Fundamentos de Nuestro Enfoque de Trabajo
Our therapeutic work brings together resources from a variety of sources:
Although the main template is undoubtedly the one developed by the Integral Intuitive Psychotherapeutic work of Robert Augustus Masters (www.robertmasters.com), it is also not the sole orientation we bring to our work.
Narrative Therapy shapes the way we look at our identity, as fluid and crafted out of the stories we tell ourselves, and which can be re-articulated by bringing in aspects of our lived experience that have been excluded.
Systemic Family Therapy also has a place, as we explore the inter-generational dynamics that we recreate unwittingly, and which need to be distinguished so that we can craft a healthy relationship with our family of origin and take our own place in the world as mature individuals.
Furthermore, and outside of the Therapeutic realm, Critical Discourse Analysis, Cultural Anthropology and Chaos and Complexity Theories also have shaped our way of working with insights, tools and perspectives from each of these rich fields.
Critical Discourse Analysis provides a very rich template to look at how our language use is shaped by many different social forces: our ideology, upbringing, region of origin, interests, gender, education, etc., as well as our emotions, the way we see ourselves, the way we conceive others and relationships, all play a role in shaping our choices when we speak. This discipline has developed ways of distinguishing in very minute and precise ways the different assumptions that go into our language choices. Through its tools, it is possible to understand why we might upset our listener unwittingly, and find better choices to communicate more clearly and effectively
Cultural Anthropology helps us distinguish the matrix of meaning about the social and natural world, that we use to make sense of the world, and that is constituted both by the culture of the social groups we belong to, but also, each family has its own "micro-culture"; the unspoken rules of engagement that we internalize as we grow up, and which contribute to the blue-print we use for relating. As we discover how we see the world, the opportunity arises to revise our perspectives, and confirm or modify them in an enriching way that allows us to affirm our values or adjust our beliefs in ways that improve how we interact with others.
Chaos and Complexity Theories allow us to have a more accurate and appropriate vision of what happens as we relate, as we emote and as we communicate, for all 3 of these human activites have a high degree of complexity, and if we do not understand the dynamics of complex systems, we will not be able to interact adequately and effectively with those around us. This helps us deal with situations where our drive for control gets out of control and harms us and others, by prodiving us with a more flexible approach and a higher capacity to stay grounded in difficult and challenging times.
Out of the exchange of information between brain and rest of the body, between 80 and 90 % of it is BODY to brain. Therefore incorporating body-centerd, somatic and movement approaches allow us to increase the effectiveness and access 8 to 9 times more resources than if we used only approaches that are limited to conversation and cognition.
Finally, there is also a collective dimension to our being that can be best held and healed collectively, and the skills needed to support this part of our healing require the practitioners to have worked through enough of their own issues so that they can distinguish them from the collective layers of our experience.
Together, these resources become very powerful tools for personal transformation, and for a much deeper understanding of ourselves and others, providing us with the opportunity of a much richer and satisfying life.