Innate health is the idea that all people are intrinsically whole. Regardless of past experiences, genetic factors, or other life circumstances, all human beings possess the capacity for mental health and wellbeing. This is not something that must be learned since it is innate; however, it must be realized and actualized.
There are many ways to conceptualize this innate health, from both Eastern and Western philosophical perspectives, but one of the simplest is:
These are three inherent but distinct components of all humans. Thousands of years of philosophical thought have highlighted how imbalance among these intrinsic elements can lead to adverse outcomes in health and life.
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Innate Health and Wellness Awaits at Gulf Breeze Recovery
Regardless of what paradigm is used to conceptualize innate health, the example of mind, body, and spirit is accessible to most people. Healing occurs when we learn to get out of our own way and seek balance, rather than favoring one aspect of our being over another.
Perhaps the most relatable example is the mind–the human mind is very powerful and can be a potent resource. Human thought and consciousness are what sets us apart from animals, which are governed by instinct. Rational, clear thought is the hallmark of a healthy mind. However, overthinking a problem or situation can lead to anxiety or stress, which then hinders our decision-making. Negative thoughts can form a pattern that reinforces negative behaviors, ultimately leading to adverse life consequences unless balance is restored.
Likewise, if the body is not maintained through proper nutrition and exercise, it can lead to injury or lethargy and affect our thoughts and feelings. Again, almost everyone can relate to being ill–a bad cold or bout of the flu is no fun and influences the way obligations at home, work, or school are met. Even if we work through the pain or illness, it is not as productive as when our bodies are healthy and often requires more time and energy to accomplish the simplest tasks. This is not sustainable; chronic illness damages the quality of life, just as persistently negative thoughts or destructive emotions can.
Finally, the human spirit encompasses passions and emotions, and if this component becomes imbalanced, issues such as depression, apathy, or recklessness can manifest. Regulating emotion and passion is not easy for many people: some cannot control their emotions, while others have difficulty mustering any passion for activities. Both extremes are unhealthy and can lead to adverse life consequences. There are many ways to seek balance in spirit, but they require self-reflection and centering. Some common forms of restoring balance to the spirit are meditation, engaging with the natural world, and religious or spiritual practices like prayer or yoga.
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Unlike other treatment centers in Florida, Gulf Breeze Recovery is a non-12 step holistic drug and alcohol rehab that is changing the future of addiction treatment with their THRIVE® (Total Health Recovery) program focused on overcoming chronic relapse. This approach is designed for those who are looking for innate health solutions to produce a different and positive result. This non-12 step program allows you to drive beyond your addictions and promotes a new outlook on life.
Our coastal Florida location on the Gulf of Mexico is the perfect environment for restoring balance to mind, body, and spirit. The experienced and compassionate staff offers a variety of evidence-based and holistic therapeutic modalities tailored to each client’s individual treatment needs.
Reach out today at 833.551.2304 and let us help you or a loved one discover the innate health and wellness that will lead them to sustainable recovery.