Integral Theory and Holistic Practice: Taking Your Mind-Body to the Next Level

When you seek the help of a health care professional, its typically because you’re experiencing something in your body — symptoms of some type — that you’re concerned or curious about.

Maybe your back is hurting.  Maybe you’re having heart palpatations.  Maybe you’re chronically fatigued.  Whatever it is, you’ve decided that you need someone else’s opinion, diagnosis or support.

Depending on your culture/conditioning, your beliefs and your understanding of what constitutes “health” and “well being”, who you’re going to choose to help you (and what “help” means to you) will vary.

Integral theory is “an all-inclusive framework” developed by philosopher Ken Wilber that draws on key insights of the world’s greatest knowledge traditions to bring new depth, clarity and compassion to every level of human endeavor — from unlocking individual potential to finding new approaches to global-scale problems.

When applied to the topics of health and well being, and holistic practice, Integral theory can serve as a powerful framework to inform the entire process of “healing”.

Reorganizational Healing is a form of holistic practice which includes the modalities of Network Spinal Analysis and Somato Respiratory Integration  and is described as” a paradigmatic approach to personal awareness, acceptance, and transformation spanning the spectrum from illness to new levels of wellness in behavior and consciousness” (Epstein et al., 2009), that is Integrally informed.

This article recently published in the Journal of Integral Theory and Practice explains the paradigm of Reorganizational Healing, an approach which is practiced at the Well Being Center.

Questions or comments about this emerging approach?



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Santa Cruz Chiropractor Dr. John Amaral has helped thousands of people from over 50 countries transform and awaken to more meaningful and purposeful lives. Follow him on twitter at @johnamaral