A relationship with yourself is a system. When you start making changes in one area, it impacts the other areas of your life. Learning to be in right relationship with yourself and consider all of your parts is an important step toward healthy self-integration.
A coupleship is a system. The health of the system is based on its structure. An unhealthy system produces unhealthy results; it's not personal. Co-create a healthy union grounded in the sacredness of values, love, passion and a common path.
A family is a system. "The whole is other than the sum of its parts." - Kurt Koffka, Gestalt Psychologist. We see what we see because of our perceptual system, which influences our interpretation of the parts. We are the meaning makers of our life. We see gifts, short-comings or both. Utilize the strengths of the system and the members to enhance both.
Groups are living systems. Two or more individuals connected to one another by social relationships. The strength of the bonds linking individuals is the glue that holds the group together. It also enhances communication and supports interdependence, interaction, and shared identity, tasks and goals. Planned or emergent groups, we honor self and the unique contributions of each member within the group system.
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