In today’s uncertain times, increased stress can wreak havoc on a body’s systems. Now, a new emerging wellness, growth and behavioral change paradigm helps individuals cultivate greater wellness, make healthier lifestyle choices and enjoy increased, sustainable quality of life in the face of challenges.
The approach, called Reorganizational Healing (ROH), helps people to better know how they create their life experiences and to find tools to redesign their health and life. The model, developed by Dr. Donald Epstein of the Association for Network Care Research, is featured in the May issue of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (JACM). The Reorganizational Healing articles are available free online for a limited time. Co-authors are Drs. Simon Senzon and Daniel Lemberger.
“This model is not about finding new destinations on an existing map,” says Epstein. “It is about building a brand new map of possibilities and incorporating the elements of life with more ease and flexibility. Each individual has a strategy for change and growth. For most of us, it is unconscious and applied in a seemingly random fashion. Through Reorganizational Healing, we can understand our individual formula, refashion it, and choose a path through which our health and living can evolve.”
Dr. Kim A. Jobst, editor in chief of the JACM, says, “There can be no doubt that we are witnessing the birth of a powerful method of healing [in ROH], grounded in rigorous scientific fact, that will become integral to future systems of healthcare.”
Reorganizational Healing incorporates three key elements: the Triad of Change, the Seasons of Well Being and five types of Energetic Intelligences. “This work has the potential to revolutionize the way we think about our lives,” says Epstein. “We all want to make changes. ROH offers more than just a means to reduce symptoms of an illness or restore an individual to a prior state of existence. Instead, through the systematic understanding of our perceptions, actions and structures, an individual and practitioner can seek a more conscious and integrated state of being.”
“The ROH model is about helping people be well and stay well,” says Robert H.I. Blanks, PhD of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in a JACM May issue editorial. Blanks calls Reorganizational Healing “a health change model whose time has come.”