emotions (as a function of the interaction between the central nervous system, the physical body, and the brain)
  • Spirit (the part of oneself that aspires for connection and meaning)

Holistic therapy helps an individual to gain awareness of the relationships between their various parts. Through awareness of the complex interplay between these different components, individuals will gain a deeper understanding of themselves.

This understanding improves self-esteem and confidence and gives insight into their behaviors, habits and patterns, and how to change them.

Holistic therapy works on the following key principles:

  • We all have the innate ability to heal ourselves
  • The client is not one disease or illness but a whole person
  • Sustainable healing requires a team approach between therapist and client
  • Treatment involves fixing the cause of the condition, not merely alleviating the symptoms

Holistic therapies are ancient practices that can play an essential role in maintaining health and well-being. Rather than treating individual symptoms, a holistic therapist will look at the underlying causes by considering physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual states of health and well-being.

Holistic therapies provide support with:

  • Physical health – chronic pain, tension, fatigue, and illness
  • Emotional health – negative emotions such as anger, sadness, worry, or fear
  • Mental health – ingrained self-limiting issues and beliefs such as depression, anxiety, or low self-worth
  • Spiritual health – feeling without purpose, lost or incomplete
Types of Holistic Therapy

Types of Holistic Therapy

A holistic therapist will often use a variety of techniques rather than focusing on just one.

This allows the individual to move freely between the various treatments, enabling them to find the one that best suits their needs.

During the treatment, the therapist will focus on the client’s awareness and perceptions of what is happening and how the particular treatment resonates within the body, noticing which emotions emerge and where they can feel them.

Our holistic therapists help to restore the body’s natural balance, to promote harmony and well-being. Emphasis is also placed on the individual incorporating self-care practices and taking responsibility for all aspects of their health.

This is an empowering experience for those recovering from drug and alcohol abuse and cultivating a sustainable quality of life.

Types of therapy include:

  • Massage therapy – massage and therapeutic touch promote healing and relaxation and restore a sense of peace and overall well-being.
  • Breath Therapy – promotes a sense of calm, inner peace, and relaxation. Breathwork can also open up a person’s consciousness to higher states.
  • Movement Therapy – such as Yoga, bring full-body awareness with relaxation and meditation.
Whole Body Experience

Whole Body Experience

It is well known that perception affects behavior.

For those in rehabilitation, their perceptions of themselves or the world around them are often inaccurate and inappropriate. Holistic Therapy allows individuals to reframe significant events, memories, or feelings in a safe, comforting space within the present moment.

The nature of the therapies means that clients can bring their whole selves to therapy, enabling them to access the emotional, spiritual, and physical aspects of their addiction. By addressing their issues in a whole-body way, the individual can better develop the understanding needed to address their problems healthily without reverting to unhealthy coping mechanisms, such as drug abuse, to escape their pain.

Whole-body therapies create a sense of transformation and integration of all aspects of oneself and can make lasting changes in the brain. This has the potential to change habitual patterns by accessing the neural network and by providing a safe way of addressing individuals’ underlying issues and allowing painful emotions and self-limiting beliefs to be released.

Connection With Self

Connection With Self

Substance users often feel like there is a disconnect between their mind and body. 

Holistic therapy encourages you to get in touch with all aspects of yourself spiritually, physically and mentally. This allows for deep integration, restoring a sense of self.

Withdrawal symptoms can be especially difficult for clients in rehabilitation. However, holistic therapy encourages the acceptance of physical sensations along with emotions and feelings.

Acceptance and patience require cultivating through practice and are essential in establishing long-term recovery. Holistic therapy helps individuals accept themselves as they are and find greater resilience to ‘sit with’ uncomfortable thoughts, feelings, and sensations.



Mindfulness is about living in the present moment exactly the way it is with full awareness.

Holistic therapy helps to cultivate mindfulness as it requires you to be in the moment as you take note of the different components of self.

Meditation helps promote mindfulness; however, it can be challenging for those with troubled states of mind or who are going through withdrawal.  Holistic therapy offers an alternative to meditative practices encouraging the individual to find inner peace, self-compassion, and connection.

Holistic therapists aim for the individual to accept themselves in the moment, and treatment can help people process the negative perceptions they may have of themselves that cause distress.

Is Holistic Therapy Right for You?

Is Holistic Therapy Right for You?

Holistic therapy explores symptoms under the belief that they are one way a person’s consciousness can bring attention and awareness to underlying issues.

Holistic therapy is just one facet of our treatment program at Cirque Lodge treatment center. We use a combination of evidence-based behavioral therapies combined with a holistic approach, depending on your personal needs. Our unique approach delivers one of the most personalized addiction treatment programs in the United States.

Our team of therapists supports our clients as they explore their entire being in a safe, relaxing environment, surrounded by the serene beauty of the Rocky Mountains. Through increased understanding and confidence, our clients are empowered to initiate change and accept the present moment and themselves.

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