A Mindful Approach to Healing
A holistic approach is the art and science of healing that addresses the whole person – mind, body, and spirit. Mindfulness falls under the holistic umbrella by improving one's self-awareness. It is the ability to be fully present, to be aware of who we are and what we are doing, while at the same time, being aware of what is going on with us without being overly reactive. To live mindfully is to live in the moment and being present, rather than dwelling in the past or worrying about the future.
Being mindful requires us to be nonjudgemental and embrace our thoughts and emotions. Behind every thought lies an emotion that can be triggered in multiple directions. For example, you are on a jog on the beach, and a song from your playlist comes on (VCR - The XX) that transports you to Coachella 2017 Day 1. A flurry of emotions begin to flow through your body: happiness, joy, laughter, love; all originating that from a single song.
As a holistic counselor, my approach to healing is providing a variety approaches (yoga, meditation, breath work, tapping, reiki), and modalities (DBT, CBT, Somatic Psychotherapy, ACT, ABA) that empower the mind + body + soul. Addressing the physical symptoms as well as the deep underlying issues and help reduce the number of appearances. I believe that approaching a specific issue by treating the symptoms, AND the root cause to rewire our brain by creating neuropathways that will benefit us in the long-run.
Each body holds the key to its own healing. I provide the treatments, resources, and tools necessary to unlock the innate potential each of us holds inside. I work to create a safe and compassionate environment for you to discover what will help you lead a healthier and more relaxed life. You can live the life you want, and I’m here to support you along the way.
I utilize a range of techniques to help individuals understand their symptoms. In addition, such strategies are designed to foster a greater sense of self-awareness to better understand the connections between their body, mind, and relationships and how these elements play a role in mental health.
Such techniques are often rooted in mindfulness, and bodywork practices such as breath-work, meditation, yoga, tapping, and frequency.
Providing treatment to patients using the Japanese healing energy practice known as Reiki. During a Reiki session, energy or chi is moved with the practitioners hands move the energy of the patient using the practitioners hands. Reiki is a meditative practice that promotes relaxation, reduces stress and anxiety, and promotes a positive mental state through gentle touch. It's sometimes called biofield therapy.
Sound healing therapy uses aspects of music to improve physical and emotional health and well-being. Healing with sound is believed to date back to ancient Greece, when music was used in an attempt to cure mental disorders. Throughout history, music has been used to boost morale in military troops, help people work faster and more productively, and even ward off evil spirits by chanting.
"I found your introductory video to be very profound showing us that we have to be vulnerable to grow and that it's fine."
"What you just said here is what we all striving for to achieve a balance of mind, body, and spirit."
"Juan is an amazing young man. An old soul in a young body. I am fortunate enough to have weekly yoga classes with him that retune the mind, the body, and the soul. I am so excited that he has become part of our society to heal and help people in their relationships. I would definitely recommend working with Juan."
"Thank you for your spiritual guidance throughout my journey in life."
"And once the storm is over, you won't remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won't even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won't be the same person who walked in. That's what this storm is all about."