Energy-based modalities such as Reiki, Healing Touch, Aromatherapy Technique and Guided Imagery are all recognized as valuable integrative approaches to healing. Each one of these holistic approaches enables our human energy field to connect to our higher source, rebalance and create self-healing that provides optimal wellness. This healing vibrational energy is believed to aid the body’s innate ability to regain balance and wellness on a cellular level, which contributes overall to our highest healing good. These proven therapeutic methods are an important complement to conventional medicine because of their effectiveness in bringing the mind-body-spirit back to harmony, which encourages homeostasis.
The Validation Connection
These therapeutic modalities are also effective when working with those living with memory loss, particularly when integrated with the techniques of the Validation Method. This powerful and gratifying communication therapy provides, at its core, the foundation for healing based on the trusting empathetic relationship that is created so balance can be achieved. This homeostasis state is recognized in Validation, which is based in part on a combination of theoretical assumptions by Steven Zuckerman and Carol Rogers stating that human beings struggle for balance and are motivated to heal themselves. Thus the theoretical basis of the Validation Method places it at the heart of all these therapeutic modalities. Validation provides a foundation for those living with memory loss to open themselves to all other energy modalities because of the empathetic trusting relationship that is created through this method.