Is an alternative approach for you?

You’ve heard of alternative therapies and even wondered about whether having a treatment might be for you, so what’s holding you back?  Below I look at some of the things that might help you to decide whether an alternative therapy could be for you.

What can I use alternative therapies for?

The short answer is just about anything – recovering from a relationship breakdown, a painful joint, or how to move-on from a stressful job could benefit from having a therapy.

You may find that even if you are currently ‘under the doctor’ that an alternative therapy would be  beneficial as well. Always check this out with your doctor first.

I’m used to a ‘conventional’ approach – what about the evidence?

Well, there are sceptics about all things, and some in the science and medical professions have questioned the validity of alternative therapies, citing lack of evidence for how they work.  For the evidence orientated amongst us, there is in fact an increasing body of evidence already and trials going on to ‘prove’ the benefits of alternative therapies.  As a final thought on the matter – at worst having a therapy will make no difference, and all you will have had is time out to spend on yourself, and at best, it may prove to be a life changing experience!

Coming from a place of positive intent

The therapies I work with and the therapists I know all work from a place of love and positive intent for their client’s healing – what better way to start on that journey …

There are so many therapies and therapists – how do I choose?

Once you’ve decided that you would like to try an alternative therapy, you may like to follow my quick guide to help you make your choice:

1. Do you want to try a therapy that you may have heard of already – reiki, reflexology or homeopathy? or to try something that appeals to where you are right now – energy healing,  working with crystals or connecting with your angels?

2. Which therapist? Once you have decided on the therapy have a look at who’s available locally and read their leaflet or website – get a sense of the person and whether they feel right for you.  A great way of finding out more is to email or speak to them direct – if you do, perhaps prepare a list of questions beforehand, and remember it is your choice, so there is no need to commit yourself unless you feel sure.

Best of luck and I hope you find an alternative therapy and therapist to meet your needs.


Author: Sarah Wiltshire

Sarah is a holistic therapist, supporting people to better health and happiness. Sarah uses relaxation techniques and holistic therapies: The Journey - a guided inner meditation, and energy balancing therapies - Quantum Touch, Heart Thread and Circuitry Alignment.