Many people ask me: “Chris, what do you actually do?” – Let me explain what I have been doing for 20 years in a nutshell:
PEOPLE HAVE PROBLEMS
… pain, anxiety, infections, depression, neighbors or worse. They don’t feel good – doubt, suffer and stress themselves.
There are many specialists on the planet to treat them: medical doctors, psychologists, physiotherapists and so on. Amazingly educated persons – in their special area. Often that works … but not always.
SOMETIMES IT’S MORE COMPLEX
… and the specific treatments don’t help. Why? Because mental problems can transform into physical symptoms. Siggi Freud called it CONVERSION. And that’s just one dimension. In reality it’s much more complex. Conversion happens all the time between almost all aspects of life:
- People, who hate their job or suffer in an abusive relationship, might grind their teeth all night long (bruxism). Can a dentist really help here?
- Guys with eczema (neurodermatitis & co) want to change their skin (their life). Can a dermatologist really help here?
- People with weak sexual power and identity get hormone therapy, medicine and other treatments. Can all this pharmaceuticals and doctors really help here?
- Anorexic girls suffer from a stressy familiar upbringing, constant comparing and inner chaos. Can a clinic really help here which puts her back into the same sick family/system?
- Fat people (with obesity) might sabotage their training and diets intentionally. Can a fitness trainer really help here?
- Poor souls hustle eight days a week. They want to be successful and rich because they feel unstable, inferior and empty. Can a performance coach really help them?
- Many people are weak-minded, stressed and depressed, full of self-doubt. Can a psychologist really talk them out of their symptoms?
AND THERE IS MORE
Back pain, colitis, allergy, migraine, lupus, hyperactivity, burnout, tinnitus, OCD, anxiety, alcoholism … It’s a never ending list. The cases of chronic problems and psychosomatic disorders pile up in clinics around the world.
Specialists treat the symptoms. And sometimes that works. But…
Almost all chronic problems and psychosomatic disorders are holistic in nature, requiring a SYSTEMIC APPROACH. Specialists barely help here. Mostly they treat symptoms and that’s like fighting the Hydra. Cut off one head, two grow back and the problem gets worse.
AND THIS IS THE NORM
… a never ending story of accumulating symptoms and suffering patients. Nobody in this specialized madness investigates other areas of your life nor teaches you about responsibility, holistic fitness, pragmatic change, balance and overcoming the victim perspective. They treat you like a ONE-DIMENSIONAL PATIENT; and already that is a problem.
IT’S THE REASON
… why most humans barely have a connection to their self-healing power. They don’t even know how to manifest their own reality. How to OWN their energy and reality … and how to deal with complexity. So they depend on specialists – in a sick system.
It’s sick because it’s one-dimensional and earns money from treating symptoms and sick people – not from healing. Hence the German name “Krankenhaus” which literally means “sick house”.
FURTHERMORE, IT’S A VICIOUS CYCLE
That’s why specialists have to constantly hustle. Why they don’t have enough time for their patients, certainly not for solution-oriented treatment nor for their own balance. That’s the reason why the health system is suffering. Why clinics are full and helpers burn out. This one-dimensional approach means running in circles with declining resources and increasing problems. Meant to collapse.
AND THAT’S WHERE
… a HOLISTIC DOCTOR can help. He (or she) takes the whole system into account and investigates every part of your life. So it’s about the BIG PICTURE – your mindset, lifestyle, routines, work, finances, relationships, shadows and misbehavior. Unlike one-dimensional doctors, he embraces your symptoms. Remember the conversion phenomenon?
SYMPTOMS IN COMPLEX SYSTEMS
… are like a warning light in your car. But the warning light is mostly not the problem (your pain, bruxism, bulimia, eczema, allergy, impotency, burnout, anxiety, addiction, obesity and so on). Repeat to yourself: ALL OF THAT IS NOT THE PROBLEM. YOUR SYMPTOM IS NOT YOUR PROBLEM. That’s just the flashing warning light *blink*. But what do most people do?
THEY FOCUS ON THEIR SYMPTOMS
… and they treat them; TRY to treat them. But … DOESN’T WORK. #chronicpain
So stop treating, covering up or ignoring that light. And no, hustling for success won’t help either. You can drive as fast as you want – the warning light sticks to the car (and this car is YOU).
And if there is something WRONG WITH YOU, YOUR LIFE, MINDSET OR SYSTEM – then this will make you sick. It will stress, weaken and block your happiness, energy, digestion, hormones and immunity. And, luckily, there will be symptoms: messages.
THE HOLISTIC DOCTOR
… helps you to recognize, analyze and understand these messages, to find the real cause and to understand non-linear dynamics. In the same moment he takes a deep dive with you and goes all in. Teaches you …
THE HOLISTIC MINDSET & LIFESTYLE
… and how to implement it in your life: yoga, diet, fitness, self-defense, rhetoric, mindset, reading, understanding, career, meditation, communication, empathy, energy, family, friendship, sex, drugs and relationship. Financial management, investing, minimalism, inner peace, freedom, self-esteem, principles, priorities, stability, identity, philosophy, spirituality, fulfillment, fun and dancing through chaos & life – with a smile. #power #selfconfidence #balance
THE MORE YOU
… learn to manage all of this:
- the better you will look naked;
- the greater will be your fitness, happiness & self-healing power;
- the fewer symptoms will appear, the fewer medical doctors and specialists will be needed, the less stressed the society and its systems will be.
TIME TO RECOGNIZE
HOLISTIC THERAPY isn’t just the game changer. It’s a WHOLE NEW GAME. And that’s what a Holistic Doctor is doing. But – and that’s the last part –
WHERE IS THE DIFFERENCE
… to other Coaches, wannabe-shamans and so on? Actually, you can separate them easily:
- The Holistic Doctor is a real doctor, an MD or PhD.*
- He (or she) is an expert in various aspects of life: physical, mental, financial, systemical …
- He has published real content, instead of doing marketing and posting fast food infos.
- He makes you change your life on almost all levels of it – pragmatically, instead of just talking with you.
- He only works with a few clients per year because: a) Deep and complex work is neither possible in large quantity nor scalable. b) He keeps his balance. c) He doesn’t care about business.
- He is authentic and holistic himself: happy, fit, stable, healthy & (financially) free. If not – what shall he teach you about life?*There are great holistic coaches and therapists out there. So the “doctor”-title is not necessarily important to do great work in this field. It just proves the ability to think, focus and work logically/scientifically.
Now you can truly grasp the essence of being a HOLISTIC DOCTOR. Unfortunately, there is currently no formal education or dedicated schools for this field due to society’s lack of emphasis on holistic approaches. That’s astonishing, considering that it’s the only way to FEEL WHOLE on this shattered planet.
So go for it:
YOU WANT AN EXAMPLE?
Ok, let’s talk about DEPRESSION. What would be the medical approach?
The psychiatrist might talk about a problem in your biochemistry and prescribe an antidepressant. Such as escitalopram or fluoxetine (Prozac), which is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI).
THE SYSTEMIC APPROACH
… involves asking deeper questions: What is depression? Why does a person experience low energy, burnout and fatigue? What happens in that system and what is the message?
THE ANSWER IS
Your inner system blocks your energy. Why?
Because you live/work/act in a way that doesn’t match with your genes, energy and personality. Exhaustion is not as simple as running out of fuel like a car; it’s not that linear. We are not machines. We are complex, interconnected, magical, emergent beings – full of natural power and wisdom.
… can be cured by taking a break and getting more sleep. However, if exhaustion becomes chronic, the lack of energy is not the problem but a symptom. It emerges for a reason, is delivering a message:
“Dear Driver, what you are doing there does not align with us. Wrong direction. Therefore, we will take away your energy, applying the brakes until you stop, calm down and reorient yourself.”
WHAT HAPPENS IN REALITY?
Depressed people try to keep functioning by pressing the gas pedal harder – while their inner system pulls the brakes. From now on, they mostly fight against themselves. Like many humans on this planet – most of their life. And pharmaceuticals fuel that process, because they help to function. #robots
HOW WILL IT CONTINUE?
Despite their persistence, the inner system is stronger #instincts – leading to outcomes such as energy depletion, self-sabotage, doubt and exhaustion. #burnout #chronicfatiguesyndrome
Almost nothing seems to work anymore. Even simple tasks become difficult, like engaging in conversation. Hope is fading. What happens in their biochemistry as a result?
NO HAPPY HORMONES ANYMORE
Serotonin, Dopamine and Testosterone plummet like Wirecard’s share price. Why?
Because they require positive feedback loops to thrive. #happiness #fitness #flow se# #party #success #respect #responsibility
But if life falls apart … they won’t have that positive connections and experiences anymore and their hormone levels will drop. #downwardspiral
… the production of the primary stress hormone cortisol correlates negatively with these hormones. The more stress hormones are present, the fewer happy and power hormones are produced. #pregnenolone #depression #anxiety #impotency
THAT’S HOW TO UNDERSTAND
… DEPRESSION FROM A SYSTEMIC PERSPECTIVE in a nutshell. Now you understand that the lack of certain hormones is not the core problem but a late consequence of a much earlier and bigger systemic incongruence.
AND NOW TELL ME
Do you truly believe that the linear medical approach of improving biochemistry with an SSRI will provide genuine help?
Or is it merely an attempt to fix the engine while the real problem lies in the driver having lost their path?
TO SUM IT UP
Medical treatment helps to function. However, if it only helps to continue in the wrong direction, it can exacerbate the situation and make it worse. That’s why only dealing with symptoms is: part of the sickness – and not a solution.
… with its systemic approach, guides you back to identity, flow and fulfillment, aligning with your nature. So you can wake up again with sparkling eyes like a child – ready to jump into the next adventure in this magical, beautiful universe (just in an adult, sexy and strong body). #unlimited