Pastoral Science and Medicine
We apply the principles and offer the natural protocols embraced by Pastoral Science and Medicine to assist our clients in restoring health and maintaining overall mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing.
Hallmarks of a Skilled PSM Practitioner
- Personalized Healthcare. Genuinely personalized healthcare does not involve one-size-fits-all, cookie-cutter approaches to restoration of health. You and your journey in life to this point in time have been unique. While your path of recovery may have similarities to those struggling with the same conditions, it is likely that your return to robust health and wellness will have its own unique twists and turns. Accordingly, the services you receive will focus on your individual situation and restoring your health as a positive vitality, beyond just alleviating symptoms of poor health.
- Planning for Success. Your PSM practitioner will take the time to understand your health concerns, evaluate whether his/her services are right for you and if so, inform you about the proposed services, their projected cost, and what you can reasonably expect to gain as a client. If you choose to proceed, you and your practitioner will sign an agreement that assures you are entering into a professional relationship.
- A Holistic Approach. Your PSM practitioner will consider the complex web of interactions presented by your personal background, unique physiology and lifestyle that contribute to your chronic illness. Both internal (mind, body, and spirit) and external (physical and social environmental) factors affecting how your total system is functioning are taken into account. By listening to you and learning your history, present situation, and lifestyle, your practitioner will engage you in the discovery process to identify the root causes of your symptoms and suggest strategies he or she would use in your position to restore functional balance, promote natural healing and regain optimal health.
It is important to remember, however, that your chronic illness did not occur from one day to the next; and it is unreasonable to expect you can regain your health overnight. To the contrary, your willingness to make significant lifestyle changes, probably including diet and exercise, and to pursue other natural protocols that your PMA practitioner may suggest to you, will be a major factor in your recovery and how long it takes for you to return to a state of vibrant health and wellbeing.