Do you want to develop your skills in observation, planning, assessing and implementing your relationship work? Why not develop your skills in our courses of increasing complexity? And … here’s the final exam.

Systems 1: Relationship Problems & Systemic Diagnosis

Few people can clearly answer the question, “What do you want? ” Many people are so entangled in emotions, beliefs and relationships that they cannot focus on specific goals. In this first segment of our systemic training you learn to recognize many types of relationship issues and how to start assessing and clarifying relationships.

After clarification, most people can better discuss their goals, and plans for achieving their goals. For a few people, this is all they need to move ahead in their lives. For others, our systemic psychology provides a summary of which relationships need what attention. This forms a basis for a relationship coaching plan. And our systemic diagnosis can show you when you would be wise to refer people to other professionals.

On Systems 1 training, you observe and discuss many demonstrations of real relationship work, and you can exercise with other participants to build your experience as both a client and a coach:

  1. Relationship theories and systemic realities
  2. How to stay resourceful in difficult relationships
  3. How to recognize emotional incest and codependence
  4. How success, health and relationships are interconnected
  5. How to select exercise partners for homework assignments
  6. How relationships evolve in a hierarchy of relationship types
  7. How to create and interpret a relationship matrix (family map)
  8. How to recognize relationship transferences and entanglements
  9. How to use relationship diagnosis to create relationship coaching plans
  10. How to help people clarify relationships with living, missing and dead people

Anybody whose calling is to guide souls should have his own soul guided first,
to know what it means to deal with the human soul. Knowing your own darkness
is the best foundation for dealing with the darkness of other people
. Carl Jung

Systems 2: Goals, Goalwork, Goal Diagnosis & Objections

Few people know what they want. People more often know what they don’t want, or what they should want, or have some abstraction (e.g. happiness) as a goal. Many people resist or object to their own goals, and describe conflicts about achieving their goals.

If your work is goal-directed, then you need ways to help people specify congruent goals (all parts of a person want those goals).

Systems 2 training offers you proven ways to help people use their conscious and unconscious resources to make effective plans for achieving their goals. You can observe many demonstrations concerning problematic goals, and you can practice with other participants to develop your skills:

  1. How to deal with criticism
  2. How to respond to abstract goals
  3. How to respond to negative goals
  4. How to respond to conflicting goals
  5. How to respond to manipulative goals
  6. How to respond to philosophical goals
  7. How to respond to spontaneous trance
  8. How to deal with compliments and flattery
  9. How to change “Yes-but” objections in ordinary conversation
  10. How to change “Yes-No” objections (simultaneous incongruence)

Systems 3: Trance, Dreamwork & Integrity

Many people are unable to answer questions about life goals without going into trance-like states. (We don’t use trance inductions in systemic psychology … we don’t need to).

Systems 3 training explores how to find life goals and how to continue goalwork in dreams or trance. You will observe many demonstrations with real issues, and you will practice with other participants to build your experience:

  1. How to recognize identity loss
  2. How and when to use mini-metaphors
  3. How to change reality using isomorphic metaphors
  4. How to recognize identity conflict (complex conflict)
  5. How to recognize and respond to spontaneous trance
  6. How to start and continue interactive metaphors (Dreamwork)
  7. How to coach people to end nightmares or recurring bad dreams
  8. How to create isomorphic interactive metaphors to identify resistance
  9. How to coach a person to experience integrity (the Soul of Soul Work)
  10. How to recognize ecstatic and transcendental states of consciousness

Systems 4: Abuse, Trauma & Motivation

Many people who cannot define or achieve their goals are blocked by unresolved and often forgotten trauma. Until these issues are managed, these people may act childishly in situations requiring maturity. They will likely sabotage themselves, have unhealthy relationships and avoid developing.

People who have badly damaged their inner selves are vulnerable to infections … to corruptions that start with a loss of personal identity. We outline identifications, identity conflict and lost identity in Systems 4, although we teach these issues in Systems 6.

The consequences of trauma and PTSD may be contextual, (e.g. a compulsion or a phobia) or existential (all of life). Trauma also creates relationship bonds (Systems 5) or identity issues (Systems 6). Attempts to manage trauma without resolving identity issues and relationship bonds may only provide short-term benefits.

  1. The stages of crisis
  2. How to prepare for future unpleasant events
  3. How to transform negative emotions into motivation
  4. How to change trauma about disease and health issues
  5. How to coach people  to make friends with parts of themselves
  6. How to help people recover lost or hidden resources – for the long-term
  7. How to recognize the consequences of abuse, crisis and emotional trauma

Systems 4 was another fine piece of the complex and comprehensive system of your training.
I hope that Soul Work develops and spreads, so that it can help people to fulfill their lives.
Professor Martin Šmid, (PhD, Czech Republic)

Systems 5: Relationship Bonds

Many people feel compelled to repeat actions that they would prefer to avoid. Compulsions and obsessions often reflect relationship bonds – deep beliefs that pervade all parts of life. In Soulwork 5 you can explore how compulsions and obsessions work as you learn how to solve this type of relationship problem.(Relationship bonds may be called demons by esoteric and medieval authorities.) In Systems 5 systemic training you can learn:

  1. How to recognize relationship bonds
  2. How to differentiate between relationship bonds
  3. How to limit the consequences of relationship bonds
  4. How to replace toxic bonds with peaceful self-esteem, freedom and love
  5. How to coach people to identify the consequences of bonded relationships

Toxic relationship bonds loss may have been diagnosed as mental health disorders. After relationship bonds are resolved, our systemic coaching addresses issues of identity. Together, Systems 4, 5 and 6 training offers a complete system for resolving relationship problems, negative emotions and self-sabotage.

Systems 5 was fantastic! I didn’t believe that relationship bonds were real until I found and replaced some of my own bonds during this excellent training. Please make these coaching skills available to other professionals. Academy Director, Croatia

Systems 6: Lost Identity, Identifications & Identity Conflict

If people have existential (all of life) resistance against lasting happiness; then endless encouragement or goal coaching cannot help them enjoy meaningful lives. This training segment is about people who have lost themselves (identity loss), who have identified with others (identification) or who have chronic complex conflict (identity conflict).

Systemic disturbances may be contextual (triggered by some internal or external event) or existential (all of life). Identity loss is associated with negative emotions, or the lack of emotions. These disturbances are often formed during a family crisis in childhood, although the consequences may remain dormant until adolescence.

In Systems 6 training you can learn how to explore the varieties of identity loss and effective ways to restore personal integrity. You will observe many demonstrations with real issues, and you will practice with others to build your experience:

  1. How to coach people to recover Lost Identity (chronic dissociation)
  2. How to coach people to end Hero Identification (chronic fear or anxiety)
  3. How to coach people to end Victim Identification (chronic anger or rage)
  4. How to coach people to end Dead Person Identification (chronic sadness)
  5. How to coach people to end complex conflict (cannot resolve by goal planning)

Extreme identity loss may be diagnosed as mental disorders. After identity loss is resolved, we address relationship bonds and then emotional trauma. Together, Systems 4, 5 and 6, offer complete resolution for many relationship problems that cause self-sabotage. About 20-25% of Europeans and Americans seem to suffer from chronic identity loss.

Systems 7: Inspiration & Mentorship

You can learn how to evaluate and replace toxic role models and mentors. Help people choose inspirational mentors in all parts of life. Learn how to model and duplicate expert behavior, focusing on problem solving techniques. Learn how to coach people to build and fine-tune life-fulfilling goals.

Systems 7 includes ways to change the consequences of inappropriate mentorship from cults and cult-like organizations (see Exit Coaching), incompetent therapists and (often) well-meaning authorities.

  1. How to discuss solutions for sexual issues
  2. How to start a systemic coaching practice – private or online
  3. How to expert modeling of conscious and unconscious strategies
  4. How to recognize therapy damage and coach people to change it
  5. How to compare and improve unconscious strategies (expert modeling)

Systems 8: Couple Counseling

Conjoint (simultaneous) counseling is the start of true systemic work. And, as the consequences of individual changes can disturb a partner, couple counseling is a wonderful way to complete individual changework.

Coach couples and partners to solve whatever prevents them from solving their problems! Coach partners to coach each other! Coach couples to manage emotions and solve problems. Help couples change single and double transferences (mistaking each other for someone else) and projections (pretending to be someone else).

You can coach couples to prepare for committed partnership, end relationship damage and, sometimes, coach couples to separate peacefully.

Systems 8 training includes:

  1. How to avoid triangulation
  2. How to set homework for couples
  3. How to prepare for couple counseling
  4. How to build and maintain trust with both partners
  5. How to quickly uncover core couple partnership issues
  6. How to manage transferences and core transference loops
  7. How and when to provide individual coaching to one partner
  8. How to coach people through peaceful separation or divorce