TSA is an innovative philosophical perspective, which includes an ethical and common sense approach to integrative healthcare as well as various therapeutic modalities. The overall approach is structured into basic programs, such as wellness, pain management, stress relief and coping, fertility, empowerment, addiction recovery, among several others. These programs provide an individualized and comprehensive therapeutic approach specific to each case, and follow an integrative healthcare framework. In addition to therapy, these programs typically have an initial 21-day timeline in order to successfully introduce, apply, and reinforce TSA with the patient. Each program is specific to the individual, and requires each patient to carefully follow the treatment plan. The time line previously mentioned also allows for further assessments to be made. This is necessary due to the persistent inconsistencies within human beings. These inconsistencies must be taken into consideration within each program design. Finally, there is patient education and coaching, which corresponds to each individualized program. This facilitates a clearer understanding of what is required from the patient for overall success. Some examples include lifestyle integration counseling, instruction in basic self-assessment and results tracking, as well as a diversity of other tools to facilitate the optimization of TSA.
Human beings are composed of several complementary aspects which all come together so that we can function at our best. This idea is referred to as holistic. Simply put, we are a whole person. Some obvious aspects of this holistic system are the body, emotional framework, thoughts and the mind, as well as any social and cultural constructs that become additional factors. This understanding is certainly helpful when looking at the way in which we approach healthcare. There are three main healthcare philosophies. The most widely accepted in the U.S. is the (1) allopathic or conventional, there is the (2) alternative, and there is also an approach quickly gaining ground, the (3) integrative. The integrative approach represents the best of both worlds, combining the benefits of the conventional with those of the alternative or complementary. However, we cannot take this perspective at face value. While there is more to the etiquette and philosophical structure of the TSA approach, we will only briefly mention it here. The approach is directly linked to the Method of TSA (see below), however the approach was created for providing a framework for universal understanding between healthcare provider and patient. This can be applied to all healthcare specialties in order to improve overall patient satisfaction as well as the improved success of any treatment plan.
There are other ways that patients realize optimal results. Each visit is divided into two main parts, therapy and coaching. Although the results of the therapy are cumulative as well as being both natural and effective, therapy alone is rarely enough. For this reason, the therapeutic component is paired with an educational and coaching segment. Patients learn about the often simple, convenient, ordinary, and pleasant experiences they will have when practicing any suggestions administered. This will assist with the lifestyle applications related to a holistic, integrative approach. Typically, as an additional support, follow up notes that are related to their visit will be subsequently emailed for patient review. Any questions or feedback that might arise can then be rapidly addressed.
With a holistic approach, physicians and therapists are able to assist and guide their patients with rediscovering all of the ways in which their body and mind have been miscommunicating over the years. Using holistic therapy, each person can experience a natural and effective way to resolve symptoms, restore communication between mind and body, and to find the support and empowerment needed to achieve their goals.
The Therapeutic Method
Therapeutic Self Analysis is a modality created by Professor Robert J. Escandon, M.A., C.Ht. and Dr. Justin Newman, M.S., O.M.D. Having fifteen years of practice in a therapeutic setting, both Dr. Newman and Mr. Escandon have both witnessed and experienced the limitations of conventional medicine and contemporary therapeutic modalities. It has been demonstrated that the patient always presents with an idea of what their health concern is as well as personal approaches they could implement in order to solve their current life situations. While the therapist or physician may consult their resources in order to pinpoint the problem, the patient can often express it with ease, especially when empowered their healthcare provider. Therefore, during the previous six years, using several modalities the following irrefutable truth was developed:
“An individual knows themselves better than anyone else would know them. They live with themselves 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. They are aware of all thoughts, feelings, actions, and even the justifications for their actions. Therefore, they are better suited to help themselves, as they are ultimately the masters of their lives.”