Demystifying the word Systemic in Systemic Health Resources, Inc.
You may be asking yourself, what in the world does “systemic” mean and what does that term have to do with me, my family, health or therapy? A definition from Wikipedia reads: “Systemic refers to something that is spread throughout, system-wide, affecting a group or system such as a body, economy, market or society as a whole”. Systemic therapy has origins in family therapy and views problems as manifesting from naturally occurring patterns of interaction and/or behavior. These patterns emerge and are maintained in the context of relationships, where they may contribute to healthy or not so healthy functioning in the system as a whole.
Therefore, at Systemic Health Resources, we are going to be more present focused in our work with you. Our approach is more specifically oriented to what is currently going on within and between the individual, couple, family and larger systems (work, academic, social). Past experiences are explored and valued as a source of insight, yet a systemic therapist will be more interested in what is going on right now. Essentially, the term Systemic in Systemic Health Resources, Inc. may be considered as interchangeable with the words relational and interpersonal.