Welcome to Wholeness Healing Today
It is with great honor that we publish our first edition of the newsletter from Wholeness Healing Center. Karen Beilke, owner of Life’s Garden, which is located at Wholeness Healing Center, continues to take on the huge task of editing this newsletter. We applaud and support her efforts as the newsletter brings a means of dialogue with a focus on holistic health. The idea of holistic health empowers us to look at our own journey to health encompassing the mind, body, and spirit using preventative and proactive choices in our healthcare. Karen’s store, located within our practice, has been a gift of allowing us to enhance the work of healing ourselves. Thank you Karen for gifting us with your presence.
Wholeness Healing Center is a mental health practice with five therapists, an intern student, and two support staff. In January we will welcome a sixth therapist. We have a second office in Broken Bow. I am the founder of Wholeness Healing Center and have been in practice for 12 years. My private practice began in 1998 and has expanded over the years to include some great colleagues. We work with all populations from young children, teenagers, men, women, and the geriatric population. Specific issues encompass a broad range of areas including physical, sexual and emotional abuse, neglect, marital, attachment and bonding, behavioral difficulties, depression, anxiety, family-of-origin, post-traumatic stress disorder, divorce and/or step-family, grief, adjustment difficulties, adoption, addictions, and life coaching. Over the next few issues, we will be introducing staff to you.
Our philosophy centers around each person’s own personal journey that may offer him/her the opportunity to reflect, internalize, develop understanding of his/her own inner workings, and make the necessary changes to bring about inner healing. Ultimately, we are looking for peace of mind as we travel the journey of life. Life brings with it many difficult moments, which may be opportunities to look within for that peace of mind, body, and soul. Maintaining that peace within the midst of chaos can make life much easier to handle. Our ability to do this impacts our mind, body, spirit, our sense of well-being, and our overall balance.
As my area of expertise is in the mental health area, I am reminded that my own journey towards health in mind, body, spirit comes to me in messages through all these areas. Part of our process in becoming more conscientious of our holistic self means focusing on becoming attuned with ourselves. This means listening to what our inner guidance is telling us about our life and then taking action towards making appropriate changes. Although the words are spoken simply, this is not necessarily a simple process. I believe this is a very important part of our life journey (e.g. caring enough about ourselves to listen to ourselves, validate our own inner wisdom and then taking action, actually making it a priority to love ourselves), and may even be the most important step in our journey.
In the next few issues, I will focus on different areas that are helpful in making self-care a natural part of our living through listening and caring about our mind, body, spirit. We will start by focusing on our mind and how what we think affects how we feel and how we feel affects our body and spirit. In preparation for this, begin to practice becoming aware of your thoughts…. witness them, capture them, and write them down. Identifying the thoughts that you feed your mind on a daily basis is the beginning stage of censoring what we choose to think. Next time we will talk about what to do with these thoughts after we have become aware of them.
Tags: personal journey, philosophy of mental health wellness
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner
- Janie Pfeifer Watson, LICSW, is the founder and director of Wholeness Healing Center, a mental health practice in Grand Island, Nebraska with remote sites in Broken Bow and Kearney. Her expertise encompasses a broad range of areas, including depression, anxiety, attachment and bonding, coaching, couples work, mindfulness, trauma, and grief. She views therapy as an opportunity to learn more about yourself as you step more into being your authentic self. From her perspective this is part of the spiritual journey; on this journey, she serves as a mirror for her clients as they get to know themselves—and, ultimately, to love themselves.
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