By Holistic Transformation, we understand a process aimed to improve health and well-being in all human aspects: the different levels: body, primal-vital, heart, mind and consciousness; the two polarities: give-receive; strength-softness; receptivity-proclivity etc., and the two dimensions: individual and community. From our perspective, the degree of coherence and harmony between all these aspects is what determines human’s health state. This is ESTEL’s genuine proposal and it is related to Transpersonal Psychology.
Enjoying good health, in a holistic way, means to be physically, emotionally and mentally aligned, capable to relate with our environment satisfactorily. Through HT, we work together with the practitioner allowing himself to discover his inner potential, with coherence and harmony to what he/she really is—being genuine. We encourage a holistic consciousness to discern between genuine essence and inherited/learned patterns which limit us. We seek the practitioner’s autonomy to decide, in every moment, the appropriate steps to take on his path, as well as acquiring tools for managing life and self-regulate in an integral healthy way. HT may be applied on an individual, couple, family, groups and social structures or institutions.
The process has many possibilities since the work can be done at all dimensions. In a first contact, we will listen to the requester, whether he/she is seeking to solve any kind of problem or wants to improve life quality. With this information, we will design a Holistic Transformation process, personalized and coherent with his/her own reality, considering skills, strengths, talents, potentialities, weaknesses, shortcomings, limitations… without neglecting needs and motivations.
After this study, we suggest one or more proposals to the requester, explaining the pros and cons of each one of them. ESTEL’s professional team believes in honesty and, if the HT process designed can’t be offered in our Centre, referrals can be made to other centres and/or professionals who we believe can attend the needs.
At ESTEL, we have been able to help many people in recovering an integral health and joy of living, they could find in the HT approach the attention and resources they just needed; please read, if you wish, the small sample of users who comment their experience in this same web. (Link. Read more…)
When speaking about couples, family, or community we talk about people. They will all enjoy a good holistic health while individuals feel good in their relation with the group and cope in a fluently and nurturing way between them, individually and as a community. It is necessary for each member to have a defined and assigned function, to be developed in a responsible and supportive way with the rest of the group, considering limitations and specific needs of other members. This is how individual growth leads to the growth as a group and entity. This coherent and harmonious method not only benefits each member and the group itself, but also improves the performance and quality of projects developed by the group.
When speaking about social structures or institutions we are talking about rules, traditions and protocols by which the institution is governed. Therefore, a social structure or institution enjoys “good health” when the rules, traditions and protocols have a stabilizing function while enables, stimulates and supports the necessary evolution and creativity of the people who are part of it. Examples of structures are: rules and customs governing a couple, family or community, politics, economy, business, sports and other clubs, etc. The lack of “good health” in a structure has many negative consequences. For example, one of them is the contradiction experienced by many of the most honest members of an institution, between the rules governing and their own personal ethics, inspired by principles of common sense, kindness, solidarity and cooperation. This contradiction explains why, when a person joins an institution, even though he thinks differently and intends to change things, often ends up thinking and behaving like the other members, or separating himself from the institution. This often happens in couples, politics, business, religious and other communities, etc.
We can distinguish between community and social structure or institution. In the first one, attention is focused on the relationships that occur between the members, while in the social structure or institution the focus is on the rules, traditions and protocols by which the collective is governed. For example, there are communities governed by obsolete and old-fashioned rules, so rather than enabling a constructive evolution of the members, they become barriers and walls imprisoning them, despite his good intention and predisposition.
Obviously, both community and social structures are mutually influential. It is difficult for a group to enjoy good health if those rules, customs and protocols by which they are governed are not healthy, and vice versa; it is unlikely that the rules, costumes and protocols stay healthy if members don’t enjoy good health, both individually or in community.