Treatment & Therapy For Psychosomatic Disorders

Psychosomatic Medicine involves an individual’s mental state and emotions influencing the mind (psyche), body (soma) and soul. Psychosomatic disorders are visible as psychogenic pain or physical pain and other symptoms in the body.

 Psychosomatic disorders

People with psychosomatic disorders generally report the following symptoms:

  • Chest pain
  • Headaches
  • Stomach aches

Some conditions that can aggravate due to psychosomatic illness include:

  • Skin conditions
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Gastrointestinal conditions
  • Respiratory diseases

Symptoms of psychosomatic disorders vary greatly based on gender and age differences.

Gender-Based: Depending on gender, bodily signs of stress may vary. Some symptoms women frequently report include:

  • Fatigue
  • Changes to menstrual periods,
  • Irritability
  • Abdominal bloating etc

For males, the symptoms of stress include:

  • Increased blood pressure
  • Chest pain
  • Changes in sex drive


 Age-Based:  Stress symptoms vary by age. Children who didn’t develop language to communicate their feelings display stress through the body with symptoms including:

  • Headaches
  • Stomachaches

Stress is attributed to “teen angst,” a sign of adolescent depression in teenagers. Stress and depression also affect the elderly. They face problems such as:

  • Isolation
  • Grief
  • Loss
  • Chronic or severe health issues

Treatment & Therapy for Psychosomatic Disorders

Treating psychosomatic disorders involves two common strategies, including

  • Talk therapy
    • Helps reduce stress.
    • Copes with physical symptoms.
    • Examining individual beliefs regarding their health.
  • Medication
    • Helps control factors influencing physical symptoms.

The close relationship between the mind and body can make it difficult to treat psychosomatic disorders paired with physical symptoms. Many different types of therapies can be used to treat psychosomatic disorders which include:

  • Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT)
  • Psychotherapy
  • Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Acupuncture therapy
  • Exercise, yoga/meditation
  • Lifestyle changes

One of the most common therapies for psychosomatic disorders is psychosomatic therapy.

What is Psychosomatic therapy?

  • Consists of a holistic approach to managing psychosomatic disorders based on the relationship between the mind and body.

How Does Psychosomatic Therapy work?

Psychosomatic therapy aims to restore mental, emotional, and physical balance. It is used when areas of tension, stress and discomfort are visible. The combination of techniques used include:

  • Emotional-release bodywork
  • Counselling
  • Postural alignment
  • Breathing techniques
  • Detailed body-mind analysis

The practitioner explores aspects of clients’ overall health and provides them with detailed practice exercises to encourage them to participate in their healing process.

Benefits of Psychosomatic Therapy

  • Offers holistic healing benefits
  • Addresses the emotional and physical factors contributing to an individual’s overall health and happiness.
  • Empowers individuals with a deeper understanding of changes required to achieve greater satisfaction in all aspects of life
  • Wholistic Training is one of Canada’s only holistic and massage therapy training schools that offers a psychosomatic Therapy Program .

Register for our  Psychosomatic Therapy Program today to help others with physical or mental ailments rejuvenate, balance, and recover. The program is offered in the evenings and can be done 100% remotely, in-person or hybrid.


[elementor-template id=”3954″]

Scroll to Top