The human body and mind is probably one of the most complex 'machines' on earth.
It has many systems that function together - and yet when we have an emotional, behavioural or mental health problem we so often rely on just ONE practitioner or strategy and expect to get better.
If you take an aircraft for example (another complex machine) - does it get checked out by just an electrical engineer? NO! It takes a myriad of specialists to both discover potential issues and then effect repairs to keep the plane flying safely.
A house build doesn't just take a bricklayer to build it and maintain it. It requires a plethora of disciplines from architects through a whole array of trades and skills.
Today, cars are complex machines, that don't just take a mechanic to diagnose a problem and carry out maintenance and repairs. They take a whole range of highly specialist disciplines.
We know and understand that when it comes to aircraft, houses, cars and many other things in life - when a fault occurs - it is SO OFTEN something HIDDEN - that we couldn't see and didn't even know was a 'thing' - UNTIL a specialist is able to diagnose the problem and direct how we can fix it!
An yet, when it comes to what should be the most precious thing in our lives - US - OUR BODY AND BRAIN - we simply just don't take this on board!
We maybe see a general practitioner (MD) or if we're depressed, we may see a counsellor or anxious - we might see a therapist. With a pain we might see a physiotherapist, with addiction we might go to rehab or see a counsellor.
In ALMOST EVERY INSTANCE, we tend to 'try' out one possible solution at a time.
Often living from Crisis-To-Crisis and trying one 'solution' after the other - with NO ASSESSMENT as to whether the 'solution' is appropriate to our actual 'unique-to-the-individual' problem.
This is a huge cause of both poor recovery, no recovery and even worsening health!