Recovery: A 5 Prong Approach
Regardless of the presenting problem or situation, I see every individual and organization from five distinct views: Physical, Psychological, Emotional, Spiritual and Energy. Often these areas intertwine and each needs to be addressed, yet I look for the core issue and it is from this vantage point that we begin the journey to help overcome life’s challenges and to reach goals. My goal is to help you find what is both helpful and healthful.
To me, all must be addressed; however, it is the core that I focus upon. Recently, I had a chronic pain patient who has been on medication for more than 30 years. When doing the history it was clear that the “wastebasket” was his unresolved grief about the death of his parents at an early age. This is the “Water”–my terms. When there is a crack in the wall (my terms for system) –then he got injured in a hockey accident—now he has the unresolved pain of his parents death compounded by the actual physical injury. His spirit is now shattered, as well as the physical. He went to his doctors who put him on pain medication. And for the past 30 years, he has been on pain medication for which he is now has an addiction. It is important to start at the burning walls. In this situation, we got the man through detoxification and we are dealing with his physical pain, then his emotional pain, to be followed by his energy and his spirit. All need to be addressed.
Using this approach for more than 30 years, my success rate is extremely high. It is a slow meticulous process. However, as a researcher and prior cost accountant, this recovery approach has proven to work.