The first and foremost requirement of holistic treatment is that the therapist knows the patient very well. Sometimes, the trust needs to be built from scratch before the therapist is able to get authentic information about what is the problem with the patient. When trust is developed between the therapist and addict, he can talk to him openly without the fear of being judged. During the therapy that usually involves psychotherapy and referred to as talk therapy, the therapist asks questions regarding the childhood of the addict, family members, past trauma, relationships, and any other thing that might give some clues about the person’s problem.
Once the therapist gets to know the patient and his mental condition, he can suggest the best course of treatment for him. This therapy often requires significant input from the patient so that the therapist can give his best output. After this, the patient is guided to choose the best treatment course for himself. This is done by teaching the client to use the technique of mindfulness. Mindfulness is not introduced to everyone. The decision to introduce mindfulness depends on the factors like gender of the patient, more women, compared to men, engage themselves in mindfulness practices.