when i treat clients i work to finding the nature of thier environment because to treat them as an individual will work temporarily........until they get in thier car and return home or to work. i need to know what they are a part of so that i can understand the environmental pressures and supports they live with.
we are all individuals with our own problems, but if you are dealing with an issue everyone else you come into contact with is too. this goes as big as the whole of the planet. we are all part of this global community. as we all heal so does everyone else.
a rising tide raises all ships.
the traditional psychological/medical models treat the symptoms of the individual. the shaman realised that an illness is the product of the whole environment. the village,the town, the city and the culture it`s self is part of the cause of each of our wellness and needs to be adressed.
the more bits created means the more repitition of the same work for each of the bits created by the fragmenting process. or we can treat the whole system from the top down.
the teacher teaches the child.......but the parents need to be involved, and the brothers and sisters and aunts and uncles and grandparents. otherwise we are creating lost souls to wander lost forever.
integration is the key.