What we call our ‘spirit’, or life force, manifests in us physically as an electromagnetic field that connects us to the energies around us via our central nervous system. Since the nervous system is profoundly impacted by addiction, healing from addiction requires attention to this...

 Watch Kelley Alexander’s Opening Address at the 2019 Embracing Bliss Conference in Sedona, Arizona Kelley Alexander, JD is the co-director of The Sanctuary at Sedona. Her story of transformation has been both fascinating and inspirational to thousands of people. Her pioneering work at The Sanctuary assists those...

Addiction, in many ways, is a symptom of modernity – a result of our culture’s emphasis on individuality over the collective whole and our loss of connection with ceremonial healing practices that were once readily available to us. That’s why, when taking an alternative approach...

Addiction isn’t just unique to those with severe substance dependencies; it’s a universal human experience – and Buddhist teachings contain plenty of wisdom on this very subject. In order to understand addiction, said Buddha, we must understand the human condition. This condition has to do...

Attitudes toward addiction have undoubtedly evolved in recent decades. We now largely understand addiction as a mental health issue – one that is not the fault or choice of those suffering in its hold. But while we see addiction’s physical, psychological and emotional impacts, one...

Forty million adults in the US struggle with some type of anxiety disorder, making them some of the most common mental health issues in the country. Those with severe anxiety may even suffer from panic attacks – episodes of intense fear that can drastically interfere...

Depression affects more than just your mental health; its causes, symptoms and solutions involve all parts of your being: your mind, body, soul and spirit. While mainstream medicine offers a one-dimensional answer to treating its symptoms, alternative depression treatment methods employ insightful approaches to addressing...

While depression is commonly known as a clinically diagnosable illness, it wasn’t always perceived this way. In fact, the term “depression” wasn’t used to classify this condition until the mid-1800s. Rather than viewing depression as a set of symptoms that we should alleviate, perhaps it...

Treating depression holistically and sustainably requires a multifaceted approach that addresses it in all the areas in which it exists. Fortunately, there are plenty of alternative depression treatment techniques available for doing just that. Here’s a look at a few with proven-successful results: 1. Functional MedicineFunctional...