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What is a Holistic Practitioner?

Holistic Practitioners are holistic healing professionals with a gift in one or more areas of healing.  From body workers to homeopaths to hypno-therapists, the term holistic practitioner has become one that is often challenging to describe or understand.  Hopefully this article will provide you with some clarity on what a holistic practitioner is and how to find one that meets your individual needs.

Saying holistic practitioner is similar to saying doctor.  While there are general practitioners that cross along many paths, most specialize in one or more holistic methods or areas.  The main areas of specialization are body-centered therapists, energy-centered therapists, mind-centered therapists, soul and spirit-centered therapists, emotional release therapists, and coaches/counselors. All of these therapists strive to bring a greater quality of life to their clients.  That may occur through inner balance, self-empowerment, physical ease, or even emotional confidence.

One thing to realize is that many holistic practitioners work in many areas.  In fact, it is usually challenging to limit a practitioner to one area.  For example, a hypno therapist may also be a charka therapist; a body worker could also be a spiritual counselor, etc.  Also, since the mind-body-soul connection is just that, connected, wherever you begin, be it in energy work, bodywork, or even the mind, you will find that all of you are affected by the work.

Use this article as a guide to explore the realms of possibilities, rather than limiting your choices to an area.

Body-centered Therapists:

Samples of body-centered therapists are body workers, massage therapists, palates and yoga therapists, rolfing professionals (often termed rolfers), acupressure therapists, myofascial release and sports massage therapists, reflexologists, Thai massage therapists, watsu practitioners, feldenkrais and alexander method professionals, and movement therapists (this list is provided to offer an overview as there are at least 50 types of body-centered therapists).




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While each body-centered therapist has their own way of working with clients, many use a combination of movement, the breath, and physical pressure (from massage to trigger points) to allow the body to release tension.  This release of tension then allows the mind to also find a relaxing state.  Sometimes the relaxation state is the goal of the sessions, other times, it is the true starting point.

Energy-centered Therapists:

Samples of energy-centered therapists are integrative energy workers, reiki practitioners, healing touch practitioners, breath work therapists, jin shin do and jin shin jytsu therapists, matrix therapists, applied kinesiologists, or gone therapists, polarity workers, cranial sacral workers, qigong and tai chi masters.  Acupuncturists and homeopathy practitioners could also be deemed energy workers.

Energy workers often work with energetic ‘maps’ of the body.  They look at where the energy is stuck, depleted or overtaxed in the body and work with the individual to bring a level of balance to the body’s energetic system.  This balance also affects the mind and the overall body, enhancing ones state of being on many levels.

Mind-centered Therapists:

Samples of mind-centered therapists are hypno-therapists, neuro-linguistic programming practitioners (NLP), integrative release therapists (IRT), regression therapists and metaphysicians.

Mind-centered therapists look at the structures of one’s belief systems and how they may be conflicting with and/or not supporting a client’s quality of life.  Mind-centered therapists often find the original cause of what the stuck states are and work with the unconscious mind to reframe limiting patterns and beliefs, which provide greater resources and confidence for the client to live the life they desire.

Soul and Spirit-centered Therapists:

Samples of soul and spirit-centered therapists are shamans, angelic masters, psychic mediums, intuitive guides and spiritual counselors (who would also fall into the coaching/counseling category).

Soul and spirit-centered therapists work with clients in a variety of ways.  A shaman may work with a client using soul retrieval to regain a part of their soul


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that has been ‘lost’ due to trauma.  A psychic may offer and individual information on what will happen on their current path if they don’t make changes.  An intuitive may assist a client in talking with a deceased loved one.  As with the other categories, there are many ways soul and spirit-centered therapists work with their clients.

Emotional Release Therapists:

Samples of emotional release therapists are integrative release therapists, somato-emotional therapists, psych-k therapists and amanae therapists.

Emotional release therapists work with patterns of emotions that are stuck in the body/mind and assist a client in moving through these blocks into greater joy and emotional freedom.  Many other therapies, including neuro-linguistic programming, yoga, shamanic work and energy work employ emotional release methodologies.

Holistic Coaches and Counselors:

Samples of coaches and counselors are life coaches, empowerment coaches, spiritual and intuitive counselors, holistic psychologists, and nutritional counselors.

Coaches and counselors assist clients in designing and manifesting the life, career, business and health situations that they truly desire.  A holistic coach or counselor often works with a client 1-4 times per month setting goals, opening belief systems and partnering with the client to provide the support they need to move forward in their lives.

As you can see, the term holistic practitioner can be used to mean a holistic profession trained in any number of areas.  Usually, a holistic practitioner will list their areas of expertise in any of their advertising to assist you in determining if they would be a fit for your unique situation.


* This information sheet is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice.  We do not make any claims to diagnose, treat, or cure any specific medical ailments. Any reader should consult a licensed physician and The Great Physician in all matters relating to medical problems. Here at T.K.E. Holistic Health and Solutions our mission is to educate one’s Mind to help the Body come into a Spiritual balance so it can heal itself through prayer, a proper diet, exercise, good nutrition, and good clean water. So Make The Life Style Change or Modification Today, Save Your Own Self-Soul it’s the Natural Way.



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For information on locating a holistic practitioner, please Call on ‘Choosing a Holistic Practitioner’ for holistic resources in your hometown, and beyond.

Every sickness can be traced to a mineral deficiency. Dr. Linus Pauling

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Blessings on your journey.


Minister Dr. Terry King-Bey

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We Read in; Genesis 1:29, “And God said, Behold I have given you every herb bearing seed;

                                              To you it shall be for food.”


             In the book of: Revelation 22:2,

                        There is a tree (not a pharmacy) that has leaves for healing of the nations.




The Scriptures are full of instances where foods (herbs) were used in the Divine order for the        restoration of health.


* It is also written; “My people parish for lack of knowledge.” Hosea 4:6





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