A holistic approach focuses in treating the whole person, not just the “problem behaviors.” It isn’t focused on symptom reduction, but on getting to the core of the issues, and building a strong foundation. For instance, we view addictive behaviors, whether they be self-harming, substance abuse, or based in unhealthy relationships, as being symptoms of more core issues. The primary goal of our therapy for girls is to access those core issues so genuine healing can occur.
In addition, a holistic approach accounts for the fact that, for instance, our physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and relational selves are all bound together. This “mind-body” philosophy is supported by a large and growing body of research (cite some examples in footnotes) that our mental and physical health is intertwined. A problem or deficit in one area will impact the other. For more information about the impact of recreation and fitness click here>>.
Our therapy for girls acknowledges the fact that to create lasting, effective change, a holistic approach to health is necessary. This fact underlies and drives all the components of the Solstice program.
Solstice RTC is committed to hiring the most qualified, professional, caring staff that is dedicated to helping the girls we serve. Our staff also undergoes specific, regular training to continue their own personal and professional development which is essential to the life-creating work we do.