The change we seek is to improve the wellbeing of individuals through accessible holistic care, education and support that creates sustainable change for themselves and their own community.
By offering continuity of care programs we support our clients at each stage of their journey (pre / during / post) which allows us to measure the changes and overall impact it has on their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.
As we are providing complementary practices and therapies we aim to help the community explore what works for them and how they can integrate these into their lives and/or existing care plans (conventional or alternative),
All courses, programs, workshops and therapies offered need to meet our overall objective; for our clients to gain the skills, knowledge and support they need to create long term change given their circumstances. We acknowledge that each client has to be committed and responsible for their own health regardless of what we offer if they are to receive the benefits on going.
There are multiple ways you can help others to change their lives
Some of the research in holistic care
The effective of emotional freedom technique on stress biochemistryThis study examined the changes in cortisol levels and psychological distress symptoms of 83 nonclinical subjects receiving a single hourlong intervention. Subjects were randomly assigned to either an emotional freedom technique (EFT) group, a psychotherapy group receiving a supportive interviews (SI), or a no treatment (NT) group. Salivary cortisol assays were performed immediately before and 30 minutes after the intervention. Psychological distress symptoms were assessed using the symptom assessment-45. The EFT group showed statistically significant improvements in anxiety (−58.34%, p < 0.05), depression (−49.33%, p < 0.002), the overall severity of symptoms (−50.5%, p < 0.001), and symptom breadth (−41.93%, p < 0.001). The EFT group experienced a significant decrease in cortisol level (−24.39%; SE, 2.62) compared with the decrease observed in the SI (−14.25%; SE, 2.61) and NT (−14.44%; SE, 2.67) groups (p < 0.03). The decrease in cortisol levels in the EFT group mirrored the observed improvement in psychological distress.The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease 2012
Continuity of pre and post natal careThe 2012 updated Cochrane review of research studies on the use of continuous support for women during childbirth found if a woman has continuous support throughout labour, she and her baby are statistically more likely to have better birth outcomes. The support provided by a doula increases these benefits compared to other forms of support e.g. midwife, partner, friend/family member. We provide the opportunity for women to have continuity of care through pregnancy and birth in our funded programs. To learn more and give to this cause please visit here.Cochrane Review 2012