What is Holistic?

You might know or have heard of some holistic practices:

– Imagery
– Healing Touch
– Hand Mediated Therapies
– Aromatherapy
– Environmental Health
– Acupuncture
– Chiropractic
– Healing touch
– Herbal Medicine
– Massage
– Naturopathy
– Yoga
– Heart Math
– Mindfulness
– Meditation

Holistic practice, Holistic medicine, CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine), CAHC (Complementary and Alternative Health Care)
lots of names, but all characterized by the treatment of the entire being.

All nursing practice that has healing the whole person as its goal and honours relationship-centred care and the interconnectedness of self, others, nature, and spirituality; focuses on protecting, promoting, and optimizing health and wellness

Dossey, B. M., Keegan, L., Barrere, C. C., & Helming, M. B. A. (2015b). Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice (7th ed.). Jones & Bartlett Learning.

This means the whole person.
Environment. Physical. Social. Spiritual. Psychological. Cultural.

Holistic medicine is all encompassing. Including disease, illness, death, and dying. It takes into account the Unique variety of each person. Unique goals. Unique in what being well means. Unique backgrounds, stories, traumas, successes, obligations, agendas, responsibilities, genetics, ancestral history,

Holistic Communication Approaches

As part of their education, Holistic Nurse Coaches learn and use a wide range of theories and evidence-based research, in their communication. Some include:
– The Theory of Integrative Nurse Coaching
– Listening with HEART
_ Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
– Appreciative Inquiry
– Motivational Interviewing
– Positive Psychology
– Story Theory

The Nurse can recognize each person as a whole bodymindspirit being. Such recognition facilitates the development of a mutually co-created plan of care that addresses the cultural background, health beliefs, sexual orientation, values, and preferences of each unique individual.

Dossey, B. M., Keegan, L., Barrere, C. C., & Helming, M. B. A. (2015). Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice (7th ed.). Jones & Bartlett Learning.

The Benefits of Holistic Nurse Coaches
Education and professionalism mixed with authentic expression. Holistic Nurse Coaches are influencers in health, balance, authenticity, resiliency, inclusivity, education, and promote wellbeing unique to the individual.

As nurses are constrained by Legalities and Ethical Practice, you can be sure you are receiving best practice, confidentially, and safety.

Holistic Nurse Coaches believe the client are co-partcipants in all phases of care.

They are not looking to fix, such as one would a broken bone, rather they help guide the individual through a path of self-discovery, transformation, and uncovering ones own innate healing ability.

Holistic Nurse Coaches bring to light autonomy, self-regulation, wellbeing, authenticity, control, and inspiration.

They understand the sameness in individuals as a starting point but recognize the variety in the human experience.

In other words . . .

Holistic Nurse Coaches get theres no cookie cutter solution to wellbeing.

Unique in their practice, techniques, communication, and healing approaches; the style of the Holistic Nurse Coach can vary greatly across individuals, just as with you.

Innikki, RN

Published by uniquelyyou

Health, Wellbeing, &; Healing

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