It's easier for health professionals and most patients to
use drugs as a substitute for change. Self-medication with
alcohol or nicotine, or prescription anti-depressants and
stimulants, is easier than applying intelligence, focus and
analytical skills to complex relationship situations. Drugs
are also cheaper for patients (in the short term) and much more
profitable for health professionals.
Our Systemic Psychology
We help people assess and change
individual and relationship behavior - and the behavior of people in families, teams and other
important relationships. Our systemic psychotherapy is not psychotherapy,
psychiatry nor medicine - and we help both patients and care givers.
We help people gain insights and emotional stability that can
provide many benefits. We assume that illness and disease are functional,
and provide benefits that outweigh the disadvantages. This implies
that illness or diseases are not random and chaotic, rather that disease
can be perceived as communication. What does a disease say for you - that
you will not say?
Many diseases are diseases of
lifestyle, such as drug abuse and obesity; and their complications (e.g.
heart disease, cancers & adult-onset diabetes.) Health coaching
can help people prevent disease, and deal with disease symptoms,
and can provide emotional support during difficult times.
interfere with the normal structure or function of a human system.
A systemic disease may manifest as toxic relationship conflicts,
codependence, symbiosis or relationship bonds.
Systemic coaching can help people improve relationships -
even during emotional stress or physical disease.
Health & Systemic Coaching
Disease in a family can challenge all family members.
If you or a member of your family has been diagnosed with serious
disease, it will affect all of your lives. This page describes health
and disease, common emotional complications and ways of improving
health with systemic coaching.
Good health is often described as an absence of pain or
suffering. We describe health as a state of physical
and mental wellbeing - a sense of integrity and wholeness - an experience of
connectedness that transcends physical sensations or emotions.
We can motivate and support you, and help you identify your
strengths and expose what holds you back. We can help you see your way,
to discover the creative solutions you need to
achieve your goals. We provide a helping hand - or a helping foot!
Pain Free Living & Pain Coaching
Pain is as unpleasant sensory and
emotional experience caused by real or imaginary injury or damage to the
body. Pain warns of injury; and protects against further injury by motivating
withdrawal from the source of injury. Pain also leads to reduced activity,
which may enable injuries to heal.
Pain also has emotional, relationship or psychological components. Some people express
extreme discomfort from relatively minor injuries, while others express
little or no pain after a severe injury. Sometimes pain is present even
though no trauma is apparent, or after an injury has healed.
Fast Pain Control .
Term Pain Relief
Birth is suffering; decay is suffering; death is suffering; sorrow,
lamentation, pain, grief, and despair, are suffering; not to get
what one desires, is suffering ...
Buddha (About 500 BC)
does not ennoble; it degrades. It makes men selfish, mean,
petty and suspicious. It absorbs them in small things ...
it makes them less than men.
Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)
Psychological Effects of Medications
Do any of the following apply to you? Discuss the
psychological and emotional side-effects of your medications with
a medical doctor.
- Oral contraceptives may cause or worsen
- Steroids may cause anxiety, depression,
mood swings, hallucinations
- Sleeping drugs may cause memory loss, confusion,
- Decongestants and appetite suppressants may cause anxiety
- Ulcer drugs may cause depression
Side Effects of Prescription Drugs
Coaching & Mental Health
Many health professionals use the Diagnostic and
Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM IV) or the International
Classification of Diseases (ICD), which define mental illnesses by
symptoms and characteristics. However, the described symptoms often overlap,
differ from person to person, and people may simultaneously display more
than one set of recognizable characteristics.
We do not treat physical nor mental illness. We explore
what you want; and help you identify any relevant challenges or
blocks. We can help you define healthy goals and overcome obstacles
that prevent you fulfilling your goals.
Consult a physician about any opinions about
medical medical conditions.
Online Coaching, Counseling & Soulwork Training
I thought you were just
another therapist - but you were not just. Not even. Not only.
Plagiarism is theft. Copyright ©
Martyn Carruthers 2003-2018
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Systemic Coaching is designed for therapists and
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and doctors, psychologists, psychotherapists and psychiatrists, clinicians,
marriage therapists and family counselors. It is used by personal coaches,
personal development coaches and organizational development coaches, business
coaches, business consultants and OD consultants, and general
practitioners. We train helping professionals, counselors and leadership
development, leadership trainers, facilitators and spiritual counselors, HR
managers, NLP practitioners, human resources specialists and spiritual advisors,
mentors, tutors and lawyers, representatives, teachers and addiction counselors,
relationship counselors, personal trainers and fitness advisors, nutrition
counselors, holistic health practitioners and hypnotherapists, politicians;
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